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Josh Malihabadi

Josh Malihabadi

Josh Malihabadi (born as Shabbir Hasan Khan ) (December 5, 1894 – February 22, 1982) was a noted Urdu poet born in British India. [1] [2] He was an Indian citizen until 1958, when he emigrated to Pakistan and became a Pakistani citizen. He wrote ghazals...

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Jigar Moradabadi

Jigar Moradabadi

Jigar Moradabadi was the nom de plume of Ali Sikandar (1890–1960), one of the most famous Urdu poets of the 20th century and a celebrated Urdu ghazal writer. [1] [2] He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1958 for his highly acclaimed poetry collection...

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Qamar Jalavi

Qamar Jalavi

Qamar Jalavi (born Muhammad Hussain in 1887, died 4 October 1968; also known as Ustad Qamar Jalalvi) was a renowned Pakistani poet. He was born in Jalali near Aligarh, India in 1887. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, he moved to Karachi. Qamar Jalalvi...

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Tilok Chand Mehroom

Tilok Chand Mehroom

Tilok Chand Mehroom (1887-1966) 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. Early life Mehroom was born in the village of Mousa Noor Zaman Shah...

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Niaz Fatehpuri

Niaz Fatehpuri

Niaz Fatehpuri (1884-1966) was the nom de plume of Niyaz Muhammed Khan, [1] 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....

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Seemab Akbarabadi

Seemab Akbarabadi

Seemab Akbarabadi born Aashiq Hussain Siddiqui on 5 June 1882 – died 31 January 1951, was an acclaimed Urdu poet from India. Early life Seemab Akbarabadi, [1] a descendant of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam, [2] was born in Imliwale makaan...

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Allama Iqbal

Allama Iqbal

Sir Muhammad Iqbal (November 9, 1877 – April 21, 1938), also known as Allama Iqbal was a philosopher, poet and politician [1] in British India who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is considered one of the most important...

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Maulana Hasrat Mohani

Maulana Hasrat Mohani

Maulana Hasrat Mohani (b. 1875 Unnao, d. 1951 Lucknow) was a Romantic Poet of Urdu language, journalist, politician, parliamentarian of British India, besides a being a part of the Indian Independence Movement. The real name of Maulana was Syed Fazl-ul-Hasan....

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Shibli Nomani

Shibli Nomani

Shibli Nomani (June 3, 1857 - November 18, 1914, Azamgarh) was a respected scholar of Islam from Indian subcontinent during British Raj. [1] He was born at Bindwal in Azamgarh district of present-day Uttar Pradesh. He is known for the founding the Shibli...

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Agha Shorish Kashmiri

Agha Shorish Kashmiri

Agha Shorish Kashmiri (1917-1975) was a scholar, writer, debater, and leader of the Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam party. He was a figure of the freedom movement of undivided India, as well as the chief editor of the weekly Chattan. [1] Kashmiri started his political...

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