Desperately Looking for it…

Following are two famous lines from the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, which is supposed to have been recited by him during his last days in jail in Rangoon –

ग़ाज़ियों में बू रहेगी जब तलक ईमान की,
तख़्त-ए-लंदन तक चलेगी तेग़ हिन्दुस्तान की ।

(So long as warriors are honest, the sword of India would reach upto the throne of London)

Now, this had probably come as a reaction to a couplet that one of the guards of the jail had framed making a mockery of the fight against British. I do not rememeber the whole of it and this is what I am desperately looking for. I am writing below what I remember; if someone could fill up the blanks it would be great.

दमदमे में दम नहीं है ख़ैर माँगो जान की
ऐ ज़फ़र, अब ………. हिन्दुस्तान की ।

Dug google as much as I could…😦

One thought on “Desperately Looking for it…

  1. lt.hodson taunts zafar in a sher:

    dam-dame mein dam nahin ab khair maango jaan ki
    ai zafar,bas ho chuki talwaar hindustan ki.

    to which zafar retorts(apparently):

    ghaaziyon mein boo rahegi jab talak imaan ki
    takht-e-london par rahegi tegh hindustan ki.

    safiuddin_m@yahoo.com

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