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Dear Shahid Hameed,
Ever since I read your " A Dead letter " in referance to Jaun Elia, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated it. This was my kind of article - I have a long history of crying over his verses, over a life lost,  over his " kaat-ta hon zindegi bhar mein ne jo boya nahin "
May Allah rest his soul, there can never be another Joun Elia, ever.
Looking for your email address  ki wajha  ek baat aur bhi thhi - and that too was prompted by this article. Let me come to the point right away. I want Jaun's both of the books and his prose too. Its not in my knowledge that if  he ever published any collection of his articles. But I have read a couple of his columns and was so inspired and enamoured with the flow of his knowledge. I want to read, whatever is available.
 If you think you could spare some time for this then please let me know. I will send you my postal address and other arrangements for the cost and all that. I hope you don't suggest any bookstore to me to contact. I have already gone through that.
You keep us informed through Ista'ra about ' adabi sargarmian' in and around Islamabad. thanks.
Take care.
Riffat Murtaza.


Raffat Murtaza je

Aap ke email ka Shukeria.

Main Aap ko book stoors ka rasta nahein dikhaiun ga keh jone ka nasri sarmia wahan nahein mil sakista. Yeh to jone kay dostoon aur un say mohabat karney waloon ka pas sahulat say mil sakta hay. main dostoon say guzarish ker raha hun. umid hay musbat jawab milay ga. duaoon main yad rakhien.


M.Hameed Shahid

M. Hameed Shahid ji

I love this word  ' ji / je'   Its so eloquent.
These few lines are  to let you know that I appreciate your quick responc. A positive attitude is always so heart warming and I thank you for that.
 Now I know that I can sit back, relax and wait :)



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Mohammad Hameed Shahid

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