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List of Urdu writers

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  • Jamiluddin Aali
    Jamiluddin Aali
    Nawabzada Mirza Jamiluddin Ahmed Khan better known as Jamiluddin Aali , PP, HI, is a noted Urdu poet, critic, playwright, essayist, columnist, and scholar of Pakistan...

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  • Jamiluddin Aali
    Jamiluddin Aali
    Nawabzada Mirza Jamiluddin Ahmed Khan better known as Jamiluddin Aali , PP, HI, is a noted Urdu poet, critic, playwright, essayist, columnist, and scholar of Pakistan...

  • Ghulam Abbas
  • Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas , popularly known as K. A. Abbas, was an Indian film director, novelist, screenwriter, and a journalist in the Urdu, Hindi and English languages...

  • Paigham Afaqui
    Paigham Afaqui
    Paig̲h̲ām Āfāqī , also written Paigham Afaqi pr Paigham Afaqui is the literary name of Akhtar Ali Farooquee , an Indian writer, known particular for his Urdu novels and short stories....

  • Wazir Agha
  • Anwaar Ahmad
    Anwaar Ahmad
    -Present Assignment:Dr. Anwaar Ahmad has been appointed as Chairman, National Language Authority, Pakistan by Prime Minister.Anwaar Ahmad is a Pakistani educationist, scholar and a short story writer. Born on June 11, 1947 in Multan, Pakistan, Ahmad is an author of ten books. He has written seventy...

  • Ahfaz ur Rahman
  • Ashfaq Ahmed
    Ashfaq Ahmed
    For disambiguation also see Ashfaq Ahmad, Ishfaq Ahmed and Ishfaq AhmadAshfaq Ahmed, PP, SI was a distinguished writer, playwright, broadcaster, intellectual and spiritualist from Pakistan. His prime qualities of heart and hand earned appreciations across the world...

  • Faruqi Nisar Ahmed
    Faruqi Nisar Ahmed
    Nisar Ahmed Faruqi was a well-known scholar and authority on Sufism in the South Asia, with over 50 works and 700 articles to his credit.- Early life :...

  • Muniruddin Ahmed
    Muniruddin Ahmed
    Muniruddin Ahmed is a Pakistani writer. He is a specialist in the history and politics of the Muslim world with emphasis on the South Asia. He studied Arabic and Political Science at the University of Panjab and the University of Hamburg...

  • Nadim Ahmed
    Nadim Ahmed
    Nadim Ahmed is a First class and List A cricketer from Bangladesh. A right-handed batsman and off break bowler, he appeared for Rajshahi Division in 2000/01 after having previously appeared for Dhaka Metropolis in 1999/00. He found success hard to come by, with his best score an unbeaten knock of...

  • Saeed Ahmad Akhtar
    Saeed Ahmad Akhtar
    Saeed Ahmad Akhtar, was born on March 3, 1933 in Pishin, Pakistan. He did his masters in English Literature from Peshawar University in 1958 and then masters in Urdu Literature from the same University in 1965...

  • Amjad Islam Amjad
    Amjad Islam Amjad
    Amjad Islam Amjad, PP, SI is a famous Urdu poet, drama writer and lyricist from Pakistan.-Life and career:...

  • Majeed Amjad
    Majeed Amjad
    Majeed Amjad was one of the greatest of modern Urdu poets of the Indian subcontinent. In the popular culture he is not as well known or widely read as Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Noon Meem Rashid, Nasir Kazmi or Meeraji but amongst the cognoscenti and many critics he is widely regarded as a philosophical...

  • Rasheed Amjad
    Rasheed Amjad
    Rasheed Amjad is a prominent Urdu fiction writer, critic and scholar. He was born on March 5, 1940 in Srinagar, Indian state of Kashmir but migrated to Pakistan during partition and now lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan....

  • Mir Amman
    Mir Amman
    Mir Amman was an employee of Fort William College at Calcutta, variously also known as Mir Amman of Delhi, Mir Amman of Dilhi, Mir Amman Dihlavi, and Meer Ummun....

  • Rais Amrohvi
    Rais Amrohvi
    Syed Muhammad Mehdi, known as Rais Amrohvi was a noted scholar, Urdu poet and psychoanalyst of Pakistan, however he can not be classified as a psychoanalyst in a traditional sense, as he looked at psychology through a spiritual perspective rather than scientific.He was born on September 12,...

