Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh


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Muslim Saleem at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012
Many famous writers of Urdu literature have a connection with Allahabad. Notable amongst them are Akbar Allahabadi, Raghupati Sahay Firaq Gorakhpuri Munshi Premchand, Upendra Nath 'Ashk', Syed Ahtesham Hussain, Syed Aijaz Hussain, Nooh Narwi, Tegh Allahabadi, Mehdi Jafar and Prof. Syed Mohammad Aqeel Rizvi. For Mushaira brand poetry, the name of Raaz Allahabadi is prominent. Novelists Ibn-e-Safi, and Adil Rasheed are also from Allahabad. Many new age poets, writers and critics like MA Qadeer, Fazle Hasnain, Jafar Askari and Muslim Saleem began their literary careers in Allahabad. Here are the profiles of some of prominent literary figures of Allahabad. (Ataullah Faizan, editor of Khojkhabarnews.com). (MORE ADVANCED VERSION OF DIRECTORY ON 
 WWW.MUSLIMSALEEM.WORDPRESS.COM)

SEE ALSO: URDU LOVERS OF ALLAHABAD: THAT INCLUDES PROFILES OF  some brilliant Urdu lovers like Asif Usmani and Nazeer Ahmad Sami, Sagheer Ahmad Siddiqi etc.  (http://khojkhabarnews.com/?p=8559)
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MUSLIM SALEEM'S TAZA KALAM
 From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi and  Muslim Saleem at Urdu Academy Bhopal on Dec 30, 2012
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Ali Abbas ‘Ummeed’: He is a very good poet and enchanting person. Born on July 1, 1945 in village Tajpur in Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), Ummeed has published his 10 book in Urdu, Hindi and English. He is an economist and resides at 01, Star Residency, Idgah Hills, Bhopal-462001. Mobile No. 9200846045. Ali Abbas Abidi ‘Ummeed’ is the national president of literary organisation Qalamkar Parishad. His books include 1. Nigar-e-Ghalib (Urdu criticism), 2. Lahu Lahu (poetry), 3. Afaqi Alamia (spiritualism), 4. Mahti Devta (Hindi-spiritualism), 5. Pattharon ka Shahr, 6. Nanhi Munni Kahaniyan, 7. Lab-e-Goya, 8. Parwane Ki Khak 8. Spray (English-poetry), 10 Qalam Ka Dard (Hindi-poetry). His works have been published in over 300 periodicals in various countries.
Arif Aziz: He is a prolific journalist working with Daily Nadeem (Urdu) Bhopal। He is also a columnist and writer having 9 books to his credit. His books include 1. Nabz-e-Dauran 2. Zikr-e-Jameel 3. Qadr-o-Qeemat 4. Talash-o-Ta’assur 5. Had-de-Nigah 6. Suraj, chand, sitare 7. Musafir-e-Haram 8 Azad Hind Mein Urdu Sahafat. The 65-year-old writer lives at 20, Ghati Bhadbhunja Road, Talaiyya, Bhopal. Mobile No. 9425673760. 



Abdul Aziz Roshan: Born on February 19, 1943. Ghazal.Address: 12, Jogipura, Budhwara , Bhopal.Phone No: 0755-2744347 Mobile No. 9300791777


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Abdul Majeed Khan (professor): Born on July 31, 1936. Writes Urdu and Persian literary critical articles. Address: 36, Laila Burj Road, City Kotwali, Bhopal. Phone : 0755-2547301
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Afaq Ahmad (professor): Born on July 30, 1932. Books: Pur Shore, Khamoshi, Amanat-e-Qalb-o-Nazar, Ek Kiran Ujale Ki, Majlis-e-Iqbal. Address: 8, Gulkada, Idgah Hills, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2541414.
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Abdul Qavi Desnavi (professor): Born in Bihar on November 1, 1930. Died on July 7, 2011 at Bhopal. Retired as professor from Saifia College Urdu Department. Many books to his credit. Prof  Desnavi passed away after protracted illness. He was 81 and is survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters. Desnavi had been admitted at a private hospital here following complaints of old age related ailments, family sources said. He was laid to rest in Bada Bagh graveyard in Bhopal where a large number of literary personalities and prominent citizens participated in his funeral procession. Born on November 1, 1930 in Desna village in block Asthawan in Nalanda district of Bihar, Desnavi has over 50 books on Urdu literature to his credit. Among his major works were, 'Hayat-e-Abul Kalam Azad', a book on freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad published in 2000. Dr Desnavi used to reside at 2, Niayamt Pura, Prince Colony, Idgah Hills, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2546446.(His pictures with Muslim Saleem available on this web site)

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Aftab Arif: Born December 31, 1943. Writes ghazals, nazms. Address, 8/12, Hathikhana, Bhopal. Phone 0755-266188. (His pictures with Muslim Saleem available on this web site)

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Afzal Sha’ur: Born on January 1, 1955. Address: 8/12, Behind Jyoti Kirana Store, Bagh Dilkusha, Bhopal. Mobile No. 9826577292.
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Ahad Parkash: Born June 17, 1951. Writes ghazals, children’s literature. Address: 304 Pushpam Apartment, Behind Capital Hotel, Bharat Talkies, Bhopal. 0755-4075924. Mobile No. 9893222180.
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Ahmad-ud-Din Khan Ashraf: Born on October 10, 1950. Address: 2, Afridi Manzil, Jogipura, Near Thana Talaiya, Bhopal. 0755-2744762.
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Akhtar Wamiq: Born on June 24, 1954. Writes ghazals. Books ‘sahra mein saibaan’ and ‘khwabon ki kirchiyaan’. Address: Ghazal House, 1970 Nai Basti, Khanugaon, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2376746. Mobile 9893222180.

