Poets/Writers From Aligarh

Total: 52

Athar Nafees

1933 - 1980

Prominent Pakistani exponent of new Urdu ghazal, famous for his ghazhal 'Wo ishq jo hum se rooth gaya' sung by many singers.

Qamar Jalalvi

1887 - 1968

Famous indian poet who migrated to Pakistan. He earned polularity with many of his oft-quoted shers.

Ejaz Rahmani

1936 - 2019

Hatim Ali Mehr

1815 - 1879

Prominent Contemporary poet and a friend of Mirza Ghalib. He was also a High Court lawyer who also served as Honorary Magistrate at Agra

Jameel Jalibi

1929 - 2019

Prominent Urdu critic, literary historian, linguist, and translator; also served as Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University and Chair of Urdu Lughat Board

The most prominent fiction writer of Urdu, celebrated for her classic 'Aag ka Dariya' and autobiographical narrative 'Kaar-e-Jahaan Daraaz Hai'. A Padma Shri and Jnanpith awardee of great distinction.

Rasheed Jahan

1905 - 1952

A votary of non-traditional thoughts, a well known short story writer and playwright. One of the authors included in the controversial volume Angaarey, she drew upon women’s issues fearlessly.

Saghar Nizami

1905 - 1984

Prominent popular poet, known for his partriotic poems / Honoured with Padma Bhushan

Prominent new generation poet

Ze Khe Sheen

1894 - 1922

Indian politician, designated senior advocate, eminent author and a law teacher

M. Athar Ali

1925 - 1998

M. Habeeb Khan

1931 - 1998

Maikash Badayuni

1925 - 1989

Shrilal Shukla

1925 - 2011

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