  • Sahar Ansari
    Sahar Ansari
    Professor Sahar Ansari, TI is an Urdu poet, critic, and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics from Pakistan. He remained associated with the University of Karachi as Professor and Chairman of Urdu department.Prof...

  • Hasan Askari
    Hasan Askari
    Muhammad Hasan Askari was one of the most respected name among scholars, critics, writers and linguists of modern Urdu. He was an important voice within the modernist movement....

  • Abul Kalam Azad
  • Muhammad Husain Azad
    Muhammad Husain Azad
    Muhammad Husain Azad , known as Ehsan Azad, was an Urdu writer, who is regarded as the best Urdu prose writer. He wrote prose as well as poetry but he is mostly remembered for his prose. He contribution and impact is immense to Urdu literature and prose in particular. He is famous for his...

  • Jehanzeb Aziz
    Jehanzeb Aziz
    Jehanzeb Aziz is a Pakistani humorist and short-story writer in the Urdu and Punjabi languages. He is disciple of some of the most illustrious writers of the South Asia, Muhammad Khalid Akhter and Syed Zamir Jafery.-Life:...

  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi
    Abdul Qavi Desnavi
    Abdul Qavi Desnavi was born on November 1, 1930 in village Desna of block Asthawan in Nalanda district of Bihar. He was an eminent Writer, Critic, Bibliographist, Linguist & Scholar of Urdu language...


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  • Obaidullah Baig
    Obaidullah Baig
    Obaidullah Baig is an eminent scholar, Urdu writer/novelist, Columnist and media expert from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Obaidullah Baig with his family escaped from pograms and genocide in Rampur, India and settled in Karachi, Pakistan...

  • Fatima Surayya Bajia
    Fatima Surayya Bajia
    Fatima Surayya Bajia PP , is a renowned Urdu novelist, playwright and drama writer of Pakistan. She has been awarded various awards at home and abroad including Japan's highest civil award in recognition of her works...

  • Ahmad Bashir
    Ahmad Bashir
    Ahmad Bashir was a writer, journalist, intellectual and film director from Pakistan. He was the father of leading television artiste Bushra Ansari and poetess Neelam Bashir. Begum Parveen Atif, also an Urdu short story writer, is his sister, and his wife Mehmooda is a classical singer...

  • Rajinder Singh Bedi
    Rajinder Singh Bedi
    Rajinder Singh Bedi was an eminent progressive Urdu writer, playwright and a Hindi film director, screenwriter and noted dialogue writer....

  • Patras Bokhari
    Patras Bokhari
    Syed Ahmed Shah HI, was an Urdu humourist, educator, essayist, broadcaster and diplomat from Pakistan...


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  • Mohinder Pratap Chand
    Mohinder Pratap Chand
    Mohinder Pratap Chand is a Urdu writer and poet of India who has promoted Urdu language and literature in India. In Kurukshetra University , he initiated the Bazm-e-Adab and introduced the study of Urdu in the University Curriculum where he taught Urdu as Teacher In-charge for 26 years...

  • Krishan Chander
    Krishan Chander
    Krishan Chander was an Urdu and Hindi Afsaana Nigaar, or short story writer. He wrote mainly in Urdu, but was well-versed in Hindi and English....

  • Harcharan Chawla
    Harcharan Chawla
    Harcharan Dass Chawla was an Urdu writer.Born in Mianwali , he moved to Delhi, India as a refugee as a result of the 1947 partition of India...

  • Ismat Chughtai
    Ismat Chughtai
    Ismat Chughtai 1 was an eminent Urdu writer, known for her indomitable spirit and a fierce feminist ideology. She was considered the grand dame of Urdu fiction, as one of the four pillars of modern Urdu short story, the other three being Saadat Hasan Manto, Krishan Chander, and Rajinder Singh Bedi...


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  • Ihsan Danish
    Ihsan Danish
    Ehsan Danish , born Ehsan-ul-Haq , was a prominent Urdu poet from the Indian subcontinent. . In beginning his poetry was very romantic but later he had been written his poems mostly for the labourers and he was titled "Mazdoor Shair" by his audience.His poetry inspired the common peoples feelings...

