Poets/Writers From India
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.
Ghulam Hamdani Mus'hafi
One of the most prolific 18th century poets, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.
Poet laureate of the Mughal Court and mentor of Bahadur Shah Zafar. His 'poetic' rivalry with Ghalib is well known.
Momin Khan Momin
Contemporary of Ghalib and Zauq. He was also a physician, astrologer and chess player. Mirza Ghalib is said to have offered his complete diwan for his sher "tum mere paas hote ho goya, Jab koi doosra nahin hota".
Goya Faqeer Muhammad
- Born : Kachhauchha Sharif
Prominent desciple of Nasikh who served in the armies of Maratha ruler Yashwant Rao Holkar at Indore and Ghaziuddin Haider, Nawab of Awadh
Noted story writer and novelist; known for his treatment of communal riots in India.
Mirza Mazhar Jan-e-Janaan
Religious scholar of Sufistic temperament who was assassinated due to religious reasons
One of the most prominent pre-modern poets.
A later descendant of Delhi’s poetry tradition, known for his play 'Krishna Avataar'
Known for his Urdu translation of Bhagwat Geeta in verse titled- Naseem-e-Irfaan.
- Born : Phulwari Sharif
- Domicile : Phulwari Sharif
- Shrine : Phulwari Sharif
A distinguished Sufi poet associated with the Khanqah Rashidia, Jaunpur.
Abdul Ghafoor Nassakh
- Born : Uttar Pradesh
- Domicile : West Bengal
Prominent poet of classical mould from Nengal, known for his 'Tazkira 'Sukhan-e-Shoara'.