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Aslam Kolsari Shayari

Aslam Kolsari Poetry/ Ghazal Collection


aslam kolsari shayariUrdu poet & broadcaster of Punjabi and Urdu languages Aslam Kolsari was born on 01-08-1946 in Jammar, Okara, Pakistan. He started his career as a laboratory supervisor and later moved to Lahore where he worked for a newspaper ‘Mashriq’. Aslam also served the Urdu Science Board as research officer and rose to the position of deputy director. He has authored various poetry collection including Kaash, Koi, Neend, Barsat, Veeran, Nakhal-i-Jaan, Jeewan, Kaif, Panchhi, Ek Nazar Kafi Hai etc. Khandar Mein Chirag’, ‘Zakhmi Gulab’, ‘Anokhey Shikari’ and ‘Chand Ke Uss Paar’ are some of his popular stories written for the children.   

Some of his couplets and ghazals got very famous. One such ghazal is “Jab mein uske gaon se bahar nikla tha/ har rastay nay mera rasta roka tha”.

Another couplet of the same ghazal became synonymous with his name: “Shehar mein aa kar padhbe wale bhool gaye/ kiski maan ne kitna zewar becha tha”.

The late Dr Syed Shabihul Hasan had written a book on the poetry of Kolsari under the title, Jadeed Ghazal Aur Aslam Kolsari Ka Sheri Sarmaya.

Reviewing Hasan’s book, Dr Amjad Parvez had written: “Born in Okara, he (Kolsari) worked as an ordinary labourer without feeling any shame. While working as a laboratory supervisor from 1968 to 1978, he completed his intermediate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as a private candidate. After moving to Lahore he served as a sub-editor at the daily Mashriq”.

His column ‘Roshanion Sey Door’ was also published in the same daily. He also served the Urdu Science Board as research officer and then deputy director. He worked with the Punjab Institute of Language, Art & Culture (Pilac) as deputy director (Language). He had been editor of literary magazines ‘Trinjan’ and ‘Muaasir International’ and worked with FM 95 Punjab Rung as radio jockey (RJ).

Kolsari performed in ‘Talqeen Shah’, a famous programme of Ashfaq Ahmad at the Radio Pakistan and in ‘Mughley Di Jhok’ presented on FM-95 Punjab Rung Radio. He wrote stage plays ‘Aur Ankh Khul Gai’ and ‘Abhi Nahi Tou Kabhi Nahi’ which received accolades from art and literary circles.

According to friends and family of Aslam Kolsari, he was suffering from stomach problems and other ailments and was bed-ridden for the last couple of months.

Aslam Kulsari died on 07-11-2016 in Lahore. 

His funeral prayers were held near his residence near Murghi Khana Stop in the Cantonment area.

Aslam Kulsari’s body was later taken to his ancestral village Jammar, near Okara Cantt, for burial. 

Read here all Aslam Kulsari sahab‘s poetry, shayari ghazals on Gulzariyat.com

असलम कोलसरी की शायरी संग्रह हिंदी में

गुलज़ारियत डॉट कॉम पे आप असलम कोलसरी साहब की सभी शायरी / ग़ज़ल को हिंदी में पढ़ सकते हैं ।

Aarzu-e-Dawam Karta Hun : Aslam Kolsari Ghazal

Ghazal Name:Aarzu-e-Dawam Karta Hun
ग़ज़ल का हिंदी नाम : आरज़ू-ए-दवाम करता हूँ
Urdu Poet Name: Aslam Kolsari
शायर का नाम : असलम कोलसरी

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