Urdu poets and writers of India Part-II by Muslim Saleem

Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012. a

Acknowledgment: We are thankful to famous poet, writer and journalist Mr Muslim Saleem and his websites 

www.khojkhabarnews.com,  www.muslimsaleem.wordpress.com, www.muslimsaleem.blogspot.com 

www.urdupoetswriters.blogspot.com,www.urdunewsblog.wordpress.com

www.madhyanews.blogspot.com, www.cimirror.blogspot.com,www.muslimspoetry.blogspot.com 

www.saleemwahid.blogspot.co,and the Urdu web directories launched by him for taking matter for this article. For further details of Urdu poets and writers we recommend to browse the directories launched by Mr Muslim Saleem. They include: 1.Urdu poets and writers of world, 2. urdu poets and writers of India, 3. Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh, 4. Poets and writers of Allahabad, 5. Urdu poets and writers of Shahjahanpur, 6. Poets and writers of Kashmir (+Jammu) and Kashmiri origin. 7. Urdu poets and writers of West Bengal 8. Drama world of India. 8 Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad. 9. Urdu poetesses and female writers.

Address: Muslim Saleem, H. No. 280, Khanugaon, Near Masjid Bismillah, Bhopal-462001. Mob: 09009217456. email: saleemmuslim@gmail.com

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MUSLIM SALEEM’S FAMOUS COUPLETS

Zindagi ki tarah bikhar jaayen……kyun ham aise jiyen ki mar jaayen

kar di meeras waarison ke sipurd….zindagi kis ke naam mar jaayen

rooh ke karb ka kuchh mudaawa no tha….

doctor neend ki goiyan likh gaya

wo dekhne mein ab bhi tanawar darakht hai

haalanke waqt khod chuka hai jaden tamam

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(Hazrat) Amir Khusrau (Aslo Khusro)

The great sufi saint, poet and musician, Amir Khusrau was born in Patiali town in Etah district (Now in Uttar Pradesh) in the year 1193. His father’s name was Amir Saifuddin. Khusrau is regarded as the first poet of Hindustani language that later branched out in Urdu and Hindi. Though he also wrote verses in Persian, but he is highly regarded for his poetry in Hindustani language and his contribution to Indian classical music. The verses composed by him have met with tremendous popularity and even after 750 years, qawwals start their qawwali sessions with one or other of his ghazals, dohas and bands. Amir Khusrau is also credited with invention of table by bifurcating pakhawaj and initiated several Raags as well. Amir Khusrau, revered as Hazrat Amir Khusrau due to his being a disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aula (RA), saw the era of 11 kings from Ghiasuddin Balban to Nasiruddin Mohammad Tughaq and remained a respectable member of their courts. In the era of Alauddin Khilji, he was decorated with the honour of “Tuti-e-Hind” for his poetic excellence. Amir Khusrau also won the title of “Naik” in music. According to Allama Shibli, he got this title after defeating Gopal, who was the champion musician in his era. His famous doha;

Gauri sowe sej par, mukh par daare kes

Chal Khusrau ghar aapne, ren bhai chahu des

Is generally sung by qawwals when he start their qawwali session. It is said that Amir Khusrau had come out with this doha spontaneously after the death of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia RA. According to historians, Amir Khusrau was on the military excursion of Tabarhut. When he returned to Delhi, Amir Khusrau he came to know about the death of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia RA. He immediately rushed to the grave of the Hazrat blackening his face and said this doha.

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Abdul Haq (Baba-e-urdu)

he article attached gives an in-depth  knowledge of the great work done by Baba e Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq for the uplift and development of Urdu in India as well as Pakistan. Penned by Janab Aleem Falaki in Urdu, it also pays highest tributes to HEH Mir Osman Ali Khan, the Nizam of Hyderabad for his generous financial support to the cause of Urdu through Maulvi Abdul Haq leading way to the opening of Osmania University, primary, secondary and high schools with Urdu as the medium of teaching and  Dar ul Tarjuma, the house of translations of Arts, Histories and the Sciences from all languages in to Urdu….a Herculean task by all academic standards. For those interested in Urdu, this article would be of great interest to read. Pls. open attachments by serial numbers 1 through 4. (Saud Siddiqui, Karachi)

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Abdus Salam Niaz Dehlavi

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Dr. Abdus Sattar Dalvi 

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Aazim Kohli

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 Dr. Afaq Fakhri

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 Afsar Deccani

Afsar Deccani started penning poetry since 1967. Afsar Deccani was born on September 13, 1949 at Protor in Kadappa district of Andhra Prades. He is a disciple of Zafar Gorakhpuri. Collection of his poetry “Mitti ki mahak” was published in 2010. Since 1975, Afsar Deccani has settled in Kalyan (Mahrashtra). Address: Room No. 6, Ist Floor, Yakub Manzil, Near Masjid, Old Bale Bazar, Kalyan (W)-421301 (Mumbai). Phone: 0251 2317866 Mob. 09869720786

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Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi

Dr.Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi is an eminent poet of classical Urdu Languge/poetry. He was born on 25th of Dec.1954 in Azamgarh (U.P.). He completed his education both from Shibli National College Azamgarh and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He completed his Masters in Urdu & Persian as also degree in education and topping that with a doctorate in modern /classical Persian from the Centre of African & Asian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) in the year 1996.He has travelled as part of his study tour  to many countries including Iran and Afghanistan. Presently he is serving as Translator-cum-Announcer (T/A incharge), in Persian service of the External Services Division of All India Radio, New Delhi. Dr.Barqi Azmi is devoted to the cause of furthering Urdu language through his rendering of Urdu poetry in general as well as “Topical Poetry “on various issues  of National and International prominence. For example a series of couplets titled “Yaad e RaftagaaN”-a poetic tribute to living and deceased Urdu poets including the stalwarts/legends like Wali Dakkini, Meer Taqi Meer, Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, Allama Shibli, Sir Syed and Faiz to name just a few. He is also well known for writing on such issues as: natural disasters like the 2004 Tsunami, 2011,Japan earthquake, scientific expeditions, on health topics like Polio & AIDS etc, environmental issues like pollution, Global Warming and also on UN mandated International Days(World Earth Day, Mothers Day, International Science Day etc).Dr.Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi has not only brought spotlight for his native Azamgarh but also his Alma meter Dayar e Shibli also known as Shibli National  College. His collection of poetry is easily accessible on Internet on various Urdu Websites & facebook.Here is a link of his personal websites: http://www.drbarqiazmi.com , http://drbarqiazmi.yolasite.com. He can be contacted on mobile No. +919868894385.

