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1895 -1958

Prominent pre-modern poet generally known for children's poetry

1926 -2020

Popular poet with great appeal among the masses, a representative of Ganga-Jamuni culture

1914 -1981

Revolutionary, romantic poet, playwright & lyricist, known for his poem ‘Jhoom ke Utho watan aazad karne ke liye’

1930 -2002

Poet and Lyricist


A disciple of Seemab Akbarabadi, published several collections of his ghazals and nazms

1930 -2016

Leading popular poet who got the pseudonym Utsahi from Jawahar Lal Nehru, India's first prime Minister. Known for extensively using words of Awadhi language. Famous for his Nazm 'Ai Meri Jan-e-ghazal….'.

1919 -2000

One of the most lyrical of ghazal poets associated with progressive movement. Outstanding film lyricist. Recipient of Dada Sahab Phalke award.

1915 -1985

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

1912 -1949

One of the founding fathers of modern Urdu nazm. Known for his mystical association with Indian metaphysical tradition. Died young.

1908 -1987

Urdu poet, philosopher, and lexicographer

1919 -2001

One of the most popular poets ever and film lyricist. Famous for his ghazal 'Garmi-e-hasrat-e-nakaam se jal jate hain'.

1905 -1984

Prominent popular poet, known for his partriotic poems / Honoured with Padma Bhushan

1921 -1980

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

1924 -1995

Poet, Journalist and lyricist, Dialogue writer of films like ‘’Ghulam Begam Badshah’’ and ‘’Jhansi ki rani’’

1934 -2008

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

1919 -1972

Progressive poet, Film lyricist


Popular poet having vast mass following.

1935 -2017

Prominent poet associated with progressive movement.

1923 -2012

One of the most prominent-modern poets.

1935 -2016

One of the most prominent modern poets. Well-known broadcaster associated with All India Radio. Famous for his literary magazine Zahn-e-Jadeed.

Jashn-e-Rekhta | 8-9-10 December 2023 - Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Near India Gate - New Delhi

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