aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
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.
Eminent Urdu Poet and contemporary of Dagh Dehlvi. Famous for penning ghazal "Sarakti jaye hai rukh se naqaab aahista aahista".
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
Prominent short story writer, known for writing fictional narratives of the traditional mores of Lucknowi life and times. Also wrote 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
Famous for his musical play 'Inder Sabha', contemporary of the last Nawab of Avadh, wajid Ali Shah.
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
Eminent contemporary Pakistani Urdu fiction writer, critic,editor & academician. Father of writer & translator Asif Farrukhi.
One of the most prominent masters of Classical ghazal from Lucknow
Famous for his ghazal " ai jazba-e-dil gar main chahun har cheez muqaabil aa jaye" sung by many singers.
Medical doctor / Living in London
One of the most prominent later classical poets at Lucknow who was associated with Rampur State.
famous expert on arooz and scholar.
Popular poet, a fine exponet of the language and culture of Lucknow.
Son of the legendary poet Mir Taqi Mir.
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
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.
Prominent later classical poet who enjoyed wide popularity
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.
Known for his novel expression in poetry
The last Nawab of Awadh.Great promoter of Indian music, dance and theatre.
Urdu and Persian Poet, Known for Humorous and satire poetry apart from his unconventional way of telling poetry
One of the leading pre-modern poets at lucknow, contemporary of Jigar Moradabadi.
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