ڈاکٹر احمد علی برقی اعظمی کی موضوعاتی شاعری : ڈاکٹر غلام شبیر رانا

 اردو ادب میں موضوعاتی شاعری پر بہت کم توجہ دی گئی ہے .قلی قطب شاہ سے لے کر ڈاکٹر احمد علی برقی اعظمی تک اردو میں موضوعاتی  شاعری نے جو ارتقائی سفر طے کیا ہے اس کا جائزہ لینے سے یہ حقیقت روز روشن کی طرح واضح ہو جاتی ہے کہ موضوعاتی شاعری نے اب ایک مضبوط اور مستحکم روایت کی صورت اختیار کر لی ہے .اس رجحان کو انجمن پنجاب کی خیال پرور اور فکر انگیز شاعری سے بے پناہ تقویت ملی .آقائے اردو مولانا محمد حسین آزاد کی مساعی سے اردو میں‌موضوعاتی شاعری کو ایک اہم مقام ملا.اس کے بعد یہ روایت مسلسل پروان چڑھتی رہی .عالمی شہرت کے حامل نامور شاعر محسن بھوپالی کا ایک شعری مجموعہ “موضوعاتی شاعری ” کے نام سے آج سے پندرہ برس پہلے شائع ہو چکا ہے .اس سے یہ صداقت معلوم ہو تی ہے کہ روشن خیال ادیبوں ،دانشوروں اور شاعروں نے موضوعاتی شاعری کی اہمیت کو تسلیم کرتے ہوئے اس صنف میں طبع آزمائی کی .مجھے یہ جان کر خوشی ہوئی کہ ممتاز ادیب ،شاعر ،دانشور ،نقاد اور محقق ڈاکٹر احمد علی برقی اعظمی نے اردو کی موضوعاتی شاعری پر بھر پور توجہ دی ہے .ان کی شاعری کے متعدد نمونے میرے سامنے ہیں .وہ جس موضوع پر قلم اٹھاتے ہیں اسے لا زوال بنا دیتے ہیں .ان کا اختصاص یہ ہے کہ وہ عظیم تخلیق کاروں کو منظوم خراج تحسین پیش کر کے ان کے بارے میں مثبت شعور و آگہی پرواں چڑھانے کی مقدور بھر سعی کرتے ہیں .اس میدان میں ان کی مساعی اپنی مثال آپ ہیں .جس انداز میں وہ اپنے موضوع پر طبع آزمائی کرتے ہیں اوروں سے وہ  تقلیدی طورپر بھی ممکن نہیں.اس لا زوال اور ابد آشنا شاعری میں کوئی ان کا شریک اور سہیم دکھائی نہیں دیتا.مرزا اسداللہ خان غالب ،میر تقی میر ،احمد فراز،پروین شاکر،فیض احمد فیض ،سید صادقین نقوی،مظفر وارثی اور متعدد عظیم تخلیق کاروں کو ڈاکٹر احمد علی برقی اعظمی نے جس خلوص  اور دردمندی سے خراج تحسین پیش کیا وہ نہ صرف ان کی عظمت فکر کی دلیل ہے بلکہ اس طرح ان کا نام جریدہ عالم پر ہمیشہ کے لیے ثبت ہو گیا ہے .ان کا اسلوب ان کی ذات ہے .وہ انسانی ہمدردی کے  بلند ترین منصب پر فائز ہیں .کسی کا دکھ درد دیکھ کر وہ تڑپ اٹھتے ہیں اور فی البدیہہ موضوعاتی شاعری کے ذریعے وہ تزکیہ نفس کی متنوع صورتیں تلاش کر کے ید بیضا کا معجزہ دکھاتے ہیں.ان کی موضوعاتی شاعری کا تعلق کسی ایک فرد،علاقے یا نظریے سے ہر گز نہیں ان کی شاعری میں جو پیغام ہے اس کی نوعیت آفاقی ہے اور وہ انسانیت کے ساتھ روحانی وابستگی اور قلبی انس کا بر ملا اظہار کرتے ہیں .ان کا یہ اسلوب انھیں ممتاز اور منفرد مقام عطا کرتا ہے .ان کے بار احسان سے اردو داں طبقے کی گردن ہمیشہ خم رہے گی . انھوں نے تہذیبی اور ثقافتی اقدار کو اشعارکے قالب میں ڈھال کر  وہ معرکہ آرا  کارنام انجام دیا ہے جو تاریخ ادب میں آب زرسے لکھا جائے گا.

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 Ahmad Alvi

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 Aijaz Siddiqui

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 Ameer Meenai

Amir Meenai was born at Lucknow in 1826. He got his earl, education from his father, Karm Mohammed Meenaj, who was a man of learning and piety. After the revolt of 1857, Amir Meenai migratj to Rampur, where he lived a comfortable life under the patronage of Nawab Yousaf Ali Khan, and his successor, Nawab Kalab Ali Khan. It was at Rampur that he spent a greater part of his life: and it was here that he attained the height of fame as a poet. He was also the poetic mentor of the two nawabs, both of whom were poets in their own right. It was here again that he compiled and published the two parts of his (incomplete) Urdu dictionary caiied, Amir-uI-ghaat. Amir’s poetical works are collected under two heads: Maraaf-ul-Ghaajb and Sanam Khanae-Ishq. After the death of Nawab Kalab Ali Khan, Ameer was persuaded to go to Hyderabad, where he was enthusiastically received by the Nizam. But he was not destined to live long in Hyderabad. He died in 1900 after a brief, one-month illness. Amir had an inborn talent for poetry, which he had perfected under the guidance of Muzaffar Ali Asir, a veteran poet and a rigorous mentor. In Delhi and Lucknow, had become the centre of literary tivity, bringing together famous poets from both these places. He is also known as a lexicographer, Sufi, scholar, editor, prose writer, translator, and connoisseur of language. He had studied logic, law, geography, mathematics, medicine, history, religion, music, philosophy and wrote some 50 books in Urdu and Persian.He is also known as having a master of astrology, `ramal`, and `jafar`, the arts of foretelling the future, and wrote two books on them. However many of his books are not be published. Ameer helped popularise the naat genre in Urdu poetry and the popularity of his naats proved to be a trend-setter among other poets. Among his creation was `Ameer-ul-Lughaat`, an Urdu-Urdu dictionary that he intended to compile in eight volumes but it had never been complied and only two volumes came out in 1891 and 1892 respectively .Due to reasons that include ill health and a fire that devoured his library and manuscripts he was not able to finish all volumes .It is never concluded exactly how many volumes exist and only the third volume manuscript was found and is treasured by Ameer Meenai`s grandson Israel Meenai who intends to get it published soon. Israel Ahmed Meenai who had published a few years ago `Miraat-ul-ghaib` and `Sanam khana-i-ishq`, the two collections of Ameer`s poetry. Now he has come up with two important books of Ameer`s, published in one volume. One is an account of Muhammad’s early life written in prose. Titled `Khayaban-i-Aafrinish`, it describes Muhammad`s life and is based on authentic sources. The other is `Mahaamid-i-Khatamun Nabiyeen`, the collection of Ameer`s naat poetry. Mutala e Amir published in 1963 from Lucknow written by Abu Muhammad Sahar is an important work done on the life and literary works of Ameer Meenai

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 Aamir Riyaz

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Anwar Shaoor

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Anwar Azeem

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Arshad Ghazi Arshad

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Ata Abidi

(Full name: Mohd. Ata Husain Ansari)., Born on: 1 Nov. 1962. Address  Baitul Ata Mohalla Faqeera khan Urdu Bazar Darbhanga-846004. Mobile     : 09934296773

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 Athar Nafees

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Aslam Haneef: 




