9 Urdu poets who’ve made us fall in love with the language

author-image
Aanchal Mohta
Updated On
New Update
Urdu Poets

These Urdu poets are going to make you fall in love with their legendary poems, classic ghazals and remarkable shayaris. Be ready to experience an emotional rollercoaster in Urdu with their writings.

Lihaaz, Mayassar, Kwabeeda, Inaayat; how beautiful do these words sound and the meanings are even better. Urdu is one of the most pious languages in the world. Urdu poets and writers have marked the development of the language mainly through their beautiful writings. The elegance of the language stands out magically each time it is presented in an artistic manner with Ghazals, Shayaris, and poems. It is easy to fall in love with a language full of grace even more because of these artists. In the holy season of Ramadaan, here's taking a look at some Urdu poets who made us fall in love with the language.

Take a look:

1. Mirza Ghalib

He is one of the most important figures in the history of Urdu poetry, Ghalib’s contribution has been a treasure. He has gifted us with the most beautiful writings of all time, filled with utmost emotions and love.

2. Gulzar

His lyrics and poetry have never failed us. Gulzar Sahab is a multi-talented individual with various awards in directing, poetry and lyrical writings.

3. Ada Jafri

The First Lady of Urdu Poetry set a benchmark on Ghazalas and left everyone enchanted.

View this post on Instagram

दीप था या तारा क्या जाने दिल में क्यूँ डूबा क्या जाने गुल पर क्या कुछ बीत गई है अलबेला झोंका क्या जाने आस की मैली चादर ओढ़े वो भी था मुझ सा क्या जाने रीत भी अपनी रुत भी अपनी दिल रस्म-ए-दुनिया क्या जाने उँगली थाम के चलने वाला नगरी का रस्ता क्या जाने कितने मोड़ अभी बाक़ी हैं तुम जानो साया क्या जाने कौन खिलौना टूट गया है बालक बे-परवा क्या जाने ममता ओट दहकते सूरज आँखों का तारा क्या जाने ~अदा ज़ाफ़री  #writingprompts #writersofindia #sher #nazm #hindipoems #hindipoetry #quote #quotestagram #instawriters #writingprompts #writersofinstagram #poemsofinstagram #hindipoetry #hindiwritingcommunity #quoteoftheday #adajafri #adajafri #lucknow #lucknowpoetry #hindiquotesindia #twolineshayari

A post shared by Komal Agrawal❤ (@amazing_words__) on

4. Muhammad Iqbal

The famous song, ‘Saare Jahan se Acha’ was coined by him. Apart from that, his ghazals were a different cult of human emotions.

5. Faiz Ahmed Faiz

The loss of love and separation has never been put into words in a better form by anyone else but him. His writings are emotionally rated 10/10 always.

Also read: Momentous poems you must read by the Nightingale of India – Sarojini Naidu

6. Javed Aktar

He rightly inherited the genes of his parents in pleasing the audience with his words.

View this post on Instagram

~ जावेद अख्तर साहब ❤️ #relatesgram Relatable shayri ♥️ ? ___ _________________________________________ ................................................................................. ⠀ Be a part of @relatesgram ✍️ family. ♥️ ....................................................................................... ❝ मतलब सिर्फ सुकून से है, लिख ना पाओ तो पढ लिया करो ❞ *नज़्म *शायरी *एहसास *भाव *इश्क़ *कल्पना ...................................................................................... _ Turn on post notifications. ? Like/Comments/Tag/Share ? . . . . . . . #relatesgram #mirzaghalib #shayarilove #urduquotes #hindipoem #hindikavita #hindiwriters #hindipoems #rekhta #india #poem #ghazal #poetsofinstagram #gulzariyat #hindishayri #hindiwriter #poet #instashayari #writersofindia #hindiwriting #rahatindori #ghalib #dard #allamaiqbal #urdupoetrylovers #gulzar #gulzarsaab #zakirkhan

A post shared by Relatable shayri ?? (@relatesgram) on

7. Jaun Elia

A revolutionary poet who witnessed the trauma of partition expressed his anger and pain through his ghazals and poetry. It will make you experience beauty in the sight of pain.

8. Akbar Allahabadi

Apart from the expressions of love, Akbar Allahabadi conveyed satire through his writings in the most accurate form.

9. Majrooh Sultanpuri

His words are always directed towards reaching one’s soul. His pieces of work are sheer brilliance.

love writers poems poets gazal ghalib javed aktar pain shayari urdu language urdupoets