Poets/Writers From Lucknow
Prominent fiction writer and journalist known for his major novel 'Lahoo ke Phool'. Also known for his views against the ghazal.
Hugely popular in Mushairas for his extra-ordinary recitation.
Freedom fighter, member of constituent assembly which drafted Indian Constitution. He gave the slogan "Inquilab Zindabad" during freedom movement. He was a devotee of Shri Krishna. He wrote the famous ghazal "chupke chupke raat din".
Prominent short story writer from Pakistan to highlight the excesses of the male-dominated society.
Haidar Ali Aatish
Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib, Aatish was one of the shining stars of 19th century Urdu Ghazal.