Urdu poets and writers of India

  • Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.

    Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.

    (The poetry portion of this site is edited by Muslim Saleem, who is poet, writer and journalist of repute. Muslim Saleem’s ash’ar are widely popular due to being connected with grassroots. It was his idea that we created this directory of Urdu poets and writers of All-India level (-Chief Editor, Ataullah Faizan and Editor Abdul Ahad Farhan) (See Muslim Saleem’s poetry with English and Hindi translations at this web site and muslimsaleem.blogspot.com and wikipedia.org. This directory can also be seen by surfing ‘urdu poets and writers of india on google or directly in the poety section of khojkhabarnews.com)

From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.

From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.

(See Muslim Saleem’s poetry with English and Hindi translations at and http://www.muslimsaleem.blogspot.com, http://www.khojkhabarnews.com, http://www.muslimsaleem.wordpress.com and wikipedia.org)Email: muslimsaleem@rediffmail.com mobiles: 9009217456, 9893611323 phone 0755-2730580

Dear readers, since this directory was getting very lengthy, I have also launched its second part on  http://urdunewsblog.wordpress.com/

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Directory of All-India Urdu litterateurs

(List of deceased litterateurs in the end of this directory)

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(The purpose of creating this blog is to highlight those Urdu litterateurs, about whom less or no material is available on the internet. Therefore, we will avoid details of poets like Iqbal, Meer and Ghalib here: Muslim Saleem) (The same entries can be seen on ‘all india urdu poets and writers’ on khojkhbarnews.com)

Muslim Saleem’s famous couplets

1. Zindagi ki tarah bikhar jaayen……kyun ham aise jiyen ki mar jaayen

2. kar di meeras waarison ke sipurd….zindagi kis ke naam mar jaayen

3. rooh ke karb ka kuchh mudaawa no tha….

doctor neend ki goliyan likh gaya

4. wo dekhne mein ab bhi tanawar darakht hai

haalanke waqt khod chuka hai jaden tamam

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MUSLIM SALEEM’S TAZA KALAM

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Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi

Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi is an eminent poet of classical Urdu Languge/poetry. He was born on 25th of Dec.1954 in Azamgarh (U.P.). He completed his education both from Shibli National College Azamgarh and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He completed his Masters in Urdu & Persian as also degree in education and topping that with a doctorate in modern /classical Persian from the Centre of African & Asian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) in the year 1996.He has travelled as part of his study tour  to many countries including Iran and Afghanistan. Presently he is serving as Translator-cum-Announcer (T/A incharge), in Persian service of the External Services Division of All India Radio, New Delhi. Dr.Barqi Azmi is devoted to the cause of furthering Urdu language through his rendering of Urdu poetry in general as well as “Topical Poetry “on various issues  of National and International prominence. For example a series of couplets titled “Yaad e RaftagaaN”-a poetic tribute to living and deceased Urdu poets including the stalwarts/legends like Wali Dakkini, Meer Taqi Meer, Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, Allama Shibli, Sir Syed and Faiz to name just a few. He is also well known for writing on such issues as: natural disasters like the 2004 Tsunami, 2011,Japan earthquake, scientific expeditions, on health topics like Polio & AIDS etc, environmental issues like pollution, Global Warming and also on UN mandated International Days(World Earth Day, Mothers Day, International Science Day etc).Dr.Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi has not only brought spotlight for his native Azamgarh but also his Alma meter Dayar e Shibli also known as Shibli National  College. His collection of poetry is easily accessible on Internet on various Urdu Websites & facebook.Here is a link of his personal websites: http://www.drbarqiazmi.com , http://drbarqiazmi.yolasite.com. He can be contacted on mobile No. +919868894385.

ڈاکٹر احمد علی برقی اعظمی کی موضوعاتی شاعری : ڈاکٹر غلام شبیر رانا

 اردو ادب میں موضوعاتی شاعری پر بہت کم توجہ دی گئی ہے .قلی قطب شاہ سے لے کر ڈاکٹر احمد علی برقی اعظمی تک اردو میں موضوعاتی  شاعری نے جو ارتقائی سفر طے کیا ہے اس کا جائزہ لینے سے یہ حقیقت روز روشن کی طرح واضح ہو جاتی ہے کہ موضوعاتی شاعری نے اب ایک مضبوط اور مستحکم روایت کی صورت اختیار کر لی ہے .اس رجحان کو انجمن پنجاب کی خیال پرور اور فکر انگیز شاعری سے بے پناہ تقویت ملی .آقائے اردو مولانا محمد حسین آزاد کی مساعی سے اردو میں‌موضوعاتی شاعری کو ایک اہم مقام ملا.اس کے بعد یہ روایت مسلسل پروان چڑھتی رہی .عالمی شہرت کے حامل نامور شاعر محسن بھوپالی کا ایک شعری مجموعہ “موضوعاتی شاعری ” کے نام سے آج سے پندرہ برس پہلے شائع ہو چکا ہے .اس سے یہ صداقت معلوم ہو تی ہے کہ روشن خیال ادیبوں ،دانشوروں اور شاعروں نے موضوعاتی شاعری کی اہمیت کو تسلیم کرتے ہوئے اس صنف میں طبع آزمائی کی .مجھے یہ جان کر خوشی ہوئی کہ ممتاز ادیب ،شاعر ،دانشور ،نقاد اور محقق ڈاکٹر احمد علی برقی اعظمی نے اردو کی موضوعاتی شاعری پر بھر پور توجہ دی ہے .ان کی شاعری کے متعدد نمونے میرے سامنے ہیں .وہ جس موضوع پر قلم اٹھاتے ہیں اسے لا زوال بنا دیتے ہیں .ان کا اختصاص یہ ہے کہ وہ عظیم تخلیق کاروں کو منظوم خراج تحسین پیش کر کے ان کے بارے میں مثبت شعور و آگہی پرواں چڑھانے کی مقدور بھر سعی کرتے ہیں .اس میدان میں ان کی مساعی اپنی مثال آپ ہیں .جس انداز میں وہ اپنے موضوع پر طبع آزمائی کرتے ہیں اوروں سے وہ  تقلیدی طورپر بھی ممکن نہیں.اس لا زوال اور ابد آشنا شاعری میں کوئی ان کا شریک اور سہیم دکھائی نہیں دیتا.مرزا اسداللہ خان غالب ،میر تقی میر ،احمد فراز،پروین شاکر،فیض احمد فیض ،سید صادقین نقوی،مظفر وارثی اور متعدد عظیم تخلیق کاروں کو ڈاکٹر احمد علی برقی اعظمی نے جس خلوص  اور دردمندی سے خراج تحسین پیش کیا وہ نہ صرف ان کی عظمت فکر کی دلیل ہے بلکہ اس طرح ان کا نام جریدہ عالم پر ہمیشہ کے لیے ثبت ہو گیا ہے .ان کا اسلوب ان کی ذات ہے .وہ انسانی ہمدردی کے  بلند ترین منصب پر فائز ہیں .کسی کا دکھ درد دیکھ کر وہ تڑپ اٹھتے ہیں اور فی البدیہہ موضوعاتی شاعری کے ذریعے وہ تزکیہ نفس کی متنوع صورتیں تلاش کر کے ید بیضا کا معجزہ دکھاتے ہیں.ان کی موضوعاتی شاعری کا تعلق کسی ایک فرد،علاقے یا نظریے سے ہر گز نہیں ان کی شاعری میں جو پیغام ہے اس کی نوعیت آفاقی ہے اور وہ انسانیت کے ساتھ روحانی وابستگی اور قلبی انس کا بر ملا اظہار کرتے ہیں .ان کا یہ اسلوب انھیں ممتاز اور منفرد مقام عطا کرتا ہے .ان کے بار احسان سے اردو داں طبقے کی گردن ہمیشہ خم رہے گی . انھوں نے تہذیبی اور ثقافتی اقدار کو اشعارکے قالب میں ڈھال کر  وہ معرکہ آرا  کارنام انجام دیا ہے جو تاریخ ادب میں آب زرسے لکھا جائے گا.

 

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Dr. Agha Gayas-ur-Rehman: Gulistan Colony, near Pandey Garden, Jafer Nagar, Nagpur,. 440013, (Mah.)
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Aisha Ashar Asadi: Sri Nagar Colony, Hyderabad (AP)

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Prof. Akhtarul Wasey: (Latest: He has been awarded Padmashri on January 25, 2013) Born and educated in Aligarh. (He was a schoolmate of Muslim Saleem at AMU City School Aligarh in 1960s). Did BA (hons) in 1971 and MA (Islamic Studies) from Aligarh Muslim University in 1977. Joined Jamia Millia Islamia as lecturer in 1978 and rose to professor in 1991 till date. He is a very good orator apart from a versatile writer and has won many awards. Mailing address: Deptt. of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025. Ph. 011-26981717 Extn. 2852 . Residence: 0091-11-26986077. (See details on http://www.jmi.nic.in/FHum/awasey_is.htm.)

