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


One of the well-known poets of Tamil Nadu

Poet, writer and translator from Maharashtra, also translated Marathi poems into Urdu

1938 -1990

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

A people’s poet with progressive leanings, also served as the president of Progressive Writers Association of UK

1934 -2002

One of the better-known poets of Bhopal, was influenced by Progressive Writers Movement

1922 -1984

A new age Indian poet


A poet-mentor, favourite disciple of Mirza Ghalib

1820 -1890

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

Prominent poet, story writer, and translator, wrote books on issues in science and translated several books from other literature of the world

1936 -2019

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

A well-known Urdu and Punjabi poet, also wrote geet in both the languages

1925 -1990

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

Modern Urdu poet & son of well known poet Nasir Kazmi