Posted: 18 May 2007 at 12:26pm
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As they drove off from the beach, Tehzeeb noticed that Angad's hand was still bleeding through the cloth tied around his hand.
"Angad…please Sohail bhai ke yahan chalo…dekho tumhare haath se khoon behta hi jaa raha hai…." Tehzeeb pleaded
"don't worry Tehzeeb, mere shareer ne aise bahut zakhm dekhey hain…" Angad reassured her
"Angad! Tumhey aadat hogi, par main tumhey taqleef mein nahin dekh sakti! Please chalo Sohail bhai ke yahan….kahin ghav naasoor na ban jaaye….tumhey meri kasam!"
"OK..OK…tum auraton ko kaun samjhaye?….Ok batao unka address kya hai?"
They arrived at Dr Sohail Mirza's house.
"Arre, Tehzeeb tum? Itni raat gaye…aur Angad bhi? Aao aao…..you will be surprised to know that Mishti bhi andar hai….she just got here…" Sohail welcomed them inside
"Bhai? Tehzeeb? Tum dono yahan?" Mishti was surprised and a little embarrassed to be found at Sohail's flat at that hour
"Hmm…Mishti….mujhey poonch na chahiye….tum kya kar rahi ho yahan?" Angad teased his sister.
"Aap, bhai-behen baad mein poonch-taach kar lena…..Sohail bhai please Angad ke haath ko dekh lo…" Tehzeeb held Angad's hand in front of the doctor.
Sohail unwrapped the hand, "Oh…bahut ghera ghaav hai…kaise hua yeh? Aao andar mere clinic mein aa jao….I will take care of it…"
The two men went inside his little clinic attached to his flat.
Mishti turned to Tehzeeb, "kya hua Tehzeeb? Bhai ko chot kaise lagi?"
Tehzeeb told her what happened at the beach
"Hey bhagwan! Mujhey yahi darr tha….Tehzeeb, mujhey tumhey ek raaz bataana hai…" Mishti took an envelope out of her bag and took out a photograph and some folded pieces of paper.
"Batao Tehzeeb…inhey pehchaana?" Mishti showed her the old photograph of Naina receiving a trophy in college. She was standing next to a familiar looking face, who seemed to be the joint recipient of the trophy.
Tehzeeb was aghast. Her jaw dropped to her knees, "ABBU? Yeh …yeh….photo kahan se mili?"
"Tehzeeb….hamari mama aur tumhare Abbu ek hi college mein the…they were the singing stars of their college…they won a lot of awards for their duet singing…." Mishti explained
Tehzeeb's hands were still shaking at the revelation, "M..Mishti…tho iska matlab, Abbu ka khoya pyaar bhi kahin? Ya khuda…yeh kaise ho sakta hai?" Tehzeeb felt dizzy and thought she would pass out any moment.
Angad and Sohail joined the women after his wound was dressed appropriately.
"Kya hua Tehzeeb?" Angad was worried to see Tehzeeb's ghost white expression.
Mishti showed the photograph to both Angad and Sohail.
"My God! I don't believe it!" Angad was shocked himself
"Wow! Kabhie socha tha ki duniya itni choti bhi ho sakti hai?" Sohail exclaimed
Angad saw some folded sheets of paper in Mishti's hands, "Yeh kya hai Mishti?"
"Pata nahin bhai…lagta hai urdu mein letters hain….mujhey urdu script samajh nahin aati….dekho…tum tho padh lete ho na urdu?" Mishti handed the letters to Angad.
Angad read the 3 letters and had tears in his eyes; he was speechless.
Tehzeeb and Mishti looked at Angad intently-they wanted answers.
"Mama aur tumhare Abbu….mama aur tumhare Abbu…bahut pyaar karte the ek doosre ko….lekin…lekin tumhare dada aur mere nana ne unke pyaar ko kabhie nahin samjha….aur..aur.." Angad's voice was husky and he could barely speak. Tehzeeb hugged him and started crying her self.
