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Urdu Poets. Famous Urdu Language Poets. A list of the top 100 most popular and best famous Urdu poets. Here are the best and most popular famous Urdu poets in history (with their best poetry).

Urdu poets are poets that write in urdu language. Urdu is the national language and lingua franca of Pakistan, and an official language of five Indian states and one of the 22 scheduled languages in the Constitution of India.

Urdu poetry is a rich tradition of poetry and has many different forms which were basically originated from Arabic and borrowing much from the Persian language, it is today an important part of the cultures of Pakistan and India. Like other languages, the history of Urdu poetry shares origins and influences with other linguistic traditions within the Urdu-Hindi-Hindustani mix.

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Jamiluddin Aali
Aali , Jamiluddin

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Nawabzada Mirza Jamiluddin Ahmed Khan (Urdu : ) better known as Jamiluddin Aali (Urdu : ), PP, HI, (born 20 January 1926 in Delhi ) is a noted Urdu poet, critic, playwright, essayist, columnist, and scholar of Pakistan .

 Aatish
Aatish ,

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Khwaja Haider Ali Aatish (1778–1848) (Urdu: ) of Lucknow was an Urdu poet.

Abid Ali Abid
Abid , Abid Ali

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Syed Abid Ali Abid (Urdu : ) was an Urdu and Persian poet and educator who was born on 17 September 1906 in Dera Ismail Khan, British India and died in Lahore, Pakistan on 20 January 1971.

Zahid Abrol
Abrol , Zahid

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Vijay Kumar Abrol, (born on 20 December 1950), better known by his pen name Zahid Abrol, is a well-versed Indian Urdu poet. He has done ' the first-ever Urdu translation' of the 12th century Sufi-poet Baba Farid ’s shlokas and shabads and that too in verse.

Wazir Agha
Agha , Wazir

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Wazir Agha (Urdu) was a Pakistani Urdu language writer, poet, critic and essayist. He has written many poetry and prose books. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine "Auraq" for many decades. He introduced many theories in Urdu literature. His most famous work is on Urdu humour. His books focus on modern Urdu poets, notably those who have written more poems instead of ghazals. Agha's poems have mostly an element of story.

Nazeer Akbarabadi
Akbarabadi , Nazeer

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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.

Seemab Akbarabadi
Akbarabadi , Seemab

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Seemab Akbarabadi (Urdu) born Aashiq Hussain Siddiqui (Urdu : ) on 5 June 1882 – died 31 January 1951, was an acclaimed Urdu poet from India .

Jan Nisar Akhtar
Akhtar , Jan Nisar

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Jan Nisar Akhtar (Urdu : ; February 14, 1914 – August 19, 1976) was an important 20th century Indian poet of Urdu ghazals and nazms, and a part of the Progressive Writers' Movement, who was also a lyricist for Bollywood.

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.

Waheed Akhtar
Akhtar , Waheed

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Syed Waheed Akhtar (Urdu : ) (12 August 1934, Aurangabad (Deccan ) — 13 December 1996) was an Urdu poet, writer, critic, orator, and one of the leading Muslim scholars and philosophers of the 20th century.

Syed Al-e-Ahmad
Al-e-Ahmad , Syed

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Syed Al-e-Ahmad (Urdu : ) was a well known Pakistani urdu poet, primarily of the Ghazal form, but also of Nazm. He used unique diction for his remarkable expressions regarding life and society.

Obaidullah Aleem
Aleem , Obaidullah

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Obaidullah Aleem (Urdu) was a modern poet of Urdu language. He is ranked among the best Ghazal writers of modern times.

Ahmad Ali
Ali , Ahmad

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Ahmed Ali (1910 in New Delhi – 14 January 1994 in Karachi ) (Urdu) was an Indian (later Pakistani ) novelist, poet, critic, translator, diplomat and scholar, who was responsible for writing Twilight in Delhi. Born in Delhi, India, Ahmed Ali was educated at Aligarh and Lucknow universities, graduating with first-class and first in the order of merit in both B.A. (Honours), 1930 and M.A. English, 1931. [ citation needed ] He taught at leading Indian universities including Lucknow and Allahabad from 1932–46 and joined the Bengal Senior Educational Service as professor and head of the English Department at Presidency College, Calcutta (1944–47). Ali was the BBC's Representative and Director in India during 1942–44. During the Partition of India, he was the British Council Visiting Professor to the University of China in Nanking as appointed by the British government of India. When he tried to return to India in 1948, K.P.S. Menon (then India's Ambassador to China ) did not let him and he was forced to move to Pakistan.

Akbar Allahabadi
Allahabadi , Akbar

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Akbar Hussain Rizvi, popularly known as Akbar Allahabadi (Urdu: ) (October, 1846 ; 15 February 1921), was an Indian Urdu poet.

Amjad Islam Amjad
Amjad , Amjad Islam

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Amjad Islam Amjad, PP, SI (Urdu : ) (born 4 August 1944) is an Urdu poet, drama writer and lyricist from Pakistan. He has received many awards for his literary work and screenplay for TV, including Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

Majeed Amjad
Amjad , Majeed

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Majeed Amjad (1914 – 1974) (Urdu: ) was one of the greatest of modern Urdu poets of the Indian subcontinent. In the popular culture he is not as well known or widely read as Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Noon Meem Rashid, Nasir Kazmi or Meeraji but amongst the cognoscenti and many critics he is widely regarded as a philosophical poet of great depth and sensitivity. His refined poetic mind was not widely recognized in his lifetime as he lived a life of bureaucratic obscurity in a small West Punjabi town. Also, he was not in the forefront of any political literary movements (such as the leftist "Progressive Writers Movement") that actively promoted even mediocre poets from within their own ranks.. Punjabi Urdu poet

Nasim Amrohi
Amrohi , Nasim

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Nasim Amrohvi or Naseem Amrohvi (1908–1987) Urdu :, was an Urdu poet, philosopher, and lexicographer who was born as Syed Qaim Raza Taqvi on 24 August 1908 in Amroha, India .

Quaim Amrohi
Amrohi , Quaim

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Qaem Amrohvi Urdu : was a famous Urdu poet, philosopher and thinker. His verses are basically in the praise of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.).

Rais Amrohvi
Amrohvi , Rais

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Syed Muhammad Mehdi, known as Rais Amrohvi (or Raees Amrohvi ) () (1988-1914) was a noted scholar, Urdu poet and psychoanalyst from Pakistan .

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.

Mir Babar Ali Anis
Anis , Mir Babar Ali

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Mir Baber Ali Anees (Urdu: ) was a renowned Urdu poet. He was born in 1803 in Faizabad, Oudh now in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and died in 1874 in Lucknow, North-Western Provinces .

Sahar Ansari
Ansari , Sahar

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Professor Sahar Ansari, TI (Urdu) is an Urdu poet, critic, and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics from Pakistan. [ citation needed ] He remained associated with the University of Karachi as Professor and Chairman of Urdu department.

Iftikhar Arif
Arif , Iftikhar

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Iftikhar Hussain Arif (Urdu : ) commonly known as Iftikhar Arif ( ) (b. March 21, 1943 Lucknow ) is an Urdu poet, scholar and littérateur from Pakistan. His style is romantic Urdu poetry. He has headed Academy Adbiyat (the Pakistan Academy of Letters ) and Muqtadra Quami Zaban (the National Language Authority ). He has been decorated with Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Presidential Pride of Performance, which are the highest literary awards given by the Government of Pakistan.

Ali Arman
Arman , Ali

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Ali Arman is an Urdu poet hailing from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He started poetry at the age of 14, and joined major literary forums of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in 1990, where he attracted the attention of prominent poets, writers and critics with his unique style. He writes in Urdu, Punjabi and his mother language Pothohari. Arman has created poetry in the forms of ghazal (lyric), nazm (poem), nasri nazm (prose poetry) and taweel nazm (long poem). His first book of poetry was published in March, 1998. Currently residing in the UK, he is an editor of “The Mosaic Journal”, a bilingual magazine containing both Urdu and English literature. Arman’s poetry has been translated into English, French, Spanish and German. He is regarded as an emerging poet by many renowned critics of Urdu poetry. Arman strongly believes in freedom, democracy and human rights and regularly advocated against the military regimes in Pakistan through his poems and articles. Arman's new book of Punjabi/Pothohari poetry titled "Mitti Di Bukkal" have been published recently. This book has been hailed as a major book of Punjabi/Pothohari poetry by readers and critics alike. The book is published in Lahore by "Sanjh Publications".

