Poets/Writers From Aligarh

Total: 134

Prominent post-modern poet who went missing in 1996

Asad Badayuni

1952 - 2003

Leading poet who taught Urdu literature at AMU, Aligarh, also published a literary magazine 'Daairay'

One of the founding fathers of modern Urdu criticism in the subcontinient.

Waheed Akhtar

1935 - 1996

One of most outstanding modern poets and critics.

One of the founders of modern Urdu criticism.

Akhtar Ansari

1909 - 1988

Known for his emotional intensity tinged with irony

Athar Parvez

1925 - 1984

Khurshidul islam

1919 - 2006

One of the most prominent Urdu critics.

Prominent contemporary poet, associate professor of Urdu at Aligarh Muslim University

Prominent progressive critic and a story writer of romantic nature

Manzoor Hashmi

1935 - 2008

Moin Ahsan Jazbi

1912 - 2005

One of the most prominent Progressive poets. Famous for his widely sung ghazal 'Marne ki duaen kyun maangun…'.

Rahi Masoom Raza

1927 - 1992

Well-known fiction and film writer known for his dialogues in TV serial "Mahabharat".

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.

Sajida Zaidi

1929 - 2011

One of the leading women poets in India.


1936 - 2012

One of the most prominent modern Urdu poets and lyricist. Wrote songs for the movie "Umrao Jaan". Recipient of the Bhartiya Gyan Peeth award.

One of the prominent modern poet.

Varis Kirmani

1927 - 2012

Ze Khe Sheen

1894 - 1922

Abida Samiuddin

1934 - 2012

Dr. Maula Bakhsh

1963 - 2021

Fatima Zaidi

1930 - 1970

Hamid Allahabadi

1941 - 1991

Prominent upcoming poet and critic. Recipient of Sahitya Academy's Yuva Puraskar.

Zahida Zaidi

1930 - 2011

One of the leading women poets in India.

One of the promising younger poets

Furqaan Sanbhali

1973 - 2021

Gopaldas Neeraj

1925 - 2018

Young Poet and Story Writer.

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