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Bahadur Shah Zafar

Bahadur Shah Zafar

Mirza Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar better known as Bahadur Shah Zafar 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,...

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Nazeer Akbarabadi

Nazeer Akbarabadi

Nazeer Akbarabadi (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...

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Mir Taqi Mir

Mir Taqi Mir

Mir Taqi Mir whose real name was Muhammad Taqi (Urdu: مُحَمَّد تقی — Mọḥammad Taqī ) and whose takhallus (pen name) was Mir (Urdu: مِیرؔ — Mīr ) (sometimes also spelt Meer Taqi Meer), was the leading Urdu poet of the 18th century, and one of the pioneers...

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Khwaja Mir Dard

Khwaja Mir Dard

Khwaja Mir Dard was born in 1721 and died in 1785. He is one of the three major poets of the Delhi School — the other two being Mir Taqi Mir and Sauda — who are considered the pillars of the classical Urdu ghazal Philosophy Dard was first and foremost...

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Amir Khusrow

Amir Khusrow

Ab'ul Hasan Yamīn ud-Dīn Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) better known as Amīr Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawī (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...

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