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Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer

Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer

Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer (1803–1875) was a leading Urdu poet who excelled and perfected the art of Marsiya writing. He is considered the leading exponent of Marsiya Nigari or marsiya writing along with Mir Anis. Mirza Dabeer was born in 1803 in Delhi....

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Momin Khan Momin

Momin Khan Momin

Momin Khan Momin (1800–1851) was a Mughal era poet known for his Urdu ghazals and used "Momin" as his taxalluṣ (the Urdu word for nom de plume ). He was a contemporary of Mirza Ghalib and Zauq, today his grave lies near the parking area near Maulana Azad...

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Mirza Ghalib

Mirza Ghalib

Ghalib born Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan on 27 December 1797 – died 15 February 1869), [1] was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from the Mughal Empire during British colonial rule. He used his pen-names of Ghalib (Urdu/Persian: غالب, ġhālib means "dominant")...

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Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq

Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq

Sheikh Muhammad Ibrahim Zauq (1789–1854) was an exceptional and great Urdu poet and scholar of literature, poetics and relegion . He wrote poetry under nom de plume "Zauq", and was appointed poet laureate of the Mughal Court in Delhi just at the of 19....

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Baksh Nasikh

Baksh Nasikh

Baksh Nasikh (Urdu: (1776–1838) was an Urdu poet of the Mughal era. Early life Baksh Nasikh, known with his honorific as Iman Baksh Nasikh, was born in Faizabad, India, which was then ruled by the Mughals. His poor father died early in his childhood.[...

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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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