Poets/Writers From Hyderabad
Last of classical poets who celebrated life and love. Famous for his playfulness of words (idioms/ phrases).
Quli Qutub Shah
First Urdu poet to have compiled and published a divan. King of Qutub Shahi dynasty of South India. Founder of the city of Hyderabad.
Eminent Urdu Poet and contemporary of Dagh Dehlvi. Famous for penning ghazal "Sarakti jaye hai rukh se naqaab aahista aahista".
One of the most prominent post-classical poets famous for his pessimistic view of life.
One of the most popular post-classical poets and disciple of Ameer Minai and succeeded Dagh as court poet of Hyderabad.
Maharaja Sir Kishan Parashad Shad
Great promoter & patron of poetry and arts at Hyderabad who became Prime Minister of the state in 1901
One of the important progressive poet, famous for his ghazals in bollywood films like 'Baazaar' and 'Gaman'.
Mujtaba Husain a prolific and critically acclaimed humourist in the field of Urdu literature. He was honored with the award of the much-coveted Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contributions to Urdu literature.
One of the earliest prose writers in Urdu whose works made way for fictional narratives; also known as a portrayer of pain and suffering.
Ratan Nath Sarshar
Translator, Storyteller and poet, Known for his book Fasana-e-Azad
One of the early tradition-builders of Urdu poetry
Akhtar Ali Akhtar
Prominent poet from Hyderabad, a contemporary of Josh who had ongoing contestations with him; known for his long poem 'Qaul-e-Faisal'
One of the most prominent progressive poets / known for his pungent intensity
Khurshid Ahmad Jami
A prominent poet of modern Urdu ghazal
Prominent critic / Edited the literary magazine, Sher-o-Hikmat
Pakistani poet famous for the ghazal “Wo hamsafar tha magar…” in the famous Pakistani TV serial “Hamsafar”
Well-Known for his literary magazine 'Sabaa' that helped establish modern literature.
Ali Ahmad Jalili
Poet and critic, son of Jaleel Manikpuri
A poet known for his nauhas and poems on the Karbala
Well known poet and a prominent disciple of Maulana Hali