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Prof. Ali Ahmad Fatmi addressing “Ek Sham Muslim Saleem ke naam” at Urdu Ghar, Allahabad. Yawar Abbas Rizvi, MA Qadeer, Muslim Saleem and Fazle Hasnain are also seen.

Ali Ahmad Fatmi : Fatmi is at present head of Allahabad University’s Urdu department. He has written five books including 1. Ham asr Urdu Navil: Ek Mutalaah, 2. Kulliyat-I Ali Sardar Jafri. 3. Paremcand, Nae Tanazur Men, 4. Danishvar, Firaq Gorakhpuri, 5. Takhliqkar Qamar Rais. His contact number is 09415306239. He has been a good friend of Muslim Saleem. During my stay at Allahabad, we had daily sittings in which literary issues were discussed. Fatmi had written a letter to me in 1982. In fact, Fatmi had written this letter after reading my ghazal “jab bhi jazbon ke liye…” in Shair monthly magazine, praising it copiously. (On left is a copy of the letter. Kindly click on it to see an enlarged version)

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Anand Lahar: Plot No. 19, Bakhshi Nagar, Jammu

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Aseem Kavyani: Had been Shams Kanwal’s assistant in Mumbai for years. Kavyani has put together Intekhab-e-Gagan (Selection of Gagan), in two thick volumes. Address. 702, Seventh Floor, Ketan Apartments, Pablo Yad Road, Mazgaon, Mumbai-10. (Posted by Muslim Saleem on April 23, 2010)

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Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed: 41-A, Teachers Colony, In front of Markaz-e-Islami, Jafer Nagar, Nagpur-440013

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Ashfaq-ur-Rahman Mazhar: Born on October 17, 1949. He is the manager of Tamil Nadhu Haj Service since 1973. He was honorary secretary of Tamil Nadu State Urdu Academy from 2001 to 2007. His collection of poetry “Siyaah-0-Supaid” was published in 2009. 2 1/12, Subbiah Street, Ist Floor, Barracks Road, Periament, Chhennai-600003. Telephone: 044-25610521 Mobile: 0984338716.

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Asma Saleem: She has won Sahitya Akademi’s award-2009 for her Urdu translated book Safar written by Amrita Pritam in Punjab as Sunahre. Mrs. Asma Saleem’s articles, analyses and translations have been published in various newspapers and magazines. She started her carrier with leading Urdu daily Rashtriya Sahara long ago and traveled a long journey in the field of media and journalism. She is based in Delhi.

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Aziz Nabeel: Poet: He was born on June 26, 1976 at Mumbai. His forefathers belong to Mau Aima, Allahabad. He is living in Doha, Qatar for the last 11 years. He is the general secretary of Anjuman Muhibban-e-Urdu, Qatar. Email: aziznabeel@yahoo.com, mobile No. 00974 55296335. Mailing address: 1. Warehouse, P&D Division, Qatar Steel, PO Box Number 50090, Messaieed, Qatar. 2. A Wing, First Floor, Bagh-e-Burhani, Killat Nagar, Bhiwandi, Thane (Maharashtra-India).

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Balraj Komal

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/balraj-komal/

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Dr. Baran Faruqui: बारां फारूक़ी She is Associate Professor in Department ofEnglish and Modern European Languages, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025. Being the daughter of illustrious Shamsur-Rahman Faruqi, she knows Hindi, Urdu and Persian apart from English. Her major works include translations from Urdu to English. She has reviewed some books as well including Chandrabhan Khayal’s poetic collection ‘Laulak’. Address: 34, Mujeeb Bagh, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025. Phone office: 26981717 Extn. 2950. Residence 9810492090, and 9312253431. E mail Address baranrehman@rediffmail.com.

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Bashir Badr: He was born on 30th of April 1945 in Kanpur. His full name is Syed Mohammad Bashir. Bashir Badr has over 18,000 couplets to his name and many books in Urdu and Hindi. Scores of writers have also written numerous books on him. He is presently Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Urdu Akademi, Bhopal. Awards: Badr was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 for contribution towards literature and Sangeet Natak Akademi. He was the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for his poetry collection Aas in 1999. He resides at 11, Rehana Colony, Idgah Hills Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2547018 Mobile: 9425007018.

Muslim Saleem has attributed these couplets to him on March 14, 2010

Naheen Kisi ka bhi number Bashir Badr ke baad

Basheer Badr hi behtar Bashir Badr ke baad

mili hui hai ghazal ko panah gaah abhi

kahan banaayegi ye ghar Bashir Badr ke baad

hai sehl goi mein maahir Basheer Meer kay baad

hunar kise hai ye azbar Bashir Badr ke baad

zara samjhiye to Muslim Saleem kaa rutbaa

yahi hai ek sukhanwar Bashir Badr ke baad

(Note: Bashir Badr was my Urdu teacher in B.A at AMU, Aligharh in 1972)

see details

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/bashir-badr/

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Bekal Utsahi: A lot of matter and videos are available on this poets on different web sites. I thought that he was just a singing poet earlier. But his recent poetry, especially poems, betray his being a poet of 21st century. Address: Civil Lines, Balrampur (U.P.)

see details

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/bekal-utsahi/

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Baqa Siddiqui

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/baqa-siddiqui/

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BS Jain Jauhar: He was born in Amin Nagar Sarai (Tehsil Baghpat, Distt. Meerut) on 10th of of May1927. From the very beginning, he developed a taste for Urdu literature. Inside their family’s shop there was a small library of Udru books in an almirah. He studied them thoroughly. At the age of 12, he wrote his first Urdu poem and read it in the school function. It read like ‘Agar Hindostan main Daura – e –Taalim hojaye, jahaalat door hojaye, Falakat door hojaye’. His collection of poems is titled as “Tarana-e-Bedari”. Address: B-7, Industrial Estate, Partapur-250103 (Meerut). Phone nos. 0121-2440660, 2440770. (More details on http://www.jsjainjauhar.com) (posted by Muslim Saleem on September 15, 2010)

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Chandrabhan Khayal: He was born on April 30, 1946 at Babai in Hoshangabad. In recent years, he has emerged as leading poet of Urdu Nazm and regarded as a giant among non-Muslim poets in line with Pt Daya Shankar Naseem, Pt Labburram Josh Malsiyani, Dr. Jagannath Azad and Raghupati Sahai Firaq Gorakhpuri. Babai is a place where Urdu teaching facilities were not available. Therefore, Khayal acquired the knowledge of Urdu through self-reading. After graduation he reached Delhi where he came into contact with Pt Ramkrishna Muztar Kakodwi, under whose guidance he became an expert of Urdu. In the early years, he used to writer poetry under the pseudonym ‘Chandra’ but later changed it to ‘Khayal’ on the suggestion of Firaq Gorakhpuri At present, he is the vice-chairman of Council for Promotion of Urdu Language in India at New Delhi. (Also see his entry in Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh at this site) Best couplets:

Parbat se utar kar chali jangal mein hawa tez

Main bhi usi raftaar se kuchh door chala tez

Phir dhoop mein saayon ke huey sainkdon tukde

Phir waqt ki talwar ko suraj ne kiya tez

Inhen mandir banana hai, unhen masjid banana hai

Koi sunta naheen unki, jinhen ik ghar banana hai

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Faheem Jogapuri: Poet: Born on March 12, 1956 to Shaikh Raheemullah Siddiqui and Mrs Masoom Jannat. Did his MA in Urdu. Profession: Business. Books Naved-e-Sahar and Adhoori Baat. Mobile: 9431218363

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Fareeda Zain: Mrs. Fareeda Zain is a versatile Urdu writer had seven books to her credit. Her books include “Sisakti chandni (1979), Dil se dar tak(1983), “Aye gardishe douran” (1991) Dharti ka Dook(1994) Ek Harf-e-tamanna (2004) Neda-e-Qalam (Essay) (2004) Jahan-e-Rang-o-boo me (2010). She is presently doing Phd “Status of Women in different Religions–a comparative study (2010). Address: 11-5-49, Red Hills Hyderabad-500004 AP. Phone No: 091-40-66757500 cell–09949572813.

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Fazle Hasnain (extreme right), MA Qadeer (second from right), Nazeer Ahmad Sami (Left) and Muslim Saleem at Allahabad on December 3, 2010

Fazle Hasnain: He is one of the sons of Nisar Ahmad. He was born on December 7, 1946 at Rawaan, Lal Gopal Ganj in Allahabad district. He works are published in Indian and foreign magazines. He has written four documentary films’ scripts for Doordarshan. Two collections of his humorous and satirical articles – Ruswa Sare Bazaar and Du Badu – have been and three collections of drama – Roshni aur Dhoop, Ret Key Mahal and Raat Dhhalti Rahi have been published. He has also published the features on veteran poets and litterateurs in Hindi by the title Hua Jin Sey Shahr Ka Naam Roshan. His book on Ghalib is included in the syllabus of Allahabad University Diploma Course. He has also translated Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield in Urdu. Several of his books have been awarded by Urdu Academies of UP, West Bengal and Bihar. He has been bestowed with All-India Meer Award. On his overall literary contribution, the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Akademi gave a Rs one lakh cash award to him in 2009. Address, A/7, Patrakar Colony, Ashok Nagar, Allahabad-211001. Phone No. 05322420603.

