Poets/Writers From Lucknow
Ghulam Hamdani Mus'hafi
One of the most prolific 18th century poets, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.
Known for his Urdu translation of Bhagwat Geeta in verse titled- Naseem-e-Irfaan.
A contemporary of Dagh Dehlavi. Famous for his ghazal 'Sarkati Jae Hai Rukh Se Naqab Ahista Ahista'.
Faqeer Muhammad Goya
Prominent desciple of Nasikh who served in the armies of Maratha ruler Yashwant Rao Holkar at Indore and Ghaziuddin Haider, Nawab of Awadh
Freedom fighter, member of constituent assembly which drafted Indian Constitution. He gave the slogan "Inquilab Zindabad" during freedom movement. He was a devotee of Shri Krishna. He wrote the famous ghazal "chupke chupke raat din".
Khwaja Haidar Ali Aatish
- Born : Shahjahapur
- Domicile : Lucknow
- Shrine : Lucknow
Aatish was one of the shining stars of 19th century Urdu Ghazal.
Meer Taqi Meer
One of the greatest Urdu poets. Known as Khuda-e-Sukhan (God of Poetry)