Poets/Writers From Lucknow

Total: 410

One of most firebrand poets of Lucknow. Contemporary of Meer Taqi Meer. His rivalry with Mushafi is well-recorded. He had also written rekhta poetry and 'Raani Ketki ki kahani" in prose.

Meer Anees

1803 - 1874

One of the most prominent classical poets at Lucknow, who excelled in Mersia poetry. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.

Meer Hasan

1717 - 1786

Considered to be the foremost poet of mathnawi.

Meer Taqi Meer

1723 - 1810

One of the greatest Urdu poets. Known as Khuda-e-Sukhan (God of Poetry)

One of the most prolific 18th century poets, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.

One of the greatest 18th century poets, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.

A prominent scholar, author, translator, and novelist of twentieth century. Had a keen eye on the socio-cultural life of Lucknow.

Prominent Lucknow poet who was very close to the royal family. Moved to Kolkota and stayed with Hamid Ali Kaukab, the Crown prince of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah in exile.

Ambar Bahraichi

1949 - 2021

Well-known Sanskrit scholar, Sahitya Academy award winner.

Ameer Minai

1829 - 1900

Eminent Urdu Poet and contemporary of Dagh Dehlvi. Famous for penning ghazal "Sarakti jaye hai rukh se naqaab aahista aahista".

One of the most famous Progressive poets known for romantic & revolutionary poetry. He was maternal Uncle to film lyricist Jawed Akhtar.

Auj lakhnavi

1853 - 1917

A prominent poet of Lucknow, son of Mirza Dabeer, also known for his book on 'Arooz' called 'Miqyas-ul-Ashaar'

Prominent desciple of Nasikh who served in the armies of Maratha ruler Yashwant Rao Holkar at Indore and Ghaziuddin Haider, Nawab of Awadh

Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib, Aatish was one of the shining stars of 19th century Urdu Ghazal.

Hasrat Mohani

1878 - 1951

Freedom fighter, member of constituent assembly which drafted Indian Constitution. He gave the slogan "Inquilab Zindabad" during freedom movement. He was a devotee of Shri Krishna. He wrote the famous ghazal "chupke chupke raat din".

One of the most prominent Pakistani poets, famous for his cultural romanticism.

One of the most prominent and trend-setter classical poets from Lucknow. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.

Irfan Siddiqi

1939 - 2004

One of the most-prominent modern poets, famous for his neo-classical poetry.

Known for depicting romantic encounters with the beloved in lurid details. Lost his eye sight in the prime of youth

Prominent 19th Century poet at Lucknow.

Son and crown prince of the last nawab of Awadh Wajid Ali Shah

Known for his iconic Masnavi 'Zahr-e-Ishq' a romantic tale written in lyrical verse

Naiyer Masud

1936 - 2017

Prominent short story writer, known for writing fictional narratives of the traditional mores of Lucknowi life and times. Also wtote critical and autobiographical books.

One of the most celebrated 19th century Lucknow poets, author of the renowned masnavi gulzaar-e-naseem

Known for Rekhti, a form of Urdu poetry where a poet speaks in language of women.

Translator, Storyteller and poet, Known for his book Fasana-e-Azad

Rind Lakhnavi

1797 - 1857

Nawab of Lucknow, a pupil of Aatish.

Yagana Changezi

1884 - 1956

One of most inspiring pre-modern poets who laid foundations for modern ghazal. Known for his sustained denunciation of Mirza Ghalib and contemporary poetry in Lucknow.

Aasi uldani

1893 - 1946

A prominent poet and scholar of Lucknow, a disciple of Dagh and Natiq Gulawathhi, known for his annotations of Ghalib and Hafiz, and editing the works of the earliest women poets of Urdu

Popular poet of humour and satire, famous for his intersting way of recitation.

Hanuman Prasad Sharma Aajiz Matvi is a well-known Persian and Arabic Scholar

A pre-modern poet who wrote both Ghazals and Nazms; also wrote poems for children

Ali Jawwad Zaidi

1916 - 2004

Well-known poet and critic known for his book 'Do Adabi School'

Amanat Lakhnavi

1815 - 1858

Famous for his musical play 'Inder Sabha', contemporary of the last Nawab of Avadh, wajid Ali Shah.

Amn Lakhnavi

1898 - 1983

A leading Judge of the Allahabad High Court. Member of the 4th Lok Sabha

Well-known fiction writer, poet and critic; wrote novels in the backdrop of Lucknow’s cultural life

Asifud Daula

1748 - 1797

Nawab of Awadh

Aslam Farrukhi

1923 - 2016

Eminent contemporary Pakistani Urdu fiction writer, critic,editor & academician. Father of writer & translator Asif Farrukhi.

Renowned woman poet known from Lucknow and a companion of Qurratulain Hyder

Aziz Lakhnavi

1882 - 1935

One of the most prominent masters of Classical ghazal from Lucknow

Bashir Farooqi

1939 - 2019

Behzad Lakhnavi

1900 - 1974

Famous for his ghazal " ai jazba-e-dil gar main chahun har cheez muqaabil aa jaye" sung by many singers.

One of the most prominent contemporary ghazal poets in India

Gopi Nath Amn

1898 - 1983

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