Literary Jokes

Prominent poet and journalist, also the editor of 'Zamindaar', an important newspaper of his times. Also authored 'Zikr-e-Iqbal' and 'Muslim Sahaafat Hindustan Mein'

1894 -1959

The greatest Urdu poet of humour and satire who was a Sessions judge at Allahabad.

1846 -1921

One of the greatest Urdu Poets.National poet of Pakistan who penned 'Saare jahan se achaa hindustaan hamara', and 'Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri'.

1877 -1938

One of the founders of Urdu criticism. Outstanding pre-modern poet. Famous for writing Yaadgar-e-ghalib the first biography of Mirza Ghalib.

1837 -1914

One of the most famous Progressive poets known for romantic & revolutionary poetry. He was maternal Uncle to film lyricist Jawed Akhtar.

1911 -1955

A poet and Journalist. Famous especially for his humorous columns.

1904 -1955

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

1831 -1905

One of the most popular poets in the fourth and fifth decades of 20th century, contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz.

1914 -1982

One of the most celebrated and popular poets. Faced political repression for his revolutionary views.

1911 -1984

One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. Recipient of Gyanpeeth award.

1896 -1982

Famous for his literary magazine 'Tahreek'.

1901 -1993

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

1900 -1982

Prominernt journalist and poet

1900 -1958

Noted Pakistani story writer and journalist; also wrote plays and travelogues.

1924 -1977

One of most firebrand poets of Lucknow. Contemporary of Meer Taqi Meer. His rivalry with Mushafi is well-recorded. He had also written rekhta poetry and 'Raani Ketki ki kahani" in prose.

1752 -1817

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

1918 -2004

One of the most prominent pre-modern poets who enjoyed stunning popularity and fan-following.

1890 -1960

One of the most fiery progressive poets who is known as Shayar-e-Inquilab (revolutionary poet)

1898 -1982

Known for depicting romantic encounters with the beloved in lurid details. Lost his eye sight in the prime of youth

1748 -1809

Popular humorist and satirist; known for his linguistic finesse and representations of social inequalities.

1910 -1980

One of the important progressive poet, famous for his ghazals in bollywood films like 'Baazaar' and 'Gaman'.

1908 -1969

Great Urdu poet occupying a place of pride in world literature. Also one of the most quotable poets having shers for almost all situations of life.

1797 -1869

Prominent writer of humour/satire, famous for his column 'khama-bagosh.'

1935 -2005

One of the most popular poets ever and film lyricist. Famous for his ghazal 'Garmi-e-hasrat-e-nakaam se jal jate hain'.

1919 -2001

One of the leading Progressive poets and film lyricist.

1921 -1980

Prominent humour writer, novelist, journalist, columnist who enjoyed wide popularity in the subcontinent. Honoured with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

1904 -1963

Pakistani poet famous for humorous poetry. Also wrote humorous columns in the newspapers and periodicals.

1914 -1999