Purnam Allahabadi

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Purnam Allahabadi
Died09 June 2009
OccupationLyricist, poet[1]
Known forqawwali songs

Mohammed Musa, known by his pen name Purnam Allahabadi was an Urdu language poet.[2][3]

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in 1940 in Allahabad, British India.[1] He settled in Karachi after the 1947 independence of Pakistan but later on moved to Lahore, Pakistan due to family disputes. There he lived in a single room flat at the Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore.[citation needed]

Besides writing song-lyrics for Indian and Pakistani movies, he wrote the Sabri Brothers' Qawwali, "Bhar do jholi meri ya Muhammad", originally sung in 1975.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c Poetry of Purnam Allahabadi on rekhta.org website, Retrieved 12 June 2017
  2. ^ Purnam Allahabadi on The Hindu newspaper, Published 4 July 2016, Retrieved 12 June 2017
  3. ^ Poet Purnam Allahabadi on pinterest.com website, Retrieved 12 June 2017
  4. ^ Qawwali song written by Purnam Allahabadi on Dawn newspaper, Updated 10 July 2015, Retrieved 12 June 2017
  5. ^ Qawwali song 'Bhardo Jholi Meri Ya Muhammad' written by Purnam Allahabadi, The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 24 September 2011, Retrieved 12 June 2017

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