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Hindi Poets. Famous Hindi Language Poets. A list of the top 100 most popular and best famous Hindi Poets. Here are the best and most popular famous Hindi Poets in history (with their best poetry). See also: member Hindi Poetry and Poets.

Hindi Poets are poets that write in hindi language. Hindi is the Fifth most spoken language in the world. About 500 million people speak Hindi, in India and abroad, and the total number of people who can understand the language may be 800 million. The constitution of India (Article 343) recognizes Hindi as the official language of India. Hindi is also the main language in many states of India such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal/ Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh. It is spoken by more than 487 million people in the world. The other dialects of Hindi are Brajbhasha, Bundeli, Awadhi, Marwari, Maithili, and Bhojpuri, to name only a few.

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 Hindi Poets
Kedarnath Agarwal
Agarwal , Kedarnath

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Hindi language poet and littérateur

Javed Akhtar
Akhtar , Javed

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poet, lyricist and scriptwriter

Pandit Harichand Akhtar
Akhtar , Pandit Harichand

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Pandit Harichand Akhtar (1901-1958), (urdu)(hindi) was a well-known journalist who was also a renowned Urdu Ghazal poet. He was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, on 15 April 1901. He was fluent in the use of Urdu, Persian and English languages. Having passed the Munshi Fazil Examination soon after Matriculation, he obtained M.A. (English) degree from the Punjab University, Lahore. He spent a greater part of his life in Lahore writing for Paras, Lahore, the Newspaper that was then owned and edited by Lala Karam Chand; he was also employed in the office of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. After the formation of Pakistan he shifted to Delhi where he died on 1 January 1958.

Satyapal Anand
Anand , Satyapal

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Satyapal Anand (Hindi : , Urdu : ) born April 24, 1931, is a poet, critic and writer from India. He has written several fictional and poetry books in four languages: English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. He has also received awards for his literary work.

Syed Waheed Ashraf
Ashraf , Syed Waheed

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Syed Waheed Ashraf is an Indian Sufi, scholar and poet of Persian and Urdu languages. He obtained his B.A., M.A. and PhD (1965) from Aligarh Muslim University. The topic of his PhD dissertation was 'A critical edition of Lataife Ashrafi'. After serving in many universities (Punjabi University at Patiala, M.S. University of Baroda, University of Madras) in India, he retired as Head, Department of Arabic, Persian and Urdu, University of Madras, India, in 1993. Conversant with over half a dozen languages (Pahlavi, Persian, Arabic, Urdu, English, Hindi, Gujarati), he writes in Urdu, Persian and English [ citation needed ] and has authored/edited/compiled over 35 books and numerous research articles. He is a recipient of several awards and honours from within India and abroad. [ 20 ] [ 21 ] [ 22 ] He has focused on upholding and propagating the principles and practices of Sufism.

Jagan Nath Azad
Azad , Jagan Nath

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Jagan Nath Azad (Urdu : , Hindi : ) (December 5, 1918 – July 24, 2004) was a renowned Urdu poet, writer and academician. A literary giant, Azad penned over 70 books, including poetry collections, epic poems, biographies and travelogues.

Shakeel Badayuni
Badayuni , Shakeel

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Shakeel Badayuni (Hindi : , Urdu) (August 3, 1916 – April 20, 1970) was an Indian Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter in Hindi films.

Khumar Barabankvi
Barabankvi , Khumar

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Khumar Barabankvi (1919 - 1999) (Urdu: ) was an Urdu poet and lyricist from Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India. His real name was Mohammed Haidar Khan, but he wrote under the takhallus (pen name/ nom de plume) of Khumar, which means intoxication. The word comes from the Arabic root 'Khmr' which means alcoholic wine. Khumar has written some famous songs for Hindi films like Shahjahan, Baradari, 'Saaz aur Awaaz', Love And God (1986) directed by K. Asif etc. He was indeed closely associated with famed composers like Naushad, a fact not as well-known to many. He wrote all the songs for the film 'Saaz aur Awaaz' produced by Naushad in 1966 and wrote the songs again for the film 'Love and God' in 1986 for which Naushad again composed music.