  • Prem Nath Dar
    Prem Nath Dar
    Prem Nath Dar an Urdu language short story writer from the Kashmir Valley. His short stories are generally recognised as progressive writings of mid twentieth century [Prem Nath Dar (25 July 1914 – 6 September 1976) an Urdu language short story writer from the Kashmir Valley. His short stories are...

  • Khwaja Mir Dard
    Khwaja Mir Dard
    Khwaja Mir Dard was born in 1721 and died in 1785. He is one of the three major poets of the Delhi School—the other two being Mir Taqi Mir and 'Sauda'—who could be called the pillars of the classical Urdu ghazal.-Philosophy:...

  • Deputy Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi
    Deputy Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi
    Deputy Nazeer Ahmad Dehlvi'Diptee' Nazeer Ahmad was a leading Urdu writerwho was also a social and religious reformer, and a prominent scholar...

  • Attash Durrani
    Attash Durrani
    Dr. Attash Durrani , T.I., is a Linguist, Scholar, terminologist, translatologist, educationist, theorist, language/ Knowledge Manager/ Engineer, and Pakistani author. He is Chairman of INKSOFT Inc., Islamabad, Pakistan, for the Localization for Urdu, Pakistani, Persian, Dari and Arabic languages...


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  • Firaq Gorakhpuri
    Firaq Gorakhpuri
    Raghupati Sahay , better known under his pen name Firaq Gorakhpuri , was a writer, critic, and one of the most noted contemporary Urdu poets from India...

  • Faiz Ahmed Faiz
    Faiz Ahmed Faiz
    Faiz Ahmad Faiz was a Pakistani intellectual, poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu language. He was a member of the Anjuman Tarraqi Pasand Mussanafin-e-Hind and an avowed Marxist. In 1962, he was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union...

  • Ahmed Faraz
    Ahmed Faraz
    Ahmad Faraz born Syed Ahmad Shah on January 14, 1931, in Kohat, was a Pakistani Urdu poet. He was considered one of the greatest modern Urdu poets of the last century. Faraz is his pseudonym 'takhalus'...

  • Bushra Farrukh
    Bushra Farrukh
    Bushra Farrukh , is a Pakistani poet. She was born in Peshawar. She is one of the female Urdu poets of Pakistan. She has also served Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan as an announcer.She is the artist of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa who has performed in four different languages Urdu, Pashto, Hindko and...

  • Aslam Farrukhi
    Aslam Farrukhi
    Dr. Aslam Farrukhi, PP, is a noted Urdu author, critic, poet, linguist, scholar and broadcaster of Pakistan. He is also known for children's writings. He remained associated as Professor and Chairman with Department of Urdu, University of Karachi for many years.- Life :Aslam Farrukhi was born on...

  • Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
    Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
    Shamsur Rahman Faruqi is an eminent Urdu critic, poet and theorist, who has nurtured a whole generation of Urdu writers since the 1960s. He is regarded as the founder of the new movement in Urdu literature and has formulated fresh models of literary appreciation...

  • Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi
    Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi
    Zia Fatehabadi , born Mehr Lal Soni , was a renowned Urdu ghazal and nazm writer. He was a disciple of Syed Aashiq Hussain Siddiqui Seemab Akbarabadi who was a disciple of Nawab Mirza Khan Daagh Dehlawi...

  • Farman Fatehpuri
    Farman Fatehpuri
    Syed Dildar Ali commonly known as Prof. Dr. Farman Fatehpuri, SI, is the eminent Urdu linguist, researcher, writer, critic and scholar of Pakistan. He is widely regarded as the supreme living authority on life and work of Ghalib - the greatest ever Urdu poet...

  • G. M. Felix
    G. M. Felix
    Ghulam M. Felix is a Pakistani Catholic Urdu language poet and writer. He is well known by the name Qasir Amritsari. He was born in Amritsar, India....

  • Kanwal Feroze
    Kanwal Feroze
    Dr. Kanwal Feroze is a Pakistani scholar, poet, writer and journalist. He was born in 1938 in Ferozpur, India and migrated to Sargodha, Pakistan in 1958....

