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Poets/Writers From Karachi

Total: 496

One of the leading Pakistani women poets.

Azm Bahzad

1958 - 2011

Leading Pakistani poet having popular appeal, grandson of Behzad Lakhnawi.

Azizunnisa Naz

1932 - 2008

Aziz Hamid Madni

1922 - 1991

One of the stalwarts of new Urdu ghazal in Pakistan. Some of his ghazals have been put to music.

Athar Siddiqi

1933 - 1979

Athar Nafees

1933 - 1980

Prominent Pakistani exponent of new Urdu ghazal, famous for his ghazhal 'Wo ishq jo hum se rooth gaya' sung by many singers.

Aslam Farrukhi

1923 - 2016

Eminent contemporary Pakistani Urdu fiction writer, critic,editor & academician. Father of writer & translator Asif Farrukhi.

Asif Mehdi is Pakistani ghazal and playback vocalist. He is the son of legendary ghazal singer, Mehdi Hasan. The prestigious Nigar Award was bestowed upon him.

Asif Farrukhi

1959 - 2020

One of prominent short story writers, known for his literary journalism.

Ashraf Saboohi

1905 - 1990

A prominent member of Deputy Nazir Ahmad’s family; noted story writer and translator; known well for their narrative Dilli Ki Chand Ajeeb Hastiyan

Prominent Urdu poet from Canada having progressive leaning.

Asad Multani

1902 - 1959

Prominent Urdu fiction writer from Pakistan who also occasionally writes poetry

Arzoo Lakhnavi

1873 - 1951

One of the leading pre-modern poets at lucknow, contemporary of Jigar Moradabadi.


1888 - 1968

Arif Jalali

1928 - 2009

Leading Pakistani poet who writes a four-lined on current affairs daily for the Pakistani Newspaper Jung.

Prominent fiction writer and journalist, known for his novel "Zillaton Ke Aseer"; served BBC for long.

Pre-modern poet, known for his scholarly and literary writings

Anjum Azmi

1931 - 1990

Pakistani poet and author; published his collection of love poems Lab-o-Rukhsaar; authored a critical book Shairi ki Zabaan

Amina Nazli

1914 - 1996

A very popular poet of Mushairas from Pakistan

Alamtaab Tishna

1935 - 1991

Prominent poet, critic, researcher, and literary speaker

Akhtar lakhnvi

1934 - 1995

Poet and journalist, long associated with radio Pakistan; also wrote dialogues and lyrics for films

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