Heart throb of millions of people Meena Kumari, the great film artist of Indian cinema, was a great poetess too. She wrote innumerable poems and was applauded every where. But for her masterpiece performance in films, she could have been much greater a poet in line with other stalwarts of the day like Kamal Amrohi. Her contributions in the field were enormously profuse but confined to a narro convass in the absence of the requisite publicity. She is proudly remembered for her composition running like this:
Jalti bujhti si roshni ki tarah
Simta simta sa ek makan tanha,
Yaad karta rahega sadiyon tak
Chhor jaayenge ye makan tanha.