Rafta Rafta Woh Meri…My Secret Love. Mehdi Hasan, Vocalist. Ghazal or Lyric. Poet Tasleem Fazli, 1982.

Pilgrimage to God.

Pilgrimage to God.


Eis husn ki raaniyan. The empire of HIS beauty.

The empire of HIS beauty.


Gandhi and his revolutionary.

Gandhi and his revolutionary.








Raftha raftha woh meri hasthi ka saamaan ho gaye,
Subtly and gradually, God became the reason for my existence.

Pehlay jaan, phir jaan-e-jaan, phir jaan-e-jaana ho gaye
First my life, then the love of my life, finally our love became complete.

Din-b-din bardthi gehin eis husn ki raaniyaan.
Day by day, my love’s beautiful empire increased.

Pehlay Gul, phir gul-badan, phir gul-badamaan ho gaye
First the love was like a fragrance after which it transformed into a flower then finally blossoming into a rose.

Aap tho nazdeek say nazdeek-thar aathay gaye
You kept coming closer and closer to me. And being close was enough for intimacy.

Pehlay dil, phir dilruba, phir dil kay mehmaan ho gaye
First my heart, then my precious love and finally a permanent guest in my heart.

Raftha raftha woh meri hasti ka saamaan ho gaye
Subtly and gradually, God became my existence.

Pyar jab Hadd se badha saare Taqaloof mitth gaye
When love transcended its boundaries, all unknowing was erased.

Aap se phir thum huay phir thu ka unwaan hogaye
First we were formal informal and finally one.

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