Poets/Writers From Lucknow
A poet to make space for resistance and current social issues.
One of the most prominent masters of Classical ghazal from Lucknow
Aziz Bano Darab Wafa
Renowned woman poet known from Lucknow and a companion of Qurratulain Hyder
A prominent poet of Lucknow, son of Mirza Dabeer, also known for his book on 'Arooz' called 'Miqyas-ul-Ashaar'
Asrarul Haq Majaz
One of the most famous Progressive poets known for romantic & revolutionary poetry. He was maternal Uncle to film lyricist Jawed Akhtar.
Eminent contemporary Pakistani Urdu fiction writer, critic,editor & academician. Father of writer & translator Asif Farrukhi.
Poet and scholar of Persian literature, was the chair of Persian department in Lucknow University
Prominent among the later poets of Lucknow School, known for his individual signature. Also served as Additional Commissioner, Education Minister, Home Minister, and officiating Prime Minster in the Government of Kashmir.
Asad Ali Khan Qalaq
Prominent courtier of Wajid Ali Shah who accompanied him during his exile to Kolkata. Awarded the honorific title of 'Aftabu Daula Shams-e-Jung' by the Nawab.
One of the leading pre-modern poets at lucknow, contemporary of Jigar Moradabadi.
Poet and a popular mushaira anchor; translated Geeta and Gitanjali into Urdu
Well-known fiction writer, poet and critic; wrote novels in the backdrop of Lucknow’s cultural life
Anand Narayan Mulla
A leading Judge of the Allahabad High Court. Member of the 4th Lok Sabha
Eminent Urdu Poet and contemporary of Dagh Dehlvi. Famous for penning ghazal "Sarakti jaye hai rukh se naqaab aahista aahista".
Well-known Sanskrit scholar, Sahitya Academy award winner.
Famous for his musical play 'Inder Sabha', contemporary of the last Nawab of Avadh, wajid Ali Shah.
Noted fiction writer from Pakistan; known for writing on women’s issues.
Ali Jawwad Zaidi
Well-known poet and critic known for his book 'Do Adabi School'
Ali Abbas Husaini
Well-known story writer, playwright and critic, known for his story “Mela Ghoomani”
Poet and journalist, long associated with radio Pakistan; also wrote dialogues and lyrics for films
A pre-modern poet who wrote both Ghazals and Nazms; also wrote poems for children
Hanuman Prasad Sharma Aajiz Matvi is a well-known Persian and Arabic Scholar