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Fuqan Sambhali (See details in Urdu poets and writers Allahabad on http://www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.com)

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Fayyaz Qureshi: Ganga Nagar, Bangalore, Cell: 9448785860

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Fuqan Sambhali ( (See details in Urdu poets and writers Allahabad on http://www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.com)

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Habab Hashmi: Allahabad, U.P

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Hameedullah Bhat: He can easily be credited with giving much needed impetus to Urdu. With a number of achievements up his sleeves, M Hamidullah Bhat has managed to add another feather to his cap by organising the Urdu Book Fair, first of its kind in the history of Urdu in the country. It is not the lone achievement for the director of the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, commonly known as Qaumi Council Bara-e Farogh-e-Urdu Zuban. He can also be credited with providing hundreds of books on every subject in Urdu through the council. A Kashmiri by birth, Bhat is a live man and a big charmer. Official address: Farogh-e-Urdu Bhawan, FC – 33/9, Institutional Area, Jasola, New Delhi – 110025. Telephone : 49539000. Fax : 49539099. E mail : urducouncil@gmail.com. http://www.urducouncil.nic.in

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Prof Hamidi Kashmiri. He is a renowned name in Urdu literature. He is a former vice-chancellor of University of Kashmir. He has been honoured with the Padma Shri Award in 2010 for his outstanding contribution to literature and education. Address: Masood Manzil, Kohe Sabz, Srinagar (J-K)

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Iftikhar Imam Siddiqi: A great warrior of Urdu. As editor of “Shair” monthly magazine, he has put in invaluable services to the language which is beleaguered in India. A worthy successor to his grandfather Allama Seemab Akbarabadi’s poetic heritage, Iftikhar Imam is himself a poet par excellence. Like his father late Ijaz Siddiqi, he is also good at editing and writing. He is bed-ridden since 2001 after a train accident. He was returning to Bombay from a Mushaira. During the journey, he wanted to contact her mother on mobile phone to know her well-being. As the network was missing in the train compartment, he alighted on the platform when the train stopped at a small station and started trying to make mobile contact. In the meantime, the train started moving. He rushed to catch the train but fell beneath it. The train passed over him injuring his head severely. Though he survived but his body was paralysed. Iftikhar Imam received yet another setback when his mother Mohtarima Naseem Banu (Manzoor Fatima) died in May, 2010. The 93-year-old revered lady breathed her last on Monday, May 24, 2010. During a telephonic talk, Iftikhar Imam told Muslim Saleem that his agonies have doubled up after the death of his mother. Muslim Saleem appeals to all the Urdu lovers to pray to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss and continue to serve Urdu as before. An appeal is also made to pray for the recovery of Iftikhar Imam Siddiqi from his ailments. Phone residence 27707127 Mobile No. 9324515157: Mailing Address: Shair monthly, PO Box No. 3770, Girgam post office, Mumbai-400004.

GHAZAL BY IFTIKHAR IMAM SIDDIQI

vo na hogaa to kyaa kamee hogee

bas adhuree si zindagee hogee

Gham hi chaandee hai, gham hee sonaa hai

Gham na hogaa to kyaa khushee hogee

usko sochoon usee ko chaahoon main

mujhse aisee na bandagee hogee

baat honton pe jam gayee uske

chup ye toote to ankahee hogee

Doob jaayegee shor men duniyaa

lafz honge na khamushee hogee

(More information about Iftikhar Imam Siddiqi to follow: Posted by Muslim Saleem on May 30, 2010)

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Iqbal Ansari: F-176, Pando Nagar, Lane-3, Delhi-110091.

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Iqbal Niazi

Iqbal Niazi ka introduction

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Ishrat Betab: Address: Zeb Kadah, Jahangir Mohalla, Asansol-713302 (W.B)

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Izhar Khizr: Address: City Court, Near Oma Petrol Pump, Patna-800001

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Javed Akhtar: See details on Urdu poets and writers of India on Khojkhabarnews.com. Address: Javed Akhtar, 702, Sagar Samrat,  Greenfield,  Juhu,  Mumbai-49.  mobile No.  09820184645

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Jatinder Parwaaz: Is a young Urdu poet. He lives in village Shahpur Kandi, Tehsil – Pathankot, Punjab, India – 145029, ( Mobile Number in Delhi – 09868985658). Details can be seen on the blog http:// jatinderparwaaz.blogspot.com.

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Kashmiri Lal Zakir: The 91-year-old Urdu litterateur has a chequered history. He has been honoured as Fakhr-e-Haryana by the Haryana Government. He has won acclaim as a leading Urdu writer not only in India and Pakistan but also in the entire Urdu world. Zakir started his literary career in early forties in Jammu and published in prestigious literary journals like Humayun and Adabi Duniya from Lahore. Though originally from Jammu, he has served Haryana in his capacity as Secretary of Haryana Urdu Akademi since 1987. Zakir has authored 29 novles and many books of poetry.

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Kulsum Mumtaz: Near Bohra Masjid, Itwari, Nagpur, Mah.

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Dr. Mohd. Harun Faraz: Malegaon, Nasik, (Mah.)

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Dr. Majid Dagi: Urdu Farsi department, Gulbarga university, Gulbarga Cell: 09449310099

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Mohd. Rafiuddin Mujahid: Marifat Medina kirana shop, Muzaffar nagar, Akola-444001, (Mah)

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Dr. Mohammad Samiuddin: Lecturer Urdu Department, ARS Inamdar Women’s Degree College, Bijapur

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Dr. Mohammad Sharafuddin Sahil: Haidari Road, Momin Pura, Nagpur-440018, (Mah.) Cell: 9049754022

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Mansoor Faridi: Chief Editor, Three Monthly, Faizur Raza, Tala Para, Bilaspur, (Chhttisgarh)

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Manzur Ahmed Dakini: H.No.5-38, Bakhshi Haweli, Roza(B), Dargah Road, Gulbarga, 585104

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Manzur Waqar: Talikot, Bijapur, Cell: 9731428416

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Masood Shams: Ansari Road, Rajopatti, Sitamarhi-843301 (Bihar)

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Mazhar Imam: He was born in 1928 in Bihar’s Darbhanga district. His father Syed Amir Ali was a post master. Imam did his post-graduation in Urdu and Persian before going to Pune for diploma from TV and Film Institute. In 1951, he joined a daily newspaper Karvaan that was published from Calcutta. Later, he became a schoolteacher and then All India Radio and remained associated for over three decades. Mazhar Imam is considered the founder of Azad Ghazal genre in Urdu poetry. Best couplets:

1. Rashk karte hain jeetnein waale…….ham ne is tarha maat khaayee hai

2. Apna hi faisla thaa ke ghar chhod kar chale

Mud mud ke phir ye kyoon dar-o-deewar dekhnaa

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Munawwar Rana: Is one of the most popular poets of Mushayaras across the country. A native of Rae Bareli, Rana grew up in Kolkata. His simple language, the idiom of North India and the generous use of Hindi words, are among the reasons for his popularity.Rana has attained wide acclaim for his couplets on ‘maa’ (Mother). There has been criticism of his poetry that has been termed an ‘emotional blackmail’ and ‘tukbandi’, but he connects with the crowd. Some couplets.

Hum kuchh aise tere diidaar mein kho jaate hain

jaise bachche bhare baazaar mein kho jaate hain

naye kamron mein ab cheezen puraani kaun rakhtaa hai

parindoN ke liye shahron mein paani kaun rakhtaa hai

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Muslim Saleem: Born November 1, 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi (UP) and brought up & educated in Aligarh. Residing in Bhopal since 1979. Started career as journalist in Aftab-e-Jadeed (Urdu). Later switched to Hindi and finally English journalism. His couplets are famous as written by unknown poet. He won the Yaad-e-Basit tarhi mushayara in 1982. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Shair, Ahang, Asri Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and many other periodicals and magazines. Best couplets:

1. Kaun hai is shahr mein mujh se zyaada baakhabar

Mujh ko saare bewafaaon ke patey maloom hain

2. Taqdeer ki mujh se yunhi takraar chalegi

Main saaye mein baithhoon gaa to deewar chale gi

3. deo qaamat wo shajar jab tez aandhi mein gira

pasta-qad jitne they paudey sab qad-aawar ho gaye

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Dr. Mehbub Rahi: Baarsi Taakli, Akola, 444001, (Mah.)

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Nazeer Fatehpuri: Poet. Address: Post Box No. 13, Yerwada, Pune-411006. (see picture and details on http://www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.com)

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Nida Fazli: Nida Fazli is an all-rounder. He was born in Gwalior in 1938 and moved to Mumbai in 1964 to eke out a living by penning film songs. On one hand he writes couplets like…”sooraj ko chonch mein liye murgha khadaa rahaa…..khidki key pardey khol diye raat ho gayee” and on the other hands pens such lyrics for films “kabhi kisi ko mukammal jahaan naheen miltaa……..kaheen zameen to kaheen aasmaan naheen miltaa”. He also excels in prose. Best couplet

Dhoob mein niklo, ghataaon mein nahaakar dekho

Zindagi kya hai kitaabon ko hataakar dekho.