Chand Bardai
Bardai , Chand

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Chand Bardai (, (1149-09-30 ) September 30, 1149 – c. 1200) was a Hindu brahambhatt (barot) and the court poet of the Indian king Prithviraj III Chauhan, who ruled Ajmer and Delhi from 1165 to 1192. A native of Lahore, Chand Bardai composed the Prithviraj Raso, an epic poem in Hindi about the life of Prithviraj. A barot of Jagati(jalsar) gotra, he was a worshiper of the goddess Saraswati, who gifted him with the boon of Bardai. [ citation needed ]

Kunwar Bechain
Bechain , Kunwar

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Professor and Poet

 Bedil
Bedil ,

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Faqir Qadir Bux Bedil (1815–1873)(Sindhi : ) better known by his nom de plume Bedil (one bereft of heart), was a Sufi Poet and scholar of great stature.After Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and Sachal Sarmast other two stars that shone on the firmament of Sindhi poetry and who could measure up to them in excellence, were the father and son – Bedil and Bekas. They wrote poetry both in Sindhi and Persian. Bedil was well versed in a number of languages, Sindhi, Saraiki, Persian, Urdu, Arabic and Hindi. He has written poetry in Sindhi, Saraiki, Urdu, Persian and even in Hindi.

Dharmveer Bharti
Bharti , Dharmveer

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poet, author, playwright and a social thinker

Ram Prasad Bismil
Bismil , Ram Prasad

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Ram Prasad Bismil   pronunciation   (help · info ) (11 June 1897 – 19 December 1927) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in Mainpuri Conspiracy of 1918, and the Kakori conspiracy of 1925, both against British Empire. As well as being a freedom fighter, he was also a patriotic poet and wrote in Hindi and Urdu using the pen names Ram, Agyat and Bismil. But, he became popular with the last name "Bismil" only. He was associated with Arya Samaj where he got inspiration from Satyarth Prakash, a book written by Swami Dayanand Saraswati. He also had a confidential connection with Lala Har Dayal through his guru Swami Somdev, a preacher of Arya Samaj.

Ashok Chakradhar
Chakradhar , Ashok

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author and poet

Ashok Chakradhar
Chakradhar , Ashok

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Ashok Chakradhar (born February 8, 1951 is a Hindi author and poet.). Hindi author and poet

Geet Chaturvedi
Chaturvedi , Geet

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poet, short story author and journalist

Makhanlal Chaturvedi
Chaturvedi , Makhanlal

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Indian poet, writer, essayist, playwright and a journalist

Shail Chaturvedi
Chaturvedi , Shail

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poet, humorist, lyricist, actor

Parichay Das
Das , Parichay

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writer and editor and a pioneer in contemporary Bhojpuri poetry

Amir Khosravi Dehlavi
Dehlavi , Amir Khosravi

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Ab'ul Hasan Yamin ud-Din Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) Hindi , (Urdu : ;, better known as Amir Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawi (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) ( ) was a Sufi musician, great poet and scholar. A polymath an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Amir Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician in the time of the Delhi Sultanate, being reputed to have invented both the Sitar and the Tabla. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. A vocabulary in verse, the haliq Bari, containing Arabic, Persian, and Hindavi terms is often attributed to him.

Khosravi Dehlavi
Dehlavi , Khosravi

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Ab'ul Hasan Yamin ud-Din Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) Hindi , (Urdu : ;, better known as Amir Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawi (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) ( ) was a Sufi musician, great poet and scholar. A polymath an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Amir Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician in the time of the Delhi Sultanate, being reputed to have invented both the Sitar and the Tabla. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. A vocabulary in verse, the haliq Bari, containing Arabic, Persian, and Hindavi terms is often attributed to him.

Dagh Dehlvi
Dehlvi , Dagh

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Nawab Mirza Khan (1831–1905) (Urdu : , Hindi : ), commonly known as Daagh Dehlvi (Urdu : , Hindi) was an outstanding Mughal poet famous for his Urdu ghazals and belonged to the Delhi school of Urdu poetry. He wrote poems and ghazals under the takhallus (Urdu word for nom de plume ) Daagh Dehlvi (the meanings of Daagh, an Urdu noun, include stain, grief and taint while Dehlvi means belonging to or from Delhi).

