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Heer Ranjha is a famous sad, love story from the Punjab (now in Pakistan). Other Punjabi love stories are Mirza Sahiban, and Sohni Mahiwal.

The story is about two lovers, Heer a beautiful village girl from a rich and noble family; and Ranjha, a poor farm boy.He looks after Water buffaloes belonging to Heer's father. They both fall in love but Heer's parents are against their marriage. Heer is married by force to a rich young man. Ranjha, very saddened by this, becomes a hermit (a person who lives alone away from other people and spends his time meditating about God). He later tries to meet Heer but he fails, and they both die in the end of broken hearts.

This story has been written by different writers, at different times. The best and most famous is Heer by the poet Waris Shah written in 1761. Some films in Punjabi language and Urdu have also been made about this story.

The story is still very popular in Pakistan today. Many young girls and boys who fall in love have to face the same problems Some people believe that there were two real young lovers called Heer and Ranjha, long ago. They say that they died and were buried together in a tomb near Jhang, in Punjab,Pakistan. But there is no real proof this was so.

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