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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.

1959 -2014

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1893 -1946

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

1927 -2010

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

1857/58 -1914

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

1846 -1921

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

1909 -1988

Known for his emotional intensity tinged with irony

1905 -1948

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

1877 -1938

One of the greatest Urdu Poets. National poet of Pakistan who penned 'Saare jahaan se achha hindostaan hamara' and 'Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri'

1930 -2019

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

1837 -1914

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

1878 -1961

Prominent poet, known for his Rubaai

1873 -1951

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

1927 -2006

Radical Urdu critic who wrote unconventional poetry.

1840 -1900

A contemporary of Dagh Dehlvi, wrote poems of new tone and tenor under the influence of modernist writing

1850 -1885

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

A poet from Tonk estate, migrated to Pakistan following the Partition; published a collection called Shola-e-Jaan

1879 -1941

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


Apart from active literary journalist, fiction writer, critic and translator and travel writer

1896 -1982

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.

1928 -1983

Wrote the widely popular poem 'Kalkatta: Ek Rubaab'

1844 -1917

Most famous Urdu poet writing poetry for children.

1889 -1934

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


One of the outstanding post-modern poets.

1898 -1982

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

1925 -2001

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

1803 -1874

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

1717 -1786

Considered to be the foremost poet of mathnawi.

1833 -1903

Prominent later classical poet and a beloved desciple of Ghalib.

1723 -1810

One of the greatest Urdu poets. Known as Khuda-e-Sukhan (God of Poetry)

1797 -1869

Legendary Urdu poet occupying a place of pride in worldwide literature. One of the most quotable poets having couplets for almost all situations of life

1800 -1852

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

1814 -1880

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

1927 -1969

Prominent Urdu poet known for his 'Qataat'.

1735 -1830

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

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