aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
One of the most promising upcoming poets.
Iqbal Bano was a much admired ghazal singer from Pakistan. She learnt all forms of classical singing from Ustad Chaand Khan of the Delhi Gharana. The Pride of Performance Award was bestowed upon her.
One of the most outstanding popular poets, having regular presence at mushairas.
Noted story writer; also wrote novels.
One of most firebrand poets of Lucknow. Contemporary of Meer Taqi Meer. His rivalry with Mushafi is well-recorded. He had also written rekhta poetry and 'Raani Ketki ki kahani" in prose.
Known as a rival to Mir Taqi Mir. His father killed him for unknown reasons.
One of the postmodernist story writers; author of several books of criticism.
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