Poets/Writers From Meerut

Total: 68

Fahmida Riaz

1946 - 2018

Woman poet from Pakistan, known for strong feminist and anti-establishment leanings.

Ismail Merathi

1844 - 1917

Most famous Urdu poet writing poetry for children.

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

Afsar Merathi

1895 - 1958

Prominent pre-modern poet generally known for children's poetry

Ahmad Hamdani

1927 - 2015

Poet and critic, known for his critical book on the art of Iqbal

Alamtaab Tishna

1935 - 1991

Bedil Haidri

1924 - 2004

A poet who wrote upon social disparities and poverty

Hafeez Merathi

1922 - 2000

One of the most popular poets, famous for his sher 'Sheesha toote gul mach jae, dil toote awaz na aae.'

Iqbal Azeem

1913 - 2000

Jigar Barelvi

1890 - 1976

Prominent contemporary of Jigar Moradabadi

DTC traffic inspector, Known for his Ghazals and Qitaat

Muzaffar Warsi

1933 - 2011

Obaid Siddiqi

1957 - 2020

With BBC urdu service fame, obaid is presently Director, MCRC Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.

Sajida Zaidi

1929 - 2011

One of the leading women poets in India.

Shamim Jaipuri

1933 - 1999

Prominent popular poet of Mushairas

Shaukat Sabzwari

1908 - 1973

Aleem Akhtar

1914 - 1972

Pre-modern poet, wrote Ghazals in classical style; remained associated with monthly 'Shama'; also published an anthology of poems for children

Well-known Indian poet representing the younger generation

Shakir Merathi

1880 - 1956

Zahida Zaidi

1930 - 2011

One of the leading women poets in India.

Popular poet, known for his ghazals as well as geet and mahiye; also wrote a history of Kashmir in verse called 'Aaj Shikaare Mein'

Devdas Bismil

1943 - 2022

Poet, Short Story Writer and Translator.

Ali Imam Naqvi

1945 - 2014

Fiction writer, associated with Chaudhary Charan singh University as a teacher of Urdu.

A disciple of Seemab Akbarabadi, published several collections of his ghazals and nazms

Bayan Meeruthi

1840 - 1900

A contemporary of Dagh Dehlvi, wrote poems of new tone and tenor under the influence of modernist writing

Boom Merathi

1888 - 1954

A famous poet of humour and satire, wrote humorous ghazals with fluency and simplicity of language

Gopi Dev Iffat

1886 - 1948

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