INDEX OF Lyricist

Selected poetry of hundreds of poets

Ahmad Rahi

1923 -2002 Lahore

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

Revolutionary, romantic poet, playwright & lyricist, known for his poem ‘Jhoom ke Utho watan aazad karne ke liye’

Well-known and popular Urdu poet. Also a film lyricist, famous for his lyrics in films like Prem Rogand Ram Teri Ganga Maili.

Aziz Qaisi

1931 -1992 Mumbai

One of the most prominent progressive poets / known for his pungent intensity

One of the prominent progressive poets, critic and lyricist Known for writing lyrics ‘karoge yaad to har baat yaad…’ for ‘Bazaar’.

Leading popular poet who got the pseudonym Utsahi from Jawahar Lal Nehru, India's first prime Minister. Known for extensively using words of Awadhi language. Famous for his Nazm 'Ai Meri Jan-e-ghazal….'.

Film-maker, lyricist and fiction writer. Famous for his tele-serial on Mirza Ghalib. Recipient of Sahitya Academy and Dada Sahab Phalke award.

Film writer, lyrcist and poet. Famous for co-writing films like "Sholay" & "Deewar".

Kaifi Azmi

1918 -2002 Mumbai

One of prominent progressive poets with popular appeal. Also film lyricist famous for his lyrics in films like Heer Ranjha, Kaghaz ke Phool etc.

Popular poet who also penned film lyrics.

One of the most outstanding modern poets who wrote both in Urdu and Punjabi. Also a film lyricist.

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

Nida Fazli

1938 -2016 Mumbai

One of the most prominent modern poets with wide popular appeal. Well-known film lyricist, prose writer. Famous for his ghazal 'Kabhi kisi ko mukammal Jahan nahin milta…'.

Poet & film lyricist.

Ghazal poet and film lyricist

Prominent popular poet, known for his partriotic poems / Honoured with Padma Bhushan

Shahryar

1936 -2012 Aligarh

One of the most prominent modern Urdu poets and lyricist. Wrote songs for the movie "Umrao Jaan". Recipient of the Bhartiya Gyan Peeth award.

Poet, Journalist and lyricist, Dialogue writer of films like ‘’Ghulam Begam Badshah’’ and ‘’Jhansi ki rani’’

Real name was Sudarshan Kamra. A lyricist who penned songs for various movies.

Prominent poet associated with progressive movement.