Syed Mohammad Shamimuddin (pen name Shamim Hashimi) is an eminent name in the
world of Urdu literature. He is known for his poems written in Urdu and Persian.
He is basically a poet of Ghazal, a category of poetry which comes from Persian
poetry, but has also written poems of other categories of poetry in different
meters. Shamim Hashmi was born on 26 Ramadan 1366 Hijri, 14 August 1947 A.D. in
Sasaram (Bihar), his full name is is Shamim Hashimi.
Dr. Shamim Hashimi was educated in India's one of the greatest Madrasa, Khanqaah
kabeeriya (established 1717 AD). Shamim Hashimi completed aalim (Graduation) at
the age of 15 years after that he went to Patna (Bihar) and pursued Fazil
(Persian & Urdu), M.A. (Urdu), Sahitya Bhushan and Dip. in Ed.. Shamim Hashimi
was awarded with the degree of Ph.D for his research thesis on the life of a
poet Mahjoor Shamsi.
ABOUT LITRARY CREATIONS
Dr. Shamim Hashimi has covered a lot of topics in his poetry which contains
almost the complete inner and outer human world. Shamim Hashimi is a classicist
and a perfectionist not only in the world of his Poetry but in his real life as
well. His poetry has image of personality rather than character. He has written
a lot of highly quotable couplets:
Sair-e-chaman karun to wahan bhi na jii lagay
Phuulon ki dilkashi me tumhari kami lagay
Bihar Urdu Academy Award
1. Collection of Persian Ghazals
2. "Farsi ki pahli kitab" The course text book for inter college (Bihar board)
and Magadh University 1973.
3. Taaleef “Faryaad-e-raghib”
1. Collection of ghazals "Toot-tay Patton Ka Dukh."
2. Sahsaraam me urdu shayari ki ibtada-o-irtiqaa (evolution of Urdu poetry in
3. Tahfeem-e-insaaniyat. (meaning of humanity).
4. Kulliyaat-e-Mahjoor Shamsi. (Works Mahjoor Shamsi)
Zaheer Ghazipuri Dr. Shamim Hashimi Dr. Fareed Siddiqui Rampur
Saefi Premi Unwan Chishti Parkash Nath Parvez Taskheer Fehami
VIEWS OF CONTEMPORARIES: (the following prose has been translated from Urdu book
SHAMSURRAHMAN FARUQUI: “…..I read your book hither and thither and enjoyed it.
Your small book comprises of a prose part which specifies the venerableness of
your poetry. Your autobiography impressed me a lot. You have the tradition of
intellect and Godliness from the family of your mother and from that of your
father as well and these two qualities are reflected in your poetry at a lot of
PROF. MUHAMMAD HASAN: “…….The prominent feature of your Ghazals is their
uniqueness and presence of the beauty of colour of heart blood which has brought
new pomposity in your Ghazals…..”
PROF. QAMAR RAIS: “……your love poems and lyrical style attracted my attention
comparatively more. Mostly you have selected lyrical meters for your poems. At
times the unpretentious and the simple way of conversation has put life in your
poetry. In a lot of your couplets grief generates pain and agony in their
DR. RAIS NUMANI: “……Toot tay Patton ka dukh” till the end is full of meaningful
couplets. There are a lot of couplets which are eye catching and have the
capability of being alive…….”
ZAHEER GHAZIPURI: “…….Shamim Hashimi is quite conscious about usage of words. He
follows the discipline of words and has complete control over the creative usage
of words and language. So by all the means he is an expert of Ghazals. Basically
he is a poet of ghazals.
Poetry of Shamim Hashimi seems to be soaked in sobs and tears of night, the dew,
which evaporates sketching diamonds on barks and flowers but leaves the shining
sign of its existence.
Shamim Hashimi has ornamented his Poetry with words like flowers and thoughts
like fragrance as he has deep connections with this category of literature…..”
NADIM BALKHI: “……..the main subject of the poems of Shamim Hashimi is Nostalgia
which symbolises the complete inner and outer world.
When you reach the depth of his Ghazals and try to feel the pain that the Poet
feels, you would not find this just to be the pain of the Poet but the pain of
the complete human society. You will also find the demonstration of the sense of
right and wrong.
If we talk about the style of speech we find the poet conscious about it where
he doesn’t ignore the traditional style and as far as modern style or innovation
is concerned the Poet doesn’t go beyond the limits of modern style. Shamim
Hashimi has great expertise in this category (Ghazal) of poetry……..”
SHABAB LALIT: “…..Shamim Hashimi is the narrator of the joy of grief. He is a
reflector of his pain along with the grief of the universe and agony of the
present. On the broad canvas of human life Shamim Hashimi has deeply felt and
spiritually experienced the agony of present, unevenness of time and atrocities,
decline and demolition of modest values. His Ghazals, traversing through the ups
and downs of the paths of pleasure and agony of human life, enchant the reader
in the beauty of seriousness. Alive and accepted over the periods is the poetry
which is full of extracts of beauty and this quality is present in the poems of
Shamim Hashimi. As a writer of realities he is the explainer of the highness of
PROF. TALHA RIZVI BARQ: “…..I became fan of your God gifted poetic skills. Your
artistic merits that, the beautiful way you have encapsulated the feelings,
thoughts and imagination in your couplets, advocates your linguistic intellect,
enviable command on language and words and the sober and attractive way of
speech. The usage of traditional Hindi words has created “Khusruiyat”(ths style
of Ameer Khusro) in your Ghazals…..”
• Zaheer Ghazipuri (2009), jharkhand-aur-bihar-ke-aham-ahl-i-qalam,http://www.worldcat.org/title/jharkhand-aur-bihar-ke-aham-ahl-i-qalam/oclc/664261279,
• Qaumi Tanzeem Patna, Feb 6, 2006. http://qaumitanzeem.com/bihar.htm
• Hamari zubaan. Delhi, April 22-28, 2006, http://www.connectjournals.com/subscription_info.php?bookmark=CJ-005128
• Prof Hakeem Syed Ahmadullah Nadwi (1970),Tazkira-e-muslim sho’raa-e-Bihar
(Vol. 6), Pakistan (Karachi)
• Dr. Saifi Premi (1972), Nazar-e-Abr, Ludhiana, India.
• Dr. Manazir Ashiq Harganvi (1975), Urdu ki kahani Sho’raa ki zubaani, Lacknow,
• Dr. Manazir Ashiq Harganvi (2006), Doha Geet, Doha Ghazal, Bhopal, India.
• Hasan Nizami (2007), Jharkhand ke jadeed Ghazal-go Sho’raa ka
tanqiidi-o-tajziyaati Mutaala’a, Jhariya, Dhanbad,India.
• Wahab Ashrafi (2011), vol. 10, issue 38 Mubahisa (magazine). Patna, p. 143
• Nawai Duggar, Jammu, Feb 9, 2007, Shumara No. 5.
• Dr. Manazir Ashiq Harganvi (2006), Kohsaar, Bhikanpur-3, Bihar.p. 16.