Akhtar Warsi Samar: December 23, 1931. Ghazal. Book: Sukhan-Dar-Sukhan. Address- 97/A, Prince Colony, Idgah Hills, Bhopal. Mobile: 9229488575
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Alamgir Quli Khan Shamsi: Born on December 24, 1953. Writes ghazals. Address: A-55, Housing Board Colony, Koh-e-Fiza, Phone No. 0755-2730951. Mobile 9424463635.
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Anees Sultana: Born on July 2, 1941. Books: Qusur Mua’af, Bachchon ki Shafiqa Farhan, Sharh-e-Qasaid-o-Marasi. Address: Behind Moti Masjid, Bhopal, Phone No. 0755-2547213
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Anjum Barabankavi: (Doctor): Born on July 1, 1964. Writes ghazals. Address: Karrar House, Khanugaon, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2547213 Mob: 9826345136
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Anu Sapan (Dr): June 20, 1969. Ghazals, geet. Book: Ahsaas jo moti hue. Address- G-3/383, Gulmohar colony, Bhopal: Mobile No. 9425008601
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Anwar Hussain Anwar: Born on July 20, 1947. Books: Sulagra aadmi, guldasta-e-urdu, yad-e-sahir, shab-o-roz. Address: Street No. 14, Arif Nagar, Bhopal, 462018. Phone No. 0755-2733044 Mobile: 9300947056
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Anwar Sultan (Mrs). Born on May 18, 1954. Address: 89, Kotwali Road, Bhopal 462018. Mobile No. 9826443227
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Anwar-e-Islam: Born on October 1, 1947. Wrote 55 books about literacy. Address: C-61, Samrat Nagar, Ashoka Garden, Bhopal-462018. Mobile: 9893663536 sdfa
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Arif Ali Arif: Born on August 15, 1969: Address: House No. 12. Street No. 1, Bagh Farhan Afza, Bhopal-462018. Phone: 0755-2683437. Mobile 93929546199 asfdasdf
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Arif Ansari: Brings out Urdu daily Haq-o-Insaf. Writes ghazals. Address: 4, Ahata Manka Shah, Pul Bogda, Bhopal. 462023. Phone 0755-2680775    2750634 Mobile: 9329041684.
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Arjumand Bano Afshan (doctor): Born: September 1, 1962. Book: Riayast-e-Bhpal aur bairooni mashaaheer (under publication). Address: 164 Ashoka Vihar, Nagar Nigam Colony, Bhopal-462023. Phone: 0755-4228384 Mobile: 9826288405
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Arman Akbarabadi: Born: March 5, 1945. Writes Na’ats, ghazals, ruba’is. Address: Quarter No. 761, N/2, B Sector, Govindpura, Bhopal. 462023 Mobile: 9826991325

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Ashfaq Mishhadi Nadvi: (some people misspell Mishhadi as Mushhadi) : Born: 10 January, 1945. Edited Urdu weekly Ayaz for 28 years. He is the bureau chief of Rashtriya Sahara (Urdu) for its MP-Chhattisgarh edition. He is an outspoken and fearless journalist. Ayaz was a BJP newspaper but he highlighted problems of Urdu and Muslims without any hitch. (He has a major role in establishing Muslim Saleem in Bhopal). Address: 29, Jinsi Road, Jahangirabad, Bhopal-462008. Phone 0755-2578217 Mob: 9826088387.  (His pictures with Muslim Saleem available on this web site)dfghdhf



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Ashok Mizaj Badr

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Ashraf  Nadeem (Bhopali) He was born on 26th of December 1931 in Bhopal. He is penning poetry since 1965. His father Shareef Fikri was also a poet. He has two books to his credit. 1Afkar-e-Nadeem (1985) 2. Khoon-e-Jigar (2003). He has also worked as an Urdu journalist. According to him, his biggest contribution is proving that the ghazal; “na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon, na kisi ke dil ka qarar hoon” was penned by Bahadur Shah in Rangoon prison and not Muztar Khairabadi (See: ashrafnadeem.blogspot.com). At present he lives Near Ram Leela Gate, Raisen (MP) 464551. Phone No. 222392 Mobile No. 9300410640. Best couplet:
Nasha jab iqtidaar-e-waqt ka chadhtaa hai aankhon par                             
to pehchani hui surat bhi pehchaani naheen jaati.
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Aziz Indori

Aziz Indori: (Full name: Abdul Aziz Khan) was born on July, 23 1932. After completing MA and then Ph.D under Prof Afaq Ahmad, Aziz started teaching stint at Indore University from where he retired. He has 18 books to his credit on  Shayari, Tanqeed, Inshaiya, Khaka, Tanz-o-Mazah, Tarjuma, Radio Feature and has won over a dozen awards. His new book entitled Tanqeedi Ihtisaab was released at Indore Press Club  on  July 16, 2012. Address: 45, Shalimar Colony, Khajrana Indore-452016 (M.P). Mobile: 09302589177.




