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Khumār Barabankvi

Khumār Barabankvi

Khumār Barabankvi (1919 - 1999) 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 Khumār, which means intoxication. The word comes from...

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Kaifi Azmi

Kaifi Azmi

Sayyid Akhtar Hussein Rizvi, known as Kaifi Azmi January 14, 1919 – May 10, 2002) was an Indian Urdu poet. He is considered to be one of the greatest Urdu poets of 20th century.[ citation needed ] Together with Pirzada Qasim, Jon Elia and others he participated...

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Jagan Nath Azad

Jagan Nath Azad

Jagan Nath Azad (December 5, 1918 – July 24, 2004) [1] was a renowned Urdu poet, writer and academician. A literary giant, Azad penned over 70 books, including poetry collections, epic poems, biographies and travelogues. He was an acclaimed authority...

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Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee

Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee

Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Tamgha-e-Quaid-i-Azam, was a notable Urdu poet, writer, journalist, broadcaster, translator, critic, researcher, linguist and lexicographer of Pakistan. Born in Delhi, Haqqee acquired his BA from Aligarh Muslim University....

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Shakeel Badayuni

Shakeel Badayuni

Shakeel Badayuni (August 3, 1916 – April 20, 1970) was an Indian Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter in Hindi films Early life Shakeel Badayuni was born in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh. [4] His father, Mohammed Jamaal Ahmed Sokhta Qadiri, wanted him to have...

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Zamir Jafri

Zamir Jafri

Zamir Jafri (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...

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Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi

Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi

Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi on 20 November 1916 – died 10 July 2006, [1] [2] was an Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. [1] He wrote 50 books on topics such as poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism...

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Ehsan Danish

Ehsan Danish

Ehsan Danish was a prominent Urdu poet from the Indian subcontinent. [1] [2] 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 "Šāʿir-e Mazdūr" (Poet of the workmen) by...

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz 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 [1] language from Pakistan. A notable member of the Progressive...

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Noon Meem Rashed

Noon Meem Rashed

Nazri Muhammad Rashed (August 1, 1910 – October 9, 1975) commonly known as Noon Meem Rashed or N.M. Rashid, was born as Nazri Muhammad Janjua at Alipur Chattha District Gujranwala formerly Akalgarh, Punjab, Pakistan. He was an influential Pakistani poet...

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