Poets/Writers From Allahabad
The greatest Urdu poet of humour and satire who was a Sessions judge at Allahabad.
One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. Recipient of Gyanpeeth award.
One of leading pre-modern poets known for the mystic content of his poetry, close associate of Jigar Moradabadi
Also known as Tegh Allahabadi, was a C.S.P officer in Pakistan, assassinated in mysterious circumstances.
Anand Narayan Mulla
A leading Judge of the Allahabad High Court. Member of the 4th Lok Sabha
Prominent Contemporary of Akbar Allahabadi known for his oft-quoted sher 'Aagah apni maut se koi bashar nahin…'
Urdu poet who later became the most popular and renowned writer of detective novels in Urdu who earlier wrote Urdu poetry under the pen name of Asraar Naarvi.
Prominent modernist poet known for experimentation in language and expression
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
- Born : Pratapgarh
- Domicile : Allahabad
- Died : Allahabd
Poet, fiction writer and one of the leading Urdu critics
Syed Ehtisham Husain
One of the most prominent literary critics associated with Progressive Movement.
Abdul Hamid is a significant poet of the modern era and a renowned scholar. "Sabz Hawa Raushan Hai" is his published collection of poems.
Well-known poet, author, and translator.
Pakistani woman poet of Indian origin / Living in Canada
Indian scientist,a leading Urdu poet, social activist and documentary filmmaker
Khawaja Javed Akhtar
One of the most popular poets who died young.
One of the earliest fiction writers in Urdu, known for his stories of Indian life and living and drawing upon myths. Also known as a translator of early Hindi poetry in Urdu.