List of Urdu language poets facts for kids

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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

  • Amir Khusro (1253–1325)

16th century

  • Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah (1565–1611), wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi

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

  • Samina Raja (1961)
  • Raees Warsi (1963)
  • Noshi Gilani (1964)
  • Sabih Rehmani (1965)
  • Saeed Khan (1966)
  • Idris Azad (1969)
  • Rafiq Sandeelvi (1961)

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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