Poets/Writers From Lucknow
Mushafi Ghulam Hamdani
One of the most prolific 18th century poets, contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir.
Munshi Naubat Rai Nazar Lakhnavi
Poet, Editor of several literary magazines like Khandag-E-Nazar,Zamana Kanpur and Adeeb
Munshi Amirullah Tasleem
Renowned later classical poet of Lucknow who had also written many oft quoted shers
Popular poet having dominating presence in mushairas.
Known for his Urdu translation of Bhagwat Geeta in verse titled- Naseem-e-Irfaan.
Well-known progressive poet who hailed from Bahraich, a small town in UP, India.
Prominent historian, scholar, and educationist; formerly Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Mohammad Ahsan Farooqui
An English teacher, noted critic and fiction writer; known for his critical book "Urdu Novel Ki Tanqeedi Tareekh".and novel "Sham-e-awadh".
Mirza Shauq Lakhnavi
Known for his iconic Masnavi 'Zahr-e-Ishq' a romantic tale written in lyrical verse
Mirza Raza Barq
Prominent classical poet of Lucknow School/ Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh was his disciple
Mirza Mohammad Taqi Hawas
Nawab of Awadh Asif-ud-dola's cousin and a prominent poet of his time