  • Bhupendra Nath Kaushik "Fikr"
    Bhupendra Nath Kaushik "Fikr"
    Bhupendra nath Kaushik was a Hindi and Urdu language poet, writer and satirist.He was born in Nahan, Himachal Pradesh. He completed basic study in ambala cantt Hariyana. After that he settled in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh and completed an M.A. in English. He was an employee of BSNL...


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  • Altaf Gauhar
    Altaf Gauhar
    Altaf Gauhar was a civil servant, journalist, poet, and writer from Pakistan. He was born in Gujranwala.-Civil service career:...

  • Mirza Ghalib
    Mirza Ghalib
    Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan , pen-name Ghalib and Asad , was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from India during British colonial rule...

  • Noshi Gillani
  • Firaq Gorakhpuri
    Firaq Gorakhpuri
    Raghupati Sahay , better known under his pen name Firaq Gorakhpuri , was a writer, critic, and one of the most noted contemporary Urdu poets from India...

  • Majnoon Gorakhpuri

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  • Altaf Hussain Hali
  • Abdul Hameed
  • Maulvi Abdul Haq
    Maulvi Abdul Haq
    Maulvi Abdul Haq was a scholar and linguist, who is also regarded as Baba-e-Urdu . He was a champion of the Urdu language and the demand for it to be made the national language of Pakistan.-Early life:...

  • Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee
    Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee
    Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee , Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Tamgha-e-Quaid-i-Azam, was a notable Urdu poet, writer, journalist, broadcaster, translator, critic, researcher, linguist and lexicographer of Pakistan....

  • Zahida Hina
    Zahida Hina
    Zahida Hina is a noted Urdu columnist, essayist, short story writer, novelist and dramatist from Pakistan.- Life :...

  • Panchakshari Hiremath
    Panchakshari Hiremath
    Dr.Panchakshari Hiremath is a writer and noted poet, short story writer, essayist, critic, translator, orator, editor and freedom fighter who writes in Kannada, Urdu and Hindi. In 2005, he won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for translation....

  • Najmul Hoda
    Najmul Hoda
    Dr. Najmul Hoda is an Indian Urdu writer and scholar. He was head of the department of Arabic, Persian and Urdu at the University of Madras from 1977 to 1988. He has also taught at B. R...

  • Ashfaq Hussain
    Ashfaq Hussain
    Ashfaq Hussain Zaidi, PP, is a leading modern Urdu poet and an author of more than 10 books of poetry and literary criticism...

  • Intizar Hussain
    Intizar Hussain
    Intizar Hussain, SI, is eminent living Urdu fiction writer.- Biography :Intizar Hussain was born on December 7, 1923 in Dibai, Bulandshahr India but migrated to Pakistan in 1947. He did his masters in Urdu and later on in English literature. He writes short stories and novels in Urdu, and also...

  • Rafiq Hussain
    Rafiq Hussain
    Dr Rafiq Hussain was an Urdu writer, poet and critic from India.-Early life and education:Dr Rafiq Husain s/o Syed Mohammed Taqi was born into an aristocratic family in Baragaon, Jalalpur, Ambedkar Nagar district, previously known as Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. He was the first Indian Ph.D. holder in...

  • Qurratulain Hyder
    Qurratulain Hyder
    Qurrat-ul-Ain Haider was an influential Urdu novelist and short story writer, an academic, and a journalist. One of the most outstanding literary names in Urdu literature, she is most known for her magnum opus, Aag Ka Darya , a novel first published in Urdu in 1959, from Lahore, Pakistan, that...

  • Haider Qureshi
    Haider Qureshi
    Haider Qureshi , born Qureshi Ghulam Haider Arshad on January 13, 1952 in Chenab Nagar, Punjab, is a well-known Pakistani Urdu poet, writer and journalist. His poetry is a rich colours of traditional Urdu and the local lingo. He is also researcher of "mahiya" on correct meter poetry methods...


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  • Muhammad Ilyas
    Muhammad Ilyas
    Hazrat Mawlana Ilyas was born in 1885 in a small town in the United Province of British India in a family of religious scholars. As a response to degradation in practice of Islamic principles and values among the common Muslim folk and efforts by organizations such as Arya Samaj to convert poorer...

  • Ibn-e-Insha
    Ibn-e-Insha
    Ibn-e-Insha was a Pakistani Leftist Urdu poet, humorist, travelogue writer and columnist. Along with his poetry, he was regarded one of the best humorists of Urdu...

