Su-E-Kalkatta Jo Hum Ba-Dil-E-Diwana Chale

su-e-kalkatta jo ham ba-dil-e-divana chale

gungunate hue ik shoḳh ka afsana chale

shahr-e-salma hai sar-e-rah ghataen hamrah

saqiya aaj to daur-e-mai-o-paimana chale

is tarah rail ke hamrah ravan hai badal

saath jaise koi udta hua mai-ḳhana chale

shahr-e-janan men utarne ki thi ham par qadghan

yuun chale jaise koi shahr se begana chale

garche tanha the magar un ke tasavvur ke nisar

apne ham-rah liye ek pari-ḳhana chale

khel ummid ke dekho ki na ki un ko ḳhabar

phir bhi ham muntazir-e-jalva-e-janana chale

un ka paigham na laae hon ye rangin badal

varna kyuun saath mire be-ḳhud o mastana chale

ghar se ba-ishrat-e-shahana ham aae the magar

un ke kuche se chale jab to faqirana chale

badalo ḳhidmat-e-salma men ye kah do ja kar

ki tire shahr men ham aa ke gharibana chale

hasrat o shauq ke aalam men chale yuun ‘aḳhtar’

muskurata hua jaise koi divana chale

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