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

1900 -1956

Prominent Delhi poet known for his sher 'Mohabbat ke liye kuch khaas dil makhsus hote hain…'

1717 -1786

Considered to be the foremost poet of mathnawi.

1722 -1810

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

1797 -1869

Great Urdu poet occupying a place of pride in world literature. Also one of the most quotable poets having shers for almost all situations of life.

1699 -1781

Eminent Sufi poet of Delhi's famous Naqshbandi order of Sufis.


Leading Pakistani researcher, writer and poet and President of Punjab University (Lahore)

1800 -1852

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".

1897 -1970

Known for his Urdu translation of Bhagwat Geeta in verse titled- Naseem-e-Irfaan.

1933 -2011

Popular writer, scholar, poet and lyricist.

1856 -1927

Famous Indian poet and father of Jan Nisar Akhtar.

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