A Poet loves his Ghazal as a father loves his son and when looks...
Syed Muhammad Shamimuddin (pen name Shamim Hashimi) is an eminent name in
the world of Urdu literature. He is known for his poems written in Urdu and Persian. He
is basically a poet of Ghazal, a category of poetry which comes from Persian poetry, but
has also written poems of other categories of poetry in different meters. Shamim
Hashmi was born on 26 Ramadan 1366 Hijri, 14 August 1947 A.D. in Sasaram (Bihar).
Dr. Shamim Hashimi was educated in India's one of the greatest Madrasa, Khanqaah
kabeeriya (established 1717 AD). Shamim Hashimi completed aalim (Graduation) at the
age of 15 years after that he went to Patna (Bihar) and pursued Fazil (Persian & Urdu),
M.A. (Urdu), Sahitya Bhushan and Dip. in Ed.. Shamim Hashimi was awarded with the
degree of Ph.D for his research thesis on the life of a poet Mahjoor Shamsi.
ABOUT LITRARY CREATIONS
Dr. Shamim Hashimi has covered a lot of topics in his poetry which contains almost the
complete inner and outer human world. Shamim Hashimi is a classicist and a
perfectionist not only in the world of his Poetry but in his real life as well. His poetry has
image of personality rather than character. He has written a lot of highly quotable
Sair-e-chaman karun to wahan bhi na jii lagay
Phuulon ki dilkashi me tumhari kami lagay
(I feel despised even when walking around in gardens
I miss you in the attraction of flowers)
Bihar Urdu Academy Award
1. Collection of Persian Ghazals
2. "Farsi ki pahli kitab" The course text book for inter college (Bihar board) and Magadh
3. Taaleef “Faryaad-e-raghib”
1. Collection of ghazals "Toot-tay Patton Ka Dukh."
2. Sahsaraam me urdu shayari ki ibtada-o-irtiqaa (evolution of Urdu poetry in Sahsaraam.)
3. Tahfeem-e-insaaniyat. (meaning of humanity).
4. Kulliyaat-e-Mahjoor Shamsi. (Works Mahjoor Shamsi)
Zaheer Ghazipuri Dr. Shamim Hashimi Dr. Fareed Siddiqui Rampur
Saefi Premi Unwan Chishti Parkash Nath Parvez Taskheer Fehami
VIEWS OF CONTEMPORARIES: (the following prose has been translated from Urdu book
SHAMSURRAHMAN FARUQUI: “…..I read your book hither and thither and enjoyed it.
Your book comprises of a prose part as well which specifies the venerableness of your
poetry. Your autobiography impressed me a lot. You have the tradition of intellect and
Godliness from the family of your mother and from that of your father as well and these
two qualities are reflected in your poetry at a lot of places……..”
PROF. MUHAMMAD HASAN: “…….The prominent feature of your Ghazals is their
uniqueness and presence of the beauty of colour of heart blood which has brought new
pomposity in your Ghazals…..”
PROF. QAMAR RAIS: “……your love poems and lyrical style attracted my attention
comparatively more. Mostly you have selected lyrical meters for your poems. At times
the unpretentious and the simple way of conversation has put life in your poetry. In a lot
of your couplets grief generates pain and agony in their reader.
DR. RAIS NUMANI: “……Toot tay Patton ka dukh” till the end is full of meaningful
couplets. There are a lot of couplets which are eye catching and have the capability of
ZAHEER GHAZIPURI: “…….Shamim Hashimi is pretty conscious about usage of
words. He follows the discipline of words and has complete control over the creative
usage of words and language. So by all the means he is an expert of Ghazals. Basically
he is a poet of ghazals.
Poetry of Shamim Hashimi seems to be soaked in sobs and tears of night, the
dew, which evaporates sketching diamonds on barks and flowers but leaves the shining
sign of its existence.
Shamim Hashimi has ornamented his Poetry with words like flowers and
thoughts like fragrance as he has deep connections with this category of literature…..”
NADIM BALKHI: “……..the main subject of the poems of Shamim Hashimi is Nostalgia
which symbolises the complete inner and outer world
When you reach the depth of his Ghazals and try to feel the pain that the Poet
feels, you would not find this just to be the pain of the Poet but the pain of the complete
human society. You will also find the demonstration of the sense of right and wrong.
If we talk about the style of speech we find the poet conscious about it where he doesn’t
ignore the traditional style and as far as modern style or innovation is concerned the
Poet doesn’t go beyond the limits of modern style. Shamim Hashimi has great expertise
in this category (Ghazal) of poetry……..”
SHABAB LALIT: “…..Shamim Hashimi is the narrator of the joy of grief. He is a
reflector of his pain along with the grief of the universe and agony of the present. On the
broad canvas of human life Shamim Hashimi has deeply felt and spiritually experienced
the agony of present, unevenness of time and atrocities, decline and demolition of
modest values. His Ghazals, traversing through the ups and downs of the paths of
pleasure and agony of human life, enchant the reader in the beauty of seriousness.
Alive and accepted over the periods is the poetry which is full of extracts of beauty and
this quality is present in the poems of Shamim Hashimi. As a writer of realities he is the
explainer of the highness of pain…..”
PROF. TALHA RIZVI BARQ: “…..I became fan of your God gifted poetic skills. Your
artistic merits that, the beautiful way you have encapsulated the feelings, thoughts and
imagination in your couplets, advocates your linguistic intellect, enviable command on
language and words and the sober and attractive way of speech. The usage of
traditional Hindi words has created “Khusruiyat”(the style of Ameer Khusro) in your
· Zaheer Ghazipuri (2009), jharkhand-aur-bihar-ke-aham-ahl-iqalam,
oclc/664261279, p. 184-192.
· Qaumi Tanzeem Patna, Feb 6, 2006. http://qaumitanzeem.com/bihar.htm
· Hamari zubaan. Delhi, April 22-28, 2006,
· Prof Hakeem Syed Ahmadullah Nadwi (1970),Tazkira-e-muslim sho’raa-e-Bihar
(Vol. 6), Pakistan (Karachi)
· Dr. Saifi Premi (1972), Nazar-e-Abr, Ludhiana, India.
· Dr. Manazir Ashiq Harganvi (1975), Urdu ki kahani Sho’raa ki zubaani, Lacknow,
· Dr. Manazir Ashiq Harganvi (2006), Doha Geet, Doha Ghazal, Bhopal, India.
· Hasan Nizami (2007), Jharkhand ke jadeed Ghazal-go Sho’raa ka tanqiidi-otajziyaati
Mutaala’a, Jhariya, Dhanbad,India.
· Wahab Ashrafi (2011), vol. 10, issue 38 Mubahisa (magazine). Patna, p. 143
· Nawai Duggar, Jammu, Feb 9, 2007, Shumara No. 5.
· Dr. Manazir Ashiq Harganvi (2006), Kohsaar, Bhikanpur-3, Bihar.p. 16.
kabhee ham unko, kabhee apane ghar ko dekhte haiN.