A noted poet of the Urdu language, Hasrat Mohani was also a well-known freedom fighter and activist, who actually coined the famous slogan Inquilab Zindabad. A Krishna devotee, he also wrote many verses dedicated to him. However, his most popular work remains the ghazal Chupke Chupke Raat Din, that was immortalized by singer Ghulam Ali. 

Here are some couplets that he wrote, which express the diverse shades of love: 

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