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Created at July 27, 2020

List of Great Poets (Hindi or Urdu)

List of greatest past and current Shayar to read/listen to.

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Gulzar
Gulzar
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A legend in Indian cinema for his timeless lyrics and shayari.
Mirza Ghalib
Mirza Ghalib
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A savant poet whose shayari still holds a grip in modern Indian Cinema through song lyrics and dialogues.
Rahat Indori
Rahat Indori
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A modern star of the Urdu and Hindi shayar community. He has also written over a 100 songs for Indian Cinema.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
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Faiz Ahmed Faiz was a Pakistani Urdu poet. He was a man of many talents and professions but is heralded as one of the best Urdu Shayars of the world in line with The likes of Ghalib.
Munnawar Rana
Munnawar Rana
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A modern day savant of Urdu Shayari whose shayari it read and revered all around the world.
Jaun Elia
Jaun Elia
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Jaun Elia was a Pakistani Urdu poet, philosopher, biographer, and scholar. He was fluent in Urdu, Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew. He is also one of the best Urdu Shayars of the modern times.
Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Shiv Kumar Batalvi
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Shiv is a Punjabi shayar who is read and revered on both sides of the border between India and Pakistan. He died young but is heralded is one of the most influential yet controversial Shayars of the 20th century.
Sahir Ludhianvi
Sahir Ludhianvi
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Ludhianvi was an Indian poet and song lyricist who wrote in Hindia and Urdu languages. His work has greatly influenced Indian cinema and he has also received a Filmfare award for his lyrics in the Bollywood movie Taj Mahal.