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Poets/Writers From Aligarh

Total: 190

Prominent post-modern poet who went missing in 1996

Asad Badayuni

1952 - 2003

Leading poet who taught Urdu literature at AMU, Aligarh, also published a literary magazine 'Daairay'

Athar Nafees

1933 - 1980

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.

Qamar Jalalvi

1887 - 1968

Famous indian poet who migrated to Pakistan. He earned polularity with many of his oft-quoted shers.

Waheed Akhtar

1935 - 1996

One of most outstanding modern poets and critics.

One of the founders of modern Urdu criticism.

Abul Kalam Qasmi

1950 - 2021

Akhtar Ansari

1909 - 1988

Known for his emotional intensity tinged with irony

Athar Parvez

1925 - 1984

Ejaz Rahmani

1936 - 2019

Hatim Ali Mehr

1815 - 1879

Prominent Contemporary poet and a friend of Mirza Ghalib. He was also a High Court lawyer who also served as Honorary Magistrate at Agra

Jameel Jalibi

1929 - 2019

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

Khurshidul islam

1919 - 2006

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

Manzoor Hashmi

1935 - 2008

Moin Ahsan Jazbi

1912 - 2005

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.

Rahi Masoom Raza

1927 - 1992

Well-known fiction and film writer known for his dialogues in TV serial "Mahabharat".

Rasheed Jahan

1905 - 1952

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.

Saghar Nizami

1905 - 1984

Prominent popular poet, known for his partriotic poems / Honoured with Padma Bhushan

Sajida Zaidi

1929 - 2011

One of the leading women poets in India.

Prominent new generation poet


1936 - 2012

One of the most prominent modern Urdu poets and lyricist. Wrote songs for the movie "Umrao Jaan". Recipient of the Bhartiya Gyan Peeth award.

Syed Amin Ashraf

1930 - 2013

One of the prominent modern poet.

Varis Kirmani

1927 - 2012

Ze Khe Sheen

1894 - 1922

Abida Samiuddin

1934 - 2012

Dr. Maula Bakhsh

1963 - 2021

Fatima Zaidi

1930 - 1970

Hajra Nazli

1921 - 2004

Hamid Allahabadi

1941 - 1991

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