Syed Amin Ashraf
Ashraf , Syed Amin

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Syed Amin Ashraf was a preeminent Urdu Ghazal poet and critic. He earned his Ph.D. in English Literature from Aligarh Muslim University and later served the same Department. He produced three poetic collections and a critical compendium of essays in the form of a book. Several academic awards have been conferred on his poetic anthologies and numerous critical articles/books have come up extolling his poetic artistry. He died on 7 February 2013 (25th Rabiul Awwal 1434H) in Aligarh immediately following a cardiac arrest, and was laid to rest besides his father's grave near the shrine of Hazrat Ashraf Jahangir Semnani at Kichaucha Sharif. [ 20 ] [ 21 ]

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.

Khwaja Haidar Ali Atish
Atish , Khwaja Haidar Ali

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Khwaja Haider Ali Aatish (1778–1848) (Urdu: ) of Lucknow was an Urdu poet.

Siraj Aurangabadi
Aurangabadi , Siraj

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Siraj Aurangabadi (Urdu /: ) was a famous mystic poet. He was born at Aurangabad Maharashtra. His full name was Siraj-ud-Din Aurangabadi .

Idris Azad
Azad , Idris

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Idris Azad (Urdu : , born Idrees Ahmad Urdu) on August 7, 1969, is an author, philosopher, novelist, poet, dramatist and columnist. He has written several books on fiction, journalism, critic, poetry, philosophy, mysticism and art.

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.

Kaifi Azmi
Azmi , Kaifi

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Born as Akhtar Hussain Rizvi in a family of landlords of a small town of Uttar Pradesh, Kaifi Azmi was a very renowned Urdu poet of India. Though his father, Syed Fateh Hussain Rizvi was a landlord, he also worked as a Tehsildar in a small state in Uttar Pradesh. Urdu

Fani Badayuni
Badayuni , Fani

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Fani Badayuni born Shaukat Ali Khan (1879 - 27 August 1961) (Urdu ) was a noted Urdu poet. He was the second most celebrated son of the sleepy Awadh town.

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.

Bashir Badr
Badr , Bashir

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Bashir Badr (Urdu), born Syed Muhammad Bashir Urdu : ) on February 15, 1935, is an Indian poet of Urdu.

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.

 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.

Tajal Bewas
Bewas , Tajal

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Tajal Bewas (Sindhi), whose pen name was "Taj Mohammed Samoo" (1938 – 13 December 2008), was a Sindhi - and Urdu -language poet, novelist, short-story writer, teacher and government official in Pakistan.

Harbans Bhalla
Bhalla , Harbans

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Harbans Bhalla (7 May 1930 - 5 April 1993) is the author of Peelay Pattar, a long Urdu epic poem titled Peelay Pattar, a creation realized after 14 years of writing. He was a writer, poet, philosopher, and a scholar, who wrote in Persian language, Shahmukhi and Urdu languages .

Abdul Latif Bhitai
Bhitai , Abdul Latif

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Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (also referred to by the honorifics: Lakhino Latif, Latif Ghot, Bhittai, and Bhitt Jo Shah ) (1689 – 1752) (Sindhi : , Urdu :, ) is famous Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, poet, and musician. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Sindhi language. His collected poems were assembled in the compilation Shah Jo Risalo, which exists in numerous versions and has been translated to English, Urdu, and other languages. His work has been compared frequently to great Persian poet Rumi. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, described Shah Latif as a "direct emanation of Rumi's spirituality in South Asia."

Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai
Bhittai , Shah Abdul Latif

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Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (also referred to by the honorifics: Lakhino Latif, Latif Ghot, Bhittai, and Bhitt Jo Shah ) (1689 – 1752) (Sindhi : , Urdu :, ) is famous Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, poet, and musician. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Sindhi language. His collected poems were assembled in the compilation Shah Jo Risalo, which exists in numerous versions and has been translated to English, Urdu, and other languages. His work has been compared frequently to great Persian poet Rumi. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, described Shah Latif as a "direct emanation of Rumi's spirituality in South Asia."

Kaif Bhopali
Bhopali , Kaif

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Kaif Bhopali (Urdu) was an Indian Urdu poet and lyricist. He was a well-known poet in the Urdu mushaira circles, he is most known as the writer of songs like Chalo Dildar Chalo sung by Mohd. Rafi, in Kamal Amrohi 's 1972 classic, Pakeezah.

Mohsin Bhopali
Bhopali , Mohsin

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Mohsin Bhopali (Urdu) (born 1932, Bhopal, British India died January 18, 2007, Karachi, Pakistan ) was an acclaimed Urdu poet from Pakistan .

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.

Kashif Butt
Butt , Kashif

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Muhammad Kashif Shahid (Urdu) (born January 31, 1985) commonly known as Kashif Butt (Urdu : ) is a Pakistani poet. He is also a story writer, critic and TV host. His writings are free from topos and revolve around the orbit of his ideological and philosophical circle. Reflections of romance and bitterness of going time appear side by side in his writings.

Brij Narayan Chakbast
Chakbast , Brij Narayan

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Brij Narayan Chakbast, also spelled, Brij Narain Chakbast, (Kashmiri : , Urdu : ) was an Urdu poet.

Yagana Changezi
Changezi , Yagana

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Mirza Yaas Yagana Changezi (1884-1956)(Urdu : ) was an Indian Urdu-language poet.

Unwan Chishti
Chishti , Unwan

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Unwan Chishti (February 5, 1937 – February 1, 2004) was a Urdu poet who gained repute as a poet, as a scholar, as a teacher and as a literary critic. He was the disciple of Abr Ahasani Gunnauri .

Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer
Dabeer , Mirza Salaamat Ali

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Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer (1803–1875) (Urdu: ) was a leading Urdu poet who excelled and perfected the art of Marsiya writing. He is considered the leading exponent of Marsiya Nigari or marsiya writing along with Mir Anis .

Ehsan Danish
Danish , Ehsan

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Ehsan Danish (Urdu : — Esan Daniš, 1914—1982), born Ehsan-ul-Haq (Urdu : — Esanu l-aq ), was a prominent Urdu poet from the Indian subcontinent. At the beginning of his career his poetry was very romantic but later he wrote his poems more for the labourers and came to be called "Šair-e Mazdur" (Poet of the workmen) by his audience. His poetry inspired the common people’s feelings and he has been compared with Josh Malihabadi. He holds the unique position as one of the best poets of all times, with fine, romantic and revolutionary, but simple style of poetry.

Noon Meem Danish
Danish , Noon Meem

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Noor Mohammed Danish (Urdu : ; born 1958) is a Pakistani poet of African and Baloch descent. He is more commonly known as Noon Meem Danish or N. M. Danish .

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.

Daag Dehlvi
Dehlvi , Daag

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Nawab Mirza Khan Daag better known as Daag Dehlvi was born in 1831 in Delhi. His father died when he was all but 6 years of age and that is why his stepfather, Mirza Muhammed Fakhroo, brought him up. Mirza Muhammad was related to Mogul ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar. Following his death 1865, Daag left Delhi for Rampur where he went into government service and spent a comfortable life. (Urdu)

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).

Tabish Dehlvi
Dehlvi , Tabish

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Masood-ul-Hasan Tabish, TI, (Urdu) (born November 11, 1911 - September 23, 2004 ) was a renowned Urdu poet .

Nurduran Duman
Duman , Nurduran

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Nurduran Duman (born Çan-Çanakkale, 23 October 1974) is a Turkish poet, writer, essayist, translator.

Jamal Ehsani
Ehsani , Jamal

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Jamal Ehsani (Urdu) (April 21, 1951 – February 10, 1998), was a Pakistani poet noted for his work in the ghazal form. and was a favourite poet in the student's circle of Urdu literature. He has written three poetry books. After his death,his complete poetry work has been published as a Kulliyaat-e-Jamal.

Jaun Elia
Elia , Jaun

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Jaun Elia (Urdu : , December 14, 1931 – November 8, 2002) was a notable Pakistani Urdu -language poet, philosopher, biographer, and scholar. He was the brother of journalist and psychoanalyst Rais Amrohvi and journalist and philosopher Syed Muhammad Taqi, and husband of columnist Zahida Hina. He was fluent in Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew .

Jon Elia
Elia , Jon

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Jaun Elia (Urdu : , December 14, 1931 – November 8, 2002) was a notable Pakistani Urdu -language poet, philosopher, biographer, and scholar. He was the brother of journalist and psychoanalyst Rais Amrohvi and journalist and philosopher Syed Muhammad Taqi, and husband of columnist Zahida Hina. He was fluent in Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew .

Khurshid Eqbal
Eqbal , Khurshid

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Khurshid Eqbal (Urdu) (born March 14, 1962) is an Urdu poet, writer and educationalist from India. He has written several books including poetry and prose. He has received Howrah Writer's Association Award for his literary contribution. [ citation needed ]

Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Faiz , Faiz Ahmad

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Urdu : , born 13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984) MBE, NI, was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu and Punjabi language from Pakistan. A notable member of the Progressive Writers' Movement (PWM), Faiz was an avowed Marxist. Listed four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry, he received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Despite being repeatedly accused of atheism by the political and military establishment, Faiz's poetry suggested a more nuanced relationship with religion in general and with Islam in particular. He was, in fact, greatly inspired by both secular poetry and South Asia's Sufi traditions. His popular ghazal Hum Dekhenge  is an example of how he fused these interests.

Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Faiz , Faiz Ahmed

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Urdu : , born 13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984) MBE, NI, was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu and Punjabi language from Pakistan. A notable member of the Progressive Writers' Movement (PWM), Faiz was an avowed Marxist. Listed four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry, he received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Despite being repeatedly accused of atheism by the political and military establishment, Faiz's poetry suggested a more nuanced relationship with religion in general and with Islam in particular. He was, in fact, greatly inspired by both secular poetry and South Asia's Sufi traditions. His popular ghazal Hum Dekhenge  is an example of how he fused these interests.

Ahmad Faraz
Faraz , Ahmad

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Ahmad Faraz (Urdu : , born Syed Ahmad Shah (Urdu : ) on 14 January 1931 in Kohat, died 25 August 2008) was a Pakistani Urdu poet. He was acclaimed one of the modern Urdu poets of the last century. 'Faraz' is his pen name, (in Urdu takhalus ). He died in Islamabad on 25 August 2008. He was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz and after his death Hilal-e-Pakistan by the government.

Khwaja Ghulam Farid
Farid , Khwaja Ghulam

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Khwaja Ghulam Farid (Urdu : ) or Khwaja Farid (1845–1901) – the most famous 19th-century sufi poet of the Indian subcontinent, polyglot, scholar and writer. He belonged to Chishti–Nizami Sufi order. He was born and died at Chachran and was buried at Mithankot .

Bushra Farrukh
Farrukh , Bushra

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Bushra Farrukh (born 16 February 1957), is a Pakistani poet. She was born in Peshawar. She is one of the female Urdu poets of Pakistan. She has also served Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan as an announcer.She is the artist of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa who has performed in four different languages Urdu, Pashto, Hindko and English at television and radio. Bushra Farrukh has performed many radio and television programs. All her programs have been enjoyed especially among the youth.

Aslam Farrukhi
Farrukhi , Aslam

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Aslam Farrukhi, PP, (Urdu) (born October 23,1923) [ dead link ] is an Urdu author, critic, poet, linguist, scholar and broadcaster from Pakistan. He is also known for children's writings. He remained associated as Professor and Chairman with the Department of Urdu, University of Karachi, for many years. [ citation needed ]

Moeen Faruqi
Faruqi , Moeen

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Moeen Faruqi Urdu : is an artist and poet born in Karachi in Pakistan. He graduated in Physics from the California State University, and has an MEd from the University of Wales. He has had numerous solo and group shows of paintings all over Pakistan and internationally, and has participated and curated several group exhibitions and workshops. He is currently living in Karachi with his wife, who is a theater artist, and three sons Danish, Moez and Ziyad.

Niaz Fatehpuri
Fatehpuri , Niaz

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Niaz Fatehpuri (1884-1966) was the nom de plume of Niyaz Muhammed Khan, an Urdu poet and writer and a polemicist. He was also the founder and editor of Nigar which he turned into one of the most prestigious Urdu literary journals in the Indian subcontinent .

Nida Fazli
Fazli , Nida

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Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli, born in 1938 in Delhi, is an eminent Urdu poet and lyricist. His poetry is often described as lacking in any singular identity thereby defying neat categorizations. His poetry reflects the checkered trajectories of a poet who "traveled in many directions".

 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 Ghalib
Ghalib , Mirza

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One of the best-known Urdu poets of all times, Mirza Ghalib is a name that is synonymous with Urdu poetry. Born Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, Ghalib was a pen name he adopted. It is like a pseudonym that most poets and writers adopt in the literary world. The life history of Ghalib is truly interesting and Ghalib biography indeed makes a good read. Ghalib was born in Agra, India in Turkish aristocratic ancestry on 27th December 1796.

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.

Khaqan Haider Ghazi
Ghazi , Khaqan Haider

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Khaqan Haider Ghazi (Urdu : ) (born December 28, 1965) is a Punjabi poet and working in FM95 [ clarification needed ] Pakistan, Punjab Rung program Nena De Akhay Lagay .

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.

Firaq Gorakhpuri
Gorakhpuri , Firaq

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Firaq Gorakhpuri was born Raghupati Sahay in the year 1896 at Gorakhpur District of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Born to a family of aristocrats, Firaq had a taste of Urdu poetry at very tender age. He started writing poetry in Urdu in teens and developed his own niche in an era that was marked by the likes of Sahir, Iqbal, Faiz and Kaifi.

 Gulzar
Gulzar ,

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Gulzar was born Sampooran Singh at Deena in Pakistan in the year 1934. After partition in 1947, he came to Delhi. Gulzar started his career as an assistant to celebrated director Bimal Roy and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. He started his career as a lyricist with Bimal Roy's 'Bandini'. Urdu

 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 .

Shifa Gwaliori
Gwaliori , Shifa

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Shifa Gwaliori (1912–1968) was a Urdu poet. He has written ghazals and nazms .

Altaf Hussain Hali
Hali , Altaf Hussain

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Altaf Hussain Hali (1837–1914) (Urdu : — Alaf usain ali ), known with his honorifics as Maulana Khawaja Hali, was an Urdu poet and   writer. Hali occupies a special position in the history of Urdu literature. He was a poet, prose-writer, critic, teacher and reformer. He was a close  friend  of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. [ citation needed ]

Yasmeen Hameed
Hameed , Yasmeen

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Yasmeen Hameed is a Pakistani Urdu poet. Yasmeen Hameed has over 25 years of experience in the fields of literature, art and education. She is presently working as ‘Writer in Residence’ in the Social Sciences Department at Lahore University of Management Sciences. Yasmeen Hameed’s original literary contributions are her five books of poetry published in Urdu in 1988, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2007. She has contributed to English writing through translation of contemporary Urdu poetry into English. She has edited (in English), issues of Pakistani Literature published by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. She has written scripts in English for Cultural/Fashion shows sponsored by The Government of Pakistan, performed in London in 1995 and Washington in 1996 and in the World Cup Cricket Cultural Festival in Pakistan in 1996. She has also contributed a monthly column to the Books & Authors supplement of The Daily Dawn.

Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee
Haqqee , Shan-ul-Haq

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Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee (Urdu : ), Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Tamgha-e-Quaid-i-Azam, was a notable Urdu poet, writer, journalist, broadcaster, translator, critic, researcher, linguist and lexicographer of Pakistan .

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.

Shamim Hashimi
Hashimi , Shamim

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

Alamgir Hashmi
Hashmi , Alamgir

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Alamgir Hashmi (Urdu: ) (also known as Aurangzeb Alamgir Hashmi) (born November 15, 1951) is a major English poet of Pakistani origin in the latter half of the 20th century. Considered avant-garde, both his early and later works were published to universal critical acclaim and widespread influence. His was a remarkable new voice since the 1970s; each of his successive books attested to an expanding world of cultural discernment and harmony, which he created in poems of peerless beauty.. English poet of Pakistani origin

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 .

Meher Baba Huma
Huma , Meher Baba

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Meher Baba (25 February 1894 – 31 January 1969), born Merwan Sheriar Irani, was an Indian mystic and spiritual master who declared publicly in 1954 that he was the Avatar of the age. He led a normal life and grew up like any other boy, going to school and college and finishing education. The life history of Meher Baba is a very interesting and an extraordinary event. Indian Urdu.

Rafiq Husain
Husain , Rafiq

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Rafiq Husain (Urdu) born Syed Rafiq Husain (14 May 1913 – 31 December 1990) was an Urdu writer, poet and critic from India .

Ashfaq Hussain
Hussain , Ashfaq

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Ashfaq Hussain Zaidi, PP, (born January 1, 1951) is a leading modern Urdu poet and an author of more than 10 books of poetry and literary criticism. He is considered by many as the foremost expert on the life and works of great Urdu poets Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Ahmad Faraz and also on Progressive Writers Movement. For his contributions to Urdu literature, Hussain was awarded the Presidential Pride of Performance from the government of Pakistan.

Dr. Rafiq Hussain
Hussain , Dr. Rafiq

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Rafiq Husain (Urdu) born Syed Rafiq Husain (14 May 1913 – 31 December 1990) was an Urdu writer, poet and critic from India .

Imdad Hussaini
Hussaini , Imdad

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Imdad Hasnain (Sindhi : , Urdu) (born March 10, 1940) is a prolific Sindhi poet and writer of Pakistan.

 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 .