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 Bekhud Dehlavi

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Devinder Issar

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 Dr. Fariyad Azar

سنہ ۸۰ کے آس پاس شعراء کی جو نئی نسل سامنے آئی وہ کئی لحاظ سے اپنے پیش رو شعراء سے مختلف تھی۔تازہ دم، نئی فکر اور نئے اسالیب کی موجد، تازہ ہوا کے جھونکوں کی مانند ! ان کا کمٹمنٹ نہ ترقی پسندی سے تھا نہ جدیدیت سے۔ ایک آزاد تخلیقی فضا کا احساس دلانے والے ان شعراء میں ایک اہم نام تھافریاد آزر ! فریاد آزر ۱۹۵۶ میں بنارس میں پیدا ہوئے، انٹر میڈیئٹ کے بعد اعلا تعلیم کی غرض سے دہلی تشریف لائے۔جامعہ ملیہ میں ڈاکٹر عنوان چشتی کی شاگردی میں۷۷۔۱۹۷۶ میں غزلیہ شاعری کا آغاز کیا۔ ۱۹۹۴ میں فریاد آزر کا پہلا شعری مجموعہ خزاں میرا موسم منظرِ عام پر آیا اور پھر ایک طویل وقفہ کے بعدسنہ ۲۰۰۵ میں دوسرا شعری مجموعہ قسطوں میں گزرتی زندگی شائع ہوا

Dr. Fariyad Azar, E 12/60 A, Hauz Rani, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi-110017 (India) Mobile No.+919971910361, Email: fariyadazer@gmail.com

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Furqan Sambhali

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 Bagh Sambhali (died 1935)

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Deputy Nazir Ahmad

Shamsul Ulama Deputy (also spelt as Diptee) Nazir Ahmad (1830-1912) was a legendary Urdu writer. He was also a social & religious alligator and an outstanding scholar. He belonged to distinguished family of religious scholars, muftis and maulavis of Bijore “Uttar Pradesh and Delhi”. Nazir Ahmed was an innovator of Urdu literature. His novels are today a basic part of educational modules in India and Pakistan. His father was a teacher by occupation in a small town near Binjore and taught Persian and Arabic to boys. The study of Deputy Nazir Ahmad was started in 1842 by Maulvi Abd-ul-Khaliq at Aurangabadi Mosque in Delhi. He got advanced education in Urdu section from Delhi College from 1846 to 1853. He got married with grand daughter of Maulvi Abd-ul-Khaliq. He started his career as an Arabic teacher in 1854 and in 1856 he joined “British colonial administration” where he became deputy inspector of school in Kanpur for the department of Public Instruction. He was appointed for a similar post in Allahabad in 1857. Later on he was nominated fir “Revenue Services” due to his awesome Urdu translation of Indian Penal Code. He was posted as deputy collector in Uttar Pradesh and popularly known as “Diptee”. In 1877 he was appointed on a well-paid administrative position in state of Hyderabad and remained in this position until 1884, he resigned from this post due to court politics pressure and after resignation he returned to Delhi. In Delhi he lived for the rest of his life and died of a stroke in 1912.  His works include 1.  Miratul-uroosMirat-al-Urus (1868-1869). 2. Bina-ul-Nash 3. Taubat-un-Nasuh (1873-1874)  4 Fasaana-e-Mubtalaa (1885). 5  Ibn’ul Waqt (1888). 6 Ayyamah (1891). 7 Ruya-e Sadiqah  (1892)

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Dr. Yousuf Sabir

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Ghulam Hamdani Mushafi

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Ghulam Rabbani Taban

 

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Ghulam Mustafa Rahi: 






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Habab Hashmi: Real name is Syed Sayeed-ul-Hasan Hashmi. The poet was born at Fatehpur (UP) to Syed Anwar-ul-Huda. Habab Hashmi got education from Agra and Aligarh and retired as District Inspector of Schools, Allahabad in 1994.

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 Hakeem Syed Zillur Rahman

 Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman. He was born on 1 July 1940, at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Though is well known for his contribution to Unani medicine, he is also a good Urdu writer. He founded Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences in 2000. He has earlier served as Professor and Chairman,Department of Ilmul Advia at the Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University,Aligarh, for over 40 years before retiring as Dean Faculty of Unani Medicine. Author of 45 books and several papers on different aspects of Unani, he also owns one of the largest collection of books on Unani medicine. The Government of India conferred him with Padma Shri award in 2006 for his contribution in the field of Unani Medicine.Syed Zillur Rahman was born on 1 July 1940, at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in a family of learned scholars. His grandfather Hakim Syed Karam Husain, father Hakim Syed Fazlur Rahman and uncle Hakim Syed Atiqul Qadir were famous Unani Physicians of their times at Tijara /Bhopal. He is married to Ahmadi Begum and has four children: Safia Akhtar, Syed Ziaur Rahman, Soofia Akhtar and Asifa Haneefa. He received his early education from Darul-uloom Nadwatul Ulama at Lucknow and later studied at Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.  He started his career from Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University as Demonstrator in 1961 and then Lecturer from Jamia Tibbiya, Delhi, he was appointed reader in 1973 and professor in 1983. He remained Chairman of the Department of Ilmul Adviafor 18 years and Dean of the Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University.” His entire work concerns with history of medicine particularly of medieval medicine and medicine in medieval Islam. He is himself a diligent explorer of Unani medicine for old Arabic and Persian manuscripts. (See compelte resume on

www.urduyouthforum.wordpress.com )

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 Hamid Amrohvi

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Haneef Najmi: (real name Hafiz Mohammad Haneef) is a poet, writer and critic. He was born at Modha (Hameerpur-UP) on November 5, 1959. He done MA in English as well as philosophy .At present, he is on the editorial board of Chhattisgarh Urdu Academi’s periodical “Chashma-e-Urdu”. Address: Haneef Najmi, Faisal Villa, Naya Para, Dhamtari-493773 (Chhattisgarh). Mobile No. 09827169825.

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 Harbans Singh Tej

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 Charan Singh Bashar

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Hilal Seoharvi

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 Imran Azeem

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Ishrat Betab
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Javed Naseemi

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Jeelani Bano    

Jeelani Bano  (1936) is one of the foremost Urdu writers today. She has written short stories, novels, radio-plays, screenplays, stage plays, essays and children’s stories. She has published two novels, seven collections of short stories, two collections of novelettes and one translation of Malayalam stories from Hindi. She deals with social and cultural oppression, bonded labour, poetry, powerlessness, the stress of urban life, and the suffering of women. Her short stories have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages. Awarded the Padma Shri in 2001, she lives in Hyderabad, lectures and travels extensively. She is Principal Advisor, Child & Women Human Rights, International Human Rights Association (India). She has recorded, on 13 audio cassettes, Dakani Urdu, as spoken by a cross-section of people, belonging to different age-groups, classes, professions in and around the city of Hyderabad. Her awards include: 1.  Ghalib Award  2. Dosheeza Award (Pakistan)  3. Soviet Land Nehru Award (Moscow)

  1. Maharashtra Urdu Academy Award 5. All India Aumi Hali Award  6.Nuqoosh Award (Pakistan) 7. Alam-e-Urdu Faroghi Award (Qatar) 8.Padma Shri (2001)

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 Kaifi Azmi

(See also)

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 Kalidas Gupta Raza

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Khateeb Rafatullah Rafat

Khateeb Rafatullah (Rafathullah) Rafat was born on June 2, 1952. He resides in Ambur, Tamil Nadu, India (Near Chennai). He visited around the world and his fans are there. A numbr of ghazals and poems of Rafat have been printed in leading Urdu magazines. His couplets;

Nawishtey se  qismat ke na aashna sub

tawahhum paraston mey kab tak raho ge

azme raasiq ka karishma hai yeh rafat bil-yeaqeen

tayer-e-be  baal-o-par jo  maayal-e-parwaz hai

(See picture and details in “Urdu poets and writers 

of Tamil Nadu” on www.hamaramp.blogspot.com)

