Saturday, March 1, 2014

The poet of nature and romance that grew up by the Nature....... He is John Keets of Circle Bakote

Mukhlis Birotvi today
Mukhlis Birotvi
25 years ago

Mukhlis Birotvi
15 years ago
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Mukhlis Birotvi today
Dust of time, place & space has white washed his innocent personality
People and my close friends asking me why I wrote poetic biographical blog about my real maternal uncle Syed Iqbal Husain Shah Mukhlis Birotvi, as he is foe of you in between time and tide. I think many a time before writing this blog and at least but not lost that it is my compulsory and unconditional obligation as an anthropologist, historian and journalist that I forwarded all literary knowledge about any person who is comrade or a blood thirsty enemy to public, especially Kosar fellows of my birth town. Journalism and poetry have no borders or no limitations that may provoke me as discrimination and fanaticism committed sin and crime. This is a review of Kohsar Poetry without any broken blood relations' attachment and I think that great literature have its own living identity, that offered immortality to it's producer. His descendants may dislike these words but Mukhlis Birotvi poetry is public property now. His words are in printed shape asچشم فردا for public criticism.I termed him as JOHN KEETS of Circle Bakote.
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Syed Iqbal Husain Shah as known in literary circle as Mukhlis Birotvi (مخلص بیروٹوی) is a highly educated and migrated poet in Mansehra from Union Council Birote. He is fourth son of Syed Fazal Husain Shah, the earlier Vernacular teacher of his town.[1] Mukhlis Birotvi is a retired teacher and administrator of self running Pak Mohammadon school in Shinkeari, Mansehra.[2] He is member of many literary organizations in Hazara, Peshawar and Islamabad. He wrote thousand of poems, sonnets and other literary scripts since his childhood.[3]

Early age

Birote .... His father new grave stone
Mukhlis Birotvi was a noble personality and intelligent qualities from his early age. He born on 30th March, 1948 at Chaprhan (چھپڑاں), Union Council Birote. He was thinking about nature, beauty, creation related causes of existence and other meta physical matters in hours.[4] He was poet by birth and song his own written songs as he alone under pine trees or in zigzag paths of Birote. His soul was dancing when he hear sweet songs of birds early in the morning at Chate ni Tandi (his upper house place).[5] 
He was afraid of his elder brother and never open his lips as poet because he thought that poetry was a uncommitted sin. His family atmosphere was bounded of a strictly fundamental religious norms and social activities escorted by reciting of Holy Qur'an in morning, read syllabus books in school, came to home and played with same ages kids and take meal in night than sleep.[6] Mukhlis Birotvi was engaged in the issues of nature and nature related meters, observed outer observations as love and hate, ups and down, richness and poverty, status and non status. His childhood poetry showed his cleanliness of soul and love with nature.[7]If he called Jahn Keats of Circle Bakote according to his poetical thoughts, is not invalid.[8] He passed his middle examination from Birote, metric from Osea, Murree and FSc from Post graduate College Muzafferabad, (now Azad Kashmir University) and then came to new constructed Pakistani federal capital Islamabad.
His cousin and brother in law
Late Hakeem Qazi Zafeer ul Haq Alvi Chishti
was his welldoer in education and employment

His Prime age

His poetic imagination in Rawalpindi and Islamabad rose with rocket speed. He went to Rawal Dame site where he wrote his famous poem "Rawal Dam". This poem reflect his highly emotional nature related thirstiness and narcissism.[9]  He narrates these passions of his life in these verses:-