Allama Iqbal
Iqbal , Allama

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One of the greatest Urdu poets in the contemporary world, Allama Muhammad Iqbal is famous for his poetry in Urdu and Persian. He is also given much credit for his works on political and religious philosophy in Islam. The life history of Allama Muhammad Iqbal is very interesting and this section titled as Allama Muhammad Iqbal biography shall give you further information about his life.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Iqbal , Allama Muhammad

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Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Urdu) (November 9, 1877 – April 21, 1938), also known as Allama Iqbal ( ), was a philosopher, poet and politician in British India who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature, with literary work in both the Urdu and Persian languages.

Muhammad Iqbal
Iqbal , Muhammad

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Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Urdu) (November 9, 1877 – April 21, 1938), also known as Allama Iqbal ( ), was a philosopher, poet and politician in British India who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature, with literary work in both the Urdu and Persian languages.

Zafar Iqbal
Iqbal , Zafar

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Zafar Iqbal (Urdu : — afar Iqbal ), an Urdu poet, based in Okara, Pakistan, is known for his innovative style of poetry, in the genre of ghazal. The diction of his ghazal is entirely different from traditional Urdu poetry, making him popular and unpopular at the same time. He is a lawyer by profession, and regularly contributes articles to an Urdu newspaper, Daily Jinnah.

Muhammad Izhar ul Haq
Izhar ul Haq , Muhammad

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Muhammad Izhar ul Haq, (Urdu: ) is a columnist and a renowned poet of Urdu language, in Pakistan. He has received international recognition for his contribution to Urdu literature, and has been awarded Pakistan’s highest civil award Pride of performance in 2008. He has published four books of Urdu poetry and writes weekly column in Daily Dunya.

Ali Sardar Jafri
Jafri , Ali Sardar

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Ali Sardar Zafri was born in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh. He came to Mumbai in 1942 and made it his home. Arrested for writing against British rule in India, Zafri was among the votaries of the progressive movement in Urdu literature. Zafri 's literary career began at the young age of 17.

Zamir Jafri
Jafri , Zamir

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Zamir Jafri (Urdu) (January 1, 1916 – May 12, 1999) was a Pakistani poet born in Dina Jhelum. He became famous for his Urdu humorous poetry and also wrote humorous columns in the newspapers and periodicals. After graduating from Punjab University, he joined the army’s public relation department during World War II and retired as a major. One of his sons is a three-star general, Gen Syed Ehtasham Zamir and serving in Pakistan army while another lives in the U.S. He published more than 50 books in Urdu. His actions showed his simplicity and honesty which he carried forth throughout his life. He gradually embarked on a mission to work for the people of Pakistan, and began reaching out to these people from all spheres of life - devoting his time to carry on social work so as to create harmony and well-being in the society. Now his son Gen Syed Ehtasham Zamir and his grandson Syed Ali Ehtasham(Journalist/Entrepreneur)are determined to continue and carry out the legacy he left behind.They are Operating a Non Profit foundation(Syed Zamir Jafri Foundation)which provides: health services, educational means and awareness, legal aid, development of the literary institution and other miscellaneous structures to strengthen the underprivileged communities of Pakistan and also Mata-e-Zamir an archive of his books and contributions. He graduated from Islamia College, Lahore.

Shakeb Jalali
Jalali , Shakeb

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Shakeeb Jalali (Urdu) (October 1, 1934 – November 12, 1966) was a Pakistani Urdu poet .

Hafeez Jalandhari
Jalandhari , Hafeez

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Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jullundhri (Urdu : ) (born 14 January 1900 - died 21 December 1982) was a Pakistani Urdu -language poet who famously wrote the lyrics for the National Anthem of Pakistan.

Habib Jalib
Jalib , Habib

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Habib Jalib (Urdu) was a Pakistani revolutionary poet, left-wing activist and politician who opposed martial law, authoritarianism and state oppression.

Fazil Jamili
Jamili , Fazil

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Fazil Jamili (Urdu: ) (born 1968) is an Urdu Poet and journalist from Pakistan. He is Editor of Jang Group Online Editions in Karachi. Before rejoining the Jang Group he was Editor Content at Samaa Tv. And before Samaa he was Resident Editor of Daily AAJKAL. Previously he was associated with Jang Group as News Editor of Daily Awam, widely circulated Tabloid of Karachi. He has been active in struggle for journalists' rights and has twice been elected as general secretary of Karachi Union of Journalists. He is also elected member of federal executive committee of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ). His poems like darakhon key liyee aik nazm, aalmi maqtool and iqbal e jurm are considered new dimensions of Urdu Poetry.. Urdu Poet Journalist from Pakistan

Mirza Mazhar Jan-e-Janaan
Jan-e-Janaan , Mirza Mazhar

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Mirza Mazhar Jan-i Janan (Urdu : ), also known by his laqab Shamsuddin Habibullah (1699–1781), was a renowned Naqshbandi Sufi poet of Delhi, distinguished as one the "four pillars of Urdu poetry." He was also known to his contemporaries as the sunnitarash, "Sunnicizer", for his absolute, unflinching commitment to and imitation of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad.

Kazim Jarwali
Jarwali , Kazim

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Kazim Jarwali (Urdu) (born June 15, 1955) is Indian Urdu language poet. He has written several books of poetry and has received awards for his literary work.

Muhammad Mustafa Jauhar
Jauhar , Muhammad Mustafa

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Muhammad Mustafa Jauhar (Urdu : ) (May 10, 1895 – October 24, 1985) was a Pakistani scholar, religious leader, public speaker, poet and philosopher. He wrote many books on different Uloom. He died on October 24, 1985.

Allama Talib Jauhari
Jauhari , Allama Talib

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Talib Jauhari (Urdu) (born August 27, 1939) is a Pakistani Islamic scholar, religious leader, public speaker, Qur'anic interpreter, Urdu poet, historian and philosopher of the Shi'ite Sect of Islam .

Hafeez Jullundhri
Jullundhri , Hafeez

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Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jullundhri (Urdu : ) (born 14 January 1900 - died 21 December 1982) was a Pakistani Urdu -language poet who famously wrote the lyrics for the National Anthem of Pakistan.

 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 .

Daud Kamal
Kamal , Daud

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Daud Kamal 4 January 1935 - 5 December 1987(Urdu : )) was a Professor of English Literature at University of Peshawar, Pakistan. He was educated at Cambridge University, UK. Kamal started writing poetry in his twenties and became one of the major English language poets of Pakistan. He received three gold medals for his poetry from the Triton College and his poems were recorded for the Library of Congress, Washington DC. USA. ‘Remote Beginnings’ and ‘A Selection of Verse’ (ISBN 0-19-577812-X ), are his anthologies. He also did translations of the classic Urdu poet Ghalib in English.

Shamim Karhani
Karhani , Shamim

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Shamim Karhani, was an eminent Urdu poet ('Shayar' ) of the 20th century. He was born on 8 June 1913 in village 'Karhan' district Mau, U.P.

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.

Saleem Kausar
Kausar , Saleem

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Saleem Kausar (Urdu : ; born Muhammad Saleem (Urdu) on August 1947, is a Pakistani Urdu poet. He has published several poetry books. He has also written various title songs for different TV play serials. He has attended several poetry gatherings in different countries.

Nasir Kazmi
Kazmi , Nasir

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Syed Nasir Raza Kazmi, (1925–1972) (Urdu : — Sayyid Nair Raza Kami ) was an Urdu poet from Pakistan and one of the greatest poets of this era [ citation needed ], especially in the use of " ista'aaray " and " chhotee beher ." Kazmi was born on 8 December 1925 at Ambala, Haryana .

Muztar Khairabadi
Khairabadi , Muztar

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Muztar Khairabadi (Urdu) (born 1862–died 1927) was an Indian Urdu poet.

Harris Khalique
Khalique , Harris

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Harris Khalique (Urdu) (born 20 October 1966) is a Pakistani poet, columnist and intellectual. He is based in Islamabad .

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.

Muhammad Ibrahim Khan
Khan , Muhammad Ibrahim

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Sheikh Muhammad Ibrahim Zauq (1789–1854) (Urdu: ) was an exceptional and great Urdu poet and scholar of literature, poetics and relegion. He wrote poetry under nom de plume " Zauq ", and was appointed poet laureate of the Mughal Court in Delhi just at the of 19. Later he was given the title of ' Khaqani e Hind'(The Khaqani of India) by the last Mughal emperor and his disciple Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Saeed Khan
Khan , Saeed

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Saeed Khan, (Urdu : ; born July 19, 1966) is a contemporary Urdu poet (also known as 'Saeed'), a Sydney, Australia -based writer and social and environmental advocate. Saeed's poetry is a combination of classical and modern Urdu ghazal and poems full of romance. Saeed’s idol and great Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz praised his poetry by saying "Saeed's voice is like a fresh breeze for Urdu poetry".

