Poets/Writers From Jalandhar

Total: 35

Popular romantic poet made famous by Malika Pukhraj by singining ghazal "abhi to main jawan huun". Wrote the National Anthem of Pakistan.

Arsh Malsiyani

1908 - 1979

Son of famous poet Josh Malsiyani.

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

Sudarshan Faakir

1934 - 2008

Real name was Sudarshan Kamra. A lyricist who penned songs for various movies.

Prominent punjabi writer and poet. His poems enjoy immense popularity with the general public.

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

Pash

1950 - 1988

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

Qais Jalandhari

1904 - 1994

Sahir Siyalkoti

1906 - 1984

Saleem Betab

1940 - 1974

Poet, lyricist and radio broadcaster; wrote poetry in Urdu and Punjabi. His lyrics were sung by celebrated singers like Asha Bhonsle and Jagjit Singh

Faza jalandharii

1905 - 1968

Master Madan was a talented ghazal and classical singer of the pre-independence India. Only 8 recorded songs of his are available. He sang in Urdu and Punjabi languages.

Rasa Jalandhari

1894 - 1977

Noted story and novel writer from Pakistan, known for her bold take on women’s issues; also wrote travelogues.

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