Poets/Writers From Banaras
- Born : Banaras
- Domicile : Banaras
- Died : Sant Kabir Nagar
Prominent saint-poet of the Nirguna tradition of medieval Bhakti-literature. Known for his rebellious views on caste and untouchability.
Agha Hashr Kashmiri
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.
Meerza Jawan Bakht Jahandar
Crown prince of the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam who migrated to Lucknow and then to Varanasi due to political turmoil at Delhi Court
Rajab Ali Beg Suroor
Towering 19th century fiction writer, famous for his magnum opus Fasana-e-Ajaaib.
Prominent modern poet famous for his Nazm on Sun worship
Masood Akhtar Jamal
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