Insha Allah Khan 'Insha'
Khan 'Insha' , Insha Allah

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Sayyid Insha Allah Khan 'Insha' (c. 1756–1817) was an Urdu poet in the courts of Lucknow and Delhi in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. A multi-talented polyglot, he was the author of the first grammar of the Urdu language, Darya-e-Latafat .

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.

Gulab Khandelwal
Khandelwal , Gulab

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poetry including some in Urdu and English

Ajmal Khattak
Khattak , Ajmal

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Ajmal Khattak (Pashto : ) (Urdu) (15 September 1925 — 7 February 2010) was a Pakistani politician, writer, Pashtun poet, Khudai Khidmatgar, former President of Awami National Party and close friend of the late Khan Wali Khan.

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.

Syed Mahmood Khundmiri
Khundmiri , Syed Mahmood

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Syed Mahmood Khundmiri (Urdu : ) (known popularly by his takhallus Talib; born 14 February 1938; died of cardiac arrest on 16 January 2011, in Pune, Maharashtra ) was an Indian Urdu language poet, humorist, architect, artist, orator, and one of the leading Urdu poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. Mahmood concentrated on humorous poetry, and was considered among the elite of Urdu humor.

Syed Mahmood 'Talib' Khundmiri
Khundmiri , Syed Mahmood 'Talib'

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Syed Mahmood Khundmiri (Urdu : ) (known popularly by his takhallus Talib; born 14 February 1938; died of cardiac arrest on 16 January 2011, in Pune, Maharashtra ) was an Indian Urdu language poet, humorist, architect, artist, orator, and one of the leading Urdu poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. Mahmood concentrated on humorous poetry, and was considered among the elite of Urdu humor.

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

Munavvar Lakhnavi
Lakhnavi , Munavvar

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Munavvar Lakhnavi (Urdu) was a Urdu poet who gained repute as a poet and also as a translator.

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.

Ghulam Ahmad Mahju
Mahju , Ghulam Ahmad

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Peerzada Ghulam Ahmad (Kashmiri : (Devanagari ), (Nastaleeq ) ); 3 September 1885 - 9 April 1952), better known by the pen name Mahjoor (Kashmiri : (Devanagari ), (Nastaleeq ) ), was a renowned poet of the J&K Kashmir Valley, along with contemporaries, Zinda Kaul, Abdul Ahad Azad, Dinanath Nadim. He is especially noted for introducing a new style into Kashmiri poetry and for expanding Kashmiri poetry into previously unexplored thematic realms. In addition to his poems in Kashmiri, Mahjoor is also noted for his poetic compositions in Persian and Urdu .

 Majaz
Majaz ,

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Majaz was born in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh in 1909-10. After completing his initial education from Lucknow and Agra, Majaz moved to Aligarh for his higher studies. He completed his graduation from Aligarh Muslim University in 1936. This was the same era when Aligarh Muslim University was swept by the progressive writers movement. Indian Urdu.

Josh Malihabadi
Malihabadi , Josh

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Josh Malihabadi (Urdu : ) (born as Shabbir Hasan Khan ; ) (December 5, 1894 – February 22, 1982) was a noted Urdu poet born in British India. He was an Indian citizen until 1958, when he emigrated to Pakistan and became a Pakistani citizen. He wrote ghazals, nazm and Marsias under the takhallus (Urdu for nom de plume ) Josh ( ) (literally, "Passion" or "Intensity").

Arsh Malsiani
Malsiani , Arsh

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Arsh Malsiani (1908 – 1979) (Urdu: ) born Bal Mukand (Urdu: ), was an eminent Urdu poet and writer. He was the son of Labbhu Ram Josh Malsiani, an Urdu and Persian scholar and Urdu poet. From 1948 up to his retirement in 1968, Malsiani worked in the Publications Division of the Government of India firstly as an Assistant Editor of the Urdu monthly journal Aaj Kal then edited by Josh Malihabadi whom he succeeded as Editor in 1954.

Hakeem Manzoor
Manzoor , Hakeem

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Hakeem Manzoor (January 17, 1937 – 2006) was a prominent Urdu writer, poet & administrator. Born in Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, he wrote more than 15 books. Some of his famous books in Urdu are Na Tamaam, Barf Ruton Ki Aag and Lahu Lamas Chinar. Hakeenm Manzoor served in the state administration in various capacities. He headed the Education Department and worked as the District Development Commissioner Baramulla and the Custodian General besides the Jammu and Kashmir Resident Commissioner in New Delhi.

Anwar Masood
Masood , Anwar

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Anwar Masood (Urdu : ), (born November 8, 1935) is a Pakistani poet known for his comic poetry, however, his works include other genres as well. He writes in Punjabi, Urdu and Persian language.

Noon Meem Rashid
Meem Rashid , Noon

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Nazar Mohammed Rashed (Urdu: ) (b. 1910 {1 August} – 9 October 1975) commonly known as Noon Meem Rashed (Urdu: ) or N.M. Rashed, was born as Raja Nazar Muhmmad Janjua. He was an influential Pakistani poet of modern Urdu poetry.. Pakistani poet of modern Urdu poetry

Amir Meenai
Meenai , Amir

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Ameer Minai (Urdu: ), an Urdu poet of eminence was born in 1828 at Lucknow and died in 1900 at Hyderabad. His full name was Ameer Ahmad Minai, and he also wrote under the pen name `Ameer'. He noted this dual use of his first name in a verse:

 Meeraji
Meeraji ,

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Meeraji (Urdu : ) (May 25, 1912 – November 3, 1949) was an eminent Urdu poet. He lived the life of a bohemian, working only intermittently.

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.

Mir Taqi Mir
Mir , Mir Taqi

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Mir Taqi Mir (sometimes also spelled as Meer Taqi Meer) was the leading Urdu poet of the 18th century, and one of the pioneers who gave shape to the Urdu language itself. Syed Amanullah Meer Taqi was the only son of a Sufi saint, Meer Muttaqi. When Meer was a little child, his father looking at his face used to say which is this fire burning within your heart that is reflecting on your face. Living in an atmosphere of Sufism at a very young age had profound effect on Meer.

Gopal Mittal
Mittal , Gopal

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Gopal Mittal (1906-1993) (Urdu ) was a Urdu poet, writer, critic and journalist .

Krishan Mohan
Mohan , Krishan

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Krishan Mohan (November 28, 1922 – 2004) (Urdu ) was a Urdu poet who gained prominence after India gained independence from the British Raj .

Hasrat Mohani
Mohani , Hasrat

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Maulana Hasrat Mohani (b. 1875 Unnao, d. 1951 Lucknow ) (Urdu : — M¯lána asrat Mohani ) was a Romantic Poet of Urdu language, journalist, politician, parliamentarian of British India, besides a being a part of the Indian Independence Movement .

Momin Khan Momin
Momin , Momin Khan

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Momin Khan Momin, a great Urdu Poet of 19th century, was born in respectable Delhi family of physicians in the year 1801. He used "Momin" as his takhallus. It is the Urdu of 'nom de plume'. His elementary and higher educations were completed in various Madarsa in Delhi where he studied Arabic and Persian. Momin Khan Momin was gifted with a multifaceted personality.

Makhdum Muhiuddin
Muhiuddin , Makhdum

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Makhdoom Mohiuddin (Urdu: , Telugu  : ) or Abu Sayeed Mohammad Makhdoom Mohiuddin Huzri (February 4, 1908 – August 25, 1969) was an Urdu poet and Marxist political activist of India. He was a distinguished revolutionary Urdu poet. He founded the Progressive Writers Union in Hyderabad and was active with the Comrades Association and the Communist Party of India, and at the forefront of the 1946–1947 Telengana Rebellion against the Nizam of the erstwhile Hyderabad state .

Anand Narain Mulla
Mulla , Anand Narain

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Anand Narain Mulla (1901–1997) was a prominent Urdu poet of India .

Anis Nagi
Nagi , Anis

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Dr. Anis Nagi (Urdu) is a Pakistani poet, novelist and critic. He has retired from government service.

Kishwar Naheed
Naheed , Kishwar

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Kishwar Naheed (Urdu) (born 1940) is a feminist Urdu poet from Pakistan. She has written several poetry books. She has also received awards including Sitara-e-Imtiaz for her literary contribution towards Urdu literature.

Pritish Nandy
Nandy , Pritish

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Pritish Nandy (born 15 January 1951) is an Indian poet, painter, journalist, politician, media and television personality, animal activist and film producer. He was member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament representing Maharashtra based party Shiv Sena. He has published a number of poetry books in English and translated poems by other writers from Bengali and Urdu into English.