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 Khumar Barabankvi

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 Krishan Gautam (also Krishna Gautam)

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 Mahmood Sham

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 Maikash Atrolvi

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 Majaz Lukhnawi (Asrar-ul-Haq)

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Makhmoor Saeedi (Sayeedi)
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Mateen Ansari:  sdafsfdddddfafaaaaaaaacfsadfsad

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 Mazhar-ul-Haq Alvi


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Mazher Umeed

The Urdu short story writer  was born on 06/04/1920, in a village about 55 kms from Bangalore city. He died on June 1, 2009, at about 6.55 P.M (Indian Time) at the Sagar Apollo Hospital, Bangalore, where he was taken on emergency after developing respiratory problems. He was also a poet, activist,  and winner of several prestigious awards including Karnataka State Urdu Academy Award, Majlis-E-Adab Golden Jubilee Award, Pasban Golden Jubilee award and conferred with Life Time Achievement Award by Al-Ameen Educational Society, Bangalore. He along with noted laureate Munshi Premchand, Krishen Chander, Kaifi Azmi, Sardar Ali Jafri and other writers founded Progressive Writers Association of India, Poona in early 1950s. He had published  a collection of short stories “Saat Raang Saat Sur”. progressive writing.”. More details about Mazhar Umeed can be obtained from his son Mohammed Rafi Humayun, from P.O. Box # 26117, Sharjah, UAE. Mobile: 00 971 50 6445822. E-Mail: rafi_humayun@yahoo.com

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 Meem Aslam Ansari

He is a poet living at Mumbai. He was born on July 1, 1960. He belongs to Basti. Shifted to Mumbai in 1992. Address: b3 / 14 Kadam Chawl , near-Vijay General Store , Nehru Nagar No. 5 .Vile Parle West, Mumbai-400056. Mumbai, India 400000. He is president Bharat Lokseva Sangh • Mumbai, Maharashtra, India • 1984 to present. FB email: meemaslam.ansari@facebook.com

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 Meena Naqvi

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Mehdi Pratapgarhi: 

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 Mohammad Ali Mauj

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 Mohammad Jaseemuddin

(Fazil Darul Uloom Deoban) تکمیل ادب عربی دار العلوم دیوبند(Specialization in Arabic Language& literature) بی اے جامعہ ملیہ اسلامیہ(B.A Jamia Millia Islamia) ایم اے دہلی یونیورسٹی،دہلی(M.A University of Delhi,Delhi) ایڈوانس ڈپلومہ ان جرنلزم جواہر لال نھرو یونیورسٹی(Advanced Diploma in Journalism (JNU) پی ایچ ڈی دہلی یونیورسٹی(جاری) (University of Delhi,Delhi-11007 (Ph.D (Pursuing)UGC-NET-WITH JRFسب ایڈیٹر روزنامہ انقلاب دہلی
محمد جسیم الدین ،تعلیمی لیاقت :فاضل دار العلوم دیوبند

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 Muzaffar Razmi

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 Nand Kishore Vikram

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Naqshband Qamar Naqvi Bhopali: He is a poet, writer and novellist based in USA. Qamar Naqvi brings out bimonthly “Roshni”. His novels include Hadisaat, Nadeema, Rahila, Raavi Kinare, Nau Shagufta, Musafir, Cheeton ki Waadi, Kasheed-e-Bahar, Gulgoona, Jalte Hain Chiraaqh, Ye Phool Khamosh Thaa, Ham Ajnabi To Naheen, Main Marne Par Maail Naheen. His books on the subject of hunting are: Aathh Adamkhor Sher, Palampur Ka Adamkhor Sher, Gandola Ka Adamkhore Fasadi Sher, Shikaar Beeti, Shikaarnama, Shikar Shahkar, Shikaariyat, America Mein Shikhar, Khoojkhwar Tendue. Naqshband Qamar Naqvi has also written three books on history including Teen Azeem Falsafi, Saleebi Jangen and Sahaaif. His books of literature and poetry are: Urdu Shairi Ki Aakhri Kitab, Panchwan Darwesh, Manzoom Hayat Qaid-e-Azam, Manzoom Tareekh Pak-o-Hind and Neem Soz. Address: Naqshband Qamar Naqvi Bhopali, 6446 S, Indianapolis place, Tulsa, OK 74136, USA. (see: http://naqshbandqamar.wordpress.com/

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 Narang Saqi 

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Nargis Fatima

Mrs Nargis Fatima is a descendant of Syed Mohammed Agha Meer & Badshah Ghaziuddeen Haider, First King of Avadh. She is married to Mr M A Rizvi. She has done BA (Honours) from Aligarh Muslim University (1971). She has a  (anthology)  Sharaab -e- Tahoorah (2012) to her credit. Address: MIG 15 NAPIER ROAD COLONY PART II LUCKNOW, UP, INDIA. PIN 226003
PHONE 0522-2407067,  MOBILE 09305966045

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 Naseem Amrohvi


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Nazeer Akbarabadi (real name “Wali Muhammad”) was an Indian poet of 18th century who wrote Urdu ghazals and nazms under nom de plume “Nazeer”. His father was Muhammad Farooq and his mother was the daughter of Nawab Sultan Khan who was the governor of Agra Fort. Agra, the Indian city, was known as Akbarabad after Mughal emperor Akbar at that time.

Nazeer’s date of birth is not certain but most of his biographers believe that he was born in Delhi (then called “Dihli”) in 1735 AD. The period of his birth coincided with the decline of the Mughal empire in India. In 1739 Nazeer was still a child when Nadir Shah attacked Delhi and Muhammad Shah Rangeela was arrested. He was later released but countless people were mercilessly killed in Delhi. The horrors of this plunder were still fresh in the minds of people when 18 years later, in 1757 AD, Ahmad Shah Abdali attacked Delhi. People left Delhi for safer cities. Nazeer along with his mother and grandmother also abandoned Delhi and migrated to Akbarabad. At this time Nazeer was 80 years old.

He left for us about 600 ghazals, although his nazms are said to be more worthy of admiration. In fact, Nazeer’s growing popularity is due to his nazms. He was purely a “People’s poet” and his nazms reflected various aspects of the daily life of his age, all types of religious and social events with even minor details in which common people can be seen laughing, singing, teasing, playing. He wrote nazams about religious and social festivals, such as Diwali, Holi, Eid, Shab-e-baraat, about fruits and about animals and birds, about seasons and even inanimate objects, such as paisa, rupaiaa, rotiyaan, aata-daal (meaning “flour” and “lentils”), “pankha” (meaning “fan”) and “kakrhi” (a kind of cucumber). He wrote nazms about different aspects of human life, such as “muflisi” (Urdu word meaning “poverty”) and “kohrinamah” (chronicle of a leper). The canvas of Nazeer’s nazms is so vast that it encompasses all aspects of human behavior and every person can find nazms that can suit his taste.

Nazeer Akbarabadi’s contemporaries were Mirza Muhammad Rafi Sauda, Mir Taqi Mir, Sheikh Qalandar Bakhsh Jur’at, Inshallah Khan Insha, and Ghulam Hamdani Mushafi. He was young during the age of Sauda and Mir and might be a middle aged man during the age of Jur’at, Insha and Mushafi.

