Poets/Writers From Barabanki
Asrarul Haq Majaz
One of the most famous Progressive poets known for romantic & revolutionary poetry. He was maternal Uncle to film lyricist Jawed Akhtar.
Bedam Shah Warsi
Sufi poet famous for his devotional poetry
One of the most prominent modern Urdu critics. Famous for his promotion of the Anti-ghazal trend of poetry and anti-modernism views.
Hanuman Prasad Sharma Aajiz Matvi is a well-known Persian and Arabic Scholar
C. M. Naim
An American scholar of Urdu language and literature
Popular poet who also penned film lyrics.
Saghar Azmi was a popular Urdu poet from Azamgarh in U.P. He has been a regular participant of international mushairas at Dubai, Sharjah, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, etc.
Abdul Mateen Niyaz
A major poet to emerge in the 60s; known for his poetry of higher consciousness and intense emotional nature
Prominent scholar and literary critic who writes both in Urdu and English living in U.S.A