Rubai

Rubaaii is the genre of Urdu nazm poetry which comprises 4 lines with the first. second and fourth lines having the same rhyming words. 24 metres are prescribed for writing Rubaaii. A Rubaaii may have all the lines in any one of these metres or each line in different metres.

A prominent poet and scholar of Lucknow, a disciple of Dagh and Natiq Gulawathhi, known for his annotations of Ghalib and Hafiz, and editing the works of the earliest women poets of Urdu

1893 -1946

Prominent Pakistani poet and translator; translated select works from world literature including Tagore’s Gitanjali

1927 -2010

Prominent and technically proficient poet from Hyderabad, Deccan; wrote poetry in difficult metres, also known for his Rubais

1914

The greatest Urdu poet of humour and satire who was a Sessions judge at Allahabad.

1846 -1921

Known for his emotional intensity tinged with irony

1909 -1988

One of the most popular Urdu poets ever, known for his intense romantic poetry.

1905 -1948

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'.

1877 -1938

Well-known poet from Kolkata, wrote Ghazal, Nazm, and Rubai; published several collections of poetry for children, also edited several literary journals

1928 -2019

One of the founders of Urdu criticism. Outstanding pre-modern poet. Famous for writing Yaadgar-e-ghalib the first biography of Mirza Ghalib.

1837 -1914

Prominent poet, known for his Rubaai

1878 -1961

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

1873 -1951

Radical Urdu critic who wrote unconventional poetry.

1927 -2006

One of the most powerful campaigners of Hindi revivalism who wrote Urdu ghazals in classical style.

1850 -1885

One of the most prominent post-classical poets famous for his pessimistic view of life.

1879 -1941

One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. Recipient of Gyanpeeth award.

1896 -1982

Most famous Urdu poet writing poetry for children.

1844 -1917

Famous for his Rubai's and long poem on Gautam Budha.

1889 -1934

One of the outstanding post-modern poets.

1962

One of the most fiery progressive poets who is known as Shayar-e-Inquilab(revolutionary poet

1898 -1982

Prominent Scholar/ Known for compiling the Diwan-e-Ghalib according to chronological order

1925 -2001

One of the most prominent classical poets at Lucknow, who excelled in Mersia poetry. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.

1803 -1874

Prominent later classical poet and a beloved desciple of Ghalib.

1833 -1903

One of the greatest Urdu poets .

1722-23 -1810

Great Urdu poet occupying a place of pride in world literature. Also one of the most quotable poets having shers for almost all situations of life.

1797 -1869

Contemporary of Ghalib and Zauq. He was also a physician, astrologer and chess player. Mirza Ghalib is said to have offered his complete diwan for his sher "tum mere paas hote ho goya, Jab koi doosra nahin hota".

1800 -1852

Prominent classical poet who was part of the first war of independence in 1857.

1813 -1880

Prominent Urdu poet known for his 'Qataat'.

1927 -1969

One of the most prominent classical Urdu poets who wrote extensively on Indian culture & festivals. Contemporary of Miir Taqi Miir.Famous for his poems on Holi, Diwali and other festivals.

1735 -1830

Prominet poet of New Nazm

1910 -1968