  • Ibn-e-Safi
    Ibn-e-Safi
    Ibn-e-Safi was the pen name of Asrar Ahmad , a best-selling and prolific fiction writer, novelist and poet of Urdu. The word Ibn-e-Safi is an Arabian expression which literally means Son of Safi, where the word Safi means chaste or righteous...

  • Muhammad Iqbal
    Muhammad Iqbal
    Sir Muhammad Iqbal , commonly referred to as Allama Iqbal , was a poet and philosopher born in Sialkot, then in the Punjab Province of British India, now in Pakistan...

  • Zafar Iqbal

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  • Ali Sardar Jafri
    Ali Sardar Jafri
    Ali Sardar Jafri was an Urdu writer, poet, critic and film lyricist from India.-Early life and education:Ali Sardar Jafri was born in an aristocratic family in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh, where he spent his formative years....

  • Habib Jalib
    Habib Jalib
    Habib Jalib was a Pakistani revolutionary poet. A left-wing activist and politician, he was a staunch democrat who opposed martial law, authoritarianism and state oppression.-Early life:...

  • Jameel Jalibi
    Jameel Jalibi
    Muhammad Jameel Khan commonly known as Prof. Dr. Jameel Jalibi Ph.D., D.Litt, SI, HI, is a noted linguist, critic, writer, researcher, educationist and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics from Pakistan...

  • Tariq Jamil
    Tariq Jamil
    Maulana Tariq Jameel is an Islamic scholar from Pakistan. His native town is Tulambah near Mian Channu. His father was an agriculturist who belonged to the Muslim Rajputs community....

  • Orya Maqbool Jan
    Orya Maqbool Jan
    Orya Maqbool Jan is a renowned columnist, poet and CSS officer from Pakistan, who writes Urdu columns for Daily Express, Pakistan. He has received numerous national awards, including the best Urdu columnist in 2004. One collection of poetry has been published...


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  • Mohsin Kakorvi
    Mohsin Kakorvi
    Mohsin Kakorvi was an Urdu poet from Lucknow, India. He wrote the naatiya genre of poetry.He was the great great grand father of Hassan Ahmed Alavi who is the son of Faizan Alavi, presently living in Karachi,Pakistan and is also interested in reciting naats as his father and ancestors....

  • Abul Khair Kashfi
    Abul Khair Kashfi
    Syed Muhammad Abul Khair Kashfi was an author, researcher, critic, linguist and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics from Pakistan.-Career:...

  • Nasir Kazmi
    Nasir Kazmi
    Syed Nasir Raza Kazmi, was a renowned Urdu poet of Pakistan. He was one of the greatest poets of this era, especially in the use of "ista'aaray" and "chhotee beher". Kazmi was born on December 8, 1925 at Ambala in British India.-Education and Career:Kazmi was educated at Ambala, Simla and Lahore...

  • Khalique Ibrahim Khalique
    Khalique Ibrahim Khalique
    Khalique Ibrahim Khalique was a Pakistani documentary filmmaker and writer.- Life and Works :...

  • Ghulam Mustafa Khan
    Ghulam Mustafa Khan
    Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan, PhD, D.Litt, SI, was a researcher, critic, linguist, author, scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics, educationist and religious and spiritual leader belonging to Naqshbandi order of Sufism...

  • Muhammad Khan
    Colonel Muhammad Khan
    Colonel Muhammad Khan was a Pakistan Army officer and a war veteran. He also served in the Indian Army of the undivided British India and was a veteran of World War II. While serving in Pakistan Army, he wrote his first book Bajung Aamad which was a humorous autobiography‎...

  • Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
    Maulana wahiduddin khan
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is a noted Islamic scholar and peace activist. He has received, among others, the Demiurgus Peace International Award, under the patronage of the former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev; the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour; the National Citizen’s...

  • Syed Ahmed Khan
    Syed Ahmed Khan
    Javad-ud Daula, Arif Jang, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, KCSI , commonly known as Sir Syed, was an Indian educator and politician, and an Islamic reformer and modernist...

  • Zafar Ali Khan
    Zafar Ali Khan
    Maulana Zafar Ali Khan , was a writer, poet, and journalist who played an important role in the Pakistan Movement. He was born at Kot Mehrath, Sialkot during the time the area became part of British India. He belonged to Janjua family. He also played a role in the freedom movement against the...

