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Sahir Dehlavi

1863 - 1962 | Delhi, India

Pandit Amar Nath Sahir one of the most prominent poets of Kashmiri Pandit community in Delhi famous for combining Sufi and Vedantic mysticism in his poetry.

Pandit Amar Nath Sahir one of the most prominent poets of Kashmiri Pandit community in Delhi famous for combining Sufi and Vedantic mysticism in his poetry.

Real Name : Pandit Amar Nath

Born :Raebareli, Uttar pradesh

Died : Delhi, India

Pandit Amar Nath  who was known as Sahir Dehlavi was born in 1863 in Delhi. He painfully witnessed the degenerated socio-political and cultural life of Delhi following the decline of Mughal Empire. This turned him into a mystical poet and also added a philosophical character to his poetry. Apart from being a scholar of Arabic and Persian, Sahir was also a scholar of Sanskrit with a deep understanding of Yogabhyaas and Vedanta. All these rich influences found their philosophical and mystical configurations in his Urdu diwan entitled Kufr-e-Ishq and Persian collection of poems called Chiragh-e-Maarfat. Sahir died in 1962.    

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