Kya Khoya Kya Paya Jag Mein

क्या खोया क्या पाया जग में ! (Kya Khoya Kya Paya Jag Mein) What Has Lost and Earned In The World - Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Apart from great orator, a statesman and a gentleman former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also a great poet. He died on 16th August 2018 in AIIMS Hospital , Delhi. His 'kavita' shows his philosophies, courage and determinations. In this poem he was valuing his life by calculating what he has lost and earned in the journey. I have tried to translate it there so that it can reach a wider audience. We all pray for him to get the best place in heaven. RIP Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee. 





क्या खोया क्या पाया जग में,
मिलते और बिछड़ते मग में,
मुझे किसी से नहीं शिक़ायत,
यद्द्पि छला गया पग पग में। 
Kya Khoya Kya Paya Jag Mein
Milte Aur Bichadte Mag Mein
Mujhe Kisi Se Nahin Shikayat
Yadyapi Chal Gaya Pag Pag Mein.

What has lost and earned in the world,
in unification and separation of the world,
I haven't any complaint to anybody,
even if cheated at every step I turned.

एक दृष्टि बीती पर डालें,
यादों की पोटली टटोलें,
अपने ही मन से कुछ बोलें। 
Ek Drishti Beeti Par Dalein,
Yadon Ki Potali Tatolein,
Apne Hi Mann Se Kuch Bolein.

Put a sight on the past,
rummage memory fast,
say something from own heart. 

पृथ्वी लाखों वर्ष पुरानी,
जीवन एक अनन्त कहानी,
पर तन की अपनी सीमाएँ,
यद्द्पि सौ शरदों की वाणी। 
Prithvi Lakhon Varsh Purani,
Jivan Ek Anant Kahani,
Par Tan Ki Apni Simaen,
Yadyapi Sau Shardon Ki Vani.

Earth has millions of years glory,
life is an eternal story,
but body has its own limits,
even if voice of hundreds autumn fury. 

इतना काफ़ी है अंतिम दस्तक,
पर ख़ुद दरवाज़ा खोलें,
अपने ही मन से कुछ बोलें।
Itna Kafi Hai Antim Dastak,
Par Khud Darwaza Kholein,
Apne Hi Mann Se Kuch Bolein.

It's enough that in the last knock,
personally open the door,
something from own heart pour.

जन्म मरण का अविरत फेरा,
जीवन बंजारों का डेरा,
आज यहां कल कहाँ कूच है,
कौन जानता किधर सवेरा। 
Janm Marn Ka Avirat Phera,
Jivan Banjaro Ka Dera,
Aaj Yahan Kal Kahan Kooch Hai,
Kaun Janta Kidhar Savera.

Death and birth is a continuous cycle,
life is a nomadic ritual,
today here tomorrow somewhere else departure,
who knows where is morning's call.

अँधियारा आकाश असीमित,
प्राणों के पंखों को तौलें,
अपने ही मन से कुछ बोलें। 
Andhiyara Aakash Asimit,
Prano Ke Pankhon Ko Taulein,
Apne Hi Mann Se Kuch Bolein.

Dark sky is unlimited,
weigh the wings of life's start,
say something from own heart

This poem is sung by Jagjit Singh for an Album in which preface his written by Javed Akhtar and spoken by Amitabh Bachchan. Shah Rukh Khan acted in the album. 

Comments

  1. The wordsmith that Atalji was is inspiring to so many of us and touches our soul. Beautifully soulful.

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  2. बहुत सुन्दर मुक्तक ...

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