  • Dushyant Kumar
    Dushyant Kumar
    Dushyant Kumar , was a poet of modern Hindi-Urdu literature. In India, he is generally recognized as one of the foremost Hindi-Urdu poet during the twentieth century. He was also a Dramatist, Litterateur and Gazal writer.-Early life:Dushyant Kumar was born at Navada Village of Bijnor District in...

  • Khan Shein Kunwar
    Khan Shein Kunwar
    -See also:*List of Urdu language writers*Urdu literature...

  • Kalim Hazique
    Kalim Hazique
    Kalim Hazique is an Urdu poet, essayist, critical analyist, educator and a social worker who participated actively in bring about a change in the social and educational spere of the locality from 1981 on....

  • Kashif Butt
    Kashif Butt
    Muhammad Kashif Shahid commonly known as Kashif Butt is a well known Urdu poet among young Pakistani poets. He is also a story writer, critic & TV host. His writings are free from topos and revolve around the orbit of his ideological and philosophical circle...


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  • Syed Asim Mahmood
    Syed Asim Mahmood
    Syed Asim Mahmood Urdu Writer, Encyclopedist, Researcher, Editor and Journalist. He has written 13 books and many articles on Science and Fine arts. He edited three Magazines and currently he is associated with Pakistan’s leading Newspaper, Daily Express as a Senior Sub Editor...

  • Syed Qasim Mahmood
    Syed Qasim Mahmood
    Syed Qasim Mahmood Pakistani intellectual and Urdu short story writer, novelist, editor, publisher, translator and for most encyclopedist of Pakistan...

  • Josh Malihabadi
    Josh Malihabadi
    Josh Malihabadi was a noted Urdu poet born in British India, who was an Indian citizen until 1958, when he emigrated to Pakistan and became a Pakistani citizen...

  • Saadat Hasan Manto
    Saadat Hasan Manto
    Saadat Hassan Manto was a short story writer of the Urdu language. He is best known for his short stories, 'Bu' , 'Khol Do' , 'Thanda Gosht' , and his magnum opus, 'Toba Tek Singh'....

  • Anwar Maqsood
    Anwar Maqsood
    Anwar Maqsood Hameedi commonly known as Anwar Maqsood Urdu: انور مقصود) is a Pakistani playwright, poet, television host, satirist, humorist, infrequent actor and painter. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over 35 years.-Life and career:Anwar Maqsood studied at the Gulbarga trust...

  • Mukhtar Masood
    Mukhtar Masood
    Mukhtar Masood, SI, is a Pakistani writer and bureaucrat. He has been awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz, one of the highest civil awards by the Government of Pakistan.-Aligarh years:...

  • Abul Ala Maududi
    Abul Ala Maududi
    Syed Abul A'ala Maududi , also known as Molana or Shaikh Syed Abul A'ala Mawdudi, was a Sunni Pakistani journalist, theologian, Muslim revivalist leader and political philosopher, and a major 20th century Islamist thinker. He was also a prominent political figure in Pakistan and was the first...

  • Mohsin Mighiana
  • Mir Taqi Mir
    Mir Taqi Mir
    Khuda-e-sukhan Mir Taqi Mir , whose real name was Muhammad Taqi and takhallus was Mir , was the leading Urdu poet of the 18th century, and one of the pioneers who gave shape to the Urdu language itself...

  • Momin Khan Momin
    Momin Khan Momin
    Momin Khan was an Indian poet known for his Urdu ghazals and used "Momin" as his takhallus . He was a contemporary of Mirza Ghalib and Zauq, today his grave lies near the parking area near Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi.-Early life:Momin Khan Momin was born in Delhi...

  • Mumtaz Mufti
    Mumtaz Mufti
    Mumtaz Mufti SI , was a distinguished writer from Pakistan.-Early life:...

  • Mohsinul Mulk
    Mohsin-ul-Mulk
    Nawab Mohsin-ul-Mulk, Munir Nawaz Jang, Syed Mehdi Ali was a prominent Indian Muslim politician...

