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.
The most prominent stylist of Urdu prose and author of "Aab-e-Hayaat". Himself a poet, he was a major force behind the movement for the new Nazm in Urdu.
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.
Prominent modernist poet, story writer, one of the first poets to write prose poems; also edited important journal "Tashkeel".
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 stalwarts of new Urdu ghazal in Pakistan. Some of his ghazals have been put to music.
One of the most popular poets in the fourth and fifth decades of 20th century, contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz.
Popular poet from Pakistan, known for his anti-establishment poetry, having mass following.
One of the most prominent modern Pakistani poets, popular for his unconventional ways.
One of the most fiery progressive poets who is known as Shayar-e-Inquilab (revolutionary poet)
Popular pakistani poet who died Young.
One of the founders of modern ghazal.Born at Ambala in India, he migrated to Pakistan and wrote extensively on the pain and sufferings of partition.
One of the most outstanding modern poets of Pakistan.
Prominent Pakistani poet and journalist
One of the renowned Urdu fiction writers. Known for writing some masterpieces like Thanda Gosht, Khol Do, Toba Tek Singh etc.
One of the most prominent modern Urdu critics. Famous for his promotion of the Anti-ghazal trend of poetry and anti-modernism views.
Famous Pakistani woman poet known for her unconventional views on society. Committed suicide at a young age.
Famous poet from Pakistan. Committed suicide at an early age.
One of most prominent modern critics
One of the most remarkable modernist Indian poets.
One of the most prominent post modern poets, known for his valiant fight against a fatal illness.
Prominent poet who mastered the poetic idiom of Lucknow poetry.
Prominent poet and journalist, also the editor of 'Zamindaar', an important newspaper of his times. Also authored 'Zikr-e-Iqbal' and 'Muslim Sahaafat Hindustan Mein'
painter artist and intellectual from Pakistan
One of the prominent women poets famous for the soft and lyrical tone of her poetry.
Well-known poet and author to draw upon social issues, also edited an important journal 'Qaumi Zaban' published from Pakistan
Most prominent playwright and poet who strengthened the tradition of play writing in Urdu language
Poet, lyricist, founding editor of literary magazine quarterly ''Svera''
Pakistani poet famous for TV Serials written by him.
Pakistani poet and author; published his collection of love poems Lab-o-Rukhsaar; authored a critical book Shairi ki Zabaan
Well-known poet; wrote ghazals, nazms and rubais prortraying romantic feelings and acute social consciousness
Leading Pakistani poet having popular appeal, grandson of Behzad Lakhnawi.
Famous for his ghazal " ai jazba-e-dil gar main chahun har cheez muqaabil aa jaye" sung by many singers.
A poet and Journalist. Famous especially for his humorous columns.
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