aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
Prominent saint-poet of the Nirguna tradition of medieval Bhakti-literature. Known for his rebellious views on caste and untouchability.
The first prominent Hindi-Urdu fiction writer who gave artistic expression to social concerns through his novel and stories.
Most prominent playwright and poet who strengthened the tradition of play writing in Urdu language
One of the most powerful campaigners of Hindi revivalism who wrote Urdu ghazals in classical style.
Crown prince of the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam who migrated to Lucknow and then to Varanasi due to political turmoil at Delhi Court
Towering 19th century fiction writer, famous for his magnum opus Fasana-e-Ajaaib.
Prominent progressive poet and theatre artist
Prominent scholar,columnist, poet and critic.
Assistant Professor, MMV, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Jaddan Bai was an Indian singer, composer also famous as the mother of yesteryear actress, Nargis. She was the first woman to be a film music director in India.
Nationalist and patriotic poet, Known for his nazm “Baghi Ka Tarana’’ Once Pandit Nehru said his nazm titled “Gharibon Ka Geet” is India's dream
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