His Poetry teacher

Mukhlis Birotvi was a Gazelle of Kohsar and he painted as a LYRICAL GAZELLE by internationally famed scholar SABIR AFAQI (died in 2013) of Azad Kashmir University. As student Mukhlis Birotvi rehearsed his poetry in guideline of Persian, Urdu, Hinko and Gojri Literature scholar Sabir Afaqi. Sabir himself was also an Urdu as well as Persian poet and shining as a beacon of light for his spiritual disciples. Muklis Birotvi extracted all blessing from his POETIC CHRIST but his book چشم فردا shows that only one stanza of Persian is existed in a praised poem of the Holly Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in his whole book. It is strange and wonderful disclosure that all poets of Kohsar opened their doors of poetry with a salute to their beloved Prophet praise and expressed love and passions to him as Mukhlis Birotvi. Two of them Molana Yaqoob Alvi Birotvi in نغمہ جہاد and Molana Saeed u Rahman Jadoon Benawa in عرفان حقیقت, adopted medium of Persian to tribute the Devin and the last Prophet-hood's praise.
Mukhlis Birotvi poetry teacher
Dr. Sabir Afaqi
مخلص بیروٹوی کی شاعری 
کی ایک  جھلک
ذرا پھیر جھوم کر مخلص سنا وہ داستاں اپنی
   کہ جب صحرا نما وادی میں سرگرداں تھی جاں اپنی 
جلا کرتے ہیں پروانے سدا خاموش شعلوں میں
یہ اتنا شور و غل کرنا نہیں شایان شاں اپنی
غرض کیا ہے بھلا مجھ کو کسی سلطان و حاکم سے
جہاں جھک جائے سر اپنا، وہی جائے اماں اپنی
ہوا کرتی ہے کیا منزل کوئی الفت کے ماروں کی؟
وہیں بستر بچھا لیتے ہیں شب آئے جہاں اپنی
مجھے آب و ہوا اور قید دانہ کی نہیں پرواہ
توکل اپنا سرمایا ہے، قسمت رازداں اپنی
مرے نغمے کسی کو راس آ سکتے اگر مخلص
نہ ویرانوں میں یوں شعلہ نوا ہوتی زباں اپنی
نہ پوچھہ کس طرح کٹتے اس کے روز و شب مخلص
 گرفتار محبت مجھ سا کوئی نادان ہو جائے
شورش دل کے بیاں سے مجھ کو رسوائی کا خوف
میں وہ انساں ہوں کہ جس کا کوئی بھی محرم نہیں
ہے قمر کے ساتھ اختر بھی افق پر بے حجاب
کاش ہوتے تم بھی امشب بندہ پرور بے حجاب
اک پتھر صورت مورتی سے یہ دلچسپی تری
تو سمندر کا محافظ ، حیف یہ ساحل ترا
جلا کر آشیاں کافر نےدکھ ایسا دیا ہم کو 
کہے پھرتی ہے ہر موج نفس کاشانہ کاشانہ
کس پذیرائی پہ نازاں، پر الم سی زندگی
اپنے دارالفکر از بر ہیں افسانے سبھی
وہ حسیں آواز، آنکھیں اور سارے نقوش
دل میں رہتی ہے انوکھی یہ بزم دلربا
اس کی لذت پر مرے قرباں سب آرام ہوں
جب صدائے دل سنا کرتا ہے پیہم دلربا
ہجر کی اس داستاں کو پھر سے دہراتا ہوں میں
آتش غم سے جگر کے خوں کو گرماتا ہوں میں
مجھ پہ جب اہل محبت کی محبت کھل گئی
اب وفائے نوع انساں کو بھی ٹھکراتا ہوں میں
(مخلص بیروٹوی کی کتاب "چشم فردا" سے چند اشعار)
مخلص بیروٹوی  کی یہ کتاب اب انٹر نیٹ پر دستیاب ہے، ان کی ایک اور نئی کتاب " دیدہ بینا" کے نام سے بھی  شائع ہو گئی ہے۔
Mukhlis Birotvi
personal school in Mansehra, established in 2002
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Mukhlis Birotvi face in Birote

Syed Fazal Husain Shah (in middle) Died in 1958

Hanifa Jahan Qureshi (Died in 1987)
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he is the tallest among them, 
two of them had died Muzaffer Shah & Sajjad Shah
MUKHLIS BIROTVI two elder sisters,
Eldest sister Seyeda Khanum has dead.

His elder sister 
late Saeeda Khanum 
spouse of 
late Molana Mohammed Yousaf Awan
His Second elder sister 
late Masooda Khanum 
spouse of 
late Molana Mian Mohammed Abdullah Alvi
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His younger sister 
Late Razia Khanum 
elder son Khalid Husain Shah
middle son Basit Shah
Who is strugling in his second bookدیدہ بینا publication
 younger son Ahmed Shah
(His spouse Syeda Jawairea Kazmi, appointed in GGHS Bakote as she gain 133.35 score (top of the list) in NTS test held in Feb, 2014. She is  first M Phil in Physics (Daughter in Law ) of Mukhlis Birotwi family) 
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Mukhlis Birotvi 
2nd generation have no connection with Birote


  1. ^The Cambridge History of the British Empire, Volume 4 By H. h. (editor) Dodwell
  2.  ^ Qaumi zaban ke bare men aham dastavezat, Volume 1, Issue 1 by G̲h̲ulām Ḥusain Ẕūlfaqār 1985
  3. ^ Indian Poetry: Modernism and After : a Seminar edited by Saccidānandan
  4.  ^ Poetry as Persuasion By Carl Dennis
  5. ^ Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems by John Felstiner and published by Yale University Press, 2009
  6.  ^ Investing in Young Children: An Early Childhood Development Guide for Policy Dialogue and Project Preparation by World Bank Publications, 2011
  7. ^ Urdu Literary Culture: Vernacular Modernity in the Writing of Muhammad Hasan Askari by Mehr Afshan Farooqi and published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
  8. ^ John Keats by Walter Jackson Bate and published by Harvard University Press, 1963
  9. ^ Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Poems by Kent Daniel Glowinski Kent Daniel Glowinski, 2008
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