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Poets/Writers From Punjab

Total: 829

Allama Iqbal

1877 - 1938

One of the greatest Urdu Poets. National poet of Pakistan who penned 'Saare jahaan se achha hindostaan hamara' and 'Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri'

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

1911 - 1984

One of the widely celebrated and popular Urdu poets. Equally sung in romance and rebel. Faced political repression against his revolutionary views

Celebrated poet, novelist, song and scriptwriter. Acclaimed for directing tele-serial on Mirza Ghalib. Recipient of Sahitya Academy and Dada Sahab Phalke awards

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

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.

Amrita Pritam

1919 - 2005

Popular poetess-writer of Punjabi. Bharatiya Jnanpeeth Awardee.

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

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.


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

Noon Meem Rashid

1910 - 1975

One of the founding-fathers of modern Urdu poetry.

Qayyum Nazar

1914 - 1989

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

Sara Shagufta

1954 - 1984

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


1923 - 1966

A prolific poet and lyricist, his collaborations shaped the golden era of Bollywood music.

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.

Aanis Moin

1960 - 1986

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

Aaqil Lahori

1932 - 1994

painter artist and intellectual from Pakistan

Abrar Ahmad

1954 - 2021

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

Afzal Minhas

1923 - 1997

A contemporary poet of prominence from Pakistan, known for his Nazms

Ameen Hazin

1884 - 1967

Pakistani poet famous for TV Serials written by him.

Anand Bakhshi

1930 - 2002

Poet and Lyricist

A poet and journalist from Pakistan

Anwar Sabri

1901 - 1985

A multi-faceted personality who was apart from being a religious scholar and freedom fighter had also been a poet reflecting Sufistic bohimianism

Anwar Sadeed

1928 - 2016

Prominent Pakistani critic, researcher and columnist; an author of many books apart from 'Urdu Adab ki Tehreekein' and 'Urdu Afsaane Mein Dehaat ki Peshkash'; also assisted in editing several literary journals and newspapers

Asad Multani

1902 - 1959

Asar Sahbai

1901 - 1963

Well-known poet; wrote ghazals, nazms and rubais prortraying romantic feelings and acute social consciousness

Notable Pakistani playwright known for penning a popular drama 'Chaand Garhan' for television

Poet and Urdu teacher, translated the kaafis of Khwaja Fareed in Urdu

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