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
Abdul Aziz Khalid
Prominent Pakistani poet and translator; translated select works from world literature including Tagore’s Gitanjali
Abdul Rahman Ehsan Dehlvi
Ahmad Husain Mail
Prominent and technically proficient poet from Hyderabad, Deccan; wrote poetry in difficult metres, also known for his Rubais
The greatest Urdu poet of humour and satire who was a Sessions judge at Allahabad.
One of the most popular Urdu poets ever, known for his intense romantic 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'.
Well-known poet from Kolkata, wrote Ghazal, Nazm, and Rubai; published several collections of poetry for children, also edited several literary journals
Altaf Hussain Hali
One of the founders of Urdu criticism. Outstanding pre-modern poet. Famous for writing Yaadgar-e-ghalib the first biography of Mirza Ghalib.
One of the leading pre-modern poets at lucknow, contemporary of Jigar Moradabadi.
One of the most powerful campaigners of Hindi revivalism who wrote Urdu ghazals in classical style.
One of the most prominent post-classical poets famous for his pessimistic view of life.
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.
Ghulam Maula Qalaq
One of the most fiery progressive poets who is known as Shayar-e-Inquilab(revolutionary poet
Kalidas Gupta Raza
Prominent Scholar/ Known for compiling the Diwan-e-Ghalib according to chronological order
Manzoor Husain shor
One of the most prominent classical poets at Lucknow, who excelled in Mersia poetry. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.
Meer Mehdi Majrooh
Prominent later classical poet and a beloved desciple of Ghalib.
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.
Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer
Momin Khan Momin
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".
Prominent classical poet who was part of the first war of independence in 1857 and implicated in a murder case.
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.