aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
One of the greatest Urdu Poets.National poet of Pakistan who penned 'Saare jahan se achaa hindustaan hamara', and 'Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri'.
One of the most celebrated and popular poets. Faced political repression for his revolutionary views.
Film-maker, lyricist and fiction writer. Famous for his tele-serial on Mirza Ghalib. Recipient of Sahitya Academy and Dada Sahab Phalke award.
Most prominent fiction writer, known for his stories woven around the experience of Partition and for his individual style of telling tales. The first Urdu writer to have been shortlisted for Man Booker prize.
The most prominent stylist of Urdu prose and author of "Aab-e-Hayaat". Himself a poet, he was a major force behind the movement for the new Nazm in Urdu.
One of the most read fiction and travelogue writers from Pakistan; known for his unique creativity and appeal.
One of the leading poets of new Urdu ghazal.
Popular Poet with dominant romantic shades celebrating love and life.
One of the leading and reputed Pakistani poets known for his neo-classical tone, equally well-known in India, lives in Houston USA.
Most outstanding Pakistani, Progressive poet. Also counted among leading fiction-writers. Edited an important literary magazine Funoon.
One of the most popular Urdu poets ever, known for his intense romantic poetry.
Popular poetess-writer of Punjabi. Bharatiya Jnanpeeth Awardee.
Prominent Pakistani poet, fiction writer, and critic; wrote two important novels Zawaal, and Deewaar ke Peechhe; also wrote a history of Pakistani literature
One of the prominent poets of Humour & Satire in the Indian subcontinent
One of the leading modern poets and short story writer, who made outstanding contribution to modern Urdu Nazm in India.
One of the most prominent modern poets of Pakistan
One of the most popular poets in the fourth and fifth decades of 20th century, contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz.
Popular poet from Pakistan, known for his anti-establishment poetry, having mass following.
Popular romantic poet made famous by Malika Pukhraj by singining ghazal "abhi to main jawan huun". Wrote the National Anthem of Pakistan.
One of most prominent post-modern Pakistani poets, known for the uniqueness of his poetic experience.
One of the founding-fathers of modern Urdu poetry.
One of the founding fathers of modern Urdu nazm. Known for his mystical association with Indian metaphysical tradition. Died young.
Popular pakistani poet who died Young.
One of the most outstanding modern poets who wrote both in Urdu and Punjabi. Also a film lyricist.
One of the founders of modern ghazal.Born at Ambala in India, he migrated to Pakistan and wrote extensively on the pain and sufferings of partition.
One of the most popular poets ever and film lyricist. Famous for his ghazal 'Garmi-e-hasrat-e-nakaam se jal jate hain'.
One of the most powerful voices of the post-independence Urdu ghazal
One of the renowned Urdu fiction writers. Known for writing some masterpieces like Thanda Gosht, Khol Do, Toba Tek Singh etc.
Famous Pakistani woman poet known for her unconventional views on society. Committed suicide at a young age.
Famous poet from Pakistan. Committed suicide at an early age.
One of most prominent modern critics
One of the most prominent and trend-setter poet of new Urdu ghazal having a vast following.
One of the most prominent-modern poets.
A promising poet from Pakistan who committed suicide at the age of 27
Contempory Pakistani poet having a popular appeal.
Prominent poet and journalist, also the editor of 'Zamindaar', an important newspaper of his times. Also authored 'Zikr-e-Iqbal' and 'Muslim Sahaafat Hindustan Mein'
painter artist and intellectual from Pakistan
Widely-reputed Pakistani poet, well-known to serious poetry lovers.
Popular Pakistani poet who gave voice to peple's life experiences.
Prominent Pakistani poet who lives in Austria, well-known to serious poetry circles.
An important poet of Nazm from Pakistan
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