Nawal Kishore Dhawal
Dhawal , Nawal Kishore

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writer, poet, proof reader, editor, critic, journalist and author

 Ghalib
Ghalib ,

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Ghalib (Urdu : ; Hindi : ) born Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan (Urdu / Persian : ), on 27 December 1797 – died 15 February 1869),   was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from the Mughal Empire during British colonial rule. He used his pen-names of Ghalib (Urdu / Persian : , ghalib means "dominant") and Asad (Urdu / Persian : , Asad means "lion"). His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula. During his lifetime the Mughals were eclipsed and displaced by the British and finally deposed following the defeat of the Indian rebellion of 1857, events that he wrote of. Most notably, he wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people. Ghalib, the last great poet of the Mughal Era, is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu language. Today Ghalib remains popular not only in India and Pakistan but also amongst diaspora communities around the world.

Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
Ghalib , Mirza Asadullah Khan

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Ghalib (Urdu : ; Hindi : ) born Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan (Urdu / Persian : ), on 27 December 1797 – died 15 February 1869),   was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from the Mughal Empire during British colonial rule. He used his pen-names of Ghalib (Urdu / Persian : , ghalib means "dominant") and Asad (Urdu / Persian : , Asad means "lion"). His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula. During his lifetime the Mughals were eclipsed and displaced by the British and finally deposed following the defeat of the Indian rebellion of 1857, events that he wrote of. Most notably, he wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people. Ghalib, the last great poet of the Mughal Era, is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu language. Today Ghalib remains popular not only in India and Pakistan but also amongst diaspora communities around the world.

Khushtar Girami
Girami , Khushtar

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Khushtar Girami (1902–1988) (urdu)(hindi) born Ram Rakha Mal Chadda, was a renowned Urdu writer and poet. He is more remembered as the editor of the then India’s leading Urdu Monthly Biswin Sadi which he also owned. He started publication of this magazine from Lahore in 1937, and later shifted to Delhi. He is credited with having introduced numerous budding Urdu and Hindi poets, short-story writers, novelists, essayists and literary critics. All renowned Urdu poets and writers were proud regular contributors to Biswin Sadi. His service to Urdu language is unforgettable. In 1977 he sold this magazine to Rehman Nayyar, the erstwhile owner and editor of Ruby, to lead a retired life. His book titled Sihat aur Zindagi published by Book Home in 1980 (reprinted in 2005), is a popular book on this subject.

Katherine L. Gordon
Gordon , Katherine L.

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Katherine L. Gordon is a Canadian poet with numerous publications to her credit. She lives and writes in the Eramosa River valley near Guelph, Ontario, and also works as an editor, independent publisher and literary critic. Her work has been published internationally in several languages including Chinese and Hindi.

 Gulzar
Gulzar ,

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Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1934), known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and director. He primarily writes in Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu ) and Punjabi ; besides several dialects of Hindi such as Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi and Marwari .

Jagdish Gupt
Gupt , Jagdish

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Chhayavaad literary movement poet

Bharatendu Harishchandra
Harishchandra , Bharatendu

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novelist, poet, playwright

Shamim Hashimi
Hashimi , Shamim

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Shamim Hashimi (Urdu / Persian / Arabic : ; Hindi) born Syed Muhammad Shamimuddin on 14 August 1947, is an Urdu and Persian poet. He is basically a poet of Ghazal. He has also written poems of other forms of poetry in different meters.

Kaka Hathrasi
Hathrasi , Kaka

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satirist and humorist poet

Sahir Hoshiarpuri
Hoshiarpuri , Sahir

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Sahir Hoshiarpuri (Urdu) (Hindi) born Ram Parkash (Urdu) (Hindi) on March 1913 - died August 12, 1994, was an Urdu poet from India. He has written several poetry books, his mainly form was ghazal. Moreover, his several ghazals have been sung by leading singers including Jagjit Singh .

 Ibn-e-Insha
Ibn-e-Insha ,

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Ibn-e-Insha (Punjabi, Urdu : born Sher Muhammad Khan ) on 15 June 1927 died 11 January 1978, was a Pakistani Leftist Urdu poet, humorist, travelogue writer and columnist. Along with his poetry, he was regarded one of the best humorists of Urdu. His poetry has a distinctive diction laced with language reminiscent of Amir Khusro in its use of words and construction that is usually heard in the more earthy dialects of the Hindi-Urdu complex of languages, and his forms and poetic style is an influence on generations of young poets.

Akhtar ul Iman
Iman , Akhtar ul

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Akhtar ul Iman (1915–1996) was a noted Urdu poet and screenwriter in Hindi cinema, who had a major influence on modern Urdu nazm.

