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Best Famous Hindi Poets of All-time

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).

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.

Famous Hindi Poets

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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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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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poet-saint, reformer and philosopher

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poet and humorist

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Chhayavaad poetry, verse plays and essays



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Indian poet, writer, essayist, playwright and a journalist

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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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Hindi language poet and littérateur

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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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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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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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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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poet of Chhayavaad literary movement (romantic upsurge)

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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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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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poet, lyricist and scriptwriter

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poet, freedom fighter, woman's activist and educationist

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poet, politician, dramatist, translator

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poetess known for her emotionally charged songs

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poet, novelist, essayist and story-writer

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novelist, playwright, poet

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Hindi, Punjabi, English and Urdu poet and writer

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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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poet, essayist and academic

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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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