Poets/Writers From Delhi

Total: 95

Amir Khusrau

1253 - 1325

First Poet of Rekhta/Hindvi. Musician and Disciple of Sufi Saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia. Known for his "pahelis", which form part of Indian folklore. He is famous for inventing two most important musical instruments tabla & sitar. Wrote "Ze-hal-e-miskin…" one of the earliest prototypes of Urdu ghazal written in Persian & Hindvi.

Ibrahim Zauq

1790 - 1854

Poet laureate of the Mughal Court and mentor of Bahadur Shah Zafar. His 'poetic' rivalry with Ghalib is well known.

Religious scholar of Sufistic temperament who was assassinated due to religious reasons

Amir Khusrau

1253 - 1325

Beloved disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya and clelebrated Sufi poet of Persian and Urdu. Also highly skilled in music, famous as Tuti-e-Hind.

Aqil Khan Razi

1614 - 1696

Aziz Mian

1942 - 2000

Delhi-based poet, once associated with All India Radio's Persian service

Bedil Azimabadi

1644 - 1720

Legendary Persian poet of the Sabak-e-Hindi style of poetry.

Charandas Ji

1703 - 1839

Dagh Dehlvi

1831 - 1905

Last of classical poets who celebrated life and love. Famous for his playfulness of words (idioms/ phrases).

Dara Shikoh

1615 - 1659

Elder son of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz who greatly fostered Sufism and had friendly ties with Sikh Gurus.

Ghamgin Dehlvi

1753 - 1851


1806 - 1869

Iqbal Bano

1935 - 2009

Jahan Ara Begum

1614 - 1681

Khwaja Meer Asar

1735 - 1794

Khwaja Meer Dard

1721 - 1785

Noted Sufi poet with a deep sense of Music.

Manzoor Niazi

1922 - 2013

Meer Taqi Meer

1722 - 1810

One of the greatest Urdu poets. Known as Khuda-e-Sukhan (God of Poetry)