Literal meaning of Qata is ‘separated’. Qata stands for a series of couplets in a ghazal having continuity of thought. A ghazal having one or more Qatas is called Qata-Band ghazal. Qatas also have independent existence comprising at least four lines. In a Qata, the second and fourth lines follow the same rhyming scheme.
Abdul Hamid Adam
Popular Poet with dominant romantic shades celebrating love and life.
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi
Most outstanding Pakistani, Progressive poet. Also counted among leading fiction-writers. Edited an important literary magazine Funoon.
Poet, lyricist, founding editor of literary magazine quarterly ''Svera''
The greatest Urdu poet of humour and satire who was a Sessions judge at Allahabad.
Akhlaq Ahmad Ahan
Poet & researcher known for his long poem “Sochne Pe Pahraa hai" /Professor JNU
One of the most popular Urdu poets ever, known for his intense romantic poetry.
Ali Sardar Jafri
One of the most celebrated progressive poets, literary critic, public intellectual and editor.Contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Recipient of Gyanpeeth Award. Produced documentaries on Urdu poetry.
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 prominenet poets of Humour & Satire in the Indian subcontinent
Asrarul Haq Majaz
One of the most famous Progressive poets known for romantic & revolutionary poetry. He was maternal Uncle to film lyricist Jawed Akhtar.
Last of classical poets who celebrated life and love. Famous for his playfulness of words (idioms/ phrases).
One of the most popular poets in the fourth and fifth decades of 20th century, contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz.
Faiz Ahmad Faiz
One of the most celebrated and popular poets. Faced political repression for his revolutionary views.
Ganesh Bihari Tarz
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.
Jaan Nisar Akhtar
Progressive poet & lyricist. Father of noted lyricist Jawed Akhtar
One of the most prominent modern Pakistani poets, popular for his unconventional ways.
Film writer, lyrcist and poet. Famous for co-writing films like "Sholay" & "Deewar".
Javed Kamal Rampuri
One of the most fiery progressive poets who is known as Shayar-e-Inquilab(revolutionary poet
Prominent contemporary of Mir taqi Mir writing poetry at far-off Azimabad in Delhi style
Jurat Qalandar Bakhsh
Known for depicting romantic encounters with the beloved in lurid details. Lost his eye sight in the prime of youth