Popular poet from Pakistan, known for his anti-establishment poetry, having mass following.

1928 -1993

One of the most well-known contemporary Drama personality, famous for his play "Agra-Baazar".

1923 -2009

Popular poet famous for his widely-sung ghazal "mohabbat karne wale kam na honge, teri mahfil mein lekin ham na honge".

1912 -1973

Popular romantic poet made famous by Malika Pukhraj by singining ghazal "abhi to main jawan huun". Wrote the National Anthem of Pakistan.

1900 -1982

Famous for his sher, 'Baith jaata hun jahan chhanv ghani hoti hai.'

1865 -1918

One of the most popular poets, famous for his sher 'Sheesha toote gul mach jae, dil toote awaz na aae.'

1922 -2000

Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib, Aatish was one of the shining stars of 19th century Urdu Ghazal.

1778 -1847

Noted story writer from Pakistan.


Prominent Contemporary of Akbar Allahabadi known for his oft-quoted sher 'Aagah apni maut se koi bashar nahin…'


One of the leaders of Indian National Freedom movement. One of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.

1868 -1927