Jaun Eliya The Famous Poet of This Age

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By Maria B

Jaun Eliya, the famous poet. Although he has died but his poetry is still rousing the young civic. He had vast knowledge about Sufism, Muslim divine, science, western prose, because of this knowledge he has gained massive popularity in Urdu Poetry. Jaun Eliya has taken Urdu poetry to virtual reality. He is most googled Urdu poet due to his significant poetry.
His poetry is still renowned among youth, His poetic style is so modest that everyone recognizes his emotional state when he was writing and can relay himself/herself with the poetry. It was mirrored from his poetry that he was fed-up of disloyalties. His heart was so pure which made him  trust every person, in return he only got betrayals which made him depressed, but he still did not say wrong even to his enemies. He never held hatred for individuals who had mistreated him.
Mere Sare Qatal Muj Par Jan-o Dil Se Aashiq Thay
Mai Ne Hi Khud Ko Mara Khair, Sab Ka Bhala Ho Sab Ki Khair
Jaun Eliya


Jaun Eliya has faced so many disheartening situations, and had been tested by hardships of life. His life was full of melancholies. He feels himself very isolated in this entire world, after all he presumed that no one is faithful to you but yourself. He was sufficient for himself and confided himself in a circle. He quotes:-
Ganwai Kis Ki Taman’na Mein Zindagi Mein Ne
Wo Koon Hai Jisey Dekha Nahi Kabhi Mein Ne
Above inscribed verse reflects his simple style yet profound style of poetry. His poetry is deep; the reader must have a deeper vision to understand it. The depth of his Urdu poetry shows his desolation. His life wasn’t bed of roses for him, he faced many difficulties and challenges and he became used to this bitterness.
Jo Guzari Na Ja Sake Ham Se
Ham Ne WoZindagiGuzariHai
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Jaun Eliya illuminates every aspect of life through His poetry. Whether , it’s ishq-e-mizaji, ishq-e-haqiqi or about his disappointment, perfidies or disloyalties of his known people. While we read his poetry we consider that poet must be in love and the one he loved is cold and stone hearted, as the poet himself says :
Shayad Muje Kisi Se Mohabat Nahi Hui
LekinYaqeen Sab Ko Dilata Raha Hun Me
Without insight we can’t get to know what Jaun Eliya’s Poetry tells us. It was written in easy words but very deep. In his poetry several times he questioned himself about the sullenness of the world.  When he gets depressed he usually asks GOD about the self-interest of folks.
Umr guzre gi imtihan mein kya
dagh hi denge mujh ko dan mein kya
meri har baat be-asar hi rahi
naqshai kuchh mere bayan mein kya
Jaun Eliya is very illustrious poet in the world of urdu poetry. His poetry is a masterpiece. Readers enjoy the poetry and can relate to it. We can sense the soreness of poet by reading his poetry. He was born with distinctive talent of mesmerizing readers by his words.
Authored By Iqra Alvi
Iqra Alvi is an enthusiastic writer, loves to write on social issues, current affairs, books and T.V reviews, currently working for Urdu Shayari Blog