Poets/Writers From Delhi
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.
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".
Mirza Mazhar Jan-e-Janaan
Religious scholar of Sufistic temperament who was assassinated due to religious reasons
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.
Ahmad Ali Barqi Aazmi
Delhi-based poet, once associated with All India Radio's Persian service
Akhlaq Ahmad Ahan
Poet & researcher known for his long poem “Sochne Pe Pahraa hai" /Professor JNU
Beloved disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya and clelebrated Sufi poet of Persian and Urdu. Also highly skilled in music, famous as Tuti-e-Hind.
- Born : Uttar Pradesh
- Domicile : Delhi
Assistant professor of Sanskrit, Department of Sanskrit, University of Delhi
Legendary Persian poet of the Sabak-e-Hindi style of poetry.
Chandar Bhan Kaifi Dehlvi
Well-known for his poems on interesting topics; also wrote patriotic poems. Taught Persian for a long period of time
Last of classical poets who celebrated life and love. Famous for his playfulness of words (idioms/ phrases).
Elder son of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz who greatly fostered Sufism and had friendly ties with Sikh Gurus.