aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
One of the greatest Urdu Poets.National poet of Pakistan who penned 'Saare jahan se achaa hindustaan hamara', and 'Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri'.
One of the most celebrated and popular poets. Faced political repression for his revolutionary views.
Film-maker, lyricist and fiction writer. Famous for his tele-serial on Mirza Ghalib. Recipient of Sahitya Academy and Dada Sahab Phalke award.
One of the most read fiction and travelogue writers from Pakistan; known for his unique creativity and appeal.
Patras Bokhari was an Urdu humourist, educator, essayist, broadcaster and diplomat from Pakistan. He is best known for his humorous writings in Urdu literature.
Popular Poet with dominant romantic shades celebrating love and life.
Pakistani poet, only second to Faiz Ahmad Faiz in popularity. Rose to iconic stature powered by his seductively romantic and anti-establishment poetry.
One of the leading and reputed Pakistani poets known for his neo-classical tone, equally well-known in India, lives in Houston USA.
Most outstanding Pakistani, Progressive poet. Also counted among leading fiction-writers. Edited an important literary magazine Funoon.
Popular poetess-writer of Punjabi. Bharatiya Jnanpeeth Awardee.
Prominent Pakistani poet, fiction writer, and critic; wrote two important novels Zawaal, and Deewaar ke Peechhe; also wrote a history of Pakistani literature
One of the prominent poets of Humour & Satire in the Indian subcontinent
One of the leading modern poets and short story writer, who made outstanding contribution to modern Urdu Nazm in India.
One of the most prominent modern poets of Pakistan
Renowned feminist poet, known for her social consciousness and creative sensibility.
One of most prominent post-modern Pakistani poets, known for the uniqueness of his poetic experience.
Famous for his ghazal 'Go zara si baaat par barson ke yaraane gai.' sung by many singers.
One of the founding-fathers of modern Urdu poetry.
One of the founding fathers of modern Urdu nazm. Known for his mystical association with Indian metaphysical tradition. Died young.
Popular pakistani poet who died Young.
One of the most popular woman poets who gave expression to feelings and experiences specific to women.
One of the most popular poets ever and film lyricist. Famous for his ghazal 'Garmi-e-hasrat-e-nakaam se jal jate hain'.
One of the most powerful voices of the post-independence Urdu ghazal
Famous Pakistani woman poet known for her unconventional views on society. Committed suicide at a young age.
Prominent among New Wave poets in Pakistan who died in a train accident.
Lyricist and Poet
One of most prominent modern critics
One of the most prominent and trend-setter poet of new Urdu ghazal having a vast following.
One of the most prominent post modern poets, known for his valiant fight against a fatal illness.
One of the prominent women poets in Pakistan.
One of the most prominent-modern poets.
A promising poet from Pakistan who committed suicide at the age of 27
painter artist and intellectual from Pakistan
Widely-reputed Pakistani poet, well-known to serious poetry lovers.
Prominent Pakistani poet who lives in Austria, well-known to serious poetry circles.
An important poet of Nazm from Pakistan
Well-known Pakistani poet residing in Iran
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