Hindi Poets | Famous Hindi Language Poets

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

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

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Seth , Vikram

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Vikram Seth (Hindi) is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist. Born in 1952 in Calcutta, India, Vikram Seth was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Stanford University and Nanjing University.

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Joshi , Prasoon

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

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Tulsidas ,

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poet-saint, reformer and philosopher

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Agarwal , Kedarnath

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Hindi language poet and littérateur

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Pant , Sumitranandan

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Chhayavaad poetry, verse plays and essays

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Akhtar , Javed

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poet, lyricist and scriptwriter

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Sharma , Surendra

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poet and humorist

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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.

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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.

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Sachdev , Padma

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

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Chaturvedi , Makhanlal

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Indian poet, writer, essayist, playwright and a journalist

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Rai Bachchan , Harivansh

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poet of Chhayavaad literary movement (romantic upsurge)

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Kumari Chauhan , Subhadra

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poetess known for her emotionally charged songs

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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.

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Varma , Mahadevi

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poet, freedom fighter, woman's activist and educationist

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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.

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Neeraj , Gopaldas

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

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Prasad , Jaishankar

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novelist, playwright, poet

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Chakradhar , Ashok

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

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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.

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Sharan Gupt , Maithili

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poet, politician, dramatist, translator

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Tripathi 'Nirala' , Suryakant

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poet, novelist, essayist and story-writer

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Singh Dinkar , Ramdhari

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poet, essayist and academic

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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.

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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.

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Mehta , Naresh

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poet and playwright

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Bihari-Lal ,

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Bihari Lal Chaube or Bihārī (1595–1663) was a Hindi poet, who is famous for writing the Satasaī (a collection of approximately seven hundred distichs) in Brajbhasha, which is perhaps the most celebrated Hindi work of poetic art.

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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.

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Saumitra ,

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

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Singh Suman , Shivmangal

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poet and academician

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Vishwas , Kumar

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poet and a professor

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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.

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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.

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Chaturvedi , Shail

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poet, humorist, lyricist, actor

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Kumar Sharma 'Rasik' , Krishan

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Hindi, Punjabi, English and Urdu poet and writer

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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.

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Bechain , Kunwar

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Professor and Poet

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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.

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Bardai , Chand

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A Hindu brahambhatt (barot) and the court poet of the Indian king Prithviraj III Chauhan, who ruled Ajmer and Delhi from 1165 to 1192.

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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 .

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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.

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Satchidanandan ,

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

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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.

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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.

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Prakash , Uday

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scholar, poet, journalist, translator and short story writer

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Maharaj , Kripalu

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spiritual master and a poet-saint

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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.

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Harishchandra , Bharatendu

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novelist, poet, playwright

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Sethia , Kanhaiyalal

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

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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.

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