Profile of Asar Rampuri
Pen Name : 'Asar'
Real Name : Mohammad Ali Khan
be-vaj.h nahīñ husn kī tanvīr meñ tābish
lau dete haiñ ḳhākistar-e-ulfat ke sharāre
be-wajh nahin husn ki tanwir mein tabish
lau dete hain KHakistar-e-ulfat ke sharare
Asar Rampuri is a well-known disciple of Arzoo Lucknowi and Jaleel Manikpuri. Apart from writing ghazals, he also wrote rubai, as well as mathnawi which did not receive much favour with the poets of the modern age. It must be said, however, that the tone and tenor of traditional ghazal remained clearly audible in his mathnawis and rubais.
Asar was born in 1893 at Rampur and died there on 20 January, 1963.