1914 -1976

Progressive poet & lyricist. Father of noted lyricist Jawed Akhtar

1734 -1792

Prominent contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir. Known for depiction of physicality in his romantic poetry

1918 -2004

Renowned Urdu scholar famous for his works on Iqbal. Wrote the first National Anthem of Pakistan.

1889 -1934

Famous for his Rubai's and long poem on Gautam Budha.


Known for his role in Independence struggle, Urdu academics and literature

1832 -1909

One of the most prominent later classical poets at Lucknow who was associated with Rampur State.

1866 -1946

One of the most popular post-classical poets and disciple of Ameer Minai and succeeded Dagh as court poet of Hyderabad.

1951 -1998

One of most prominent post-modern Pakistani poets, known for the uniqueness of his poetic experience.

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