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Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah portrait
Kulliyat-e-Quli Qutub Shah wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi

Below is the list of Urdu Poets. They are sorted by their birth years.

13th century

16th century

17th century

  • Wali Muhammad Wali, Wali Deccani (1667–1707)
  • Mirza Mazhar Jan-e-Janaan (1699–1781)

18th century

  • Mirza Muhammad Rafi, Sauda (1713–1780)
  • Siraj Aurangabadi (1715–1763)
  • Khwaja Mir Dard, Dard (1721–1785)
  • Mir Taqi Mir, Mir (1723–1810)
  • Nazeer Akbarabadi, Nazeer (1740–1830)
  • Insha Allah Khan 'Insha', Insha (1756-1817)
  • Bahadur Shah, Zafar (1775–1862)
  • Imam Baksh Nasikh, Nasikh (1776–1838)
  • Khwaja Haidar Ali Atish, Atish (1778–1846)
  • Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Zauq (1789–1854)
  • Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, Ghalib (1797–1869)

19th century

  • Momin Khan Momin Momin (1801–1852)
  • Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer (Mirza Salaamat Ali) Dabeer (1803–1875)
  • Mir Babar Ali Anis Anis (1803–1874)
  • Daya Shankar Kaul Nasim, (1811–1845)
  • Amir Meenai (1828–1900)
  • Dagh Dehlvi (Nawab Mirza Khan) Daagh (1831–1905)
  • Altaf Hussain Hali (Hali Panipati) Hali (1837–1914)
  • Akbar Allahabadi (Syed Akbar Hussain)Akbar (1846–1921)
  • Ahmad Raza Khan (1856–1921)
  • Bekhud Badayuni (Muhammad Abdul-Hayy Siddiqui) Bekhud (1857–1912)
  • Shibli Nomani (Allama Shibli Nomani) (1857–1914)
  • Muztar Khairabadi (1862-1927)
  • Syed Ghulam Bhik Nairang (1875–1952)
  • Hasrat Mohani (Syed Fazlul Hussain) Hasrat (1875–1951)
  • Dil Shahjahanpuri (Zameer Hasan Khan) Dil (1875-1959)
  • Muhammad Iqbal (Allama Iqbal) Iqbal (1873-1938)
  • Fani Badayuni (Shaukat Ali Khan) Fani (1879–1941)
  • Seemab Akbarabadi (Ashiq Hussain) (1882–1951)
  • Brij Narayan Chakbast, (1882–1926)
  • Niaz Fatehpuri (Maulana Niyaz Muhammad Khan) (1882-1966)
  • Yagana Changezi (Mirza Wajid Hussain Yaas) Yaas (1883–1956)
  • Tilok Chand Mehroom (1887–1966)
  • Jigar Moradabadi (Ali Sikandar) Jigar (1890–1960)
  • Mustafa Raza Khan, Noori (1892–1981)
  • Raaz Chandpuri (Mohd. Sadiq) (1892–1969)
  • Hakim Ahmad Shuja (1893-1969)
  • Josh Malihabadi (Shabbir Hassan Khan) Josh (1894–1982)
  • Muhammad Mustafa Jauhar Jauhar (1895- 1985)
  • Firaq Gorakhpuri (Raghupati Sahay) Firaq (1896–1982)
  • Ram Prasad Bismil (1897-1927)

1900

  • Hafeez Jalandhari (Mohd.Hafeez) (1900–1982)
  • Pandit Harichand Akhtar ('Akhtar') (1901–1958)
  • Alam Muzaffarnagari(Muhammad Ishaaq) (1901–1969)
  • Khushtar Girami(Dewan Ram Rakhamal Kalia) (1902–1988)
  • Anand Narain Mulla (1901–1997)
  • Syed Sajjad Zaheer (1904–1973)
  • Akhtar Sheerani (Mohd.Dawood Khan) (1905–1948)
  • Saghar Nizami (1905–1984)
  • Makhdum Muhiuddin (1908–1969)
  • Arsh Malsiani (Bal Mukund) (1908–1979)
  • Majaz (Asrar-ul-Haq) (1909–1955)
  • Zaheen Shah Taji (1902-1978)

