Poets/Writers From Punjab

Total: 1029

Allama Iqbal

1877 - 1938

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'.

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

1911 - 1984

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.

Intizar Hussain

1925 - 2016

Most prominent fiction writer, known for his stories woven around the experience of Partition and for his individual style of telling tales. The first Urdu writer to have been shortlisted for Man Booker prize.

Krishn Chander

1914 - 1977

A contemporary of Manto, associated with the Progressive Writers Movement, known for his stories of romance and social realism.

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.

One of the most read fiction and travelogue writers from Pakistan; known for his unique creativity and appeal.

Shahzad Ahmad

1932 - 2012

One of the leading poets of new Urdu ghazal.

Abdul Hamid Adam

1909 - 1981

Popular Poet with dominant romantic shades celebrating love and life.

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.

Akhtar Shirani

1905 - 1948

One of the most popular Urdu poets ever, known for his intense romantic poetry.

Anees Nagi

1939 - 2010

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

Balraj Komal

1928 - 2013

One of the leading modern poets and short story writer, who made outstanding contribution to modern Urdu Nazm in India.

Baqi Siddiqui

1905 - 1972

One of the most prominent modern poets of Pakistan

Ehsan Danish

1914 - 1982

One of the most popular poets in the fourth and fifth decades of 20th century, contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz.

Habib Jalib

1928 - 1993

Popular poet from Pakistan, known for his anti-establishment poetry, having mass following.

Popular romantic poet made famous by Malika Pukhraj by singining ghazal "abhi to main jawan huun". Wrote the National Anthem of Pakistan.

Jamal Ehsani

1951 - 1998

One of most prominent post-modern Pakistani poets, known for the uniqueness of his poetic experience.

Majeed Amjad

1914 - 1974

One of the founding-fathers of modern Urdu poetry.

Meeraji

1912 - 1949

One of the founding fathers of modern Urdu nazm. Known for his mystical association with Indian metaphysical tradition. Died young.

Mohsin Naqvi

1947 - 1996

Popular pakistani poet who died Young.

Mukhtar Siddiqui

1919 - 1972

Muneer Niyazi

1928 - 2006

One of the most outstanding modern poets who wrote both in Urdu and Punjabi. Also a film lyricist.

Nasir Kazmi

1925 - 1972

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.

Noon Meem Rashid

1910 - 1975

One of the founding-fathers of modern Urdu poetry.

Qateel Shifai

1919 - 2001

One of the most popular poets ever and film lyricist. Famous for his ghazal 'Garmi-e-hasrat-e-nakaam se jal jate hain'.

Qayyum Nazar

1914 - 1989

One of the most powerful voices of the post-independence Urdu ghazal

One of the renowned Urdu fiction writers. Known for writing some masterpieces like Thanda Gosht, Khol Do, Toba Tek Singh etc.

Sara Shagufta

1954 - 1984

Famous Pakistani woman poet known for her unconventional views on society. Committed suicide at a young age.

Shakeb Jalali

1934 - 1966

Famous poet from Pakistan. Committed suicide at an early age.

Waqar Azeem

1910 - 1976

Wazir Agha

1922 - 2010

One of most prominent modern critics

One of the most prominent and trend-setter poet of new Urdu ghazal having a vast following.

Zia Jalandhari

1923 - 2012

One of the most prominent-modern poets.

A G Josh

1928 - 2007

Aanis Moin

1960 - 1986

A promising poet from Pakistan who committed suicide at the age of 27

Aaqil Lahori

1932 - 1994

Contempory Pakistani poet having a popular appeal.

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

Abrar Ahmad

1954 - 2021

Widely-reputed Pakistani poet, well-known to serious poetry lovers.

Adeem Hashmi

1946 - 2001

Popular Pakistani poet who gave voice to peple's life experiences.

Prominent Pakistani poet who lives in Austria, well-known to serious poetry circles.

An important poet of Nazm from Pakistan

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