Mir Gul Khan Naseer
Naseer , Mir Gul Khan

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Mir Gul Khan Nasir (Urdu : ), also widely regarded as Malek o-Sho'ara Balochistan (Urdu : ; May 14, 1914 – 6 December 1983) was a prominent politician, poet, historian, and journalist from Balochistan, Pakistan. Born on 14 May 1914 in Noshki, Gul Khan Nasir was at the forefront of the Baloch Nationalist Movement and was most active between 1935 to 1980. His father’s name was Mir Habib Khan and he belonged to the Paindzai family of the Zagar Mengal sub branch of the Mengal tribe. Mir Gul Khan’s mother “Bibi Hooran” belonged to the Rakhshani branch of the Bolazai Badini. Mir Habib Khan had five sons and three daughters. Mir Gul Khan Nasir was number seven among his eight siblings and he was the fourth amongst his brothers (i.e.) Mir Samand Khan, Mir Lawang Khan, Mir Lal Bux, Mir Gul Khan and Col. Sultan Mohammad Khan.

Imam Baksh Nasikh
Nasikh , Imam Baksh

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Baksh Nasikh (Urdu : ) (1776–1838) was an Urdu poet of the Mughal era .

Daya Shankar Kaul Nasim
Nasim , Daya Shankar Kaul

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Daya Shankar Kaul Nasim (Kashmiri : , Urdu : ) was a Urdu poet of the 19th century who is best known for his epic Gul Bakawali. He was defended by Brij Narayan Chakbast when it was suggested that he was not the author of this book. The poet lived from 1811–1845.

Hakim Nasir
Nasir , Hakim

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Muhammad Nasir, commonly known as Hakim Nasir (d. 2007, Karachi, Pakistan ), was an Urdu poet from Pakistan.

Mir Gul Khan Nasir
Nasir , Mir Gul Khan

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Mir Gul Khan Nasir (Urdu : ), also widely regarded as Malek o-Sho'ara Balochistan (Urdu : ; May 14, 1914 – 6 December 1983) was a prominent politician, poet, historian, and journalist from Balochistan, Pakistan. Born on 14 May 1914 in Noshki, Gul Khan Nasir was at the forefront of the Baloch Nationalist Movement and was most active between 1935 to 1980. His father’s name was Mir Habib Khan and he belonged to the Paindzai family of the Zagar Mengal sub branch of the Mengal tribe. Mir Gul Khan’s mother “Bibi Hooran” belonged to the Rakhshani branch of the Bolazai Badini. Mir Habib Khan had five sons and three daughters. Mir Gul Khan Nasir was number seven among his eight siblings and he was the fourth amongst his brothers (i.e.) Mir Samand Khan, Mir Lawang Khan, Mir Lal Bux, Mir Gul Khan and Col. Sultan Mohammad Khan.

Hammad niazi
niazi , Hammad

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Hammad Niazi (Urdu) is a Pakistani Urdu language poet. He writes ghazals and poems. He has won the third position in the competition category of lyrical poetry.

Munir Niazi
Niazi , Munir

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Munir Ahmad, better known as Munir Niazi, (Urdu) SI (1928–2006) was an Urdu and Punjabi poet from Pakistan .

Zohra Nigah
Nigah , Zohra

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Zehra Nigah (Urdu) is an Urdu poet and scriptwriter from Pakistan. She was one of two female poets to gain prominence in the 1950s when the scene was dominated by men. She has written several television serials. She has also received various awards including Pride of Performance in recognition of her literary works.

Saghar Nizami
Nizami , Saghar

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Saghar Nizami (1905–1983) (Urdu: ), also known as Samad Yar Khan, was an Urdu Poet, ghazal and nazm writer. He was one of the earliest disciples of Seemab Akbarabadi (1882–1951).

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.

Ratan Pandoravi
Pandoravi , Ratan

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Rattan Pandoravi (Urdu) as pen name born Rala Ram (Urdu) on July 7, 1907 - died 1998, was an Urdu poet and scholar from India.

Fareed Parbati
Parbati , Fareed

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Fareed Parbati (Urdu) born Ghulam Nabi Bhat (Urdu : ) on 4 August 1961 died 14 December 2011, was a Urdu language poet and writer from Kashmir. He has written many books including poetry. He wrote in the form of poetry ghazal and Ruba'i. He was honoured with several awards including award by Academy of Art, Culture and Languages to recognise his literary work..

Tanwir Phool
Phool , Tanwir

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Tanwir Phool, or Tanwiruddin Ahmad Phool (born 1948 in Muzaffarpur, India) is the pen name of Tanwiruddin Ahmad Siddiqui, a Pakistani author and poet, writing in Urdu and English.. English & Urdu Pakistani poet

Nazish Pratapgarhi
Pratapgarhi , Nazish

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Nazish Pratapgarhi (1924-1981) was an Urdu poet from India ,who was known for his thoughts and ability to create contact between himself and lovers of Urdu poetry. [ citation needed ]

Pirzada Qasim
Qasim , Pirzada

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Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui (Urdu : ) (born February 8,1943) is a noted Pakistani scholar, Urdu poet scientist and educationist. He is serving as Vice Chancellor of the Ziauddin University.

Ghulam Muhammad Qasir
Qasir , Ghulam Muhammad

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Ghulam Muhammad Qasir (Urdu : ) was a Pakistani urdu poet. He is considered to be one of the finest modern poets of urdu gazal. Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi was the one who 1st introduced him in his famous literary journal called "Fanoon" back in year 1977. Ghulam Muhammad Qasir came up with is 1st collection of poetry called "Tasalsul" in the same year and received warm acceptance across the country. He has been awarded with the Presidential Pride of Performance Award (Posthumous) by the Government of Pakistan in 2006-07, for his valuable contributions in the field of Urdu literature .

Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi
Qasmi , Ahmad Nadeem

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Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi (Urdu : ) born Ahmad Shah Awan (Urdu : ) on 20 November 1916 – died 10 July 2006, was an Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. He wrote 50 books on topics such as poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art, and was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. His poetry was distinguished by its humanism, and his Urdu afsana (novel) work is considered by some second only to Prem Chand in its depiction of rural culture. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine Funoon for almost half a century. He received awards such as the Pride of Performance in 1968 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1980 for his literary work.

Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi
Qasmi , Ahmed Nadeem

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Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi (Urdu : ) born Ahmad Shah Awan (Urdu : ) on 20 November 1916 – died 10 July 2006, was an Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. He wrote 50 books on topics such as poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art, and was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. His poetry was distinguished by its humanism, and his Urdu afsana (novel) work is considered by some second only to Prem Chand in its depiction of rural culture. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine Funoon for almost half a century. He received awards such as the Pride of Performance in 1968 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1980 for his literary work.

Haider Qureshi
Qureshi , Haider

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Haider Qureshi (Urdu : ), born Qureshi Ghulam Haider Arshad (Urdu : ) on September 1, 1953 (according to family,January 13, 1952), in Rabwah, Punjab, is a Pakistani Urdu poet, writer and journalist. His poetry is a rich colours of traditional Urdu and the local lingo. He is also researcher of "mahiya" on correct meter poetry methods. He has written several poetry and prose books and many articles.

Jazib Qureshi
Qureshi , Jazib

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Jazib Qureshi (Urdu) (born August 3, 1940) is a prominent Urdu poet, writer and critic from Pakistan. He has written many poetry books and works of criticism.

Ghazala Rafi
Rafi , Ghazala

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Ghazal Rafi (Urdu)(born August 27, 1984) is a female Pakistani writer, poet and a voice dubbing artist. She was born in Khairpur, Sindh .

Ahfaz ur Rahman
Rahman , Ahfaz ur

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Ahfaz-ur-Rahman (Urdu : ) (born 4 April 1942), is a Pakistani journalist, writer and poet. He has always struggled for the freedom of the press and for the rights of working journalists and other media workers. He has raised his voice both against the numerous dictatorial Pakistani regimes and the corporate media houses who refuse to give the journalists and other workers of the press industry their due.

Samina Raja
Raja , Samina

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Samina Raja is a renowned Pakistani poetess, writer, editor, translator, educationist and broadcaster. She writes in Urdu. She lives in Islamabad, Pakistan and works in the National Language Authority as a Subject Specialist.. Pakistani poet writer editor translator educationist and broadcaster

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.

Muhammad Bashir Ranjha
Ranjha , Muhammad Bashir

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Muhammad Bashir Ranjha (Urdu) (born August 15, 1964) is a Pakistani poet, story writer, critic & journalist. His writings are being considered as a reference for researchers and critics.

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 .

