Poets/Writers From Karachi

Total: 457

Maulwi Abdul Haq

1872 - 1961

One of the leading Pakistani poets known for his layered poetic expression.

Ahmad Hamesh

1940 - 2013

Prominent modernist poet, story writer, one of the first poets to write prose poems; also edited important journal "Tashkeel".

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

Athar Nafees

1933 - 1980

Prominent Pakistani exponent of new Urdu ghazal, famous for his ghazhal 'Wo ishq jo hum se rooth gaya' sung by many singers.

Aziz Hamid Madni

1922 - 1991

One of the stalwarts of new Urdu ghazal in Pakistan. Some of his ghazals have been put to music.

Dilawar Figar

1929 - 1998

Renowned Urdu poet of humour and satire.

Fahmida Riaz

1946 - 2018

Woman poet from Pakistan, known for strong feminist and anti-establishment leanings.

Ibn e Insha

1927 - 1978

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

Renowned feminist poet, known for her social consciousness and creative sensibility.

Jamal Ehsani

1951 - 1998

One of most prominent post-modern Pakistani poets, known for the uniqueness of his poetic experience.

Jameeluddin Aali

1925 - 2015

Famous for writing Dohas.

Jaun Eliya

1931 - 2002

One of the most prominent modern Pakistani poets, popular for his unconventional ways.

Most prominent humorist and satirist of Pakistan; author of extraordinary works "Chiaargh Tale" and "Aab-e-Gum". He received Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the highest literary honours by the Government of Pakistan.

Mustafa Zaidi

1929 - 1970

Also known as Tegh Allahabadi, was a C.S.P officer in Pakistan, assassinated in mysterious circumstances.

Niyaz Fatehpuri

1884 - 1966

A prominent scholar and literary figure also known as a story writer, poet, and translator. Edited ‘Nigar’، a journal of remarkable repute

Obaidullah Aleem

1939 - 1998

One of the most outstanding modern poets of Pakistan.

Parveen Shakir

1952 - 1994

One of the most popular woman poets who gave expression to feelings and experiences specific to women.

Qamar Jalalvi

1887 - 1968

Famous indian poet who migrated to Pakistan. He earned polularity with many of his oft-quoted shers.

Rais Farogh

1926 - 1982

One of the most outstanding Pakistani poets of new ghazal.

Rasa Chughtai

1928 - 2018

Prominent Pakistani poet and journalist

Saleem Ahmed

1927 - 1983

One of the most prominent modern Urdu critics. Famous for his promotion of the Anti-ghazal trend of poetry and anti-modernism views.

Well-known poet from Pakistan famous for his ghazal "main khayaal hoon kisi aur ka…"

Sara Shagufta

1954 - 1984

Famous Pakistani woman poet known for her unconventional views on society. Committed suicide at a young age.

Sarvat Husain

1949 - 1996

Prominent among New Wave poets in Pakistan who died in a train accident.

Zeeshan Sahil

1961 - 2008

One of the most prominent post modern poets, known for his valiant fight against a fatal illness.

One of the prominent women poets in Pakistan.

Aal-e-Raza Raza

1896 - 1978

Prominent poet who mastered the poetic idiom of Lucknow poetry.

Ada Jafarey

1924 - 2015

One of the prominent women poets famous for the soft and lyrical tone of her poetry.

Pre-modern poet, known for blending the best of the classical and the modernist

Adeeb Sohail

1927 - 2017

Well-known poet and author to draw upon social issues, also edited an important journal 'Qaumi Zaban' published from Pakistan

Ahmad Hamdani

1927 - 2015

Poet and critic, known for his critical book on the art of Iqbal

One of the most prominent contemporary Pakistani poets

A prominent ghazal poet from Pakistan, known for his novel perception of human emotions

Akbar Masoom

1960 - 2019

Alamtaab Tishna

1935 - 1991

Anjum Azmi

1931 - 1990

Pakistani poet and author; published his collection of love poems Lab-o-Rukhsaar; authored a critical book Shairi ki Zabaan

Prominent fiction writer and journalist, known for his novel "Zillaton Ke Aseer"; served BBC for long.

Asad Multani

1902 - 1959

Prominent Urdu poet from Canada having progressive leaning.

Aslam Farrukhi

1923 - 2016

Eminent contemporary Pakistani Urdu fiction writer, critic,editor & academician. Father of writer & translator Asif Farrukhi.

Azm Bahzad

1958 - 2011

Leading Pakistani poet having popular appeal, grandson of Behzad Lakhnawi.

Behzad Lakhnavi

1900 - 1974

Famous for his ghazal " ai jazba-e-dil gar main chahun har cheez muqaabil aa jaye" sung by many singers.

Ejaz Rahmani

1936 - 2019

Fareed Javed

1927 - 1977

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