Nazeer died in 1830 AD, at 98. It is said that Nazeer’s poetic treasure consisted of about 200,000 verses but unfortunately a bigger portion of it is destroyed and only 6000 verses are available in printed form. No other Urdu poet used as many words as Nazeer did. Nazeer’s poetry conveyed the plight of the common people in their own everyday language and was very popular among the masses. It was due to this lack of the “elite” element perhaps that Nazir’s genius was not recognized until much later. But in spite of this neglect, some of his poetic treasure is still available and some of his poems, such as “Banjara Nama” (chronicle of a nomad/gypsy), “Kaljug nahin karjug hai yeh”, “Aadmi Naama” (chronicle of man), etc., became immortal. Such poems find their place in school text books and discerning fans of Urdu poetry will not fail to recognize the greatness of Nazeer’s verse.

Though the era of modern nazm credits Altaf Hussain Hali and Muhammad Husain Azad, Nazeer could arguably be considered “Father of Urdu Nazm” because he preceded them.

(Muslim Saleem writes on April 6, 2011

As a poet, Nazeer was firmly connected with the grassroots. Nazeer Akbarabadi has written ghazals and poems in chaste Urdu at a time when most of the poets and writers used Arabisised and Persianised Urdu language. For a long time, Urdu critics continued to ignore Nazeer Akbarabadi until the new generation realised

his worth and termed him as the pioneer of modern Urdu nazm. Nazeer Akbarabadi wrote poems on almost every subject some of which include 1. “sab thaath pada rah jaye ga jab laad chale ga banjara” 2. “Tab dekh baharen Holi ki” and 3. “Adminama”.)

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Nazeer Banarsi

He is a traditional style poet whose ghazals have been sung by ghazal singer.

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Nazeer Fatehpuri: Dr Nazeer Fatehpuri (real name: Nazeer Ahmad Khan Jod) is a poet, writer and playwright. He was born in Fatehpur Shekhawati, district Sikar in Rajasthan on December 1, 1946. About 35 years ago, he moved to Pune in Maharashtra from where he has been publishing tri-monthly Urdu magazine “Asbaq” for the last 30 years. He has numerous awards to his credit. Address: Saira Manzil, 230/B/102, Viman Darshan, Sanjay Park, Lohgaun Road, Pune-411032. mobile: 0091 9822516338.

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 Nazir Hussain Akhtar


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 Nazir Siddiqui

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Nooh Narvi

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                                        Nushoor Wahidi 


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Pandit Ratan Nath Sarshar


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PP Shrivastava Rind: 








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 Parveen Kumar Ashk

Born on November 1, 1951. Lives in Pathankot, Uttar Pradesh, India

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 Prakash Fikri

 Prakash Fikri, the renowned Urdu poet passed away sometime in 2008. He was 77. Zahirul Haq alias Prakash Fikri was born in Ambala in 1931. His father Maulvi Mohammad Zakaria was an Arabic teacher. By 60s, Fikri was well-known as a modernist voice in Urdu poetry. His poetry collections Safar Sitara & Ek Zara Si Barish were critically acclaimed. In Patna and Ranchi, where he lived, there were condolence meetings organised in his memory.

(See also

Hindu Naatgo shuara

www.cimirror.blogspot.in

Due to his pseudonym, Prakash Fikri was considered a Hindu by many. Some persons included his name in the list of Hindu naatgo shuara, which has been clarified on this directory on cimirror.blogspot.in

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Qamar Jalalabadi

Qamar Jalalabadi (Real name: Om Prakash) was born in 1917 in Amritsar and died at Mumbai in 2003.. He is known primary for his film songs. Though literary circles have ignored him, he has done service of Urdu through his film song. He started writing Urdu at an early age of seven. He acquired pen name Qamar Jalalabadi because he belonged to that town. After completing his 10th, he started to write for the Lahore newspapers Daily Milap, Daily Pratap, Nirala, Star Sahakar. In 1942, he moved his interests towards films and thereby became the lyricist for the movie Zameendar which was a Pancholi production. Soon after this he along with his family shifted to Mumbai and he established his career in films. He became a well-known name in the film industry for almost a decade. Qamarji Jalalabadi had graced countless Mushairas and symposiums associated to Urdu Poetry all over India. Browse www.qamarjalalabadi.com for details

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Quli Qutub Shah: Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah was the fifth ruler of Golconda and is regarded is one of the pioneers of Urdu poetry. He adopted Urdu as a medium of expression of his thought in the South Indian state even while the language was in its nascent stage and thus boosted Urdu to a great extent. Apart from ghazals, Quli Qutub Shah has written 240 poems as well.

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 Raza Jafri

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Raeesuddin Raees: Real name: Qazi Raeesuddin Ansari, son of Qazi Zaheeruddin Ansari was born at Jewar town in Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh on June 18, 1948. He is a disciple of Jamna Prasad Rahi in Urdu poetry. He has published three anthologies 1. Aasman hairan hai 2. Zameen khamosh hai and 3. Samandar sochta hai. Another anothology “Shahr be-khwab hai”, collection of essays “Qalam zaad” and “Dharti, akaash, samandar (Hindi) are under print (as on September 16, 2011). He has won awards from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Urdu Academies. He is the chairman of Harfzaar Literary Society, Aligarh, general secretary of Bazm-e-Urdu She’ristan, Aligarh and special correspondent of monthly Raushni, Tulsa, USA. He edits trimonthly Harfzaar, Aligarh and guest editor of trimonthly Tarweej, Cuttack, Orissa, trimonthly Kainaat, Kolkata and Adabi Mahaaz, Cuttack, Orissa. Address: 10/1725, Delhi Gate, Opposite Nadir Mahal, Beneath Hathi Wala Pul, Aligarh-202001. Phone: 0671-2906106. mobile: 09536780792 and 09808680026. emails: qrua_786@hotmail.com, raeesuraees@yahoo.com

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 Rafeeq Shaheen







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Rahmat Ilahi Barq Azmi was a poet of caliber in his time and used to pen ghazals in his own style, that was a source of inspiration for others. He was born September 1, 1911 in a noble family at Azamgarh (UP-India). He started penning poetry since early adulthood. In the beginning he consulted Salig Ram Salig, who was a disciple of Shamshad Lakhnavi and later Nooh Narvi, who was a disciple of Daagh Dehlavi.

Thus, Barq Azmi acquired best of both Lucknow and Delhi schools of Urdu poetry. He died on October 2, 1983 and laid to rest on October 3, 1983. (Please ignore the date of death written in the Urdu section as it is a misprint). The collection of Barq’s poetry titled Tanveer-e-Sukhan was published after his death by his sons including the illustrious poet Dr Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi. Kindly also visit following link.

http://rahmatilahibarqazmi.yolasite.com/mukalemaat.php

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Dr. Raj Bahadur Gaur

Veteran Freedom Fighter and former MP Dr. Raj Bahadur Gaur who is also the President of Anjuman-e-Taraqui-e-Urdu passed away at Hyderabad on Friday morning, October 7, 2011. The 93-year-old leader died in a hospital where he was admitted for treatment of high fever. Doctors said the death was caused by sepsis. Raj Bahadur Gaur was a great lover of Urdu. It can be gauged by the fact that only on September 11, 2011, he had donated Rs.3 lakh to Urdu Taleemi Trust. This trust runs Urdu Model School in Urdu Hall, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad. Government of India had recently enhanced the pension of the former members of Parliament. Out of the arrears amount, Dr. Raj Bahadur Gaur donated this generous contribution. His death is a great loss to Urdu world. Gaur was born in 1918 in a Kayasth family. He played a key role in Comrades Association, one of the pillars of Communist Party during the Nizam’s rule. A book titled “Raj Bahadur Gaur, Hayat aur Adabi Karname” has  been written by Dr. Khaliq Anjum and published by Anjuman Taraqqi-ei Urdu, Hind. He was born in Gowlipura in Hyderabad city on July 21, 1913. His forefathers hailed from Faizabad district in UP. His mother was from Banares. It was his grandfather who had come down to Hyderabad. He was educated in Osmania University   and later joined the Osmania Medical College. (Muslim Saleem)

Here is a tribute paid to Raj Bahadur Gaur by Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi.

