Last Mughal Emperor and contemporary of Ghalib and Zauq.
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.
Prominent classical poet of South India
Radical Urdu critic who wrote unconventional poetry.
One of the most prominent modern poets of Pakistan
A later descendant of Delhi’s poetry tradition, known for his play 'Krishna Avataar'
One of the prominent progressive poets, critic and lyricist Known for writing lyrics ‘karoge yaad to har baat yaad…’ for ‘Bazaar’.
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.
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