Glimpse on famous Urdu poets and their contribution to Urdu literature

By: Adeelzaidi


Urdu is a centuries old language and is considered as the language of poetry. Experiencing the depth of Urdu poetry is an outstanding experience, for it is so rich in culture, diction, ideas, and expression. No language or its literature can survive with the sweet love stories. Without romance, love, sensitivity, and fantasy, life would become too dull to live. When it comes to Urdu poetry, the love ballads are narrated at their best. The famous Urdu poetry has a great contribution to the Urdu literature from many famous Urdu poets around the world.
The famous Urdu poets and their literature work had added glory to the Urdu language. Take a glance on some of the famous Urdu poets of times:

Allama Iqbal
Sir Mohammed Iqbal also known as Allama Iqbal was a philosopher and a poet. He is considered one of the most famous Urdu Poet. Iqbal is admired as a prominent classical poet by Pakistani, Indian and other international scholars of literature. Though Iqbal is best known as an eminent poet, he is also a highly acclaimed "Muslim philosophical thinker of modern times". Iqbal is known as Shair-e-Mushriq, meaning Poet of the East. He wrote poems on the historical and cultural heritage of Islam and Muslim community, with the global perspective.

Mirza Ghalib
Ghalib is one of the most famous Urdu poets of the subcontinent. He had the most unique form of poetry in Urdu. The poet was famous for his heartrending, moving, poignant, sad, and tragic poetry in the history of Urdu. The famous Urdu poetry from Ghalib was impulsive. He was a man to follow his own free will. Mirza Asad Ullah khan Ghalib was known to be the Father of Urdu Prose. He was a great thinker and observer. His intellect was full of philosophical, ethical, literary, theoretic and theological in nature. During his life time he wrote 235 Ghazals and about 1818 verses.

Faiz Ahmed Faiz
He was one of the most famous Urdu poets from Pakistan. Although living a troubled life, Faiz’s work, political ideology, and Urdu poetry became immortal, and often dubbed as "greatest poet" of Pakistan. Faiz, famous Urdu poetry is considered as the backbone of development of Pakistan's literature, arts and poetry, was one of the most beloved poets in the country. Faiz is often known as "Poet of East". Faiz’s poetry never gets old because the problems and situations in this country have not changed. Today we sing him because of his beautiful poetry, missing out on the reasons behind his poems that had predictions.

Meer Taqi Meer
Mir Taqi Mir was the leading famous Urdu poet of 20th century. He was one of the pioneers who gave shape to the Urdu language itself. He was one of the principal poets of the Delhi School of the Urdu Ghazal and remains arguably the foremost name in Urdu poetry often remembered as Khuda-e-sukhan, meaning god of poetry. His complete works comprises of all kinds of poetic forms like Ghazal, Masnavi, Qasida, Rubai, Mustezaad, Satire, etc.

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