Well-known poet and editor of literary journal 'Istefsaar'


Pakistani poet, journalist, and translator known for his book containing translations of Sindhi literature


Prominent classical poet and contemporary of Dagh Dehlavi, reflecting all the values of romantic bohimianism of classical Urdu ghazal.

One of the founders of modern Urdu criticism.

1911 -2002

Prominent poet who mastered the poetic idiom of Lucknow poetry.

1896 -1978

One of the prominent poets of Pakistan known for his unique responses to modern-day social issues in his Ghazals and Nazms


Prominent among the poets of Kashmir, published two collections, 'Raaste Manzilein' and 'Patta Patta'

A promising poet from Pakistan who committed suicide at the age of 27

1960 -1986

Prominent post-modern poet who went missing in 1996


A poet to draw upon traditional poetics, published several poetry collections

A well-known poet of mystical thoughts

1834 -1917

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

1893 -1946

Poet and writer, known for his critical work on childrens’ literature


A poet and journalist from Haryana; also the editor of a newspaper called 'Paigham'

1915 -1993

well-known poet of classical tone and tenor

1906 -1969

Prominent among the new generation poets


Contempory Pakistani poet having a popular appeal.


Prominent poet from Mumbai, well-known to connoisseurs of serious poetry.

1950 -2020

Prominent Pakistani poet and translator; translated select works from world literature including Tagore’s Gitanjali

1927 -2010