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Paigham Afaqi: sdaff

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Qamar Sambhali: Nai Sadak, Delhi, Cell: 09871654885 asdffsd

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Rafeeq Shaheen: Taalim Manzil, Marris Road, Aligarh, 202002,

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Rashid Allahabadi: He is one of the sons of Nisar Ahmad. He was born on January, 194r at Rawaan, Lal Gopal Ganj in Allahabad district. He works are published in Indian and foreign magazines. His collection of poetry “Mutthi Bhar Aftab” has been awarded by UP Urdu Academy. Address: Rashid Allahabadi, Rawaan, Lal Gopal Ganj in Allahabad district-229413.

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Dr. Riaz Ahmed: R.E. President Urdu department, Farooq college, Kalikut, Kerala

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Sabir Hublawi: Altaf Nagar, Near Govt. Urdu School, Old Hubli-580021

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Riaz (also Riyaz) Khairabadi: Full name: Syed Riyaz Ahmad (1853–1934) was a poet who lived in Gorakhpur in United Provinces (Now Uttar Pradesh). Riaz Khairabadi was a senior contemporary of Mehdi Ifadi. In his letter to Riaz Khairabadi, which he had written from Allahabad in 1931, Ifadi has lamented closure of Riazul Akhbar edited by Riaz Khairabadi from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Mehdi Ifadi admits the fact that he has been a great fan of Riaz Khairabadi since his adulthood when he did not even know the meaning of literature. He has said that a whole generation of Urdu litterateurs had been raised by Riaz Khairabadi.Though Riaz Khairabadi used terminology of maikhana, saghar, meena, jaam, mai mainly in poetry, in real life he was a teetotaler. (This is the first introduction of Riaz Khairabadi on any website after research done by Muslim Saleem and posted on April 10, 2011 in “Upoets and writers of India” on www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.com) Specimen of kalaam:

mai rahe meenaa rahe gardish mein paimaanaa rahe
mere saaqi tuu rahe aabaad maikhana rahe
hashr bhi to ho chukaa rukh se naheen hatati naqaab
had bhi aakhir kuchh hai kab tak koi deevana rahe
raat ko jaa baithate hain roz ham majanun ke paas
pahle anaban rah chuki hai ab to yarana rahe
zindagi ka lutf ho udti rahe haradam ‘Riaz’
ham hon sheeshe ki pari ho ghar parikhana rahe

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(Dr) Saghar Azmi: One of his couplets gained popularity;

Kashmir ki wadi mein ban thhan ke jo niklay ho

kya aag lagaogay barfeeli chatanon mein

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Salah-ud-din Nayyar: H.No.11-3-824/7, Kehkashan, New Mili Pili, Hyderabad, (A.P)

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Sahir Kalim: Near Jai Talkies, Silwad, 431112, Dist. Aurangabad, Mah.

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Salma Sanam (Real name: Salma Bano). She was born to Syed Akbar and Haleema Bi at Pambua in Mangalore district of Karnataka on August 4, 1966. She is a lecturer of Zoology in Bangalore University. Started publishing short stories since 1990. Collection of her short stories “Toor par gaya hua shakhs” was published in 2007. Address: Salma Sanam, C/o Muslim Library, adj to Yejman Md Ali Hall, 8, Upstairs, Veerapalli Street, Shivajinagar, Bangalore-560001, Mob: 09611113641.

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Sayyad Moin-ud-Din Alavi: 597-Medical College Road, Aligarh-202002.

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Shaida Rumani: 3-1-49, Bairoon Qila, Raichor-584101, Karnataka

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Shahid Muhuli: ;lk;l;lk;lk;

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Shamim Hanfi; Born: 17 May 1939, at Sultanpur (UP); Joined AMU in 1969; Education: D. Litt. (first regular student enrolled for the same course); left AMU in 1976; Published 20 books (criticism, translation and plays); Editor-jamia ,Address: (R) – B – 114, Zakir Bagh, Okhla Road, New Delhi – 110025, (O) – Professor, Deptt. of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi; Phone No. No. 6836451 (R), 6831717 ext. 333 (O). (He taught me Urdu in pre-university class in AMU: Muslim Saleem July 4, 2010)

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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: Born on 30 September 1935, Faruqi obtained an MA in English from the University of Allahabad in 1955. He entered the Indian Postal Service in 1958 and retired in 1994. Faruqi is a critic, poet, fiction writer and translator. He has also written a novel ‘Ka’i Chad They Sar-e-Asman’. His stories, “Safar Aur Dusre Afsane” have also been published. His study of the Dastan of Amir Hamza has come out in three volumes and the fourth is under preparation.

Observation about Faruqi by Muslim Saleem: Shamsur Rehman Faruqi is no doubt a learned person. But vast knowledge does not always instil insight into a person to grasp literature’s true worth. It also does not mean that every observation made by such a person is the last word. I am of the firm believe that Faruqi used his magazine “Shab Khoon’ as a tool a gain an upper hand in the world of Urdu literature. That was why he promoted on purpose such litterateurs who could not carve out their niche. However, Shab Khoon served the express objective of catapulting Faruqi to dizzy heights. And when this very purpose was achieved, the hapless magazine was shut down. Even though he tried to feign as a litterateur by writing a novel, he failed miserably in his bid. He remains a critic as before and uses his pen to make or mar the reputation or poets and writers. Fortunately, enough the Jadeediyat promoted by him has died out and Urdu literature free of absurd poetry and propose. I am fortunate that I did never sent any of my works for printing in Shah Khoon nor did I asked him to writer anything on me. Every critic should remember that a creator of arts is over and above him and he cannot back and jack lame horses in literature.

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Sheikh Bashir Ahmed: Srinagar, Cell: 01942104598 asdf

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Shuja Khawar: Died on January 21, 2012 (See Urdu poets and writers of India on http://www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.com)

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Sikandar Irfan: Khandwa, MP

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Sultan Mohi-ud-Din Anjum: Dar-us-Salam, 2/9, B.N. Patti, Harur Taluqa-636906 (T.N.)

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Tariq Chhatari (Mohammad Tariq) is an Urdu fiction writer and critic. He has a collection of short stories, Baagh Ke Darwaze, to his credit. He has also edited a volume, Jadeed Afsana. He is the recipient of the Uttar Pradesh Urdu academy Award. He worked with the all India Radio for close to a decade before joining Aligarh Muslim University where he is currently a reader in the Department of Urdu. Address: (R) – Nazima Manzil, Amir Nishan Road, Dodhpur, Aligarh; Phone No. 0571-404097. Mob: 0935827145 (One of close friends of Muslim Saleem. Though we have not met for 35 years after I left Aligarh in 1975 the moments of out company still burn bright in my memories. He and Saleem Peerzada (Lavee) had worked wholeheartedly when I contested election to AMU students union though I lost by a whisker due to my own mistake.) (See: Tariq Chhatari in the light of “Baagh ka darwaza” in the poetry section of this web site.) (Posted by Muslim Saleem on July 4, 2010 revised September 6, 2010)

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Usman Jauhari: Poet. Books: Tu Hee Tu, Rubaroo, Ku Ba Ku. Address: Aashiana, Happy Home Colony, Auto Nagar, Near National Highway, Jalgaon.425001 (Maharashtra).

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Dr. Wajeehuddin: He is presently a lecturer in Deptt. of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi-110025. Ph. 6831717 Extn. 333. Has won UP Urdu Academy Award Delhi Urdu Academy Award and Josh Malihabadi Award by the journal ‘Naya Safar’, New Delhi. He his a writer and also a poet. Address: 84/7, Ghaffar Manzil, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025.

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Dr. Zubair Qamar Diglori: Lecturer Department Urdu, Diglor College, Diglor, District Nandeed, (Mah.)

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YAAD-E-RAFTAGAN

Abdul Halim Sharar (1869 – 1926) was an essayist and historian of Lucknow. His book “Guzashta Lucknow” is a rich source of information on the genesis of the city and its culture. He wrote famous tales and history content. One of them is (Firdaus -e- Bareen) which is named after a section of paradise according to Islamic Doctrine. This Historical content tells us when a new sect was tried to invent and was named (Sect of Spirituality) and their leaders conspired to rule out Islam and they established highly secret society and they created artificial Paradise. They would make people stunned by their network of spies. They would sneak up a person’s personal life and would pretend to tell the hidden then that person would become their devotee and would do anything they would demand. History shows they captured a lot of people and made them to kill many renowned people and Scholars. According to history Halaku Khan son of Ganges Khan or Changez Khan in Urdu found these people and finished them all. Anar Kali was his fantasy, which he writes that he created this character to show or to image how it would look like in Akbar the Great’s time. He admits this to be fantasy on the very first page. The Text Book Board of Punjab Pakistan published book for 12th Class students and they give this to be on very first lines saying that Anarkali is just fantasy and it’s fake.

