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Poets/Writers From Faizabad

Total: 58

Meer Anees

1803 - 1874

One of the most prominent classical poets at Lucknow, who excelled in Mersia poetry. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.

Qayem Chaandpuri

1725 - 1794

Prominent 18th century poet, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.

Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib, Aatish was one of the shining stars of 19th century Urdu Ghazal.

One of the most prominent and trend-setter classical poets from Lucknow. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.

Known for depicting romantic encounters with the beloved in lurid details. Lost his eye sight in the prime of youth

Rind Lakhnavi

1797 - 1857

Nawab of Lucknow, a pupil of Aatish.

Asifud Daula

1748 - 1797

Nawab of Awadh

Meraj Faizabadi

1941 - 2013

Popular poet who was a necessary presence at Mushairas

Nawab of Awadh Asif-ud-dola's cousin and a prominent poet of his time

Renowned later classical poet of Lucknow who had also written many oft quoted shers

Prominent post-modern poet from Mumbai having an unconventional style.

Shayar Jamali

1943 - 2008


1888 - 1968

Azhar Qadiri

1929 - 2003

Leading early 20th century poet. Famous for his Nazm on Ramayan. Wrote oft-quoted sher 'Zindagi kya hai anasir men zahur-e-tartib…'.

One of the most prominent poets of younger generation. Also a promising critic.

Maikash Lucknowi

1916 - 1991

Meer Khaleeq

1766 - 1844

Sajjad Zaheer

1905 - 1973

Renowned Urdu fiction writer, novelist and one of the pioneers of the Progressive writers’ movement in the subcontinent.

Syed Hamid

1920 - 2014

Ameen Salaunvi

1901 - 1983

Pre-modern poet, spent his life in the literary circles of Lucknow

Begum Akhtar

1929 - 1974

Begum Akhtar, also known as Mallika-e-Ghazal, was an eminent multi-genre Hindustani classical music singer. She was posthumously honored with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

Ijaz Hussain Hazravi is a ghazal singer from Pakistan. He was the disciple of the revered Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. His ghazals were based on thumri interspersed with sargam.

Lala Piyare Lal

1844/1850 - 1874

Manzar Azmi

1934 - 1997

N. P. Mohammed

1929 - 2003

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