Sabih rehmani
rehmani , Sabih

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Syed Sabihuddin Sabih Rehmani (Urdu : ) is a renowned name in the field of Na’at broadcaster from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. He is not only a leading Na’at khawan but has initiated extensive research work to establish ‘Na’at’ as a genre for the first time in the history of Urdu literature. He has also inspired many people to do research work on a variety of Na’at dimensions in different institutes. He is pioneer member of ARY's Religious TV channel ARY QTV and currently giving his services for ARY Qtv as Sr. Manager Planning Research and P.R. Sabih Rehmani was born on June 27, 1965 at Karachi. Syed Sabih Rehmani has dedicated his life to Urdu Naat for last two decades his contribution towards the treasure of Urdu Naat is simply incredible both in terms of quality and quantity. The spectrum of his services is broad. Broadly speaking it encompasses three major dimensions. Firstly he enjoys worldwide recognition as one of the leading Naat khawns of the sub continent. Secondly he has earned a sound reputation as one of the most distinguished, unique and original poet of modern Urdu Naat. And last but not the least, Saih rehmani is an outstanding research scholar with focused eye on various aspects of Naat and having an enviably sound background of Urdu literature.

Fahmida Riaz
Riaz , Fahmida

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Fahmida Riaz (Urdu) is a well known Progressive Urdu writer, poet, and feminist of Pakistan. Along with Zehra Nigah, Parveen Shakir, and Kishwar Naheed, Riaz is amongst the most prominent female Urdu poets in Pakistan. She is author of Godaavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the first translation of the Masnavi of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi from Persian into Urdu. She has also translated the works of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Shaikh Ayaz from Sindhi to Urdu.

Fehmida Riaz
Riaz , Fehmida

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Fahmida Riaz (Urdu) is a well known Progressive Urdu writer, poet, and feminist of Pakistan. Along with Zehra Nigah, Parveen Shakir, and Kishwar Naheed, Riaz is amongst the most prominent female Urdu poets in Pakistan. She is author of Godaavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the first translation of the Masnavi of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi from Persian into Urdu. She has also translated the works of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Shaikh Ayaz from Sindhi to Urdu.

Khawar Rizvi
Rizvi , Khawar

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Khawar Rizvi(June 1, 1938—November 15, 1981) was a prominent poet of Urdu and Persian. He was respected as an enlightened intellectual and scholar as well. Mainly his fame is due to his poetry. His real name was Syed Sibte Hassan Rizvi. He adopted” Khawar” as his pen-name for writing poetry and essays. Khawar means in Persian “The East”. Khawar was a great lover and admirer of East, eastern way of life and eastern values.. Urdu and Persian poet scholar

Shabnam Romani
Romani , Shabnam

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Mirza Azeem Baig Chughtai (December 30, 1928 – February 17, 2009), known in literary circles by his pen name Shabnam Romani (Urdu), was a renowned Urdu poet based in Karachi, Pakistan. Shabnam Romani wrote a number of books including Jazeera, Doosra Himala, and Tohmat. Romani was born in Budaun, India, but moved to Pakistan and lived most of his life in Karachi. He was the publisher and editor of Quarterly Aqdar, a literary Urdu magazine,. He wrote a regular column in Daily "Mashriq" Karachi.

Bismil Saeedi
Saeedi , Bismil

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Bismil Saeedi (1901-1977) () hailing from Tonk, India, in Rajasthan state, was an Urdu poet who mainly wrote ghazals .

Makhmoor Saeedi
Saeedi , Makhmoor

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Makhmoor Saeedi (31 December 1938-2 March 2010) (Urdu : ) was an Urdu poet, writer, translator and journalist from Tonk, Rajasthan, India .

Saleh muhammad safoori
safoori , Saleh muhammad

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Saleh Muhammad Safoori (Urdu : ) was a sufi poet of southern Punjab, the writer of a poetic collection in Punjabi which is now known to people as Kulliyat -e-saleh Muhammad safoori. In the collection he has described the famous mythical story of southern Punjab, Sasi puno (Urdu) in poetic form. Saleh Muhammad safoori was the son of Hazrat Mai Safoora Qadiriyya, local saint of the area.

Kunwar Mohinder Singh Bedi Sahar
Sahar , Kunwar Mohinder Singh Bedi

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Kunwar Mohinder Singh Bedi (Urdu : ) pen name Sahar was an Indian Urdu poet. The Times of India called him a "noted Urdu poet".

Muslim Saleem
Saleem , Muslim

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Muslim Saleem (Urdu) is an Urdu poet and journalist from India.

Akhtar Raza Saleemi
Saleemi , Akhtar Raza

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Akhtar Raza Saleemi (Urdu : ) as pen name born Muhammad Pervaiz Akhtar (Urdu : ) on June 16, 1974, is a Pakistani poet and writer. He has written several poetry books and has been appreciated for his work by critics.

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.

Sachal Sarmast
Sarmast , Sachal

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Sachal Sarmast (1739–1829) (Sindhi : , Urdu) was a Sufi poet from Sindh, of what is today Pakistan, during the Talpur era. He was born in Daraza near Ranipur, Sindh. His real name was Abdul Wahab Farouqi and "Sachal" or "Sachoo" were his nicknames. He also used it in his own poetry. Sachu means truthful in Sindhi while Sarmast means mystic in Sindhi and Urdu. Sachal Sarmast literally means 'truthful mystic' or can be translated as Ecstatic Saint of Truth. His father died when he was a young child, and Abdul Wahab was raised by his uncle, who also became his spiritual master. He married, but the young woman died two years later. He never remarried. Sarmast lived a humble, ascetic life, preferring solitude, simple meals of daal and yogurt. It is said that he never left Daraza, the village of his birth.

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.

Mahmood Shaam
Shaam , Mahmood

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Mahmood Shaam (Urdu) born Tariq Mahmood (Urdu) on February 5, 1940, is a Pakistani Urdu language journalist, poet writer and analyst. He is one of the best known and most travelled journalist of Pakistan. After serving Pakistan's largest newspaper Jang Group for more than 16 years continuously as Group Editor, he has joined Ary Digital Group on 21 September 2010 to launch a new Urdu Newspaper. He has written many books on different subjects.

Bahadur Shah
Shah , Bahadur

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Mirza Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar (Urdu : ), better known as Bahadur Shah Zafar (Urdu : ), on 24 October 1775 – died 7 November 1862), was the last Mughal emperor and a member of the Timurid Dynasty. Zafar was the son of Mirza Akbar Shah II and Lalbai, who was a Hindu Rajput, and became Mughal Emperor when his father died on 28 September 1837. He used Zafar, a part of his name, meaning “victory”, for his nom de plume (takhallus ) as an Urdu poet, and he wrote many Urdu ghazals under it. After his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British tried and then exiled him from Delhi and sent him to Rangoon in then-British-controlled Desi .

Dil Shahjahanpuri
Shahjahanpuri , Dil

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Dil Shahjahanpuri (1875-1959), was the takhallus of Zameer Hasan Khan, the renowned Urdu ghazal writer, who was born in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh in the year 1875. He was a disciple of the famous Urdu poet, Amir Meenai. Thus far, two collections of his ghazals have been published; they are – Naghma e Dil and Tarana e Dil. Dil Shahjahanpuri, hayat aur adabi khidmat by Izhar Sahbai published in 1988 by Taqsimkar, Danish Mahall, Lucknow, (DLC)88905477 [ citation needed ] is the only known exhaustive work on the life and literary contribution of this poet. He died in Shahjahanpur in 1959.

Himayat Ali Shair
Shair , Himayat Ali

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Himayat Ali Shair ( ) is a renowned Urdu poet, writer, lyricist, actor ,radio drama artist from Pakistan. He is the recipient of Pride of Performance Award given to him in 2002 for his literary services to Urdu literature by then President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf [1] .

Aftab Iqbal Shamim
Shamim , Aftab Iqbal

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Aftab Iqbal Shamim (Urdu : ) (born 16 February 1936 in Jhelum, Pakistan ) is an Urdu language poet. Aftab Iqbal Shamim had served as a professor of English literature and language for 33 years at Gordon College Rawalpindi Pakistan.Meanwhile he also taught Urdu language and literature to Chinese students at Beijing University for 12 years. His Chinese students have and had served in various high positions such as ambassadors, cultural secretaries, counsellors and high government officials in China and Pakistan.

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.

Qateel Shifai
Shifai , Qateel

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Aurangzeb Khan or Qateel Shifai (24 December 1919 - 11 July 2001) (Urdu: ) was a Pakistani Urdu poet.

Hakim Ahmad Shuja
Shuja , Hakim Ahmad

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Hakim Ahmad Shuja (also sometimes written as 'Hakeem Ahmed Shujah') (born 1893-died January 1969), MBE, was a famous Urdu and Persian poet, playwright, writer, scholar and mystic, from former British India, later Pakistan .

