Ye na thi hamari qismat, ke visal-e-yaar hota Agar aur jite rehte, yahi intezar hota

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Ye na thi hamari qismat, ke visal-e-yaar hota

It was not my luck, I ever unite with beloved

Agar    aur   jite   rehte,   yahi    intezar    hota

Even if I had lived much longer, I would be still waiting for the union

visal = union, meeting     intezar=waiting, yearning, longing     yahi=the same continuous  

Meaning: The lover has a sole purpose in life….uniting with his love. Every living moment he hopes, today will be his lucky day. However, everyday his hope ends into despair. Like this, days, weeks, months, and years pass by. Ghalib says, “It was not in my luck that I ever meet her and enjoy her closeness. If I had not died and had continued to live, I would have suffered the same torturous wait. Because waiting for beloved is worst torture than the pain of death, it was better that I died and escaped the agony.

Finer aspects: Every person is mired in some fruitless efforts/hopes. Some have longing becoming head of a state, some crave becoming a super star, some wish winning a lottery, and some want being cured of their incurable disease. Ghalib has portrayed this human state of mind in this verse.

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