Poets/Writers From Lucknow

Total: 412

A poet to make space for resistance and current social issues.

Aziz Lakhnavi

1882 - 1935

One of the most prominent masters of Classical ghazal from Lucknow

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

Auj lakhnavi

1853 - 1917

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

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

Aslam Farrukhi

1923 - 2016

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

Asifud Daula

1748 - 1797

Nawab of Awadh

Poet and scholar of Persian literature, was the chair of Persian department in Lucknow University

Asar Lakhnavi

1885 - 1967

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.

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.

Arzoo Lakhnavi

1873 - 1951

One of the leading pre-modern poets at lucknow, contemporary of Jigar Moradabadi.

Arif Lakhnavi

1859 - 1916

Anwar Nadeem

1937 - 2017

Anwar Jalalpuri

1947 - 2018

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

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

Amn Lakhnavi

1898 - 1983

Ameer Minai

1829 - 1900

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

Ambar Bahraichi

1949 - 2021

Well-known Sanskrit scholar, Sahitya Academy award winner.

Amanat Lakhnavi

1815 - 1858

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

Altaf Fatima

1929 - 2018

Noted fiction writer from Pakistan; known for writing on women’s issues.

Ali Jawwad Zaidi

1916 - 2004

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

Well-known story writer, playwright and critic, known for his story “Mela Ghoomani”

Akhtar lakhnvi

1934 - 1995

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

Ahsan Lakhnavi

1868 - 1939

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