Shakeel Badayuni  (August 1916 – 20 April 1970) was an Indian Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter in Hindi films.

He was born in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh. His father, Mohammed Jamaal Ahmed Sokhta Qadiri, wanted him to have a good career, thus he arranged Arabic, Urdu, Persian, and Hindi tuition for Shakeel at home. One of his distant relatives, Zia-ul-Qadiri Badayuni, was a religious shayar. Shakeel was influenced by him and the contemporary environment of Badayun led him to poetry.

When he joined Aligarh Muslim University in 1936, he started participating in inter-college, inter-university mushairas and won frequently.  After completing his BA, he moved to Delhi as a supply officer, but continued participating in mushairas, earning fame nationwide. 

Shakeel moved to Bombay in 1944 to write songs for films. He met film producer, A.R. Kardar and music composer, Naushad Ali who asked him to sum up his poetic skills in one line. Shakeel wrote, Hum dard Ka Afsana Duniya Ko Suna Denge, Har Dil Main Mohabbat Ki Ek aag Laga Denge. Naushad immediately signed him for Kardar’s film, Dard(1947) and then rest is history.

Ai mohabbat tere anjam pe rona aaya was widely accepted by the audience in Mughal-E-Azam.


Enjoy the Ghazal sung by ghazal Maestro Begum Akhtar, it has also been sung by Puja Mehra Gupta, the link is attached below.

Ae Mohabbat Tere Anjam Pe Rona Aaya – Begum Akhtar

Ai Mohabbat Tere Anjam Pe Rona Aaya – Puja Mehra Gupta



  • destination of love


  • mourning, lamenting, dirge singing


  • vicissitudes of fortune


  • unsuccessful heart