Aijaz Siddiqi
Siddiqi , Aijaz

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Aijaz (Urdu : ) Siddiqi (1911–1978) was a Urdu writer and poet. He was the son of the famous Urdu poet, Seemab Akbarabadi. He was born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. After having founded Qasr-ul-Adab in 1923, Seemab Akbarabadi had in the year 1930 started publication of a literary journal in Urdu from Agra titled Shair ; he was its first editor. A few years later i.e. in 1935, in order to concentrate on the other than more important activities of Qasr-ul- Adab, he had handed over the charge of this magazine to Aijaz Siddiqi who carrying forward the tradition of his father remained its editor till 1978 long after the publication of Shair was shifted from Agra to Mumbai in 1947 and Seemab Akbarabadi had in 1951 died in Karachi. Mahendra Nath, the Urdu short-story writer and younger brother of Krishan Chander had also joined him to compile and edit several special issues of Shair.

Iftikhar Imam Siddiqui
Siddiqui , Iftikhar Imam

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Iftikhar Imam Siddiqui (Urdu : ) is a Urdu language poet, writer and journalist from India. He is also the editor of oldest Urdu literary magazine Shair.

Sagar Siddiqui
Siddiqui , Sagar

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Saghar Siddiqui (1928-1974)(Urdu ) was an Urdu poet from Pakistan. In spite of his ruined and homeless alone life, he remained famous and successful till his death among the masses. Saghar is also known as a saint and when he died, he left nothing but a pet, his dog, who also died on the same foot path where Saghar died a few days earlier.

Tanveer Sipra
Sipra , Tanveer

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Tanveer Sipra was an Urdu poet from Jhelum in 1970s. He was a supporter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto 's Islamic Socialism. Professionally, Sipra was a poor Oil Man working in Pakistan Tobacco Company, Jhelum. His famous Urdu poetry book is Lafz Khurdary (English: The Hard Words). [ unreliable source ] Sipra died in 1990s in Jhelum .

Majrooh Sultanpuri
Sultanpuri , Majrooh

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Majrooh Sultanpuri (1 October 1913 - 24 May 2000) was an Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter. He was one of the dominating musical forces in Indian Cinema in the 1950s and early 1960s and was an important figure in the Progressive Writers' Movement. and is considered one of the finest avant-garde Urdu poets of 20th century literature

Afzal Ahmed Syed
Syed , Afzal Ahmed

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Afzal Ahmed Syed ( ) is a contemporary Urdu poet and translator, known for his mastery of both classical and modern Urdu poetic expression.

Al-e-Ahmad, Syed
Syed , Al-e-Ahmad,

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Syed Al-e-Ahmad (Urdu : ) was a well known Pakistani urdu poet, primarily of the Ghazal form, but also of Nazm. He used unique diction for his remarkable expressions regarding life and society.

Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum
Tabassum , Sufi Ghulam Mustafa

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Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum (4 August 1899 – 1978) was a noted 20th-century poet in three languages: Urdu, Punjabi, and Persian. Tabassum (or Tabussum) was the pen name by which he was universally known.

Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri
Tahir ul-Qadri , Muhammad

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Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri (Urdu: ) (born February 19, 1951, Jhang, Pakistan) is a Canada-based Pakistani Islamic Scholar and former professor of international constitutional law at the University of the Punjab.. Pakistani Sufi poet and scholar

Ali Baba Taj
Taj , Ali Baba

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Ali Baba Taj (born 1977) is an Urdu, Persian and Hazaragi poet, based in Quetta, Pakistan. He is known for his use of nazm style in Urdu poetry. He received his Master's Degree in Persian language and literature from the University of Balochistan, Quetta in 2003. He has written several articles in Urdu and Persian regarding poetry and literature.

Zaheen Shah Taji
Taji , Zaheen Shah

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Zaheen Shah Taji (Urdu : ) born Muhammad Tuaseen (Urdu) on 1902 and died July 23, 1978, was a great sufi of sub-continent as well as an Urdu poet, philosopher and scholar of high repute.

Ata Turab
Turab , Ata

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Ata Turab (Urdu) is a Pakistani poet.

Nushoor Wahidi
Wahidi , Nushoor

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Nushoor Wahidi (Wahedi or Vahidi) (Urdu: ) was a famous Indian Urdu poet.

Sikandar Ali Wajd
Wajd , Sikandar Ali

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Sikandar Ali Wajd (1914–1983) was a talented Urdu poet from Aurangabad, Maharashtra India. He had equal proficiency in composing gazals and poems.

Wali Muhammad Wali
Wali , Wali Muhammad

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Wali Muhammad Wali (1667–1707), (also known as Wali Deccani, Urdu: , Wali Gujarati and Wali Aurangabadi) was a classical Urdu poet from India. He is the first established poet to have composed Ghazals in Urdu language and compiled a divan (a collection of ghazals where the entire alphabet is used at least once as the last letter to define the rhyme pattern).

Muzaffar Warsi
Warsi , Muzaffar

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Muzaffar Warsi (Urdu : ) (born 20 December 1933 in Meerath, India died 28 January 2011) was a prominent Urdu poet, critic, essayist, a lyricist par excellence, and scholar of Pakistan. He was one whose work never fails to surprise. A humble man with humble beginnings who is unafraid of experimenting. He began more than five decades ago comprises a rich repertoire of not just Naats, but also authoring several anthologies of Ghazals, Nazms & hycoes including his autobiography Gaye dinon ka suraagh which is considered to be a classic. He was writing quatrains every day for Pakistan's Renowned daily newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt .

Raees Warsi
Warsi , Raees

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Raees Warsi (Urdu) is an Urdu poet, writer, lyricist and TV Anchor from Pakistan. He has blended contemporary issues into classic rhyme. Where Urdu poetry was confined to the issues of love, romance and its tragedies till the early 20th century, Warsi and some other notable contemporary poetry have expanded Urdu poetry to the demands of modern realism while still maintaining the classic rhyme. He currently resides in the United States.

Wasif Ali Wasif
Wasif , Wasif Ali

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Wasif Ali Wasif (15 January 1929 – 18 January 1993) was a teacher, writer, poet and sufi intellectual from Pakistan. He is famous for his unique literary style. Many of his APHORISMS have become proverbs in recent years. His first book "Kiran Kiran Suraj" containing these Aphorisms was published in year 1985 and remained best seller for many many years. He used to write short essays on topics like love, life, fortune, fear, hope, expectation, promise, prayer, happiness, sorrow and so on with clear objective of highlighting the true spirit of Islam. He was regular columnist of Pakistani Urdu daily newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt. His column was named "GUFTAGOO" and it started publishing in newspaper in 1984. His first column was on "Muhabbat". In his life, most of his columns were combined to form two books (Dil Darya Samandar, Qatra Qatra Qulzam" with his own selected title. Later on a third book "Harf Harf Haqeeqat" containing these essays was published after he died in 1993. He did poetry in Urdu and Punjabi languages. Probably no contemporary Urdu writer is more cited in quotations than he is. Later years he used to answer questions in regular gatherings arranged every Thursday at his residence and every Friday at someone else's place in Lahore attended by the notable community. Many of these Q & A sessions were recorded in audio and were later transcribed and published as Guftgoo (talk) series. His mehfils never had a set subject nor did he delivered lecture on chosen topics. His way was to ask people if they had questions and then he used to respond to those questions in his highly original style. His thought was more on mysticism, spirituality and humanity. There are about 40 books to his credit including “Shab Chiragh”, “Kiran Kiran Sooraj”, and “Dil Darya Samundar”.

Bahadur Shah Zafar
Zafar , Bahadur Shah

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The last Mughal emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar II (1775-1862) was born Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar and was a very famous Urdu poet in his times. His poems are still read with much enthusiasm and admiration among the numerous Urdu poetry fans.

Mohsin Zaidi
Zaidi , Mohsin

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Mohsin Zaidi (1935 – 2003) was an Urdu poet ('Shayar' ) who used to write by the pen name 'Mohsin'. Saiyed Mohsin Raza Zaidi (Urdu : ) was born in Bahraich, a town in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India on 10 July 1935, to parents, Saiyed Ali Raza Zaidi and Sughra Begum. He died in Lucknow on 3 September 2003.

Mustafa Zaidi
Zaidi , Mustafa

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Mustafa Zaidi (1930-1970) was a progressive Urdu poet whose work and literary accomplishments remain popular and relevant today. [ citation needed ] He was born on 16 October 1930 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India to Lakhte Hasnain and Binte Haider. His father was a senior official in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the UP Province, with roots in Meman Saadat, a village in district Bijnor. Mustafa Zaidi grew up in a household with five elder half brothers and was the second of three full brothers. [ citation needed ]

Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq
Zauq , Mohammad Ibrahim

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One of the greatest Urdu poets of all times, Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq is regarded as one of the pioneers of Urdu poetry. He was born in 1789 in a poor family and had very ordinary education. Yet his treasure of Urdu poem and ghazals were immense and are considered priceless today.

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.