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Some love stories begin with a forewarning: it will not be a happily ever after. Amrita Pritam and Sahir Ludhianvi’s beautiful love story remained unrequited and yet it is something to truly swear by.
How Amrita Pritam and Sahir Ludhianvi met
Amrita Pritam met Sahir Ludhianvi in one of the most romantic backdrops of Mushaira that was happening somewhere between Lahore and Amritsar, in the year 1944. Sahir, a lyricist and Amrita, a poet. Both had a thing for words and meeting in a magical set-up like that, it seemed like this affair was bound to happen. Like old school romance happens, eyes met in the dimly-lit room and love blossomed.
Unfortunately for them, Amrita was married to Pritam Singh, the man she had been betrothed to as a young child. As for Sahir, he happened to be a man with apparent commitment issues. It explains why he had a number of relationships but nothing ever turned out to be fruitful or fulfilling for him. Yet, Amrita Pritam was much more than just another woman in his life. He even talked to his mother about her once. That meant something, didn’t it?
Amrita Pritam moved in with Imroz
Amrita eventually was in a live-in relationship with a painter, Imroz. And Sahir had been jealous when he once saw them together. He even wrote a little something about the same. The poem was both beautiful and heartbreaking.
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