Poets/Writers From Lahore

Total: 301

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Waqar Azeem

1910 - 1976

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

A G Josh

1928 - 2007

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.

Most prominent playwright and poet who strengthened the tradition of play writing in Urdu language

Ahmad Rahi

1923 - 2002

Poet, lyricist, founding editor of literary magazine quarterly ''Svera''

Pakistani poet famous for TV Serials written by him.

Anjum Rumani

1920 - 2001

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

Aslam Kolsarii

1946 - 2016

Bedil Haidri

1924 - 2004

A poet who wrote upon social disparities and poverty

A poet and Journalist. Famous especially for his humorous columns.

Haji Laq Laq

1894 - 1961

Prominernt journalist and poet

Ibadat Bareilvi

1920 - 1998

Iqbal Sajid

1932 - 1988

Popular poet from Pakistan/ Died young

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