  • Sheraz Ali Muskrahat
    Sheraz Ali Muskrahat
    Sheraz Ali Muskrahat as a Pakistani writer and linguist. He has written more than 100 books in many languages.He is a good writer of pakistan.-Works:*All The Best German*All The Best Italian*All The Best Spanish*All The Best French*All The Best Dutch...

  • Makhdoom Mohiuddin
    Makhdoom Mohiuddin
    Makhdoom Mohiuddin or Abu Sayeed Mohammad Makhdoom Mohiuddin Huzri was an Urdu poet and Marxist political activist of India. He was a distinguished revolutionary Urdu poet...


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  • Ghulam Muhammad Qasir
    Ghulam Muhammad Qasir
    Ghulam Muhammad Qasir was born in Paharpur, Dera Ismail Khan, North-West Frontier Province , Pakistan, on September 4, 1944. He is considered to be one of the finest modern poets from Pakistan. He has been awarded with the Presidential Pride of performance award , by the Government of Pakistan in...

  • Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi
  • Attaul Haq Qasmi
  • Bano Qudsia
    Bano Qudsia
    Bano Qudsia is a writer, intellectual, playwright and spiritualist from Pakistan who wrote Urdu novels and short storiesregarded among the best Urdu novelists and short story writers of modern times.She is best known for her novel Raja Gidh.She has written for television and stage in both the...


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  • Ahfaz ur Rahman
  • Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman
    Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman
    Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman , is well known for his contribution to Unani medicine. He founded Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences in 2000...

  • Shakeelur Rahman
    Shakeelur Rahman
    -Biography:Dr.Shakeel-ur-Rahman is a famous Urdu writer and scholar of India. His father Khan Bahadur Muhammad Jan was a noted Governmentlawyer in British India. Dr.Shakeel received his education from Patna University, B.A. First Class, M.A...

  • Samina Raja
    Samina Raja
    Samina Raja is a renowned Pakistani poetess, writer, editor, translator, educationist and broadcaster. She writes in Urdu. She lives in Islamabad, Pakistan and works in the National Language Authority as a Subject Specialist.-Biography :...

  • Malik Ram
    Malik Ram
    Malik Ram Baveja or Malik Ram was a renowned Urdu, Persian and Arabic scholar. His monumental work “Tazkirah-e-Muasireen” was awarded the 1983 Sahitya Akademi Award.- Early life :...

  • Noon Meem Rashid
    Noon Meem Rashid
    Nazar Mohammed Rashed commonly known as Noon Meem Rashed or N.M. Rashed, was born as Raja Nazar Muhmmad Janjua...

  • Fahmida Riaz
    Fahmida Riaz
    Fahmida Riaz is a well known Urdu writer, poet, and feminist of Pakistan. She is author of Godaavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the first translation of the Masnavi of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi into Urdu.- Early life :...

  • Abbas Rizvi
  • Khurshid Rizvi
    Khurshid Rizvi
    Professor Dr. Khurshid Rizvi is a Pakistani scholar, poet, linguist and historian of Arabic languages and literature.Dr. Rizvi was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan in 2008. He is an Adjunct Faculty...

  • Mirza Muhammad Hadi Ruswa
    Mirza Hadi Ruswa
    Mirza Muhammad Hadi Ruswa was an Urdu poet and writer of fiction, plays, and treatises . He remained on the Nizam of Awadh's advisory board on language matters for years...

  • Raees Warsi
    Raees Warsi
    Raees Warsi is an Urdu poet, writer and lyricist from Pakistan. He has blended contemporary issues into classic rhyme. Where Urdu poetry was confined to the issues of love, romance and its tragedies till the early 20th century, Warsi and some other notable contemporary poetry have expanded Urdu...


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  • Agha Sadiq
    Agha Sadiq
    Syed Agha Sadiq Hussien Naqvi was a prolific writer and poet, based in Quetta, Pakistan, from 1943 till his death in July 1977.He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, in 1909 as the Son of Syed Khair Ali Shah and grandson of Syed Ahmed Ali Shah from one the great houses of area...

  • Ibne Safi
  • Tariq Ismail Sagar
    Tariq Ismail Sagar
    Tariq Ismail Sagar is a contemporary Urdu fiction writer in Pakistan.- References :...