Rahat Indori
Indori , Rahat

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Rahat Indori (Urdu : ) (Hindi :. ) (born January 1, 1950) is an eminent Urdu language poet and a bollywood lyricist. Prior to this he was a pedagogist of Urdu literature at Indore University .

Prasoon Joshi
Joshi , Prasoon

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Prasoon Joshi (born 16 September 1971) [ citation needed ] is a National Award winning Indian songwriter, screenwriter and advertising copywriter. A prolific writer and poet, he published the first of his three books, Main Aur Woh, when he was just 17. [ citation needed ] He has won the Filmfare Best Lyricist Award twice consecutively: in 2007 and 2008.

 Jwalamukhi
Jwalamukhi ,

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poet, novelist, writer and political activist

Abhay K
K , Abhay

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Abhay Kumar (Hindi) is an Indian poet, artist and diplomat. He has written several books including River Valley to Silicon Valley. His work in the field of digital diplomacy, philosophical poetry, art and global democracy inspires planetary consciousness. The Earth Anthem written,produced and directed by him in eight languages has won appreciations and is under consideration of UNESCO to make it a global initiative. He has been honoured with the SAARC Literary Award for his contribution to contemporary South Asian Poetry and nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2013. In 2011, he has also received Gov2. award on behalf of the Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs

 Kabir
Kabir ,

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mystic poet and saint of India

 Kabir
Kabir ,

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Kabir (also Kabira ) (Hindi : , Punjabi : , Urdu : ) (1440-1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. The name Kabir comes from Arabic al-Kabir which means 'The Great' – the 37th name of God in Islam .

Zinda Kaul
Kaul , Zinda

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Pandit ' Zinda Kaul (1884–1965) is a well-known Indian poet, writer & teacher. He composed in Persian, Hindi, Urdu & Kashmiri. Kaul also translated works of Kashmiri into English, Persian and Devnagari.

Akhlaq Mohammed Khan
Khan , Akhlaq Mohammed

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Akhlaq Mohammad Khan Shahryar (16 June 1936 – 13 February 2012), was an Indian academician, and a doyen of Urdu poetry in India. As a Hindi film lyricist, he is best known for his lyrics in Gaman (1978), Umrao Jaan (1981) and Anjuman (1986), by Muzaffar Ali. In 2008 he won the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award and only the fourth Urdu poet to win the award. He has been widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of modern Urdu poetry.

Asadulla Khan Ghalib
Khan Ghalib , Asadulla

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Ghalib (Urdu : ; Hindi : ) born Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan (Urdu / Persian : ), on 27 December 1797 – died 15 February 1869),   was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from the Mughal Empire during British colonial rule. He used his pen-names of Ghalib (Urdu / Persian : , ghalib means "dominant") and Asad (Urdu / Persian : , Asad means "lion"). His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula. During his lifetime the Mughals were eclipsed and displaced by the British and finally deposed following the defeat of the Indian rebellion of 1857, events that he wrote of. Most notably, he wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people. Ghalib, the last great poet of the Mughal Era, is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu language. Today Ghalib remains popular not only in India and Pakistan but also amongst diaspora communities around the world.

Abdul Khan-I-Khana
Khan-I-Khana , Abdul

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composer, poet, and produced books on Astrology

Gulab Khandelwal
Khandelwal , Gulab

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poetry including some in Urdu and English

Amir Khosrow
Khosrow , Amir

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Ab'ul Hasan Yamīn ud-Dīn Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) (Urdu: ابوالحسن یمین‌الدین خسرو‎; Hindi: अबुल हसन यमीनुद्दीन ख़ुसरौ), better known as Amīr Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawī (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) (امیر خسرو دہلوی; अमीर ख़ुसरौ दहलवी), was an Indian musician, scholar and poet. He was an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A Sufi mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi, Amīr Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. He compiled the oldest known printed dictionary (Khaliq-e-bari) in 1320 which mainly dealt with Hindvi (Hindi) and Persian words.

Amir Khusro
Khusro , Amir

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Ab'ul Hasan Yamin ud-Din Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) Hindi , (Urdu : ;, better known as Amir Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawi (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) ( ) was a Sufi musician, great poet and scholar. A polymath an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Amir Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician in the time of the Delhi Sultanate, being reputed to have invented both the Sitar and the Tabla. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. A vocabulary in verse, the haliq Bari, containing Arabic, Persian, and Hindavi terms is often attributed to him.

