Krishn Kanhaiya, by Hafeez Jalandhari
This nazm is by Hafeez Jalandhari, the Urdu poet most well-known for composing the lyrics to Pakistan’s national anthem, the Qaumi Taranah. Born in the Punjabi city of Jalandhar (now in India), he moved to Lahore following India and Pakistan’s independence and Partition in 1947. It was a time of mutual co-existence and poets and writers wrote about any deity regardless of their religion. In fact Allama Iqbal who is considered as the father of Pakistan had written a nazm in Praise of Lord Rama.
Below is the Translation of Original Urdu Poem in English, stanza by stanza.