Meena Kumari made her debut in films at a tender age of 6 and went on to gain popularity as the "Tragedy Queen". Despite being one of the most successful actors of her time, she kept yearning for true love throughout her life. The struggles of her grief-stricken heart are quite evident in her ghazals and shayaris.

These shayaris written by the legendary actor evoke a deep sense of melancholy.

All images designed by Aakansha Pushp