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Ralf Russell: The Urdu-speaking Englishman was one of the prominent Urdu critic. He was born on May 21, 1918 and died on September 14, 2008 at the age of 90. He led a very principled life. He had close links with noted Urdu poets and writers including Krishan Chander, Ali Sardar Jaffri, Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Shaukat Thanvi etc. He had married in 1948 but separated from his wife after 40 years in 1989 due to differences of opinion. He was communist and joined the party around 1936. He had his candid and unique views on various writers and issues. He favoured Urdu ghazal during the height of progressive writers’ movement, which had written off this form of Urdu poetry and said, “tees ki dahai say bahut say logon nay kehna shuru kiya ko ghazal ka koi mustaqbil naheen hai. Main is khayaal say muttafiq naheen hoon. Main samajhta hoon ke Urdu ghazal ek tawanaa sinf hai aur is ko baaqi rehna chahiye.” (For more details: see: http://www.ralphrussell.co.uk/)

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Raza Jaunpuri 

see link http://issuu.com/razajaunpuri/docs/nigar-i-taybah

Mohsin Raza “Raza Jaunpuri” was a noted poet. He was born at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh. His published collection of Ghazals include “Zakhmah”, and collections of Naat and Hamd called “Nigar-ei-Taybah” and Navid-e-Masihah. Raza Jaunpuri was among the noted personalities of Jaunpur and his literary association received many awards mainly due to his excellent abilities in the Urdu and Persian languages. As a poet Raza Jaunpuri was both humble and introvert. So while some of the other personalities of Jaunpur rose to immense national fame, Raza preferred a life that was devoted to more literary pursuits than the fame and attention that comes along with them. Zakhma as a collection of Urdu and Persian Ghazals, contains memorable pieces like “Taj Mahal” – a rebuttal of Sahir Ludhianvi’s version of the nazm – titled by the same name. While Sahir Ludhianvi saw the Taj Mahal to be a monument to the mockery of the loves of the poor, injustice and capitalism – Raza Jaunpuri prefers to see it as a masterpiece of architectural beauty that glorifies love and makes it transcendent to the generations to come and far from a capitalistic endeavor, an endeavour that venerates love virtually giving it a shape and symmetry that the world will never forget.”Zakhmah”, nevertheless was awarded by the State Urdu Language Board. Overall, a must have for those who are into the finer literary Urdu with a classical persian touch.  The prologue of the book contains a biographical essay from Mohsin Raza and gives a comprehensive background of the literary circle of the time.Raza Jaunpuri’s other books include “Navid-e-Masihah” and “Nigar-e-Taybah” along with a few other lost compilations written during his early years.”Nigar-e-Taybah” also lists the many appreciation of Mohsin Raza’s work from contemporary poets including Naushad. Raza Jaunpuri died on December 8, 1980.”Nigar-e-Taybah” was published posthumously in 1997 under a grant from Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad (ex President of India) Memorial Society, Lucknow.

  

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Dr. Renu Behl 

renu behlDr. Renu Behl was born to AC Behl and Mr Avinath Behl on August 6, 1958 at Kapurthala, Punjab. She has done MA (Pub. Ad), MA (Pol. Sc.) and MA Urdu (gold medalist). Did her PhD on “Ismat Chughtai ke afsaonoka fanni wa fikri jaiza” from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 2000. She had started her literary journey as Urdu poet, but later on switched over to prose. Her first anthology, Aaina (mirror), was published in 2001, won an award from the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Akademi. Thereafter three more of her short story anthologies – Aankhon sey dil tak, Koyee chaarasaaz hota (also awarded by UP Urdu Akademi) and Khusboo meray aangan ki– were published. Her latest book, Khushboo meray aangan ki deals with different aspects of human relationships with the feminine aspect featuring prominently. Behl has a knack for portraying the psychological aspect of human relationships with that slight ironical twist which leaves the reader pondering over the denouement. Renu Behl had received Lala Jagat Narain Award in October 2003, Amrita Pritam Smriti Samman in 2010.

UPDATED INFO ABOUT DR. RENU BEHL (MARCH 3, 2017)

                  Bio-data

Name                                                          Dr.RenuBehl.

Father’s Name                                             Late ShriA.C.Behl.

Mother’s name                                             Mrs. Avinash Behl.

Address                                                       1505, Sector 49-B,

Chandigarh-160047

Contact No.                                                 0172-2631077 (Residence)

09781557700 (mobile)

E.mail: renubehl06@gmail.com

Academic qualifications :

  • A (Pub.Ad) /M.A (Pol.Sc.)/M.A.(Urdu) (Gold medalist).
  • D (Urdu) on “IsmatChugtaiKeAfsanokaFanniWaFikkriJaiza” from. Panjab University Chandigarh and awarded degree in 2000.

Literary contributions:

  • Urdu short story books:
  • Aaeena ( 2001)
  • Ankhon Se DilTak2005)
  • Koi charasazhota( 2008 )
  • Khushboo Mere Aanganki (2010).
  • Badli Mei Chuppa Chand ( 2012).
  • KhamoshSadaye(2013) .
  • Dastak (2016)

Hindi short story book ;

Kasturi( 2015)

 Urdu Novel

  • Gard Mei AtteChehre( 2017 )
  • Mere hone Mei kyaBuraiHai – under publication.

Translation ;

  • SunoRadhika( khandkavyaby Madhavkaushik) translated from hindi to urdu. (under publication)
  • Story telecasted on DD Urdu in Oct,2014.
  • Stories being relayed from FM 92.7 & All India Radio, Jalandhar.
  • Research work on “RenuBehl Ki AfsanaNigari(Ankhon Se DilTakkiroshanimei) “ carried out by M.Phil student from Urdu Department, Jammu University during March 2008.
  • Renowned literary magazine “Chaharsu”, Rawalpindi published Special Issue (Sept. to October,2014).
  • Stories being published in literary Hindi & Punjabi magazines .

 Awards :

  • Shiromani Urdu SahityakarAward , Punjab Government, 2014.
  • “Amrita PritamSamritiSaman“ awarded by NaseerSaloniAdabi Society, Raibarely (UP) in Feb.2010.
  • Recipient of LalaJagatNarian Award,October,2003.
  • “Aaeena” got award from U.P. Urdu Academy, Lucknow.
  • “Koi charasazhota” got award from U.P. Urdu Academy, Lucknow.
  • “Khushboo Mere Aanganki“ got award from Bihar Urdu Academy, Patna.
  • “Badli Mei Chupa Chand” received Rajinder Singh Bedi award from Language Department, Punjab.
  • “KhamoshSadaye” got award from UP Urdu Academy, Lucknow.


