3rd International Urdu Conference

Urdu has been relevant, poignant and beautiful for time immortal. From the Mughal courts to the present generation, the beauty of this language has not diminished. It's known as one of the most beautiful languages of the world, and when poetry is written in it, it transmits magic.

Urdu Shayars have mastered the language of Poetry to bring out the love & feelings, present new ways to look at the world and look for meanings that camouflages beneath the surface.

These poets infuses Urdu expressions and words seamlessly in the various forms of Urdu Shayari namely Ghazal, Hamd, Manqabat, Marsiya, Masnavi, Naat, Nazm, Qasida, Rubai, and Tazkira. These legendary Poets are certainly the root catalysts for the everlasting love with the language.


  • Amir Khusrow

    Abul Hasan Yameenuddin - A soldier, courtier, Sufi, poet, litterateur, and music maestro. Ab’ul Hasan Yamīn al-Dīn Khusrow (1253-1325 CE), better known as Amīr Khusrow Dehlawī , was an Indian musician, scholar and poet of Persian descent. Khusrow is sometimes referred to as the "voice of India" (Tuti-e-Hind), and has been called the "father of Urdu literatureHe was an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. Read More
  • Quli Qutub Shah

    Quli Qutub Shah (1580-1611-Hyderabad) was the first Urdu Poet to have published a Divan.He was a scholar of Arabic, Persian and Telugu languages. He wrote poetry in Urdu, Persian, and Telugu. His poetry has been compiled into a volume entitled "Kulliyat-e-Quli Qutub Shah." He had the distinction of being the first Saheb-e-dewan Urdu poet[5]and is credited with introducing a new sensibility into prevailing genres of Persian/Urdu poetry. Read More
  • Wali Deccani

    Wali Muhammad Wali (1667–1707) also known as Wali Deccani, Wali Gujarati and Wali Aurangabadi, was a classical Urdu poet from India.
    He is known as the father of Urdu poetry,[1] being the first established poet to have composed Ghazals in Urdu language[2] and compiled a divan (a collection of ghazals where the entire alphabet is used at least once as the last letter to define the rhyme pattern). Read More
  • Meer Taqi Meer

    Meer Muhammad Taqi Meer, whose takhallus (pen name) was Mir (February 1723 – 21 September 1810), was the leading Urdu poet of the 18th century, and 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 and often remembered as one of the best poets of Urdu Language. Read More
  • Mirza Ghalib

    Ghalib, born Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan ( 27 December 1797 – 15 February 1869) was a prominent Urdu and Persian-language poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire. He used his pen-names of Ghalib (means "dominant") and Asad means "lion". His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula. During his lifetime the Mughals were eclipsed and displaced by the British and finally deposed following the defeat of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Read More
  • Daagh Dehlvi

    Daagh Dehlvi born Nawab Mirza Khan (1831 – 17 March 1905) was a poet known for his Urdu ghazals. He belonged to the old Delhi school of Urdu poetry. He wrote romantic and sensuous poems and ghazals in simple and chaste Urdu, minimising usage of Persian words. He laid great emphasis on the Urdu idiom and its usage. Read More
  • Allama Iqbal

    Allama Iqbal - A poet, philosopher and politician, as well as an academic, barrister and scholar in British India. He is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature, with literary work in both Urdu and Persian, and has been recognised and quoted as "Poet of the East" . Read More
  • Faiz Ahmad Faiz

    Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911-1984) - one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language. Among other accolades, Faiz was nominated for Nobel Prize in Literature and won the Lenin Peace Prize. Read More
  • Firaq Gorakhpuri

    Firaq Gorakhpuri (1896 – 1982)- Raghupati Sahay popularly known as Firaq Gorakhpuri, was a writer, critic, and one of the most noted contemporary Urdu poets from India. Read More