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Profile of Fana Nizami Kanpuri
Pen Name : 'Fana'
Real Name : Mirza Nisar Ali Beg
tark-e-ta.alluqāt ko ik lamha chāhiye
lekin tamām umr mujhe sochnā paḌā
tark-e-talluqat ko ek lamha chahiye
lekin tamam umr mujhe sochna paDa
Mirza Nisar Ali Beg was born in 1922 in Kanpur and received only religious education. He developed an interest in poetry when he was in Kanpur. He used the pen name, Fana. He had always been a simple and religious person and sported a beard in his young age. He never dressed in western style and Sherwani and Pyjama remained his favorite dress. He has no collection of poetry to his credit. He passed away on 18 July 1988 in Kanpur.