Prominent poet of classical mould from Nengal, known for his 'Tazkira 'Sukhan-e-Shoara'.
One of the founding fathers of Urdu poetry, contemporary of Meer Taqi meer.
A poet of classical temper from Hyderabad, known for his Rubais
Mughal emperor, who introduced Urdu poetry in the Red Fort and his court.
Prominent Lucknow poet who was very close to the royal family. Moved to Kolkota and stayed with Hamid Ali Kaukab, the Crown prince of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah in exile.
Prominent and technically proficient poet from Hyderabad, Deccan; wrote poetry in difficult metres, also known for his Rubais
Famous for his musical play 'Inder Sabha', contemporary of the last Nawab of Avadh, wajid Ali Shah.
First Poet of Rekhta/Hindvi. Musician and Disciple of Sufi Saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia. Known for his "pahelis", which form part of Indian folklore. He is famous for inventing two most important musical instruments tabla & sitar. Wrote "Ze-hal-e-miskin…" one of the earliest prototypes of Urdu ghazal written in Persian & Hindvi.
Prominent later classical poet and disciple of Zauq & Ghalib who had written many oft quoted shers.
One of the prominent 18th Century poets / Contemporary to Mir Taqi Mir
Last Mughal Emperor and contemporary of Ghalib and Zauq.
A poet-mentor, favourite disciple of Mirza Ghalib
Prominent classical poet of South India
A later descendant of Delhi’s poetry tradition, known for his play 'Krishna Avataar'
Prominent literary figure known for his monumental book on Delhi's history
Leading classical Urdu poet. Contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.
Prominent 19th century poet, disciple of Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali and Daagh Dehelvi, served as a magistr
European poet of the classical period whose father adopted the Indian way of life. Published a divan containing ghazls and poems in other poetical genres
Prominent Sufi poet for whom Mirza Ghalib had great devotion
Prominent desciple of Nasikh who served in the armies of Maratha ruler Yashwant Rao Holkar at Indore and Ghaziuddin Haider, Nawab of Awadh
Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib, Aatish was one of the shining stars of 19th century Urdu Ghazal.
The first Rekhti poet (a form of Urdu poetry written in language of women) and author of masnavi ‘Yusuf Zelkha’.
Prominent Contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir who had written a Masnavi called 'Khwab e Hasrat'.
Prominent Contemporary poet and a friend of Mirza Ghalib. He was also a High Court lawyer who also served as Honorary Magistrate at Agra
One of the most prominent and trend-setter classical poets from Lucknow. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.