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.
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 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.
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 renowned Urdu fiction writers. Known for writing some masterpieces like Thanda Gosht, Khol Do, Toba Tek Singh etc.
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
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.
Well-known poet; wrote ghazals, nazms and rubais prortraying romantic feelings and acute social consciousness
A poet and Journalist. Famous especially for his humorous columns.
One of the most prominent Pakistani scholars and cultural critics.
Urdu poet,critic and one of the pioneers of the progressive movement in Urdu literature. Close relation with Faiz Ahmad Faiz as their wives were sisters.
Urdu and Punjabi poet
Pakistani poet and lyricist.
Prominent Journalist, scholar and poet and Chief editor of a well known weekly 'Chattan' published from Lahore
One of the most prominent critics from Pakistan
Poet, Editor, Political activist and Freedom fighter
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