Poets/Writers From Delhi
One of the prominent modern poets.
Musharraf Alam Zauqi
Postmodernist fiction writer, author of stories on sensitive social and political issues.
Known for his Urdu translation of Bhagwat Geeta in verse titled- Naseem-e-Irfaan.
Mufti Sadruddin Aazurda
Chief Mufti of Delhi and a close friend to Mirza Ghalib who was imprisoned for anti-British activities with his entire property confiscated
Momin Khan Momin
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".
Mohammad Yusuf Papa
Prominent humour poet & Ex-Vice Principal, Jamia Senior Secondary School-Delhi
Prominent historian, scholar, and educationist; formerly Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Mohammad Husain Azad
The most prominent stylist of Urdu prose and author of "Aab-e-Hayaat". Himself a poet, he was a major force behind the movement for the new Nazm in Urdu.