Best Urdu Poets whose Poetry you Must Read

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar education

Syed Akbar Hussain (Akbar Allahabadi) Birthday on 16 November

Popularly known as Akbar Allahabadi, he was an Indian Urdu poet in the genre of satire. ‘Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa' is one of his most celebrated works.


Allama Muhammad Iqbal

Allama Muhammad Iqbal is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in Urdu poetry. His works include Shikwa, Jiwab-e-Shikwa, Bal-e-Jibril, Payam-e-Mashrik etc.

Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Faiz Ahmed Faiz was a revolutionary Pakistani poet who became one of the Urdu language's most celebrated writers. His notable works include Dast-e-Subha, Naqshe-e-Firyadi & more.

Mirza Ghalib

During the final years of the Mughal Empire, Mirza Ghalib wrote Urdu and Persian poetry. His most inspiring works include Bagh-e-Dodar, Deewan-e-Ghalib and Afadaat-e-Ghalib.

Mir Taqi Mir

Mir lived during the Mughal era, when Urdu poetry was in its infancy. Deewan-e-Meer is one of his most captivating works.

Ajmal Khattak

His outstanding works are available in both Pashto and Urdu. Jalwatan ki Shairee, Da Wakht Chaga, and Pukhtana Shora are among them. Khattak wrote 13 books in total.

Parveen Shakir

She incorporated two forms of poetry in her work, ghazal and free verse. Shakir also heavily highlighted feminism and marginalisation.

Khwaja Mir Dard

Khwaja Mir Dard was a Sufi who was respected by the royals and noble people. He was also a master in the Arabic, Persian and Urdu languages.

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