Amir Khusrow
Khusrow , Amir

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Ab'ul Hasan Yamin ud-Din Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) Hindi , (Urdu : ;, better known as Amir Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawi (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) ( ) was a Sufi musician, great poet and scholar. A polymath an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Amir Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician in the time of the Delhi Sultanate, being reputed to have invented both the Sitar and the Tabla. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. A vocabulary in verse, the haliq Bari, containing Arabic, Persian, and Hindavi terms is often attributed to him.

Krishan Kumar Sharma 'Rasik'
Kumar Sharma 'Rasik' , Krishan

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Hindi, Punjabi, English and Urdu poet and writer

Subhadra Kumari Chauhan
Kumari Chauhan , Subhadra

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poetess known for her emotionally charged songs

Haji Laq laq
laq , Haji Laq

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Haji Laq Laq (Urdu : , Hindi : ) (1898–1961), born Ata Muhammad, was a humorist, Urdu poet and journalist of the Indian subcontinent. He was commonly known Haji Laq Laq, and used also Laq Laq as a Takhalus (penname ).

Sahir Ludhianvi
Ludhianvi , Sahir

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Sahir Ludhianvi (8 March 1921 – 25 October 1980) was a popular Urdu poet and Hindi lyricist, who worked extensively in Hindi films. Sahir Ludhianvi is his pseudonym. He won the Filmfare Award twice, in 1964 and 1977, and in 1971 was awarded the Padma Shri. The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee released a Commemorative Postage Stamp on his birth anniversary on 8 March 2013 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. His biography, Sahir Ludhianvi: The People's Poet, is being published by HarperCollins.

Kripalu Maharaj
Maharaj , Kripalu

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spiritual master and a poet-saint

 Meera
Meera ,

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mystic singer and composer of Bhajans

Tilok Chand Mehroom
Mehroom , Tilok Chand

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Tilok Chand Mehroom (1887-1966) (Urdu : ), (Hindi: ) was an eminent Urdu poet who was admired not only for his writings but also for his simple lifestyle and evident deep dislike of religious discrimination.

Naresh Mehta
Mehta , Naresh

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poet and playwright

Bhawani Mishra
Mishra , Bhawani

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poet and author

 Nagarjun
Nagarjun ,

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poet, writer, essayist, novelist

Kunwar Narayan
Narayan , Kunwar

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poet

Gopaldas Neera
Neera , Gopaldas

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poet and author

Gopaldas Neeraj
Neeraj , Gopaldas

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Gopaldas Saxena 'Neeraj', (popularly known as Niraj or Neeraj ), born in 1925 in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India, is among the best-known [ citation needed ] poets and authors in Hindi literature. He is also a famous poet of Hindi Kavi Sammelan. He was born in the small village Ekdil of Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, India on 4 January 1924. [ citation needed ] He wrote under the pen name "Neeraj". His style is considered easy to understand, but has also been compared with high quality Hindi literature. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2007. Recently he recited some of his works at North India's premier annual cultural festival, Spoculit 2012. [ citation needed ]

Gopal Nepali
Nepali , Gopal

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poet of Hindi literature and lyricist of Bollywood

Shibli Nomani
Nomani , Shibli

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Allamah Shibli Nomani (Urdu : — Allamah Šibli Nomani ) (June 3, 1857 - November 18, 1914, Azamgarh ) was a respected scholar of Islam from Indian subcontinent during British Raj. He was born at Bindwal in Azamgarh district of present-day Uttar Pradesh. He is known for the founding the Shibli National College in 1883 and the Darul Mussanifin in Azamgarh. Shibli was a versatile scholar in Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Turkish and Urdu. He was also a poet. He collected much material on the life of Prophet of Islam, Muhammad but could write only first two volumes of the planned work the Sirat-un-Nabi. His disciple, Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, made use of this material and added his own and wrote remaining five volumes of the work, the Sirat-un-Nabi after the death of his mentor.