  • Khakan Sajid
    Khakan Sajid
    Khakan Sajid is an Urdu short story writer from Pakistan. His native town is Bhera, a historical place near Sargodha. He was born on February 15, 1965 at Wah, a small town near the capital city of Islamabad, where his father Mirza Muhammad Saleem served as Railways Station Master. He acquired his...

  • Ghazi Salahuddin
    Ghazi Salahuddin
    Ghazi Salahuddin is a Pakistani journalist working for The News International and Geo TV. He was President of the Karachi Press Club in 2006.He was a presenter of the television quiz show Kasauti Master Mind during the 1990s.-References:...

  • Mirza Sauda
    Mirza Rafi Sauda
    Mirza Muhammad Rafi 'Sauda was one of the best known poets of Urdu language in Delhi, India. He is known for his Ghazals and Urdu Qasidas.-Early life:...

  • Qudratullah Shahab
    Qudrat Ullah Shahab
    Qudrat Ullah Shahab was an eminent Urdu writer and civil servant from Pakistan. He is best known for his autobiography Shahabnama.-Early life:...

  • Shakeelur Rahman
    Shakeelur Rahman
    -Biography:Dr.Shakeel-ur-Rahman is a famous Urdu writer and scholar of India. His father Khan Bahadur Muhammad Jan was a noted Governmentlawyer in British India. Dr.Shakeel received his education from Patna University, B.A. First Class, M.A...

  • Abdul Halim Sharar
    Abdul Halim Sharar
    Abdul Halim Sharar was an essayist and historian of Lucknow. His book "Guzishta Lucknow" is a rich source of information on the genesis of the city and its culture.He wrote famous tales with historical content...

  • Qateel Shifai
    Qateel Shifai
    Aurangzeb Khan or Qateel Shifai was a Pakistani Urdu poet.-Early life:Qateel Shifai was born in Haripur, Hazara Division, British India .-Career:...

  • Abul Lais Siddiqui
    Abul Lais Siddiqui
    Abul Lais Siddiqui is an author, researcher, critic, linguist and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics from Pakistan.-Career:...

  • Rasheed Ahmad Siddiqi
  • Shaukat Siddiqui
    Shaukat Siddiqui
    Shaukat Siddiqui was a Pakistani writer of fiction who wrote in Urdu. He is known for his novels Khuda Ki Basti and Jangloos.- Life :...

  • Aamir Sohail

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  • Tanwir Phool
    Tanwir Phool
    Tanwir Phool is the pen name of Tanwiruddin Ahmad Siddiqui, a Pakistani author and poet, writing in Urdu and English.-Education and career:...

  • Mustansar Hussain Tarar
    Mustansar Hussain Tarar
    Mustansar Hussain Tarar is a Pakistani author, actor, former radio show host, compere and enthusiast. Having made a name for himself by taking the mantle in Pakistan's mountaineering community, Mustansar Hussain is widely recognized as one of the most famous and well known personalities in both...

  • Talib Khundmiri
    Syed Mahmood Khundmiri
    Syed Mahmood Khundmiri was an Indian Urdu language poet, humorist, architect, artist, orator, and one of the leading Urdu poets of the 20th and 21st centuries...


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  • Sajjad Zaheer
    Sajjad Zaheer
    Syed Sajjad Zaheer was a renowned Urdu writer, Marxist thinker and revolutionary.- Life :...

  • Anwer Zahidi
    Anwer Zahidi
    Anwer Zahidi is a Pakistani Urdu author of more than twelve books of poetry, short stories, travelogue and translations. After completing his graduation in science from Punjab University, Anwer Zahidi received a degree of MBBS from Nishtar Medical College, Multan in 1970.-Career:A practicing...

  • Ali Jawad Zaidi
    Ali Jawad Zaidi
    Syed Ali Jawad Zaidi is a much feted Urdu poet, scholar and author of over 80 books in many languages.He was also a freedom fighter, lawyer & later bureaucrat, however he is primarily known as one of the most prominent figures in Urdu Literature.Internationally renowned as a poet-scholar-critic...

  • Mustafa Zaidi
    Mustafa Zaidi
    Mustafa Zaidi is remembered as one of the few great progressive Urdu poets of the twentieth century. His vast work and literary accomplishments remain popular and relevant today. He was born on 16 October 1930 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh , India to Syed Lakhte Hasnain and Binte Haider...

  • Ibrahim Zauq

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