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Ajj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu

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Ajj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu  is a famous dirge by the renowned Punjabi writer and poet Amrita Pritam (1919-2005) about the horrors of the partition of the Punjab during the 1947 Partition of India. The poem is addressed to the historic Punjabi poet Waris Shah (1722-1798 CE), who had written the most popular version of the Punjabi love tragedy, Heer Ranjha It appeals to Waris Shah to arise from his grave, record the Punjab's tragedy and turn over a new page in Punjab's history. (from wikipedia)



Aj aakhan waaris shah noo kito.N qabra.N vicho.N bol! Te aj kitab-e-ishq da koi agla varka phol!
Ik roi si dhii punjab dii tuu likh-likh mare vain Aj lakkha.N dheeyan rondian tainuu.N waaris shah noon kahan
Uth darmandan diaa dardiiaa uth tak apna punjaab! Aj bele laashaa.N vichiiaa.N te lahu dii bharii chenaab!
Kise ne panja paania.N vich dittii zehar rala! Te unhaa.N paaniaa.N dharat nuu.N dittaa paanii laa!
Es jarkhej zameen te loo.N loo.N phutiaa zehar Gith gith chadiaa.N laliyaa.N , f…