Sudama Panday 'Dhoomil'
Panday 'Dhoomil' , Sudama

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poet known for his revolutionary writings and 'protest-poetry

Sumitranandan Pant
Pant , Sumitranandan

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Chhayavaad poetry, verse plays and essays

Ravindra Prabhat
Prabhat , Ravindra

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writer, poet,editor, critic, journalist and author

Uday Prakash
Prakash , Uday

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scholar, poet, journalist, translator and short story writer

Jaishankar Prasad
Prasad , Jaishankar

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novelist, playwright, poet

Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Rai Bachchan , Harivansh

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poet of Chhayavaad literary movement (romantic upsurge)

 Ramakrishna
Ramakrishna ,

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mystic, philosopher, poet

 Rambhadracharya
Rambhadracharya ,

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religious leader, educationist, Sanskrit scholar, polyglot, poet, author, textual commentator, philosopher, composer, singer, playwright and Katha artist

Mohan Rana
Rana , Mohan

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poet

Munawwar Rana
Rana , Munawwar

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Munawwar Rana (Urdu : , Hi : ) (born 1952) is an Urdu poet. He is known [ by whom ] to be a sensitive poet who uses Hindi and Awadhi words in the couplets. He is known for his Urdu couplets praising mother. He is considered [ by whom ] to be one of the most successful poets at Mushairas and is popular outside India also.

Ram Ratan Bhatnagar
Ratan Bhatnagar , Ram

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scholar, professor, writer and critic of poetry and literature

Rahi Masoom Raza
Raza , Rahi Masoom

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Rahi Masoom Reza (1925-1992), born in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India, was an Urdu poet. He won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for the hit film Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki in 1979. He also wrote in Hindustani and Hindi language and was a lyricist of Bollywood .

Padma Sachdev
Sachdev , Padma

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Padma Sachdev (born 1940) is an Indian poet and novelist. She is first modern woman poet of Dogri language. She also writes in Hindi. She has published her several poetry collection including Meri Kavita Mere Geet (My Poems, My Songs) that has won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971. She has also received the Padma Shri, the Indian fourth highest civilian award in 2001. and the Kabir Samman for poetry for the year 2007-08, given by Government of Madhya Pradesh

Gunturu Seshendra Sarma
Sarma , Gunturu Seshendra

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Gunturu Seshendra Sarma B.A. BL (October 20, 1927 – May 30, 2007), also known as Yuga Kavi, was a Telugu poet, critic and litterateur. He is well known for his works Naa Desam, Naa Prajalu (Telugu : , ) and Kaala Rekha (Telugu). He authored over fifty works which have been translated into English, Kannada, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali and Greek.

 Satchidanandan
Satchidanandan ,

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K. Satchidanandan (Malayalam : ; born 28 May 1946) is a major Indian poet and critic, writing in Malayalam, and English. Satchidanandan has established himself as an academician, editor, translator and playwright. Born in central Kerala, he was a Professor of English and Editor of Indian Literature, the journal of the Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Literature) and the executive head of the Sahitya Akademi for a decade (1996–2006) He has to his credit 23 collections of poetry besides many selections, 16 collections of translations of poetry and 21 collections of essays on literature, language and society-three of them in English- besides four plays and three travel narratives. He has 25 collections of his poetry in translation in 17 languages including Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, English, Arabic, French, German and Italian. He has introduced several poets like Garcia Lorca, Alexander Block, Voznesensky, Pablo Neruda, Cesar Vallejo, Bertolt Brecht, Paul Celan, Zbignew Herbert, Eugenio Montale, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Mahmoud Darwish and Yehuda Amichai to Malayalam readers through translations and studies besides a lot of Black, Latin American and Indian poetry. He has also travelled widely, writing and lecturing.

 Saumitra
Saumitra ,

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Kishor Kadam (Marathi: ) is Marathi veteran actor who has acted in several Marathi, Hindi Movies as well as some TV Serials. He is veteran marathi poet, lyricist well known as Saumitra (Marathi) & for his poems in album Garawa ( ) with Milind Ingle. He won critical acclaim for his performance in the lead role for the movie called Samar (1999 film) directed by Shyam Benegal. He has acted in Natrang as Pandoba. In 2010 he won the Zee Gaurav Puraskar for best supporting actor and the Nilu Phule Sanman award.

Ehsan Sehgal
Sehgal , Ehsan

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Ehsan Sehgal (Urdu : , Hindi), born Khawaja Ehsan Elahi Sehgal (Urdu : ) on 15 November 1951, is a Pakistani Urdu poet and writer who moved to The Netherlands in 1978 to escape the political strife in Pakistan, and has lived in the Netherlands since 1978. He is also a journalist and activist for democracy and the freedom of the press and of speech.

