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Nazeer Akbarabadi Biography and Poems

Nazeer Akbarabadi Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Nazeer Akbarabadi, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Akbarabadi, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Nazeer Akbarabadi (Urdu : — Nair Akbar Abadi ) (real name "Wali Muhammad") (1735–1830) was an 18th-century Indian poet known as "Father of Nazm", who wrote Urdu ghazals and nazms under nom de plume (takhallus ) "Nazeer", most remembered for his poems like Banjaranama (Chronicle of the Nomad), a satire. His father was Muhammad Farooq and his mother was the daughter of Nawab Sultan Khan who was the governor of Agra Fort. Agra, the Indian city, was known as Akbarabad after Mughal emperor Akbar at that time. He used simple, everyday language in his poems, which made them popular in the masses.

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