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Poets/Writers From Delhi

Total: 154

Amir Khusrau

1253 - 1325

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.

Ibrahim Zauq

1790 - 1854

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

Considered to be the foremost poet of mathnawi.

Momin Khan Momin

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".

Religious scholar of Sufistic temperament who was assassinated due to religious reasons

Barq Dehlvi

1884 - 1936

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.

Delhi-based poet, once associated with All India Radio's Persian service

Poet & researcher known for his long poem “Sochne Pe Pahraa hai" /Professor JNU

Amir Khusrau

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.

Aqil Khan Razi

1614 - 1696

Aziz Mian

1942 - 2000

Assistant professor of Sanskrit, Department of Sanskrit, University of Delhi

Bedil Azimabadi

1644 - 1720

Legendary Persian poet of the Sabak-e-Hindi style of poetry.

Well-known for his poems on interesting topics; also wrote patriotic poems. Taught Persian for a long period of time

Charandas Ji

1703 - 1839

Dagh Dehlvi

1831 - 1905

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

Dara Shikoh

1615 - 1659

Elder son of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz who greatly fostered Sufism and had friendly ties with Sikh Gurus.

Darshan Singh

1921 - 1989

Prominent post modern poet.

Firaq Gorakhpuri

1896 - 1982

Ghamgin Dehlvi

1753 - 1851


1806 - 1869

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