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'We never used the word love' [India]:
Yeh mein hoon, yeh tu hai, aur beech mein hai sapna.

The immortal words in which noted Punjabi litterateur Amrita Pritam once described her relationship with Imroz, a man much younger and a partner for over four decades.

In the city on Saturday, Imroz described Amrita as: "Tuu akhar akhar kavita te kavita kavita zindagi".

A well-known painter who worked for several Urdu magazines as an illustrator before he joined Amrita Pritam to bring out the renowned Punjabi literary magazine, 'Nagmani', Imroz said he took to writing poetry only after Pritam's death. "Pehlan kavita us vich utradi see te hun kagaz te (earlier, my poetry lived her, and now it does on paper)," he said today.

Talking about his relationship with Pritam, Imroz said: “We never used the word 'love' for the two of us. This concept of 'I love you' is very filmy, and I never fell in love with Amrita Pritam on first sight. [...]
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