aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
One of the leading poets of new Urdu ghazal.
Popular poet from Pakistan, known for his anti-establishment poetry, having mass following.
Popular romantic poet made famous by Malika Pukhraj by singining ghazal "abhi to main jawan huun". Wrote the National Anthem of Pakistan.
Pakistani poet known for his ghazal "kal chaudhanvi ki raat thi, shab bhar raha charcha tera".
One of the most outstanding modern poets who wrote both in Urdu and Punjabi. Also a film lyricist.
Known for Rekhti, a form of Urdu poetry where a poet speaks in language of women.
One of the renowned Urdu fiction writers. Known for writing some masterpieces like Thanda Gosht, Khol Do, Toba Tek Singh etc.
One of the leading Progressive poets and film lyricist.
A prominent story writer, a contemporary of Manto, also known for his radio plays.
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'
Popular Pakistani poet who gave voice to peple's life experiences.
Poet, lyricist, founding editor of literary magazine quarterly ''Svera''
Well-known poet, also known for his poems written in the veneration of the prophet; decorated with Tamgha-i-Imtiyaz from Pakistan government
Pakistani poet, translator of select Persian poetry of Iqbal
Prominent Urdu and Punjabi poet and author, remained associated with major Urdu journal Adab-e-Lateef and Auraaq
Son of famous poet Josh Malsiyani.
Dramatist, Theatre director, Novelist, and short story writer of the Punjabi Language
Popular poet famous for his widely-sung ghazal "mohabbat karne wale kam na honge, teri mahfil mein lekin ham na honge".
Prominernt journalist and poet
One of the most prominent poets in the undivided Punjab.Honoured with Padma Shri in 1971
One of the most prominent contemporary poets, also having popular appeal.
Prominent among first generation of modernist poets, very close to Miraji
Prominent Urdu poet known for his 'Qataat'.
Major Punjabi revolutionary poet. His strongly left-wing views were reflected in his poetry. Killed by extremists at a young age.
Prominent poet of New Ghazal. 'The Silken Knot' is the english version of his selected ghazals
Pakistani poet and lyricist.
Legendary Punjabi Poet. Known for his poem 'Ik Kudi Jihda Naam Muhabbat...'
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