Abhi To Mai Jawan Hoon
One of my absolute favourties… Hafeez Jalandhari was the same guy who wrote Shahnama-e-Islam and the national anthem of Pakistan. And imagine this same person writing an ode to everlasting youth! The poem has a vagabond-like sauciness, “who cares what people say” attitude, and a tribute to youth and beauty. Have attached both the original poem and the famous rendering by Malika Pukhraj and her daughter Tahira Syed.