Poets/Writers From Maharashtra

Total: 667

Film-maker, lyricist and fiction writer. Famous for his tele-serial on Mirza Ghalib. Recipient of Sahitya Academy and Dada Sahab Phalke award.

Krishn Chander

1914 - 1977

A contemporary of Manto, associated with the Progressive Writers Movement, known for his stories of romance and social realism.

Sufi poet known for his widely sung ghazal 'Khabar-e-tahayyur-e-ishq sun…'.

Trend setter classical poet who helped establish Urdu ghazal in Delhi by inspiring poets to write in Urdu

Akhtarul Iman

1915 - 1996

One of the pillars of modern Urdu Nazms & Dialogue writer. Wrote dialogues for more than hundred films including "Waqt" & "Qanoon". (Jin ke ghar sheeshe ke hote hain wo doosron par pather nahin phenkte-One of his dialogues made famous by Rajkumar in Film Waqt).

Ali Sardar Jafri

1913 - 2000

One of the most celebrated progressive poets, literary critic, public intellectual and editor.Contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Recipient of Gyanpeeth Award. Produced documentaries on Urdu poetry.

Progressive poet & lyricist. Father of noted lyricist Jawed Akhtar

Kaifi Azmi

1918 - 2002

One of prominent progressive poets with popular appeal. Also film lyricist famous for his lyrics in films like Heer Ranjha, Kaghaz ke Phool etc.

Mah Laqa Chanda

1768 - 1824

One of the most lyrical of ghazal poets associated with progressive movement.Outstanding film lyricist. Recipient of Dada Sahab Phalke award.

Meeraji

1912 - 1949

One of the founding fathers of modern Urdu nazm. Known for his mystical association with Indian metaphysical tradition. Died young.

Natiq Gulavthi

1886 - 1969

Prominent pre-modern poet who was also involved in politics. Elected to the Central Assembly in 1936 and remained member of Nagpur Municipal Committee for 20 years.

Nida Fazli

1938 - 2016

One of the most prominent modern poets with wide popular appeal. Well-known film lyricist, prose writer. Famous for his ghazal 'Kabhi kisi ko mukammal Jahan nahin milta…'.

Qaisarul Jafri

1926 - 2005

Famous for his ghazal "Divaron se mil kar rona achcha lagta hai".

Qazi Saleem

1930 - 2005

Prominent poet of New Nazam in India. Also a political activist and member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)

Rind Lakhnavi

1797 - 1857

Nawab of Lucknow, a pupil of Aatish.

Sahir Ludhianvi

1921 - 1980

One of the leading Progressive poets and film lyricist.

Shakeel Badayuni

1916 - 1970

Famous poet and film lyricist

Waheed Akhtar

1935 - 1996

One of most outstanding modern poets and critics.

Zoe Ansari

1925 - 1991

Abdul Ahad Saaz

1950 - 2020

Prominent poet from Mumbai, well-known to connoisseurs of serious poetry.

Adil Rasheed

1920 - 1972

Akhtar Nazmi

1930 - 1997

One of the prominent new generation Indian Urdu poets.

Aziz Qaisi

1931 - 1992

One of the most prominent progressive poets / known for his pungent intensity

Baqar Mehdi

1927 - 2006

Radical Urdu critic who wrote unconventional poetry.

Bashar Nawaz

1935 - 2015

One of the prominent progressive poets, critic and lyricist Known for writing lyrics ‘karoge yaad to har baat yaad…’ for ‘Bazaar’.

Ejaz Siddiqi

1913 - 1978

Prominent Urdu poet who edited the literary Journal 'Shaair'. Son of Seemab Akbarabadi

Fuzail Jafri

1936 - 2018

Prominent modern critic from Mumbai

Habib Tanvir

1923 - 2009

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

Hasrat Jaipuri

1922 - 1999

Poet & lyricist, famous for his long assoiciation with Raj Kapoor.

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

Film writer, lyrcist and poet. Famous for co-writing films like "Sholay" & "Deewar".

Poet and lyricist. Famous for his nazm "baat niklegi to phir door talak jayegi" sung by Jagjit Singh.

Manmohan Talkh

1931 - 2001

One of prominent modern poets. Disciple of Yas Yagana Changezi.

Meena Kumari Naz

1933 - 1972

Film actress known as "The tragedy queen". She published a book of poetry "Tanha Chaand".

Naushad Ali

1919 - 2006

Famous music director and Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner. He published a book of Urdu poetry titled Aathwaan Sur ("The Eighth Note").

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