First let me try my best to transliterate the Urdu version of the quote in question:

Insaan ho, to kisi ke kaam ao; warna khao, pio aur chale jao.

A rough translation would be something like:

If you are human, be of some help to someone. Otherwise eat, drink and leave (this earth; as in "die").

I have tried to google both the transliteration and the english version but it doesn't come up anywhere. I only know it via oral tradition from someone in my family.

  • Not that I could answer this question, but it would be neat if you included the non-transliterated Urdu as well. Thanks!
    – cmw
    Aug 12, 2022 at 16:01
  • @cmw Thank you for your comment. However, neither can I write (or read, for that matter) actual Urdu, nor do I have in any way access to the original, written Urdu version. My apologies!
    – Angelica
    Aug 12, 2022 at 16:14
  • Ah, too bad! Maybe someone will else will be able to contribute it.
    – cmw
    Aug 12, 2022 at 17:38


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