Poets/Writers From Delhi

Total: 77

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'

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

Aziz Mian

1942 - 2000

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

Dagh Dehlvi

1831 - 1905

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

Ghamgin Dehlvi

1753 - 1851


1806 - 1869

Iqbal Bano

1935 - 2009

Khwaja Meer Asar

1735 - 1794

Khwaja Meer Dard

1721 - 1785

Noted Sufi poet with a deep sense of Music.

Makhmoor Dehlvi

1900 - 1956

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

Manzoor Niazi

1922 - 2013

Mirza Farhatullah Baig was an Indian Urdu writer of humor and prose, and a senior judge in Hyderabad

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

Munshi Raziuddin

1912 - 2003

One of the most prominent classical Urdu poets who wrote extensively on Indian culture & festivals. Famous for his poems on Holi, Diwali and other festivals.

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