1831 -1905

Last of classical poets who celebrated life and love. Famous for his playfulness of words (idioms/ phrases).

One of the important poets from Gulbarga; worked tirelessly for the cause of Urdu

1980 -2015

One of the prominent young poets from Pakistan; died early of a deadly disease


One of the contemporary short story writers

1921 -1989

Known for his poetry of mystical and spiritual leanings; wrote poems on major religious and spiritual characters

1866 -1955

Prominent scholar of Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit


Prominent contemporary and rival of Siraj Aurangabadi

1932 -1963

A poet influenced by progressive thoughts, committed suicide at an early age

1930 -1992

One of the romantic poets; also published a collection of romantic poems called Roomaniyaat


Popular poet, known for his ghazals as well as geet and mahiye; also wrote a history of Kashmir in verse called 'Aaj Shikaare Mein'

1943 -2022

Poet, Short Story Writer and Translator.


Poet and lyricist. Famous for his lyrics in film Pinjar ‘Charkha chalaati maa’

Jashn-e-Rekhta | 2-3-4 December 2022 - Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Near India Gate, New Delhi

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