aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
One of the founding fathers of Urdu poetry, contemporary of Meer Taqi meer.
Most prominent linguist and lexicologist, mentor of Mir and Mir Dard
One of the most prominent modern poets and also a critic. He had deep interest in Indian philosophy and music. He was also a broadcaster associated with All India Radio.
Leading Pakistani poet who writes a four-lined on current affairs daily for the Pakistani Newspaper Jung.
Prominent Urdu fiction writer from Pakistan who also occasionally writes poetry
Prominent modern poet known for his simplistic and unique diction
Progressive poet & lyricist. Father of noted lyricist Jawed Akhtar
Grand father of noted poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar.
One of the most outstanding modern poets of Pakistan.
A poet with sympathies for progressive ideology, also worked as the secretary of Progressive Writers Association
A disciple of Seemab akbaradbadi, also popular in mushairas
Prominent critic and poet, worked as professor of Urdu in Delhi University
Prominent Hindi poet and fiction writer of the twentieth century; wrote many popular poems and earned a name for his Hindi ghazal
One of the most well-known contemporary Drama personality, famous for his play "Agra-Baazar".
Film Lyricist, famous for his lyrics in the film 'Kaho na pyar hai'
Prominent among the modern story writers; known for the multilayered quality of his narrative.
Known for his role in Independence struggle, Urdu academics and literature
Popular poet and lyricist famous for his lyrics in film Paakeeza.
One of the prominent modern poets.
Popular poet and film lyricist.
An expert of Indian Music and Vocalist.
Prominent interpreter of Mirza Ghalib poetry
Eminent Poet and Lyricist
Prominent critic and poet, authored a number of books
Poet & film lyricist.
Well-known nazm poet
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