Makhdoom Mohiuddin- Quli Qutub Shah
Makhdoom Mohiuddin is Quli Qutub Shah of 20th century. Quli laid the foundation of ghazal. It is a historical fact that in the hands of Makhdoom gazal attained amazing heights and its crowing glory. Bhagmathi (Lady Love) inspired and enticed Quli into love ghazal. Similarly, there was lady love in Makhdoom’s life and literature also. Ms.Indira Dhanrajgir is life-force of Makhdoom’s love ghazals. All his love ghazals are addressed to her. Ms.Indira is Bhagmathi of Maqdoom’s life and 20th century urdu gazal. Indira Ji’s name appears conspicuously in several pages in his Magnum Opus ‘Bisat-e-Raqs”. Without an elaborate discussion on this vital aspect any account of Makhdoom’s life or poetry is shallow and meaningless. All the researchers and critics should work on this component of Makhdoom’s literature.
Nusrath Mohiuddin S/o Maqdoom Mohiuddin passed away on 4.4.2013. RIP to his soul.
What is tragic is to whom he was close to during his life time did not turn up to pay last tributes to him . Indira Dhanrajgir who was close to his father for decades did not bother to see his mortal remains. Nusrath was loyal and committed to her till the last moment. He used to be with her in all her meetings and family get togethers. Even when Maqdoom passed away she did not visit his house to pay last tribute. Maqdoom sahab passed away in Delhi and his body was brought to Hyderabad in August 1969. She was holidaying in Mauritius with her new love. Such people have no human values / sentiments.