 

 

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Rasa Rampuri

 Munshi Hayat Baksh Rasa Rampuri ka  inteqal 1913 mein hua tha. Unka kalam Anwar e Subh unke nawase Janab Aijaz Ahmad Azad ny ke unwan sai 2013 mein print karaya hai. Yeh kalam unhen unki marhooma walida ke kaghzaat mein mila wtha.Jigar sb nai unkay nam ko zinda rakhha. Sahabzada Yaqub Khan Jo Nawab Rampuur k bhanjay hein unhaunay bataya k onki photo Nawab Rampur ki library mein lagi hui hai

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Riaz (also Riyaz) Khairabadi

Riaz (also Riyaz) Khairabadi: Full name: Syed Riyaz Ahmad (1853–1934) was a poet who lived in Gorakhpur in United Provinces (Now Uttar Pradesh).  Riaz Khairabadi was a senior contemporary of Mehdi Ifadi. In his letter to Riaz Khairabadi, which he had written from Allahabad in 1931, Ifadi has lamented closure of Riazul Akhbar edited by Riaz Khairabadi from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Mehdi Ifadi admits the fact that he has been a great fan of Riaz Khairabadi since his adulthood when he did not even know the meaning of literature. He has said that a whole generation of Urdu litterateurs had been raised by Riaz Khairabadi.Though Riaz Khairabadi used terminology of maikhana, saghar, meena, jaam, mai mainly in poetry, in real life he was a teetotaler.  (This is the first introduction of Riaz Khairabadi on any website after research done by Muslim Saleem and posted on April 10, 2011. Later, many websites lifted this research piece from this blog) Specimen of kalaam:

mai rahe meenaa rahe gardish mein paimaanaa rahe

mere saaqi tuu rahe aabaad maikhana rahe

hashr bhi to ho chukaa rukh se naheen hatati naqaab

had bhi aakhir kuchh hai kab tak koi deevana rahe

raat ko jaa baithate hain roz ham majanun ke paas

pahle anaban rah chuki hai ab to yarana rahe

zindagi ka lutf ho udti rahe haradam ‘Riaz’

ham hon sheeshe ki pari ho ghar parikhana rahe

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Saadat Hasan Manto

Saadat Hassan Manto was a controversial Urdu literary person. He was born in Sambrala in Ludhiana the district of Punjab on May 11, 1912. He got his early education at Muslim High School but he remained misfit throughout school years and rapidly losing his motivation for studies, due to this he failed twice in matriculation. His only interest was in reading English novels. Manto began his literary career in young age with an Urdu translation of Victor Hugo’s “The Last Days of a Condemned Man”. At the starting of his career he was deeply influenced by French and Russian realistic writers such as Hugo, Maxim Gorky and Anton Chekhov. In 1930s Manto was associated with Indian Progressive Writers Association.

This was a left-leaning literary movement that was committed for social uplift and justice in society through literature. In 1931 Manto finally passed school education and got admission in Hindu Sabha College in Amritsar. Manto wrote more than 200 stories a large number of essays, radio plays and film scripts during his whole career. Urdu short stories include “Bu”, “Thanda”, “Ghost”, “Toba Tek Singh” and “Khol Do” were some of his well known stories which were promptly translated into English after his death. Short stories in Urdu language were his greatest contribution towards Indian literature. In India Manto lived in Mumbai but after partition in January 1948 he was migrated to Lahore Pakistan. Manto’s last years in Pakistan were filled with financial problems and poor health. Manto died of due to excessive drinking that led to liver cirrhosis, in the year 1955. His death has left a vacuum in the South Asian Literature genre that is still vacant.

Saddat Hasan Manto’s books include: 1. Manto Ke Afsanay (Stories of Manto)-1940. 2  Siyah Hashiye-1948 (Black Borders). 3 Badshahat Ka Khatimah (The End of Kingship)-1950 4. Khali Botlein (Empty Bottles)-1950 5. Nimrud Ki Khudai (Nimrod The God)-1950 5. Baghair Ijazit (Without Permission)-1955 6. Burquey-1955 7. Phunduney-1955 (Tassles). 8 Sarkandon Ke Peechhey-1955. 9 Shaiytan-1955 10. Shikari Auratein – 1955.

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 Sadaf Iqbal (short story writer)

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Safi Lakhnavi (Lucknavi)

Safi Lakhnavi: (Fulll name) Syed Ali Naqi Zaidi (January 2, 1862–1950), was a prominent Urdu poet. He was born in the city of Lucknow, India in a family of Zaidi Syeds who claimed direct descent from Hazrat Imam Husain. His father Syed Fazal Husain was appointed an Ataliq (tutor) to Prince Suleiman Qader Bahadur, son of Nawab Amjad Ali of Awadh. He was educated at the Canning Collegiate at Lucknow and served in the Revenue Department of the Government. He began writing verse at the young age of 13 under the pseudonym of Safi without any guidance from an Ustad (teacher), when having an Ustad was the norm. The poetry of Safi is characterised by the use of simple and sweet language of the people, making him very popular among the common folk. Safi Laknavi was a poet of the people and his poetry was innovative and reformist in tone. He was honoured by being called Lassan-ul-Qaum (outstanding spokesman of the people.) His considerable literary works include Aghosh-i-Madar, Tanzim-ul-Hayat, and Diwan-i-Safi. His poetry craft is taught in graduate and post-graduate Urdu programmes. Amarnath Jha, the great educationist and the former Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University, was among his many admirers.

Some of his immortal couplets are :

” Ghazal usne chheri, mujhe saaz dena , Zara umre rafta ko Awaz dena “[1]

” Too bhi mayuse tamana mire andaz mein hai, jab hi to yeh dard papihay teri awaz mein hai “

” Janaza rok kar mera voh is andaaz mein bole ; gali ham ne kahi thi , tum to duniya chhore jaate ho

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 Saghar Azmi

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 Sajid Rashid (Rasheed)

ساجد رشید کا افسانوی سفر پچھلی صدی کی آٹھویں دہائی میں قارئین سے ھم دست ھوا۔ ان کے افسانوں میں زندگی کے جسم سے خوں بہتا محسوس ھوتا ھے۔ واقعات کا افسانوی اظہار معروض کے اضطراب کو اس مہارت سے جمالیاتی پیرائے اظہار میں لاتا ھے کہ قاری خود ھی ان کے اضطراب و کرب کی کیفیت میں اپنے آپ کو کہانی کا حصہ تصور کرلیتا ھے۔ بنیادی طور پر ساجد رشید کے افسانے، معاشرتی منافقت، سیاسی بے چینی، معاشرتی بکھراؤ اور سرکاری انصرام بندی کی سفاکی کے خلاف مزاحمت اور احتجاج بھی ھے۔ وہ ایک افسنے میں نقل مکانی کا جغرافیائی اور سیاسی کرب جو برصغیر میں سفاکی کا سبب بنا ۔ اس کا اظہار یوں کرتے ہیں۔
“بٹوارے کے بعد ھمارا خاندان پاکستان کے حیدرآباد سندھ سے مائی گریٹ کرکے ممبئی آرہا تھا تب میرے نوجوان انکل مسلمان بلوائیوں نے مار ڈالا تھا۔ زرا سوچو توصیف جس کا جوان بیٹا مار دیا جائے اسے اس قوم سے نفرت نہیں ہو جائے گی جن کے لوگوں نے قتل کیا ھو؟“ (“بیچ کا دروازہ“، س ١١٤-١١٥)
اس مجموعے کے آخر میں ساجد رشید کے نامکمل ناول “جسم بدر“ کے٩٦ صفحات شامل کئے گئے ہیں۔ جس کا واقعاتی مکالمہ بابری مسجد کا سانحہ اور فسادات ہیں۔
ساجد رشید نے ایک ناول، چار(٤) افسانوی مجموعے ایک ہندی کہانیوں کا انتخاب اور “زندگی نامہ“ تحریر کیا ھے۔
اس اتنخاب میں کوئی پیش لفظ نہیں، اور نہ کسی کا تبصرہ کو شامل کیا گیا ھے۔ یوں قاری ھی اس کتاب کا نقاد اور تبصرہ نگار ھے۔ (احمد سھیل)

