Pakistani poet known for his ghazal "kal chaudhanvi ki raat thi, shab bhar raha charcha tera".

1927 -1978

Urdu poet who later became the most popular and renowned writer of detective novels in Urdu who earlier wrote Urdu poetry under the pen name of Asraar Naarvi.

1928 -1980

Film Lyricist, famous for his lyrics in the film 'Kaho na pyar hai'


Prominent among new generation poets of Pakistan


One of the most prominent Pakistani poets, famous for his cultural romanticism.


Known for open expression of homosexual themes in Urdu literature.

1946 -2011

Poet,Critic,Journalist and honorary editor of literary magazine "Tmseel-e-Nau"


One of the most prominent and trend-setter classical poets from Lucknow. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.

1772 -1838

Famous for his trend setting book on criticism, 'Kaashif-ul-Haqaaiq'.

1849 -1933