aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
Prominent post-modern poet who went missing in 1996
Leading poet who taught Urdu literature at AMU, Aligarh, also published a literary magazine 'Daairay'
Prominent Pakistani exponent of new Urdu ghazal, famous for his ghazhal 'Wo ishq jo hum se rooth gaya' sung by many singers.
One of the founding fathers of modern Urdu criticism in the subcontinient.
Famous indian poet who migrated to Pakistan. He earned polularity with many of his oft-quoted shers.
One of most outstanding modern poets and critics.
One of the founders of modern Urdu criticism.
Known for his emotional intensity tinged with irony
Prominent Contemporary poet and a friend of Mirza Ghalib. He was also a High Court lawyer who also served as Honorary Magistrate at Agra
Prominent Urdu critic, literary historian, linguist, and translator; also served as Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University and Chair of Urdu Lughat Board
Indian historian, religious scholar, and diplomat
One of the most prominent Urdu critics.
Prominent contemporary poet, associate professor of Urdu at Aligarh Muslim University
Prominent progressive critic and a story writer of romantic nature
One of the most prominent Progressive poets. Famous for his widely sung ghazal 'Marne ki duaen kyun maangun…'.
The most prominent fiction writer of Urdu, celebrated for her classic 'Aag ka Dariya' and autobiographical narrative 'Kaar-e-Jahaan Daraaz Hai'. A Padma Shri and Jnanpith awardee of great distinction.
Well-known fiction and film writer known for his dialogues in TV serial "Mahabharat".
A votary of non-traditional thoughts, a well known short story writer and playwright. One of the authors included in the controversial volume Angaarey, she drew upon women’s issues fearlessly.
Prominent popular poet, known for his partriotic poems / Honoured with Padma Bhushan
One of the leading women poets in India.
Prominent new generation poet
One of the most prominent modern Urdu poets and lyricist. Wrote songs for the movie "Umrao Jaan". Recipient of the Bhartiya Gyan Peeth award.
One of the prominent modern poet.
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