Last Mughal Emperor and contemporary of Ghalib and Zauq.

1775 -1862

Parsi religious scholar who deeply absorbed Urdu literary traditions and wrote poetry in Urdu and Persian

One of the leading modern poets and short story writer, who made outstanding contribution to modern Urdu Nazm in India.

1928 -2013

Prominent classical poet of South India

1745 -1805

Radical Urdu critic who wrote unconventional poetry.

1927 -2006

One of the most prominent modern poets of Pakistan

1905 -1972

A later descendant of Delhi’s poetry tradition, known for his play 'Krishna Avataar'

1884 -1936

One of the prominent progressive poets, critic and lyricist Known for writing lyrics ‘karoge yaad to har baat yaad…’ for ‘Bazaar’.

1935 -2015

Prominent literary figure known for his monumental book on Delhi's history

Modern Urdu poet & son of well known poet Nasir Kazmi


Leading classical Urdu poet. Contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.

1727 -1798