Poets/Writers From Aligarh

Total: 173

Syeda Farhat

1938 - 2003

One of the most prominent fiction writers known for his stories drawing upon the cultural heritage of the past. Also the first one to make animals and non-living things the central metaphors in his stories.

One of the prominent modern poet.

Eminent intellectual, statesman and educationist,founder of Aligarh Muslim University

Shrilal Shukla

1925 - 2011

Shahryar

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.

Prominent new generation poet

Young story writer; also known for her critical writings on fiction.

Seema Saghir

1959 - 2022

Indian politician, designated senior advocate, eminent author and a law teacher

Sajida Zaidi

1929 - 2011

One of the leading women poets in India.

Contemporary fiction writer; known for underscoring the current socio-political issues.

Saghar Nizami

1905 - 1984

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

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