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Siraj Aurangabadi
--: Biography of Siraj Aurangabadi :--


Siraj was born at Aurangabad (Maharashtra) in year 1715. His early education was taken care of by his father, Sayed Darvesh, who was a man of pronounced literary taste. Siraj was a precocious child. He had read quite a few books of Persian arid Arabic at the age of 12, and had published his Dewan of Urdu verse at the age of 24. At the age of 13, "Bostan-e-Khayaal". Siraj is a poet of deep mystic fervour, but he expresses this mysticism through the idiom of love and romance. This makes his poetry universally acceptable and enjoyable. He had also compiled and edited a selection of Persian poets under the title, Muntekhib Dewanhaa. In his later life Siraj renounced the world and became a sufi Ascetic. He lived a life of isolation, though a number of younger poets and admirers used to gather at his place for poetic instruction and religious edification.
His ghazals are remarkable for the intensity and spontaneity of feeling, depth of thought, and simplicity of style.


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