 

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 Sahir Ludhianvi

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Shahab Malerkotlavi


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 Sajid Rasheed 

 Sajid Rasheed: He was a short story writer and journalist who lived in Mumbai. Rasheed who died in July 2011, was the honorary editor of Sahafat, Mumbai and use to bring out tri-monthly literary magazine “Naya Waraq”. He had many collections of short stories to his credit.

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Salam Bin Razzaq

Salam Bin Razzaq is the pen name of Shaikh Abdussalam Abdurrazzaq who was born in 1941 in Panwil in Maharashtra, India. He finished high school in 1960 and published his first short story two years later in the literary magazine Shaa’ir. He is the author of three collections of short stories, two in Urdu and one in Hindi; he also translates Marathi fiction into Urdu. He is currently selecting and translating a two-volume collection of Marathi writing from the last twenty-five years for the Maharashtra State Urdu Academy. He lives in Mumbai where he teaches in a school run by the Municipal Corporation.

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 Salahuddin Haq

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Salahuddin Nayyar

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Salahuddin Pervez

Salahuddin Pervez (Died October 27, 2011) was one of the renowned writers of India. He also brought out Isteara, a purely literary journal. He had been awarded Sahitya Academy Award for Urdu Literature .Beside this, he received international award for Urdu Literature instituted by the Majlis-E-Farogh-E-Urdu, Doha, Qatar . His famous novels include Namrata (1982), Ek Din Beet Gaya, Sare Din Ka Thaka Hua Purush and Identity Card. In his recent novel ‘The War Journals’ Salahuddin Pervez  has dared to unleash the horrors of holy war (of Christians against Muslims) and its unholy and messy outcome. As the name suggests, The War Journals is not only a documentation of war but also a hypothesis for the world’s major wars. Salahuddin Pervez radiates deep emotional appeal in his narrative style and uses elements unparalleled in modern Urdu literature– prose and poetry summed up in one novel. Such literary revolution was rare in early Urdu literature. (He used to be friend of Muslim Saleem during Aligarh days. (Muslim Saleem, Farhat Ehsas, Ashufta Changezi and Salahuddin Pervez used to meet frequently and also jointly visited the residence of Bashir Badr at Muzammil Manzil, Aligarh.)

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Salma Sanam (Real name: Salma Bano). She was born to Syed Akbar and Haleema Bi at Pambua in Mangalore district of Karnataka on August 4, 1966. She is a lecturer of Zoology in Bangalore University. Started publishing short stories since 1990. Collection of her short stories “Toor par gaya hua shakhs” was published in 2007. Address: Salma Sanam, C/o Muslim Library, adj to Yejman Md Ali Hall, 8, Upstairs, Veerapalli Street, Shivajinagar, Bangalore-560001, Mob: 09611113641.


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Saqib Lakhnavi 

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Saraswati Saran Kaif: (Full name Saraswati Saran Shrivastava) was born at Mainpuri township in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh and died at Bhopal on July 23, 2007. He had shifted to Bhopal in 2002 and started residing with her daughter Meenakshi Verma at Arera Colony. Kaif was a poet par excellence of Urdu and Persian. His anthology titled “Lazzat-e-Karb” has been published while another one titled “Khumar-e-zeest” is under publication. Haryan Urdu Academy has also published his anthology titled “Shaoor Lashaoor” in 1983. Six of his manuscripts are with Meenakshi Verma. He had published 31 books on various subjects in Urdu, English and Hindi. He also had knowledge of Sanskrit, Punjabi, Arabic and French.

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 Shukat Pardesi 

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 Shauq Jallandhari

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 Shiv Sharan Bandhu Hathgami 

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 Shuja Khawar

Shuja’uddin Sajid alias Shuja Khawar। Former DCP Delhi, he quit Indian Police Service (IPS) as he felt himself misfit in the police. This stylish Delhi poet had penned his famous poem on Taj Mahal at a young age. Known for his mastery over the famed Taksaali zabaan and his use of idioms in his ghazals.Shuja Khawar died in Delhi on january 21, 2012 He was bed-ridden for a long time due to serious illness Shuja Khawar, who was probably the most distinct poetic voice in Urdu to have come up from Delhi in the post-independence era, bid final adieu to his admirers and poetry lovers.

A master of Dehlvi Urdu idiom and the famed ‘Taksaali zabaan’, he hadn’t penned poetry for the last 16 years due to a paralytic stroke that had rendered him bed-ridden. Then, for many years, he couldn’t recognise his own writings, let alone compose poetry..  No wonder TV channels and newspapers seemed oblivious to the extent of loss for literary world. But in recent years, Shuja had recovered to an extent and was attending cultural events. People were expecting that he would be penning poetry once again. Sadly, the silence turned eternal.Best couplets;
کچھ نھیں بولا تو مَر جائے گا اندر سے شجاع
اور اگر بولا تو پھر باہر سے مارا جائے گا

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Syeda Sarfaraz Fatima Nashtar Khairabadi: She was the wife of Syed Yadgar Hussain Nashtar Khairabadi  and the daughter -in-law of  Hazrat Muztar Khairabadi.She was writer.Her Stories   article and  two nazms published in Standard News Paper URDU TIMES NY. Her Stories named DARS, ASHIYANA, and EID, Ek GAUN KI KAHANI  are remarkable for their messages.Her Nazmen   FALSAFA-E- HAYAT  and  EK MAA  KI  DUA  AUR NASIHAT are famous  and appreciated by her Readers Circle.

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Taban Wasti

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 Tahoor Mansoor Nigah:

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 Dr Unwan Chishti

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Waali Aasi

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 Wamiq Jaunpuri

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 Zauq 

The mazar (grave) of great poet Zauq ia lying unattended, neglected and

dilapidated in Delhi. (Posted by Muslim Saleem on January 30, 2010)

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 Zafar Hashmi

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Zafar Gorakhpuri:

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Prof Zafar Ahmad Nizami

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Zafar Kashipuri

His real name is Syed Zafar Hussain. He was born at Rampur, UP on August 1, 1951 and is at present lecturer of English at Government Inter College, Bhaguwala, Bijnaur, UP. His collection of poetry include Gufta-e-Zafar (1987) and Ehsas Ka Angan (2007). Postal address: Dr. Syed Zafar Kashipuri, Government Inter College, Bhaguwala, district Bijnaur. His home address is 23/57, Punjabi Sarai, PO Kashipur, district US Nagar, Uttarakhand. Best couplet:

ZameeN pe munkashif hoga jo asman mein hai

Parinda meri dua ka abhi udaan mein hai

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 Zubair Rizvi

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