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Abdullah Kamal: Kamal was amongst the last generation of Urdu poets in India that not only had absolute command over Urdu diction but also made full use of the legacy of Urdu poetry from Wali to Meer and Ghalib to Nasir Kazmi. Abdullah Kamal was 62 when he died in 2009. He was living in Mumbra, Mumbai for a few years.

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Adil Rashid (Developing) See also Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad.

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Aijaz Siddiqi (1911–1978). The renowned Urdu writer and poet was the son of famous Urdu poet, Seemab Akbarabadi. He was born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. After having founded Qasr-ul-Adab in 1923, Seemab Akbarabadi had in the year 1930 started publication of a literary journal in Urdu from Agra titled Shair; he was its first editor. A few years later i.e. in 1935, in order to concentrate on the other than more important activities of Qasr-ul- Adab, he had handed over the charge of this magazine to Aijaz Siddiqi who carrying forward the tradition of his father remained its editor till 1978 long after the publication of Shair was shifted from Agra to Mumbai in 1947 and Seemab Akbarabadi had in 1951 died in Karachi. Mahendra Nath, the Urdu short-story writer and younger brother of Krishan Chander had also joined him to compile and edit several special issues of Shair. Presently there exist two collections of his poems both published in 1966. 1. Khawabon ke masiha 2. Karb-e-khud kalami. Presently, Shair is being edited by Aijaz Siddiqui’s sons Iftikhar Imam Siddiqui and Nazir Noman Siddiqui.

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Akhtar Shairani (also spelled ‘Sheerani’, ‘Sherani’, ‘Shirani’ (May 4, 1905 – September 9, 1948) is considered one of the most prolific romantic poets of Urdu. As to his skill, Akhtar was quite innovative and introduced new modes in Urdu poetry. At such a green age, he wrote mature and inspiring poetry. His collections of poetry include Akhtaristan, Subh-e bahaar, and Shahnaz. Youth dominates Akhtar’s poetry like that of Shelley, Keats, and Byron. Lyricism, subtlety and novelty infuse a new spirit onto his poetry. He exhales verse as a flower exhales fragrance. He had been editor for the literary magazines Intikhab, Bahaaristan, Khyaalistan, and Romaan from 1923 to 1939. He also wrote columns for dailies Hamdard and Zamindar of Maulana Muhammad Ali Johar and Maulana Zafar Ali Khan respectively. In total, he left 9 collections of his verses. In prose, apart from his fictions and translations, his essays on literary, critical and historical subjects are in abundance. He died at the age of 43 and was buried in Lahore.

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Prof Ale Ahmad Suroor: The noted Urdu scholar was born on September 9, 1912 at Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh and educated in Ghazipur, Agra and Aligarh Muslim University. Died on 9 February, 2002 and laid to rest in Aligarh. Suroor was a professor emeritus at Aligarh Muslim University. He was also dean of the Faculty of Arts at AMU and director of Iqbal Institute, Srinagar besides being a visiting professor at the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the Chicago University. He had travelled to several foreign countries including USA and Britain. He has written several books on Iqbal studies and has been honoured with Padma Bhushan (1992), Sahitya Academy Award (1974), Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy award (1978), the Pakistan President’s Gold Medal for services in Iqbal studies (1978), Ghalib Award (1981), Ghalib Modi award, Bahadur Shah Zafar award by Delhi Urdu Academy and Iqbal Samman by Madhya Pradesh government. His first collection of poems under title of Salsabeel was published in 1933. His books include: Nae aur Purane Charagh, Tanqeed Kya Hai, Adab aur Nazriye, Masarrat se Basirat Tak, Irfan-e-Iqbal, Iqbal-Nazriya aur Shairi, Jadeed Dunya Main Islam and Urdu Main Danishwari ki Rawayat. His biography Khwab Baqi Hain was published in 1991. (Muslim Saleem had the honour of meeting Prof Ale Ahmad Suroor several times during his education at Aligarh and seeking his blessings)

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Ali Sardar Jafri: He was born on November 29, 1913 in an aristocratic family in Balrampur, UP, where he spent his formative years and died on August 1, 2000 at Bombay, where he had settled. In 1933, he joined Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and soon got exposed to Communist ideology; subsequently he was expelled from the University in 1936, for ‘political reasons’. Eventually he graduated from Zakir Husain College (Delhi College), Delhi University in 1938, though his post graduation studies at Lucknow University ended prematurely following his arrest during 1940-41 for writing anti-war poems, and taking part in Congress led political activities as Secretary of the university’s Students’ Union. Jafri published his first collection of short stories titled, Manzil (Destination) in 1938, which started his literary career, and his first collection of poems, Parvaz (Flight) came out in 1944. In 1936, he presided over the first conference of Progressive Writers’ Movement in Lucknow, a stature he maintained for the rest of his life. In 1939, he became co-editor of Naya Adab, a literary journal devoted to the Progressive Writers’ Movement, and the journal continued til 1949. Between 1948 to 1978, he published eight poetry collections, which include, Nai Duniya Ko Salaam (Salute to the New World), (1948), Khoon Ki Lakeer, Amn Ka Sitara, Asia Jaag Utha (Asia Awakes) (1951), Patthar Ki Deewar (The Stone Door) (1953), Ek Khwab Aur, Pairahan-i-Sharar (The Robe of Sparks) (1965); and Lahu Pukarta Hai (The Blood Calls) (1965), which were followed by Awadh ki khak-i-haseen, Subhe Farda, Mera Safar (My journey) and last anthology titled as Sarhad, which then Prime Minister of India carried with him on his bus journey to Lahore. He is only the third Urdu poet to receive the Jnanpith Award (1997) after Firaq Gorakhpuri (1969) and Qurratulain Hyder (1989). He has also been conferred with several other honours and awards including Padma Shri in 1967, Gold medal from the Pakistan Government for Iqbal studies (1978); Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award for poetry, Makhdoom Award, Faiz Ahmad Faiz Award, Iqbal Samman of the Madhya Pradesh government and the Sant Dyaneshwar Award of the Maharashtra government. The Aligarh Muslim University had conferred a D.Litt. on him in 1986, fifty years after he was expelled from the University. His writings have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages.

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Allama Anwar Sabri

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Asad BadauniDr. Asad Badauni (Also Badayuni: He was born in 1958 at Badaun and died at Aligarh on March 8. 2003. At the time, he was a lecturer in Department of Urdu at Aligarh Muslim University. Dr Asad Badauni had several awards to his credit, authored several books and three poetic collection including Dhoop ki sarhad, Khema-e-Khwab and Junoon Kinara. On his poetic collection, I (Muslim Saleem) had written a lengthy critical review, which was published in Andaze (Allahabad), edited by Prof. Mohammad Aqeel. Asad Badauni was a good friend of mine at AMU. Kulliyat Asad Badauni has also been published by National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language.

Asad Badauni ashar

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Bahadur Shah Zafar

The Moghul king was a poet and patron of poets like Zauq and Ghalib. The poetry penned by him during his reign did not evoke much interest. However, two ghazals he wrote during his incarceration in Rangoon got tremendously famous and put him on a very high pedestal of Urdu poetry. Zafar, who was deported to Rangoon (Burma) after the revolt of 1857, passed away and was buried there.. His tomb still stands in Rangoon. Best couplets:

Lagtaa naheen hai dil mera ujde dayaar mein

kis ki bani hai aalam-e-naa paayedaar mein

Kah do in hasaraton se kaheen aur jaa basen

itni jagah kahaan hai dil-e-daaghdaar mein

Umr-e-daraaz maang ke laaye the chaar din

do arazuu mein kat gaye do intazaar mein

Kitnaa hai bad_naseeb “Zafar” dafn ke liye

do gaz zameen bhi na mili koo-e-yaar mein

See details

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/bahadur-shah-zafar/

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Balraj Verma

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/balraj-verma/

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Bekhud Badauni

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/bekhud-badayuni/

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Bekhud Dehlavi

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/bekhud-dehlvi/

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Behzad Lakhnavi

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/bahzad-lakhnavi/

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Bhupindarnath Kaushik

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/bhupendra-nath-kaushik/

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Bismil Allahabadi (Ram Prasad Bismil)

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/bismil-allahabadi-ram-prasad-bismil/

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Brij Narayan Chakbast

http://urduyouthforum.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/brij-narayayan-chakbast/

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Fani Badauni

Shaukat Ali Khan Fani. He was born at Islampur in Badaun in 1879. His great grandfather, Nawab Akbar Ali Khan had lost quite a bit of property during the Mutiny. However, he was even then ranked among the big zamindars. But by the time of Fani’s father, Shujat Ali Khan, the family’s palmy days were over and though their house was still known as the Mahal, the people who once paid court there, were missing. Shujat Ali Khan joined the police and became a thanedar (SHO) at Islam Nagar in Basoi tehsil. He was later transferred to Budaon, and the boy Fani and his mother returned with him to the Mahal. Fani was educated at Government Height School and then at Bareilly College from where he graduated. Followed his marriage and then employment as a teacher in two schools, after which, on the advice of his father, he took a law degree from Aligarh University in 1908. He went to Lucknow and then came to Agra where he practised in the Civil Courts, situated near the old locality of Jhun Jhun Katora. Father would meet Fani at the kothi of a Nawab. The poet would cycle to the courts half the way and walk the other half to avoid the bazaar. He published an Urdu magazine in 1931 that had to be closed after a few months because of financial loss. Earlier, he had sold his ancestral property, worth lakhs, for a few hundred rupees and when he found that he couldn’t do well as a lawyer he went away to Hyderabad, where he was patronised by Maharaja Krisgam Prasad Shad. He died there on August 27, 1961 and was buried in the same cemetery where Ustad Daagh Dehlvi and Amir Minai, both famous poets, had been laid to rest. Fani’s misfortunes were many but the greatest perhaps was the death of a near one on whom he wrote these lines “Maal-e-soz- e-gham hai nihani dekhte jao / Bharak uthi hai shama zindagani dekete jao”. The beloved was surely like a candle — some say it was his daughter — which takes on an added glow before getting extinguished by a strong gust of wind. Fani’s beloved died young but he carried the sorrow in his heart right up to his death at the age of 82.