Sohail held Mishti and comforted her.
"Angad…hamare pyaar ke saath tho kahin aisa nahin hoga?" Tehzeeb sobbed
"Nahin hoga Tehzeeb….tumhare Abbu tho hum dono ko ek saath dekhna chahte hain….aur jab mama ko sach pata chalega, wo bhi maan jaayengi.." Angad reassured Tehzeeb.
"Jaante hain aap sab?…Mere Abbu mere asli Abbu nahin hain…main unke dost ki beti hoon….aur ab sab saaf saaf samajh aa raha hai mujhey….," Tehzeeb looked at Mishti and Sohail, "Abbu ne shaadi tho ki thi meri Ammi se, par kabhie unhey shauhar jaisa pyaar nahin diya…tabhie meri Ammi ne khud khushi kar li…..wo kabhie tumhari mama ko bhula nahin paaye….."
"Aur na mama unhey bhula paayi……tabhie unhoney kabhie shaadi nahin ki aur apni saari zindagi sirf mere aur Mishti ki parvarish mein nikaal di…..hum dono ko nanaji ek ashram se laaye the…..nanaji samaj sewa bahut karte the….kisi Hindu-muslim riots mein hamare parents ki death ho gayi thi….that is when he rescued us…" Angad added
"I think, we should make sure they can get together again…" Sohail said
"Lekin kaise? Mama tho ab us Hindutva samaj mein itni ghul mil gayi hain, ki wo ek muslim ki taraf dekhengi bhi nahin…" Mishti said sadly.
"Ek idea hai mere paas…MUSIC! Abbu aur mama chahe kitni bhi door ho, par unka dil sangeet se phir ek kar sakta hain hum….kya naam hain unke college ka?" Tehzeeb looked at the photograph again, "G.G College of fine arts and commerce….theek hai, main kal hi wahan phone karti hoon…"
Angad and Tehzeeb left soon and arrived at Tehzeeb's house.
Tehzeeb saw that Aapi's light was still on, "aao Angad…Aapi se bhi ek baar baat kar lein.."
They knocked on Aapi's door and let themselves in.
Tehzeeb told her Aapi all she had heard that evening regarding her real parents and the revelation about Naina and Javed.
Aapi was stunned that the kids knew so much. She finally relented and said, "haan beti….Javed aur Naina ke saath bahut bura hua….maine lakh koshish ki thi dono ko milaane ki, par tere dada aur Angad ke nana dono ziddi the….bahut ziddi..dharam ke naam par bahut kattar the dono……balki Naina tho apna dharam badalne ko bhi tayyar thi, par uske pita nahin mane….ab samajh aaya ki jab bhi Angad ko dekhti thi, bahut pehchaana hua sa lagta tha….."
"Kaise Aapi? Main tho unka beta bhi nahin hoon.." Angad sat at Aapi's feet
"Beta…Naina Javed se chup chup kar milti thi….tu aur Mishti sirf 1-2 saal ke the tab….wo tum dono ko apne saath le aati thi ghumaane ke bahaane….main tum dono ki dekh baal karti thi…..bahut khilaaya hai tujhey meine godh mein….," Aapi caressed Angad's face affectionately, "wo log ghoomne nikal jaate the aur main tumhare saath 1-2 ghante aise hi nikaal leti thi…."
"Hmm Aapi….tho aap Angad ko mujhsey pehle se jaanti hain…that is not fair…." Tehzeeb whined
"Arre….tabhie tho pehli nazar mein mujhey Angad se lagaav ho gaya tha….yadi nahin hota tho tere liye kaise pasand karti, buddhu?" Aapi hugged Tehzeeb and kissed her forehead.
Aapi liked their plan and they all decided to make sure they would convince Javed and Naina to attend the college function.
Tehzeeb was able to convince her manager to arrange a music function at G.G college.
The college principal and head of music were thrilled to have a celebrity like "Ms Tanya" as guest of honor.
…to be continued…. next episode has college function....
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