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Poets/Writers From Maharashtra

Total: 466

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

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

Mah Laqa Chanda

1768 - 1824

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.

Qazi Saleem

1930 - 2005

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

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.

Akhtar Nazmi

1930 - 1997

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’.

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".

Popular poet depicting social realities

Safi Aurangabadi

1893 - 1954

Prominent Pakistani scholar, poet & professor of Karachi University who was close to Jaun Eliya. Awarded with Tamgha-e-Imtiyaz

Shahid Kabir

1932 - 2001

Well-known poet and prose writer

Pakistani poet, author and journalist; authored two important books on Amir Khusrau and Urdu Marsiya

Arun Kolatkar

1932 - 2004

Indian poet who wrote in both Marathi and English. Only Indian poet other than Kabir to be featured on the World Classics titles of the New York Review of Books.

Azad Ansari

1871 - 1942

Well known poet and a prominent disciple of Maulana Hali

Popular poet based in Qatar

Poet, writer and translator from Maharashtra, also translated Marathi poems into Urdu

Khizr Nagpuri

1943 - 2014

Qaisar Amravatwi

1894 - 1966

Qamar Iqbal

1944 - 1988



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