Poets/Writers From Karachi

Total: 138

Maulwi Abdul Haq

1872 - 1961

Ahmad Hamesh

1940 - 2013

Prominent modernist poet, story writer, one of the first poets to write prose poems; also edited important journal "Tashkeel".

Aziz Hamid Madni

1922 - 1991

One of the stalwarts of new Urdu ghazal in Pakistan. Some of his ghazals have been put to music.

Jaun Eliya

1931 - 2002

One of the most prominent modern Pakistani poets, popular for his unconventional ways.

Rasa Chughtai

1928 - 2018

Prominent Pakistani poet and journalist

Saleem Ahmed

1927 - 1983

One of the most prominent modern Urdu critics. Famous for his promotion of the Anti-ghazal trend of poetry and anti-modernism views.

Sara Shagufta

1954 - 1984

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

Zeeshan Sahil

1961 - 2008

One of the most prominent post modern poets, known for his valiant fight against a fatal illness.

Aal-e-Raza Raza

1896 - 1978

Prominent poet who mastered the poetic idiom of Lucknow poetry.

Ada Jafarey

1924 - 2015

One of the prominent women poets famous for the soft and lyrical tone of her poetry.

Adeeb Sohail

1927 - 2017

Well-known poet and author to draw upon social issues, also edited an important journal 'Qaumi Zaban' published from Pakistan

Akbar Masoom

1960 - 2019

Anjum Azmi

1931 - 1990

Pakistani poet and author; published his collection of love poems Lab-o-Rukhsaar; authored a critical book Shairi ki Zabaan

Asad Multani

1902 - 1959

Azm Bahzad

1958 - 2011

Leading Pakistani poet having popular appeal, grandson of Behzad Lakhnawi.

Behzad Lakhnavi

1900 - 1974

Famous for his ghazal " ai jazba-e-dil gar main chahun har cheez muqaabil aa jaye" sung by many singers.

Fareed Javed

1927 - 1977

Farman Fatehpuri

1926 - 2013

Popular poet famous for his widely-sung ghazal "mohabbat karne wale kam na honge, teri mahfil mein lekin ham na honge".

A renowned scholar, poet, linguist and author. He dedicated his life to learning and education. An expert in the art of chronograms

Ilyas Sitapuri

1935 - 2003

Inayat Ali Khan

1935 - 2020

Ishrat Rahmani

1910 - 1992

Jameel Jalibi

1929 - 2019

Prominent Urdu critic, literary historian, linguist, and translator; also served as Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University and Chair of Urdu Lughat Board

Jazib Quraishi

1940 - 2021

Mahshar Badayuni

1922 - 1994

Prominent progressive critic and a story writer of romantic nature

Naseer Turabi

1945 - 2021

Pakistani poet famous for the ghazal “Wo hamsafar tha magar…” in the famous Pakistani TV serial “Hamsafar”

Qamar Jameel

1927 - 2000

Rais Amrohvi

1914 - 1988

Sagheer Malal

1951 - 1992

Sahba Akhtar

1931 - 1996

One of the most prominent pre-modern Urdu Poets, having hundreds of disciples.

Shaayar Lakhnavi

1917 - 1989

Known for his novel expression in poetry

Shabnam Rumani

1928 - 2009

Shaukat Sabzwari

1908 - 1973

Sirajuddin Zafar

1912 - 1972

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