Urdu poets
--Abikan 16:28, 12 March 2015 (UTC)This is a list of Urdu language poets, arranged by date of birth. The italic text after the poet's name is their takhallus, or nom de plume.
Himayat Ali Shair
Himayat Ali Shair (حمایت علی شاعر) is a renowned Urdu poet, writer, lyricist, actor and radio drama artist from Pakistan. He received the 2002 Pride of Performance Award for his literary services in U...
Tilok Chand Mehroom
Tilok Chand Mehroom (1887–1966) (Urdu: تِلوک چند محرُوم‎), (Hindi: तिलोक चंद महरूम ) was an eminent Urdu poet who was admired not only for his writings but also for his simple lifestyle and ...
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Niaz Fatehpuri
Niaz Fatehpuri (1884–1966) was the nom de plume of Niyaz Muhammed Khan, an Urdu poet, writer, and polemicist. He was also the founder and editor of Nigar, which he turned into one of the most presti...
Mohsin Naqvi
Mohsin Naqvi (1947−1996) was a renowned Pakistani poet.
Naqvi was born on 5 May 1947 in Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan. His father Syed Chirag Hussain, was a saddlemaker and later worked as a food vend...
Josh Malihabadi
Josh Malihabadi (Urdu: جوش ملیح آبادی‎) (born as Shabbir Hasan Khan; شبیر حسن خان) (5 December 1894 – 22 February 1982) was a Pakistani poet. He was an Indian citizen until 1958, when he emi...
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Khushbir Singh Shaad
Khushbir Singh Shaad (Urdu: خوشبیر سنگھ شاد) (Hindi:खुशबीर सिंह 'शाद') is an Indian Urdu Shayar (poet) with seven books of Urdu Ghazals to his credit published in Devnagri and Urdu language. He is an ...
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Kaif Bhopali
Kaif Bhopali (Urdu: کیف بھوپالی ‎) was an Indian Urdu poet and lyricist. He was a well-known poet in the Urdu mushaira circles, he is most known as the writer of songs like Chalo Dildar Chal...
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Kaifi Azmi
Sayyid Akhtar Hussein Rizvi, known as Kaifi Azmi (Hindustani: कैफ़ी आज़मी, کیفی اعظمی; 14 January 1919 – 10 May 2002) was an Indian Urdu poet. He will always be remembered who brought Urdu litera...
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Nushoor Wahidi
Nushoor Wahidi (Wahedi or Vahidi) (Urdu: نشور وحیدی ) was a famous Indian Urdu poet.
Born in 1911 in the village of, Ballia District, United Province (renamed as Uttar Pradesh after the Indian ind...
Fikr Taunsvi
Fikr Taunsvi (October 7, 1918 – September 12, 1987) was an Urdu poet, born in a village of Taunsa Sharif, then part of India. He was famous for his satires and was a Hindu by religion. He wrote twenty...
Akhtar Sheerani
Akhtar Shirani (Urdu: اخترشِيرانى‎), (also spelled 'Sheerani', 'Sherani', 'Shirani', 'Shairani'), (Born 4 May 1905 – 9 September 1948) is considered one of the leading romantic poets of Urd...
Mohinder Pratap Chand
Mohinder Pratap Chand is an Urdu writer and poet of India who has promoted Urdu language and literature in India. In Kurukshetra University (India), he initiated the Bazm-e-Adab (a literary body) and ...
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Ravish Siddiqi
Ravish (Urdu: روش ‎) Siddiqui(1911-1971), born Shahid Aziz at Jawalapur in District Saharanpur of Uttar Pradesh on 11 July 1911 was a renowned Urdu Ghazal and Nazm writer whose forte was ...
Najm Afandi
Najm Afandi (1893–1975) نجم آفندی was an important Urdu poet of his time who had numerous budding poets as his disciples. He was born in Agra in 1893. His father Bazm Afandi was himself a well-known p...
Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq
Sheikh Muhammad Ibrahim Zauq (1789–1854) (Urdu: شیخ محمد ابراہیم ذوؔق‎) was an Urdu poet and scholar of literature, poetry and religion . He wrote poetry under nom de plume "Zauq", and was a...
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Iftikhar Imam Siddiqui
Iftikhar Imam Siddiqui (Urdu: افتخار امام صدیقی‎) is a Urdu language poet, writer and journalist from India. He is also the editor of oldest Urdu literary magazine Shair.
Siddiqui was bo...
Raj Pathria
Professor Raj Kumar Pathria (born March 30, 1933) is a theoretical physicist and an Urdu poet.Pathria is known for his work on Superfluidity in liquid helium, Lorentz transformation of thermodynamic q...
Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Punjabi, Urdu: فیض احمد فیض ‎, born 13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984), MBE, NI, Lenin Peace Prize was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one o...
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Nasir Kazmi
Syed Nasir Raza Kazmi (Urdu: سید ناصر رضا كاظمی‎, born 8 December 1925 - died 2 March 1972) was an Urdu poet from Pakistan and one of the renowned poets of this era, especially in the use of...
Ehsan Sehgal
Ehsan Sehgal (Urdu: احسان سہگل‎, Hindi: एहसान सहगल), born Khawaja Ehsan Elahi Sehgal (Urdu: خواجہ احسان الہی سہگل ‎) is a Dutch, Pakistani origin Urdu poet and writer. He mov...
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Ghulam Muhammad Qasir
Ghulam Muhammad Qasir (Urdu: غلام محمد قاص‎ September 4, 1944 - February 20, 1999) was a Pakistani Urdu poet. He is considered to be one of the finest modern poets of Urdu gazal. Ahmad Nadee...
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Akhtar ul Iman
Akhtar ul Iman (1915–1996) was a noted Urdu poet and screenwriter in Hindi cinema, who had a major influence on modern Urdu nazm.He won the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue in 1963 for Dharmputra and ...
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Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer
Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer (1803–1875) ( Urdu: مرزا سلامت علی دبیر ) was a leading Urdu poet who excelled and perfected the art of Marsiya writing. He is considered the leading exponent of Marsiya Niga...
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Nazish Pratapgarhi
Nazish Pratapgarhi (1924-1981) was an Urdu poet from India,who was known for his thoughts and ability to create contact between himself and lovers of Urdu poetry.
Pratapgarhi hailed from Pratapg...
Muhammad Mustafa Jauhar
Muhammad Mustafa Jauhar (Urdu: محمد مصطفٰی جوہر‎) (May 10, 1895 – October 24, 1985) was a Pakistani scholar, religious leader, public speaker, poet and philosopher. He wrote many books on di...
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Saeed Ahmad Akhtar
Saeed Ahmad Akhtar was an Urdu poet, playwright and educationist. He came up with his 1st Urdu poetry collection “Diyaar e Shab” in 1976. It was the best selling book of the year and got many awards i...