Urdu poets and writers of India by Muslim Saleem

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About Muslim Saleem

Muslim Saleem (born 1950) is a great Urdu poet, writer and journalist and creator of massive directories of Urdu poets and writers on different blogs. These directories include 1. Urdu poets and writers of India part-1 2. . Urdu poets and writers of India part-II 3. Urdu poets and writers of World part-I 4. Urdu poets and writers of World part-II, 5. Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh, 6. Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad, 7. Urdu poets and writers of Shajahanpur, 8. Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri Origin, 9. Urdu poets and writers of Hyderabad, 10. Urdu poets and writers of Augrangabad, 11. Urdu poets and writers of Maharashtra 12. Urdu poets and writers of Tamil Nadu, 13, Urdu poets and writers of Karnataka 14. Urdu poets and writers of Gujarat, 15. Urdu poets and writers of Uttar Pradesh, 16. Urdu poets and writers of Canada, 17. Urdu poets and writers of Burhanpur, 18. Urdu poets and writers of West Bengal 19. Female Urdu poets and writers, 20. Hindu Naatgo Shuara etc. These directories can be seen on :- 1. www.khojkhabarnews.com 2, www.muslimsaleem.wordpress.com 3. www.urdunewsblog.wordpress.com, 4. www.khojkhabarnews.wordpress.com. 5. www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.in 6 www.muslimsaleem.blogspot.in 7. www.saleemwahid.blogspot.in (Life) Muslim Saleem was born in 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh in India, brought up in Aligarh, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University. He is the son of the well-known Urdu poet Saleem Wahid Saleem. He has lived in Bhopal, India since 1979. (Education): Muslim Saleem studied right from class 1 to BA honours in AMU schools and University. He completed his primary education from AMU Primary School, Qazi Para Aligarh (Now converted into a girls school of AMU). He passed high school exam from AMU City School, Aligarh and B.A. Hons (Political Science) from Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. Later, Muslim Saleem did M.A. in Arabic from Allahabad University during his stay in Allahabad. (Career) Muslim Saleem began his career as a journalist in the Urdu-language newspaper Aftab-e-Jadeed, Bhopal. He is multilingual journalist having worked on top posts with Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi), Central Chronicle (English), National Mail (English), News Express (English) and most recently as the chief copy editor of the Hindustan Times in Bhopal. At present, Muslim Saleem is English news advisor to Directorate of Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh. (as on December 1, 2012). (Works and awards) Muslim Saleem has been appointed as Patron of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society. He is the author of Aamad Aamad, a compilation of his poetry published by Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academi. Several of his couplets are well known in the Urdu language. He won the Yaad-e-Basit Tarhi Mushaira, a poetry competition, in 1982. In 1971, Muslim Saleem was awarded by Ismat Chughtai for his Afsana “Nangi Sadak Par” at AMU Aligarh. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Urdu-language publications Shair, Ahang, Asri, Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and other periodicals and magazines. His work in service of the Urdu language was recognized in a special 2011 edition of the periodical Abadi Kiran, devoted to his work. Evenings in his honour have been organised in a number of cities. Muslim Saleem is currently compiling a massive database of poets and writers of the Urdu language, both historic and currently active. (Translation of Muslim Saleem’s work in English): Great scholar Dr. Shehzad Rizvi based in Washington has translated Muslim Saleem’s ghazal in English even though they have never met. Dr. Rizvi saw Muslim Saleem’s ghazals on websites and was so moved that he decided to translate them. (Praise by poets and writers) Great poet and scholar of Urdu and Persian Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi has also written a number of poetic tributes to Muslim Saleem. Dr. Azmi and Muslim Saleem are yet to meet face to face. Beside this, great short-story writer and critic Mehdi Jafar (Allahabad, Bashir Badr (Bhopal), Jafar Askari (Lucknow), Prof. Noorul Husnain (Aurangabad), Kazim Jaffrey (Lahore) and a host of others have written in-depth articles defining Muslim Saleem’s poetry. (Muslim Saleem on other websites) Muslim Saleem’s life and works have been mentioned on Wikipedia, www.urduadab4u.blogspot.in, www.urduyouthforum.org and several other website. In fact, www.urduyouthforum.org has given credit to Muslim Saleem for lifting a number of pictures and entries from Muslim Saleem’s websites and blogs. (Address): Muslim Saleem, 280 Khanugaon, VIP Road, Bhopal-462001 Mobiles: 0 9009217456 0 9893611323 Email: muslimsaleem@rediffmail.com saleemmuslim@yahoo.com Best couplets: Zindagi ki tarah bikhar jaayen…… kyun ham aise jiyen ki mar jaayen kar di meeras waarison ke sipurd…. zindagi kis ke naam mar jaayen rooh ke karb ka kuchh mudaawa no tha doctor neend ki goiyan likh gaya wo dekhne mein ab bhi tanawar darakht hai haalanke waqt khod chuka hai jaden tamam My Facebook url is http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Muslim-Saleem/176636315722664#!/pages/Muslim-Saleem/176636315722664?sk=info Other blogs http://urdupoetswriters.blogspot.com/ http://muslimspoetry.blogspot.com/ http://abdulahadfarhan.blogspot.com/ http://ataullahfaizan.blogspot.com/ http://hamaramp.blogspot.com/ http://madhyanews.blogspot.com/ http://cimirror.blogspot.com/
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20 Responses to Urdu poets and writers of India by Muslim Saleem

  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
    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.
    Syeda Naheed Nashtar Khairabadi

  4. Riyaz Ahmed Khan says:


    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


      Also, you can also browse other blogs launched by me


      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

      Pl. send a picture, your brief resume in running matter and selected ashar for inclusion in web directory.

      Best wishes

      Muslim Saleem

  14. A K Basu says:

    A biography of Kafeel Aazer, composer of the wonderful nazm “Bat Niklegi” is missing in your blog. It is unfortunate that lyricist of one of the most famous songs is neglected. Common men, in general, love songs but are totally ignorant of the poets behind in coining the words. Even the singers seldom acknowledge them. It is good that you are working hard in archiving the poets. Please try to include the biographical details of Kafeel Azer.

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