Vikram Seth
Seth , Vikram

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Vikram Seth (Hindi:, pronounced ; born June 20, 1952) is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist.. Indian author and poet

Kanhaiyalal Sethia
Sethia , Kanhaiyalal

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Kanhaiyalal Sethia (Hindi) ((1919-09-11 ) September 11, 1919 – November 11, 2008 (2008-11-11 ) ) was a well known Rajasthani and Hindi poet. He was born in Sujangarh, Churu District in the Indian state of Rajasthan. He was a passionate supporter of making Rajasthani, the mother tongue of the people of Rajasthan at the union level. He was a government-recognized freedom fighter, social worker, reformer, philanthropist and environmentalist.

Maithili Sharan Gupt
Sharan Gupt , Maithili

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poet, politician, dramatist, translator

Nathuram Sharma
Sharma , Nathuram

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Nathuram Sharma (Hindi), better known by his pen-name Shankar (Hindi : ), (1859–1932) was a Hindi and Urdu poet from Harduaganj, Aligarh, North-Western Provinces (Now Uttar Pradesh ), British India. He worked with the Irrigation Department at Kanpur and subsequently as an Ayurvedic physician. His poetic works are primarily in the dialects of Braj Bhasha and Khariboli. He was write of Modern Period.

Ram Karan Sharma
Sharma , Ram Karan

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Ram Karan Sharma is a Sanskrit poet and scholar. He was, born in 1927 at Shivapur in the Saran district of Bihar. He has been awarded an MA in Sanskrit and Hindi from Patna University as well as Sahityacharya, Vyakarana Shastri and Vedanta Shastri degrees. He earned a PhD in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, under the guidance of Murray B. Emeneau. Sharma writes in both Sanskrit and English. His literary works include the poetry collections Sandhya, Patheyasatakam and Vina, and the novels, Rayisah and Sima. Elements of poetry in the Mahabharata is considered his most significant work as a critic of Sanskrit literature. [ clarification needed ] Apart from his literary works he has also translated and edited books on Indian medicine, epics, and Puranas. He also contributed research papers in various seminars, journals and books in the field of Indology .

Surendra Sharma
Sharma , Surendra

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poet and humorist

Murari Lal Sharma Neeras
Sharma Neeras , Murari Lal

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poet and educator

Nathuram SharmaShankar
SharmaShankar , Nathuram

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Hindi poet

Hemant Shesh
Shesh , Hemant

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writer, poet and civil servant

Kedarnath Singh
Singh , Kedarnath

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poet, critic and essayist

Tara Singh
Singh , Tara

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poetess

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
Singh Dinkar , Ramdhari

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poet, essayist and academic

Shivmangal Singh Suman
Singh Suman , Shivmangal

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poet and academician

Ambarish Srivastava
Srivastava , Ambarish

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architect and poet

 Sudan
Sudan ,

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Sudan (Hindi : ) was the main court poet of Maharaja Suraj Mal, the Bharatpur ruler in Rajasthan. He was Mathur by caste, resident of Mathura and the most favourite poet of the Bharatpur Maharaja. He had accompanied the Maharaja Suraj Mal during all important wars and has written historical account in the book named 'Sujan Charitra'.

 Sukhbir (Writer)
Sukhbir (Writer) ,

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Sukhbir, (Punjabi :, Hindi) (July 9, 1925 - February 22, 2012), alias Balbir Singh is a Punjabi novelist, short-story writer, poet and an essayist. He was born on 9 July 1925 to S. Mansha Singh and Smt. Shiv Kaur in Mumbai, India. He was suffering from multiple complications after severe cardiac arrest and died on February 22, 2012.

Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala'
Tripathi 'Nirala' , Suryakant

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poet, novelist, essayist and story-writer

 Tulsidas
Tulsidas ,

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poet-saint, reformer and philosopher

 Valmiki
Valmiki ,

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poet-saint, author of the epic Ramayana

Mahadevi Varma
Varma , Mahadevi

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poet, freedom fighter, woman's activist and educationist

Sachchidananda Vatsyayan
Vatsyayan , Sachchidananda

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poet, writer, novelist, journalist, traveler

Kumar Vishwas
Vishwas , Kumar

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poet and a professor

Kanwal Ziai
Ziai , Kanwal

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Kanwal Ziai (born Hardayal Singh Datta ) on March 15, 1927 - died October 27, 2011, was an Urdu and Hindi language poet and author from India.