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.
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.
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.
One of the leading poets of new Urdu ghazal.
Most outstanding Pakistani, Progressive poet. Also counted among leading fiction-writers. Edited an important literary magazine Funoon.
One of the most popular Urdu poets ever, known for his intense romantic poetry.
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 romantic poet made famous by Malika Pukhraj by singining ghazal "abhi to main jawan huun". Wrote the National Anthem of Pakistan.
One of the most outstanding modern poets who wrote both in Urdu and Punjabi. Also a film lyricist.
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 popular poets ever and film lyricist. Famous for his ghazal 'Garmi-e-hasrat-e-nakaam se jal jate hain'.
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 and trend-setter poet of new Urdu ghazal having a vast following.
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
Widely-reputed Pakistani poet, well-known to serious poetry lovers.
Popular Pakistani poet who gave voice to peple's life experiences.
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, translator of select Persian poetry of Iqbal
Prominent Urdu and Punjabi poet and author, remained associated with major Urdu journal Adab-e-Lateef and Auraaq
Notable Pakistani playwright known for penning a popular drama 'Chaand Garhan' for television
A poet who wrote upon social disparities and poverty
A poet and Journalist. Famous especially for his humorous columns.
Prominernt journalist and poet
Popular poet from Pakistan/ Died young
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