Poets/Writers From Lucknow

Total: 217

A prominent scholar, author, translator, and novelist of twentieth century. Had a keen eye on the socio-cultural life of Lucknow.

Prominent Lucknow poet who was very close to the royal family. Moved to Kolkota and stayed with Hamid Ali Kaukab, the Crown prince of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah in exile.

Ameer Minai

1829 - 1900

Eminent Urdu Poet and contemporary of Dagh Dehlvi. Famous for penning ghazal "Sarakti jaye hai rukh se naqaab aahista aahista".

Auj lakhnavi

1853 - 1917

A prominent poet of Lucknow, son of Mirza Dabeer, also known for his book on 'Arooz' called 'Miqyas-ul-Ashaar'

One of the most prominent Pakistani poets, famous for his cultural romanticism.

Prominent 19th Century poet at Lucknow.

Known for his iconic Masnavi 'Zahr-e-Ishq' a romantic tale written in lyrical verse

Naiyer Masud

1936 - 2017

Prominent short story writer, known for writing fictional narratives of the traditional mores of Lucknowi life and times. Also wtote critical and autobiographical books.

One of the most celebrated 19th century Lucknow poets, author of the renowned masnavi gulzaar-e-naseem

Translator, Storyteller and poet, Known for his book Fasana-e-Azad

Amanat Lakhnavi

1815 - 1858

Famous for his musical play 'Inder Sabha', contemporary of the last Nawab of Avadh, wajid Ali Shah.

Amn Lakhnavi

1898 - 1983

A leading Judge of the Allahabad High Court. Member of the 4th Lok Sabha

Well-known fiction writer, poet and critic; wrote novels in the backdrop of Lucknow’s cultural life

Aslam Farrukhi

1923 - 2016

Eminent contemporary Pakistani Urdu fiction writer, critic,editor & academician. Father of writer & translator Asif Farrukhi.

Aziz Lakhnavi

1882 - 1935

One of the most prominent masters of Classical ghazal from Lucknow

Bashir Farooqi

1939 - 2019

Behzad Lakhnavi

1900 - 1974

Famous for his ghazal " ai jazba-e-dil gar main chahun har cheez muqaabil aa jaye" sung by many singers.

Hayat Lakhnavi

1931 - 2006

Medical doctor / Living in London

Jalal Lakhnavi

1832 - 1909

One of the most prominent later classical poets at Lucknow who was associated with Rampur State.

famous expert on arooz and scholar.

Khalid Ahmad

1944 - 2013

Popular poet, a fine exponet of the language and culture of Lucknow.

Mael Lakhnavi

1905 - 1968

Masroor Jahan

1938 - 2019

Meer Kallu Arsh

1783 - 1867

Son of the legendary poet Mir Taqi Mir.

Mirza Raza Barq

1790 - 1857

Prominent classical poet of Lucknow School/ Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh was his disciple

Known for his Urdu translation of Bhagwat Geeta in verse titled- Naseem-e-Irfaan.

Poet, Editor of several literary magazines like Khandag-E-Nazar,Zamana Kanpur and Adeeb

Naushad Ali

1919 - 2006

Famous music director and Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner. He published a book of Urdu poetry titled Aathwaan Sur ("The Eighth Note").

Towering 19th century fiction writer, famous for his magnum opus Fasana-e-Ajaaib.

Safi Lakhnavi

1862 - 1950

Prominent later classical poet who enjoyed wide popularity

Sajid Sajni

1922 - 1989

Salik Lakhnavi

1913 - 2013

Salman Akhtar is the son of Jan Nisar Akhtar. He is an author and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Shaayar Lakhnavi

1917 - 1989

Known for his novel expression in poetry

The last Nawab of Awadh.Great promoter of Indian music, dance and theatre.

Wali Aasi

1939 - 2002

Zareef Lakhnavi

1870 - 1937

Urdu and Persian Poet, Known for Humorous and satire poetry apart from his unconventional way of telling poetry

Agha Sohail

1933 - 2009

Arzoo Lakhnavi

1873 - 1951

One of the leading pre-modern poets at lucknow, contemporary of Jigar Moradabadi.

Dil Lakhnavi

1916 - 1980

Speak Now