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Poets/Writers From Punjab

Total: 253

World-renowned Urdu fiction writers. Known for masterpieces like Thanda Gosht, Khol Do, Toba Tek Singh etc.

Shahzad Ahmad

1932 - 2012

One of the leading poets of new Urdu ghazal.

Habib Jalib

1928 - 1993

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.

Ibn e Insha

1927 - 1978

Pakistani poet known for his ghazal "kal chaudhanvi ki raat thi, shab bhar raha charcha tera".

Muneer Niyazi

1928 - 2006

One of the most outstanding modern poets who wrote both in Urdu and Punjabi. Also a film lyricist.

Known for Rekhti, a form of Urdu poetry where a poet speaks in language of women.

Sahir Ludhianvi

1921 - 1980

Leading progressive Indian poet and celebrated film-lyricist. Popular for his writings against social injustice and backwardness in society

A prominent story writer, a contemporary of Manto, also known for his radio plays.

A G Josh

1928 - 2007

Prominent poet and journalist, also the editor of 'Zamindaar', an important newspaper of his times. Also authored 'Zikr-e-Iqbal' and 'Muslim Sahaafat Hindustan Mein'

Adeem Hashmi

1946 - 2001

Popular Pakistani poet who gave voice to peple's life experiences.

Ahmad Rahi

1923 - 2002

Poet, lyricist, founding editor of literary magazine quarterly ''Svera''

Well-known poet, also known for his poems written in the veneration of the prophet; decorated with Tamgha-i-Imtiyaz from Pakistan government

Anjum Rumani

1920 - 2001

Pakistani poet, translator of select Persian poetry of Iqbal

Prominent Urdu and Punjabi poet and author, remained associated with major Urdu journal Adab-e-Lateef and Auraaq

Arsh Malsiyani

1908 - 1979

Son of famous poet Josh Malsiyani.

Arsh Siddiqui

1927 - 1997

Balwant Gargi

1916 - 2003

Dramatist, Theatre director, Novelist, and short story writer of the Punjabi Language

Popular poet famous for his widely-sung ghazal "mohabbat karne wale kam na honge, teri mahfil mein lekin ham na honge".

Haji Laq Laq

1894 - 1961

A renowned Urdu writer, known for his humor and prose.

Prominernt journalist and poet

Javed Shaheen

1922 - 2008

Josh Malsiani

1884 - 1976

One of the most prominent poets in the undivided Punjab.Honoured with Padma Shri in 1971

One of the most prominent contemporary poets, also having popular appeal.

Prominent among first generation of modernist poets, very close to Miraji

muneer saifi

1940 - 2011

Prominent Urdu poet known for his 'Qataat'.

Naseem Hijazi

1914 - 1996


1950 - 1988

Major Punjabi revolutionary poet. His strongly left-wing views were reflected in his poetry. Killed by extremists at a young age.

Prominent poet of New Ghazal. 'The Silken Knot' is the english version of his selected ghazals

Qamar Jalalabadi

1917 - 2003

Saifuddin Saif

1922 - 1993

Pakistani poet and lyricist.

Legendary Punjabi Poet. Known for his poem 'Ik Kudi Jihda Naam Muhabbat...'

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