Poets/Writers From Lucknow

Total: 94

One of most firebrand poets of Lucknow. Contemporary of Meer Taqi Meer. His rivalry with Mushafi is well-recorded. He had also written rekhta poetry and 'Raani Ketki ki kahani" in prose.

Meer Hasan

1717 - 1786

Considered to be the foremost poet of mathnawi.

Meer Taqi Meer

1723 - 1810

One of the greatest Urdu poets. Known as Khuda-e-Sukhan (God of Poetry)

One of the most prolific 18th century poets, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.

One of the greatest 18th century poets, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.

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

Ambar Bahraichi

1949 - 2021

Well-known Sanskrit scholar, Sahitya Academy award winner.

One of the most famous Progressive poets known for romantic & revolutionary poetry. He was maternal Uncle to film lyricist Jawed Akhtar.

Auj lakhnavi

1853 - 1917

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

Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib, Aatish was one of the shining stars of 19th century Urdu Ghazal.

Hasrat Mohani

1878 - 1951

Freedom fighter, member of constituent assembly which drafted Indian Constitution. He gave the slogan "Inquilab Zindabad" during freedom movement. He was a devotee of Shri Krishna. He wrote the famous ghazal "chupke chupke raat din".

One of the most prominent and trend-setter classical poets from Lucknow. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.

Irfan Siddiqi

1939 - 2004

One of the most-prominent modern poets, famous for his neo-classical poetry.

Known for depicting romantic encounters with the beloved in lurid details. Lost his eye sight in the prime of youth

Prominent 19th Century poet at Lucknow.

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

Yagana Changezi

1884 - 1956

One of most inspiring pre-modern poets who laid foundations for modern ghazal. Known for his sustained denunciation of Mirza Ghalib and contemporary poetry in Lucknow.

Aasi uldani

1893 - 1946

A prominent poet and scholar of Lucknow, a disciple of Dagh and Natiq Gulawathhi, known for his annotations of Ghalib and Hafiz, and editing the works of the earliest women poets of Urdu

Ali Jawwad Zaidi

1916 - 2004

Well-known poet and critic known for his book 'Do Adabi School'

Amanat Lakhnavi

1815 - 1858

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

Asifud Daula

1748 - 1797

Nawab of Awadh

Aziz Lakhnavi

1882 - 1935

One of the most prominent masters of Classical ghazal from Lucknow

Bashir Farooqi

1939 - 2019

One of the most prominent contemporary ghazal poets in India

Jalal Lakhnavi

1832 - 1909

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

Meer Kallu Arsh

1783 - 1867

Son of the legendary poet Mir Taqi Mir.

Safi Lakhnavi

1862 - 1950

Prominent later classical poet who enjoyed wide popularity

Saqib Lakhnavi

1869 - 1946

Prominent later –classical poet / known for his couplet - ‘Bade ghaur se sun raha tha zamana….

Anwar Nadeem

1937 - 2017

Dil Lakhnavi

1916 - 1980

Meer Khaleeq

1766 - 1844

Nasir Zaidi

1924 - 2003

Shahanshah Mirza

1942 - 1986

Siraj Lakhnavi

1894 - 1968

Prominent pre-modern poet reflecting shades of modernity

Adam Gondvi

1947 - 2011

Prominent Hindi Ghazal poet. Known for his critique of socio-political issues with poetry.

Anwar Jalalpuri

1947 - 2018

Poet and a popular mushaira anchor; translated Geeta and Gitanjali into Urdu

Abad Lakhnavi

1813 - 1845

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