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Fiza Ibn Faizi

: He passed away in January 2009 at the age of 86. Faizi was a native of Maunath Bhanjan (Mau) district of Uttar Pradesh (UP). He was considered a ‘qadir-ul-kalaam’ poet and had received numerous awards from across the Urdu world. At least, six poetry collections of Faizi had been published and acclaimed.

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Hafiz Banarasi ( 1933-2008),

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Allama Jamil Mazhari

His is a name that is taken with utmost respect in Urdu circles. The complete works of this legendary poet have recently been published by the title of Kulliyat-e-Jamil Mazhari. Allama Jamil Mazhari never cared about name or fame. And this is one reason, he was often neglected by critics. Best couplet: 1. hameen thhey apne liye aap ek hijaab Jamil

ham uthh gaye to zamaane ne hamko pahchaana

2. baqadar-e-paimaana-e-takhayyul suruur har dil mein hai khudee ka

agar na ho ye fareb-e-paiham to dam nikal jaaye aadmii ka

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Ibne Safi

Ibne Safi: (Editor’s note by Muslim Saleem: A majority of critics consider suspense fiction as an outcast and don’t consider writers of this genre among litterateurs. But Ibne Safi’s case is different and that is why space is being devoted to him in this directory. It is indeed a tribute to the writers who taught chaste Urdu to lakhs of people through his absorbing novels. The characters of his novels – Faridi, Hameed, Imram and even Qasim – spoke in chaste Urdu and thus planted these words in the minds of readers sub-consciously. All the characters also observed chastity in their lives and these novels were free of any kind of vulgarity. Hats off to Ibne Safi.) Ibne Safi was born on July 26, 1928, in the village of Nara in Allahabad district. His parents, Safiullah and Nuzaira Bibi, named him Asrar Ahmed at birth. It was much later that he came to be known as Ibne Safi. Ibne Safi’s forefathers came from the village of Nara. Originally they were Hindus of Kaistth clan. Several generations back, their clan leader Raja Vasheshar Dayal Singh had embraced Islam and came to be known as Baba Abdun Nabi. He completed Matriculation from D.A.V. School in Allahabad. Ibne Safi started writing at a young age. When he was in seventh grade, his first story appeared in the weekly Shahid. Ibne Safi also started writing poetry in eighth grade. Ibne Safi completed Intermediate (High School Certificate) from Eving Christian College in Allahabad. Ibne Safi obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from Agra University. He started writing with the pen name of Ibne Safi. Containing his original characters, Inspector Faridi and Sergeant Hameed, the first novel Dilaer Mujrim (The Brave Criminal) was published in March 1952. After finishing his education, Ibne Safi migrated to Pakistan with his mother and sister in August 1952. In 1955, Ibne Safi created a new character, Imran, and started publishing the Imran Series. The first novel of this series Khaufnaak Imarat (The Frightening Building) was published in August 1955 by A & H Publications, 130 Hasan Ali Afandi Road, Karachi Pakistan whereas the Indian edition was published in November 1955 by Monthly Nikhat, Allahabad. In October 1957 Ibne Safi founded Asrar Publications, Karachi (at Lalukhet) and published first Jasoosi Duniya novel THanDee Aag (The cold Fire) from Pakistan. The same novel was published simultaneously in India by Jasoosi Duniya, Allahabad. Ibne Safi suffered from schizophrenia during 1960 and 1963, not writing a single word in those three years. With the prayers of his family, friends, and fans, Ibne Safi finally recovered from the illness in 1963 under the treatment of Hakim Iqbal Hussain of Karachi. The author made a great comeback on November 25, 1963 with the bestseller Imran Series novel Dairh Matwaalay, which inaugurated in India by the Ex Interior Minister (later Prime Minister of India) Lal Bahadur Shastri. The demand for this novel was so high that within a week a second edition was published in India. This edition was inaugurated by the then Provincial Law Minister Ali Zaheer. During the mid-seventies, Inter Services Intelligence of Pakistan informally utilized his services for lecturing new recruits on the methods of detection. In September 1979, Ibne Safi was diagnosed with cancer and died on July 26, 1980 (Ramadhan 12, 1400 AH), at around Faj’r time, Ibne Safi passed away (Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilaihe Raje’oon). His incomplete Imran Series novel Aakhri Aadmi was by his bedside. (See complete details on the website http://www.compast.com/ibnesafi/biography.htm)

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Ismat Chughtai: (August 1911 – 24 October 1991): She was known for her indomitable spirit and a fierce feminist ideology. Ismat Chughtai died in Bombay on October 24, 1991 and was cremated in Chandanwadi crematorium according to her wish. She was considered the grand dame of Urdu fiction, as one of the four pillars of modern Urdu short story, the other three being Saadat Hasan Manto, Krishan Chander, and Rajinder Singh Bedi. Her outspoken and controversial style of writing made her the passionate voice for the unheard, and she has become an inspiration for the younger generation of writers, readers and intellectuals. Ismat Chughtai was born in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh and grew up largely in Jodhpur where her father was a civil servant. Her brother, Mirza Azim Beg Chughtai, already an established writer, when Ismat was still in her teens, was her first teacher and mentor. Ismat Chughtai is considered a path breaker for women writers in the subcontinent. During her heyday, a lot of her writings were banned in South Asia due to their reformist and feminist content. (The very first afasan penned by Muslim Saleem was adjudged 2nd in the competition held in AMU. Prizes for the same distributed by Ismad Chughtai but I could not attend the function due to illness. Kindly click to enlarge the picture )

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Awaz Sayeed (1933-1995): He was a renowned Urdu short-story writer, dramatist, poet and humorist from Hyderabad. He has to his credit six books on modern short stories: Sai Ka Safar (1969), Teesra Mujasamma (1973), Raat Wala Ajnabi (1977), Kohe-Nida (1977), Benaam Mausamon Ka Nauha (1987) and Kuwaan Aadmi Aur Samandar (1993). Iwaz Sayeed was an Arab by descent. His father’s name was Sayeed Bin Awaz Bin Jaber Bin Abdullah. He joined the Food Corporation of India in 1954 and got married to Kaneez Fatima in 1960. Awaz Sayeed has two children: Dr Ausaf Sayeed (b.1963), who is a senior Indian Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Dr Seema Nishat (b.1967), who is a leading Internist in Brookesville, USA.

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Jigar Moradabadi (1890–1960): His real name was Ali Sikandar. Jigar Moradabadi was born in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, India. After some time he moved to Gonda, also in UP and became a disciple of famous poet Azghar Gondvi and since then he spent his whole life in Gonda until he died. Mazar-e-Jigar moradabadi is in Topkhana, Gonda. He belonged to the classical school of ghazal writing and was a mentor of Majrooh Sultanpuri. Jigar remained a boozer most of his life and was famous for his forgetfulness and absent-mindedness. But when he met Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanavi, he became very practical Muslim and left drinking. Jigar won the 1958 Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for his poetry collection Atish-i-Gul. One of his most memorable couplets is:

ye ishq nahi aasan bas itna samaj lijay

ek aag ka darya hai or doob k jaana hay

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Kafeel Azar

Kafeel Azar

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Kavish Badri: Died in Ambur, in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu in 2010 at the age if 84. One of the masters of Urdu poetry, Kavish Badri was among the most prominent Urdu writers in South India. Best couplets:

1. Ek sajda khush-guloo ke aage sahwan ho gaya

Is pe koi mu’tariz hoga to qasdan go gaya

2. Anan-o-fanan kisi ne dast-geeri ki mire

Kaam mushkil thaa magar alan-wa-sahlan ho gaya

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Khushtar Girami: He was editor of famous Urdu monthly journal Beesween Sadi.