1910

  • Noon Meem Rashid (1910–1975)
  • Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Faiz (1911–1984)
  • Aijaz Siddiqi (1911–1978)
  • Ravish Siddiqi (Ravish) (1911–1971)
  • Nushoor Wahidi (1911–1981)
  • Meeraji (1912–1949)
  • Shifa Gwaliori (1912-1968)
  • Shamim Karhani (1913–1975)
  • Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi (1913–1986)
  • Dr. Rafiq Hussain (1913–1990)
  • Sahir Hoshiarpuri (1913–1994)
  • Ali Sardar Jafri (1913–2000)
  • Mir Gul Khan Nasir (1914–1983)
  • Ehsan Danish (1914–1982)
  • Jan Nisar Akhtar (1914–1976)
  • Majeed Amjad (1914–1974)
  • Sikandar Ali Wajd (1914–1983)
  • Akhtar ul Iman (1915–1996)
  • Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi, Nadeem (1916–2006)
  • Zamir Jafri, Zamir (1916–1999)
  • Shakeel Badayuni (1916–1970)
  • Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee (1917–2005)
  • Jagan Nath Azad (1918–2004)
  • Kaifi Azmi (1918–2002)
  • Majrooh Sultanpuri (1919–2000)
  • Khumar Barabankvi, Khumar (1919–1999)
  • Qateel Shifai, Qateel (1919–2001)

1920

  • Salaam Machhalishahari, Salaam (1921-1972)
  • Sahir Ludhianvi, Sahir (1921–1980)
  • Wazir Agha,(1922-2010)
  • Nazish Pratapgarhi, Nazish (1924-1981)
  • Nasir Kazmi, Nasir (1925–1972)
  • Himayat Ali Shair, Shair (1926)
  • Naresh Kumar Shad (1927–1969)
  • Ibn-e-Insha, Insha (1927–1978)
  • Shabnam Romani,Shabnam (1928–2009)
  • Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1928–1966)
  • Munir Niazi (1928–2006)
  • Habib Jalib (1928–1993)
  • Dilawar Figar (1928–1998)

1930

  • Mustafa Zaidi (1930–1970)
  • Ahmad Faraz (1931–2008)
  • Jon Elia (1931–2003)
  • Satyapal Anand (1931)
  • Zafar Iqbal (1932)
  • Shakeb Jalali (1932–1966)
  • Syed Al-e-Ahmad (1932–1999)
  • Mohsin Bhopali (1932–2007)
  • Muzaffar Warsi (1933-2011)
  • Waheed Akhtar (1934–1996)
  • Sudarshan Faakir (1934-2008)
  • Murtaza Birlas (1934)
  • Anwar Masood (1935)
  • Aftab Iqbal Shamim (1936)
  • Akhlaq Mohammed Khan (Shahryar) (1936-2012)
  • Gulzar (1936)
  • Zarina Sani (1937–1982)
  • Nida Fazli (1938)
  • Dr.Najmul Hoda (1938)
  • Syed Mahmood Khundmiri (1938-2011)
  • Obaidullah Aleem (1939–1997)
  • Allama Talib Jauhari (1939- )
  • Ghulam Ghous Gham (1931-2007)

1940

  • Kishwar Naheed (1940)
  • Jazib Qureshi (1940)
  • Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (1941)
  • Ahfaz ur Rahman (1942)
  • Iftikhar Arif (1943)
  • Amjad Islam Amjad (1944)
  • Ghulam Muhammad Qasir, Qasir (1944–1999)
  • Bashir Badr (1945)
  • Javed Akhtar (1945)
  • Anwer Zahidi (1946)
  • Afzal Ahmed Syed (1946)
  • Muhammad Izhar ul Haq (1948)
  • Tanwir Phool (1948)
  • Fehmida Riaz (1948)

1950

  • Rahat Indori (1950)
  • Muslim Saleem (1950)
  • Zahid Abrol (1950)
  • Jamal Ehsani (1951-1998)
  • Ashfaq Hussain (1951)
  • Ehsan Sehgal (1951)
  • Haider Qureshi (1952]
  • Parveen Shakir (1952–1994)
  • Kazim Jarwali (1955)
  • Paigham Afaqui (1956)
  • Noon Meem Danish (1958)
  • Rashid Sandeelvi (1959)

1960

1970

  • Rehmat Aziz Chitrali (1970)
  • Murad Jaipuri (Tuhin Kanti Nag) Murad (1974)
  • Akhtar Raza Saleemi (1974)
  • Sarim Momin (1978)
  • Nitya Prakash (1988)

Contemporary poets with unknown date of birth

  • Kaif Bhopali
  • Rahi Masoom Raza
  • Tanveer Sipra

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