Khawaja Ehsan Elahi Sehgal, known as Ehsan Sehgal, is a Dutch-Pakistani poet, author, and journalist. He is also an activist for democracy, freedom of the press, and speech. In 1978, he fled to the Netherlands to escape from the political conflict under General Zia-ul-Haq régime in Pakistan, and he opted to settle in the Netherlands, where he has resided since 1978. He organized the Muslim United Nations (MUN) in 1980, as the founding chairperson. He served in the Pakistan Army, during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965, at the age of fourteen and earned a Tamgha-e-Jang (War Medal) from the Pakistan Army. He was born in a mercantile family on 15 November 1951 in Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan, he earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Urdu literature. He also obtained a Bachelor of Law degree from Karachi University. He married a Dutch woman, and unfavourable events resulted in a divorce. He has achieved awards from Indian and European Urdu literary organisations in recognition of his literary works. He is particularly famous for his Urdu poetry collection Zarb-e-Sukhan in the Urdu-speaking world. Pakistani English newspaper Daily Times describes the book as a "splendid poetry collection." Daily Dawn mentioned him, one of those a few Pakistani English poets, whom poetry, has been travelled, and acknowledged abroad and homeland as well. Famous Indian poet Nida Fazli and Pakistani journalist and writer Sultana Mehr compared his poetry with the style of Ghalib and Allama Iqbal. He has also published The Wise Way, a collection of quotes in the Dutch, English, and Urdu languages, and collection of English prose poems, Breathing Words, collection of quotations, The Writing That Fragrances and Urdu Autobiography The Prisoner Of The Hague and the latest collection of quotations and poems, Flight Of Vision. Several Pakistani singers have sung his ghazals and naats. And also an American singer and musician Fabulous Feno from Chicago, composed and sung English poems of Sehgal. Besides that, Sehgal has written a novel and several poetry books, and articles, which published in various Urdu newspapers and English as well.
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Ehsan Sehgal is a Pakistani-Dutch poet and writer. He moved to the Netherlands in 1978 to avoid persecution during the General Zia era in Pakistan and has lived in the Netherlands since. Ehsan Sehgal began his literary career in 1967. His first publication was a novel, but his consequent books were all collections of poetry.>> Read More
Each one of us breathes, within the conflict of interest, in any case. Realize that, and be honest.
Forget the privacy, we all are the spy and spying each other in every way on every subject.
If education can’t establish discipline and manners in a person is worthless.
Each one lives, waving selfishness; indeed, it is human nature; whereas, one's motives exhibit its frame of mind and character, not nature.
If you stand firm, no matter where or for what, you are the light.
Ehsan Sehgal speaks volumes for his creative skills and understanding, towards literature, philosophy, psychology, and social sciences - Pak Chronicle
Ehsan probably is very particular in the regard and has taken pains to mention the metres below each and every piece of poetry included in his present book. It must have been a gigantic, painstaking effort despite the fact that he does not believe in these restrictions - Daily Times
Ehsan Sehgal has also shown mastery over the art of Arooz (poetry metre). He has come up with some innovation in this regard which is very pleasing.Each Ghazal and Rubai in the collection carries the name of the meter (Arooz) in which it has been composed.This is something unique and novel as I do not remember to have encountered any other book with this "Ehtemam". - Times of Karachi
Ehsan Sehgal is pure soul and a poet of pathos always grappling to rationalise things without getting an answer - Nation Today
Going through Sehgal's poetry, one is instantly aware of a strong message; an intellectual depth and a sharp poetic sensibility - The News International
Such poetry authoritatively demonstrated poetic couplets that were compiled with rhythmic weighs and help others to learn the basics of the art of Urdu rhythmic poetry. - Daily Rising Kashmir