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Moin Ahsan Jazbi: He was born at Mubarakpur in Azamgarh district on August 21, 1912. He did his MA from AMU in 1940 and Ph.D.in 1956 and was appointed as Lecturer in the department of Urdu in 1945. A book on Moin Ahsan Jazbi has been compiled by Shahid Mahuli. He was a protégé of Fani Badayuni. His famous book is Kulliayat-e-Jazbi. It can be had from flipkart.com at Rs 150. It is publication of Sahitya Akademi. His nazam ‘Majaz’ focusing on Israrul Haq Majaz is also worth reading. ( On left is a rare picture of Jazbi contributed to Muslim Saleem by Mr Kausar Siddiqui of Bhopal. I had mistakenly posted it with a wrong entry but corrected the error when pointed out by Mr Shamsur Rahman Faruqi thruogh email). Best couplets:

1. marane kii duaayen kyun maangen jeene ki tamannaa kaun kare

ye duniyaa ho yaa vo duniyaa ab Khwaahish-e-duniyaa kaun kare

2. jab kashti saabit-o-saalim thi, saahil ki tamannaa kisako thi

ab aisii shikastaa kashti mein saahil ki tamannaa kaun kare

3. ham dahar ke is veeraane mein jo kuchh bhi nazaaraa karate hain

ashkon ki zabaan mein kahate hain aahon se ishaaraa karate hain

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Nashtar Khairabadi: (1910-1963) belonged to the prominent and scholarly family of Hazrat Allama Fazle-Haq Khairabadi. Allama Fazle-Haq Khairabadi’s daughter was a great poet of her age, whose literary pen name was Hirma Khairabadi. She had two sons, Muztar Khairabadi and Bismil Khairabadi. Both were good poets of their era. Muztar Khairabadi had three sons: eldest son was Bartar Khairabadi, next was Nashtar Khairabadi and the third was Janisar Akhtar. All three were poets. Nashtar Khairabad died of a heart attack in 1963 at age 53. His wife Syeda Sarfaraz Fatima Nashtar, was a writer of short stories. Nashtar Khairabadi ‘s family consisted of three sons and four daughters. One daughter Dr.Syeda Suhela Nashtar khairabadi (poet) and one son Syed Irshad Ahmad Rizvi (Chemist and Artist) have passed away. Two sons Dr. Shahzad A. Rizvi (writer & poet) and Syed Zia Khairabadi (writer and poet) and three daughters Syeda Naheed Nashtar Khairabadi (poet),Dr Syeda Imrana Nashtar Khairabadi (poet), Rukhsana Waseem (member, and ex-president of Aligarh alumni Association of Atlanta GA in1989) survive and reside in Washington DC and Atlanta GA respectively. Nashtar Khairabadi’s eldest son Dr. Shahzad Rizvi is residing in Washington, DC. He has published five books in English: THE LAST RESIDENT: The Love Story of a British Official and an Indian Princess” ,” BEHIND THE VEIL”, ” MAYU:The Life of a Finnish Woman”, “A Window in the Wall and other Stories”, ” The Boy who flew and other. Tales of India for Children.” .These books are available on amazon.com and Nobles and Burneys and can be seen in his website:http://www.kahany.org As a poet and as a man Nashtar Khairabadi had a grand personality. He was a man of high and fine qualities . As a poet he was the poet of love, beauty and mystic feelings. His Poetry book in Urdu entitled “ANEES NISWAN” was published from Agra Press. In this book he emphasized on Women’s education to uplift their livHe edited “ILHAMAT”,a short Poetry Collection of his father Hazrat Muztar Khairabadi poetry. Ek Sher of Nashtar Khairabadi:

زمانہ کاش ہستی کو مری پہچانتا نشتر

وہی نِکلی مشیّت جو اِرادا کر لیا میں نے

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Noor Jahan Sarwat: Was a journalist and poetess. Died at Delhi at the age of 60 on April 17, 2010. Was a resident of Delhi and worked there as teacher in various higher educational institutions. Worked as broadcaster in All India Radio. Edited weekly editorial column of Urdu daily Qaumi Awaz. Her collection of poens “Bey Naam Shajar” was unveiled in 1995. Was awarded by Delhi Urdu Academy for her services to Urdu.

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Qurrat-ul-Ain Haider: She was born January 20, 1928 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and died on August 21, 2007, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh. She is one of the most outstanding literary names in Urdu literature. Popularly known as “Ainee Apa”, she was the daughter of the famous writer Sajjad Haidar Yildarim, (1880-1943). Her mother Nazar Zahra (who wrote at first as Bint-i-Nazrul Baqar and later as Nazar Sajjad Hyder) (1894-1967) was also a writer and protegee of Muhammadi Begam and her husband Syed Mumtaz Ali, who published her first novel. Aag Ka Duriya (River of Fire), her magnum opus, is a landmark novel that explores the vast sweep of time and history. Some of her other books are Patjhar ki Awaz (The Voice of Autumn), 1965; Raushni ki Raftar (The Speed of Light), 1982; the short novel Chaye ke Bagh (Tea Plantations), 1965 (one of four novellas including Dilruba, Sita Haran, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Na Kijo, exploring gender injustice) ; and the family chronicle Kar e Jahan Daraz Hai (The Work of the World Goes On). She migrated along with her family members to Pakistan in 1947 at the time of independence, but some years later decided to go back to India, where she had since lived. Her other works include Mere Bhi Sanam Khane (1949), Safina-e-Gham-e-Dil (1952). Awards and honours: Jnanpith Award in 1989 for her novel Aakhir-e-Shab ke Hamsafar, Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967, Soviet Land Nehru Award 1969, Ghalib Award, 1985. She was conferred Padma Shri in 2005 she was conferred the Padma Bhushan for her contribution to Urdu Literature and Education. The Urdu Academy in Delhi conferred upon her the Bahadur Shah Zafar Award in 2000 (More details on wikipedia.org)

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Saail Dehlavi

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Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem

Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem: Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem was a poet par excellence. He was born in Teheran, Iran to Khalifa Abdul Wahid Dar of Lahore (Now in Pakistan) and Bibi Fakhr-us-Sadat, a qajari princess of Iran. In fact, the Khalifa family had moved to Lahore from Kashmir in the 19th century. After the age of 11, his parents shifted back to India along with their two daughters Akhtar and Shamsi. Dr. Saleem was educated in Aligarh Muslim University Tibbiya College, Aligarh and later in London, where he also worked as announcer with BBC Persian Service. In Aligarh, he stayed with his close relative Dr. Ataullah Butt, of famous Butt Kada of Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui. Dr. Butt had founded Aligarh Tibbiya College.

Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem (sitting extreme right) with Faiz (fourth from left along with Dr Saleem’s father Khalifa Abdul Wahid sitting to left of Faiz)

Throughout his life, Dr Saleem continued to write both prose and poetry in Urdu, Persian and English. In the 50’s and 60’s, his ghazals were published in many prestigious Urdu periodicals including Nuqoosh, Funoon, Adab-e-Latif, Adabi Duniya and other contemporary periodicals.

The most remarkable work of Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem is ‘Khayyam-e-Nau’, which is poetic translation of Umar Khayyam’s ruba’is. The collection has been published by Sanjh Publications, Temple Road, Lahore thanks to efforts by Prof. Dr. Farid A. Malik, son of Mrs Akhtar Nazeer and Mirza Nadeem. During his last days, doctor saheb had become financially unstable and was greatly helped by his sister Mrs Akhtar Nazeer and her husband the late Malik Nazeer Ahmad. Dr. Saleem breathed his last in 1981. Dr. Saleem wrote poetry in Urdu and Persian. Some of his works are in English as well.

Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem was married to Begum Umm-e-Habiba, who was grand daughter of Syed Abdul Baqi, who was among first five students of Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College (which later became Aligarh Muslim University) and had imbibed education directly from Sir Syed. He was later appointed as bursar (accountant-cum-registrar) of the university.

Research thesis: Tabenda Batool has completed her master’s thesis on Dr. Saleem in 1987 from Punjab University Lahore and then her M. Phil in 1995 from Allama Iqbal University, Islamabad. Other collections of his poems and ghazals are also in the pipeline. On this blog we will be posting his works from time to time. Hope, you will enjoy them and post your comments.

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Saghar Khayyami: One of the most popular humorist poets of Urdu. Passed away in Mumbai on June 18, 2008 at the age of 70 and laid to rest in his hometown Lucknow. His name was Rashidul Hasan. His presence ensured the success of any mushaira.

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Prof Sajida Zaidi: She was born on May 18, 1927 at Meerut (UP). She was a descendant of Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali. She did BA B.Ed from AMU and M Phil from London. Sajida Zaidi joined as a lecturer in 1955 and retired as Professor in 1986. She wrote half-a-dozen collection of poetry, two books of dramas and several books in English also. She died on March 9, 2011 at Dubai. Her body was flown to Aligarh, where she was laid to rest on March 11, 2011. (Comment by Muslim Saleem) The two sisters – Sajida Zaidi and Zahida Zaidi – were extremely talented. Both the sisters were teaching in Aligarh Muslim University when Muslim Saleem was a student there. Their names remained inseparable all through their lives and incidentally, both died one another after this year. On January 7, 2010 they jointly got Bahadur Shah Zafar award of Delhi Urdu Academy. Her books on criticism include Talaash-e-Baseerat and Guzargah-e-Khayal while her books of poetry are: Parda Hai Saaz Ka, Subul-e-Wujood and Aatish Zer-e-Pa. Her last address was: Sajida Zaidi, Doodhpur, Aligarh-202002.

