aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
One of the most prominent classical poets at Lucknow, who excelled in Mersia poetry. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.
Prominent 18th century poet, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.
Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib, Aatish was one of the shining stars of 19th century Urdu Ghazal.
One of the most prominent and trend-setter classical poets from Lucknow. Contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.
Known for depicting romantic encounters with the beloved in lurid details. Lost his eye sight in the prime of youth
Nawab of Lucknow, a pupil of Aatish.
Nawab of Awadh
Popular poet who was a necessary presence at Mushairas
Nawab of Awadh Asif-ud-dola's cousin and a prominent poet of his time
Renowned later classical poet of Lucknow who had also written many oft quoted shers
Prominent post-modern poet from Mumbai having an unconventional style.
Leading early 20th century poet. Famous for his Nazm on Ramayan. Wrote oft-quoted sher 'Zindagi kya hai anasir men zahur-e-tartib…'.
One of the most prominent poets of younger generation. Also a promising critic.
Renowned Urdu fiction writer, novelist and one of the pioneers of the Progressive writers’ movement in the subcontinent.
Pre-modern poet, spent his life in the literary circles of Lucknow
Begum Akhtar, also known as Mallika-e-Ghazal, was an eminent multi-genre Hindustani classical music singer. She was posthumously honored with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.
Ijaz Hussain Hazravi is a ghazal singer from Pakistan. He was the disciple of the revered Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. His ghazals were based on thumri interspersed with sargam.
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