Sufinama

Kalaam

Verses written by Sufi masters come under Kalaam. These are sung with great ferver in Sufi recitals.

An extraordinary poet of Rampur.

1920 -1963

Pre-modern poet, known for blending the best of the classical and the modernist

1914 -1981

Revolutionary, romantic poet, playwright & lyricist, known for his poem ‘Jhoom ke Utho watan aazad karne ke liye’

1829 -1900

A contemporary of Dagh Dehlavi. Famous for his ghazal 'Sarkati Jae Hai Rukh Se Naqab Ahista Ahista'.

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.

1874 -1952

Haji Waris Ali Shah's disciple and famous for his Sufi poetry

1876 -1936

Celebrated Naat-poet famous for his Ghazal "Bekhud kiye dete hain andaz-e-hijaabana".

1680 -1757

Famous Punjabi Sufi poet who still feels contemporary.

1831 -1905

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

1914 -1984

One of the most popular poets in the fourth and fifth decades of 20th century, contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz.

-1986

Popular poet of his time in India and Pakistan.

1893 -1954

Known for his couplet "Khud ka parda hai to khud Khud ko zara dekh to le".

1790 -1854

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

1839 -1901

A noted Sufi poet from Hyderabad.

1890 -1960

One of the most prominent pre-modern poets who enjoyed stunning popularity and fan-following.

1905 -1976

Poet famous for penning the Naat "Aapko Paataa nahin jab aap ko paataa hun"

1845 -1901

Famous Sufi poet of the Chishti-Nizami Order from Pakistan

1721 -1785

Noted Sufi poet with a deep sense of Music.