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Shams Kanwal (1925-1995 ): Hailed from a feudal family in Bijnaur, UP. Moved to Mumbai in the 1960s,worked with local newspapers and journals. Brought out monthly magazine Gagan. In his last days, he moved to Aligarh. His pen was sharper than a sword which pierced personalities and ripped apart reputations. No wonder, Urdu journalist-writer made countless enemies, but few friends. He will be remembered for his bold, off-beat and often controversial essays and stories.

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Shaukat Pardesi

Shaukat Pardesi 2 Shaukat Pardesi 1

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Wajeda Tabassum: She was born in 1935 in Amravati, Maharashtra, India. Wajeda Tabassum breathed her last in Mumbai in December 2010. After earning her master’s degree in Urdu from Osmania University, the family in 1947 moved to Hyderabad. Much of her writing is in a Hyderabad locale and the Dakkani dialect of Urdu, over which she has uncommon mastery. Quite a few of her stories are critiques of the decadent life associated with the old aristocracy of that region. In 1960 she married, against the wishes of her family, her cousin Ashfaq. Wajeda Tabassum was a firm believer and felt that her writing was so powerful because a religious force dher. Wajeda Tabassum had published 27 books. Utran is her best-known piece. When it was published in 1977, she was enounced because of attitudes the heroin displayed that were considered inappropriate of a Muslim woman, but the story was also widely appreciated. It has been translated into eight languages and filmed for television. Her books include Teh Khana, Kaise Samjhaoon, Phul Khilne Do, Utran, Zakhme-e-Dil Aur Mahak Aur Mahak and Zar, Zan, Zamin, which she had published in1989.

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Yas Yagana Changezi

yas yagana

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Yusuf Nazim: Born as Syed Mohd Yusuf, he was one of the foremost Urdu humorists in India and wrote over two dozen books. Yusuf Nazim was born in Jalna in Marathwada region of Maharashtra though his ancestors belonged to Farrukhabad in UP, He penned popular columns for newspapers like Inquilab.He passed away at his residence in Mumbai July 25, 2009 at the age of 88.

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Zahida Zaidi: Zahida Zaidi and Sajida Zaid extremely talented. Both the sisters were teaching in Aligarh Muslim University when Muslim Saleem was a student there. Their names have been inseparable, On January 7, 2010 they jointly get Bahadur Shah Zafar award of Delhi Urdu Academy. Zahida Zaidi passed away at her residence in Aligarh on January 12, 2011. She was 82. She was a distinguished bi-lingual writer in English and Urdu, dramatist and a stage director. She retired as a Professor of English from Aligarh Muslim University. She was also closely associated with the drama club at the varsity with popular actor, Naseeruddin Shah among her better known pupils. Zaidi was the grand daughter of Urdu poet Altaf Hussain Hali.

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Ziaur Rahman Naiyar: He becaome editor of Urdu monthly Biswin Sadi Urdu monthly after the death of Khushtar Girami, a noted Sikh litterateur. He maintained the magazine’s standard. Some years ago he had begun withdrawing from the world after which Biswin Sadi closed down. He passed away silently in November 2009.

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18 Responses to Urdu poets and writers of India

  1. Zia Roomani. M.A.,(Prof.Ziaulla Shariff.D.K.) says:

    Respected sir. I have gon through you web site about urdu poets & writers. I am happy to see the names of my two friends (Fiyyaz Khuresh & Manzor Wikhar)from karnataka.Who are rendaring yomen services from last 35 years(along with me).Really your endeavour is one of the great services to our beloved Urdu language.God may bless you. Yours for ever. Zia Roomani,(Urdu Short Story Writer)Kolar,Karnataka.India.

  2. muslimsaleem says:

    Dear Zia Roomani, thanks for the comment. Kindly also send the profiles and pictures of other poets and writers for this directory.

    Muslim Saleem
    muslimsaleem@rediffmail.com
    mob: 0900217456

  3. Syeda Naheed Nashtar Khairabadi says:

    Muhatram muslim Saleem saheb
    Assalam-o-Aleikum Rematullah wa Barakatahu

    Ek khoobsoorat, tafseeli aur kamiyaab Website ke liye dili aur purxuloos Mubarakbad qubool farmaaiye.Urdu Adab aur Urdu Duniya dono ke hi liye ye ek azeem karnama hai. Is ki jitni bhi tareef keejae kam hai.Kis qadar lagan , kis qadar liyaqat, kis qadar jazba, kis qadar sadaqat, kis qadar mehnat hai is Website ke peeche. Itni sab khoobiyan ek sath kisi website men dekhne ko nahi milteen.Ye kam aap jaisa ehsaasaat ka Shaair aur honahaar aur iimandaar Journalist hi kar sakta hai. Apki aur Muhatram Dr. Saleem
    Wahid Saleem Sb. kii Laajawaab Shairi kaa jawaab naheen.Apki “Aamad Aamad”
    Urdu Shairi mein ek barha contribution hai.Dr.Saleem Wahid Saleem Sb.kii Shakhsiyat aur Shairi ko Duniya ke samne lakar aapne apne Jazbae- muhabbat ko hi taskeen nahiN di balkeUrdu adab aur Urdu Duniya pe ek bohat barha ehsan kiya hai.Jiske liye Urdu adab aur Urdu duniya apke mashkoor aur mamnoon raheNge.Ham log bohat dilchaspi se barabar Website Dekh rahe haiN.Bohat khuloos aur shukriye ke sath
    Sab ka Salam lijiye.
    Khaksar
    Syeda Naheed Nashtar Khairabadi

  4. Riyaz Ahmed Khan says:

    Mr.Saleem,

    Accept mubarakbad for this website.I have read about some personalities who passed away.I want to include in this list to my close relative Late Kafeel Aazer.If you respond positively;I will send some detail about him.

    • muslimsaleem says:

      Dear Riyaz Ahmad Khan, asak
      Kafeel Azar was indeed a good poet and had written some songs in Hindi films too. He was in my mind. But since I am doing this work single-handedly despite my 12-hour professional working hours, entries of a number of poets are taking time.
      Kindly do send information about Kafeel Azar and his pictures. I will make his entry in this directory. Besides, a detailed introduction will be placed on

      urdu poets and writers of India

      on my other blog

      http://www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.com

      Also, you can also browse other blogs launched by me

      khojkhabarnews.com
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      Best wishes

      Muslim Saleem

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  6. Paul Vij says:

    I am pleased to see the details of the names and works of some of the exisgting Urdu poets in India,
    but I am sorry to say that the older generations of Urdu poetry like Miraza Ghalib, Meer Taqi Meer, Halli, Faiz, Mohammad Iqbal who moved to Pakistan, have been completely ignored for some reasons
    I can only guess that the author of this page only presumed that all such poets ceased to exist after the partitiion of India as well. Very unfortunate that someone should try to bend the history too which is totally irrelavent and unfortunate presumption at best! If that is the case, I am highly disappointed with such a biased and unreasonable approach to our inherited literature of our great masters who had such an unparalled poetry which will stand out even the best of the present day poetry since that is our best inherited treasure, and needs to be preserved as best as any other traditional treasure in our Independent India at all costs.

    India’s old traditions must be preserved as they were and are sacred even today. I am at a great loss why even someone should think of cutting out our past from the great literary work of all times. Internet is the right forum for all of present and future generations and without they they do deserve a place of honor as a part of our entire history irrespective of partition of the country or for any other reason whatssoever.
    India is a free country and the great Urdu poetry is our legacy for all us to maintain it as it is, and no one
    can be allowed to change that for any reason whatsoever. We are Indians first and last and no one change that perspective. Above every thing else we are still alive and thriving as an essemtial part of the system as it continues to grow and develop. As Indians we have strived to grow as a nation despite all the
    misfortunes and turbulations beyond our control. I do believe we are and still continue to be blessed by God almighty.
    I would definitely like and want to make another listing of our great forerunners for having blessed us with this great gift of Urdu language which we are but obliged to continue our great harritage and give our best regards and honor by bringing them back into the stream of our consciousness.

    I would thus like like to make a request to the academia and other famous litrary people with interest in Urdu poetry to please contact me with their input as best as they can and send me their proposals as a follow up measure to help to help develop further to bring it in line with our future growth. I will await your positive response at my e-mail address which is: paulsvij@yahoo.com for which I will be ever grateful.

    With my best regards, Paul S. Vij

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    • muslimsaleem says:

      Dear Raheel. received your comment on my blog
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      Pl. send a picture, your brief resume in running matter and selected ashar for inclusion in web directory.

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