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Bashir Badr: He was born on 30th of April 1945 in Kanpur. His full name is Syed Mohammad Bashir. Bashir Badr has over 18,000 couplets to his name and many books in Urdu and Hindi. Scores of writers have also written numerous books on him. He is presently Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Urdu Akademi, Bhopal.  Awards: Badr was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 for contribution towards literature and Sangeet Natak Akademi. He was the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for his poetry collection Aas in 1999. He resides at 11, Rehana Colony, Idgah Hills Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2547018 Mobile: 9425007018.
Muslim Saleem has attributed these couplets to him on March 14, 2010
Naheen Kisi ka bhi number Bashir Badr ke baad
Basheer Badr hi behtar Bashir Badr ke baad
mili hui hai ghazal ko panah gaah abhi
kahan banaayegi ye ghar Bashir Badr ke baad
hai sehl goi mein maahir Basheer Meer ky baad
bunar kise hai ye azbar Bashir Badr ke baad
zara samjhiye to Muslim Saleem kas rutbaa
yahi hai ek sukhanwar Bashir Badr ke baad
(Note: Bashir Badrr was my Urdu teacher in B.A at AMU, Aligharh  in 1972)
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Chandrabhan Khayal: He was born on April 30, 1946 at Babai in Hoshangabad. In recent years, he has emerged as leading poet of Urdu Nazm and regarded as a giant among non-Muslim poets in line with Pt Daya Shankar Naseem, Pt Labburram Josh Malsiyani, Dr. Jagannath Azad and Raghupati Sahai Firaq Gorakhpuri. Babai is a place where Urdu teaching facilities were not available. Therefore, Khayal acquired the knowledge of Urdu through self-reading. After graduation he reached Delhi where he came into contact with Pt Ramkrishna Muztar Kakodwi, under whose guidance he became an expert of Urdu. In the early years, he used to writer poetry under the pseudonym ‘Chandra’ but later changed it to ‘Khayal’ on the suggestion of Firaq Gorakhpuri At present, he is the vice-chairman of Council for Promotion of Urdu Language in India at New Delhi. Best couplets:

Parbat se utar kar chali jangal mein hawa tez
Main bhi usi raftaar se kuchh door chala tez
Phir dhoop mein saayon ke huey sainkdon tukde
Phir waqt ki talwar ko suraj ne kiya tez
Inhen mandir banana hai, unhen masjid banana hai
Koi sunta naheen unki, jinhen ik ghar banana hai




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Devendra Deepak: Not an Urdu litterateur. But even then he did something for Urdu as the head of MP Sahitya Academy and Allama Iqbal Urdu Markaz for five years. He retired from this post on March 31, 2010. The 77-year-old Deepak was born at Saharanpur in UP. Address: D-15, Shalimar Garden, Kolar Road, Bhopal. Telephone: 0755-2495600. Mobile: 9425679044.
(When I (Muslim Saleem) met him for the first time on March 25, 2010 in connection with this directory, he turned very apologetic towards me. He said that MP Sahitya Academy has committed a historic blunder by not including my (Muslim Saleem’s) name in the telephone directory of Urdu poets of Bhopal, which was published in 2006. I told him not to mind as I don’t care about these trivial things and by the way he was not responsible for this , but his Urdu-knowing staff, who committed this mistake. It is Allah’s grace that those people and institutions, who have ingnored me over the years, are now trying to pacify me after my re-ermgence and providing their data and picture for inclusion in this directory)
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Habeeb Ahmad: His is a big name in the Urdu world of Madhya Pradesh even through he is neither a poet nor writer or critic. But even then he has laid in valuable service for Urdu. Without any remuneration, Habeeb Ahmad has been bringing out Sunday Edition of daily Nadeem by the name ‘Adab Nama’ for the last about quarter century. Many special issues of ‘Adam Nama’ have won critical acclaims including those featuring on Sir Syed, Fazal Tabish, Maulana Inam-ur-Rehman Khan, She’ri Bhopali, Taj Bhopali etc. Adab Nama’s popularity can be gauged from the fact that an Indore girl student did her MA (Urdu) desertation on this subject. Habeeb Ahmad was born in Bhopal on July 1, 1949 and resides at Habiba Manzil, 74-Ashoka Colony, Nur Mahal Road, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2730829 Mobile: 9893566483.

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Farhat Jahan: She is one of the women writers of Bhopal who have made their mark after the late Shafeeqa Farhat. She won gold medal MA (Urdu) exam of Barkatullah University, Bhopal. Her first short story “Pyasi rooh” was published in 1979 in Shair magazine. The collection of her short stories “Baazyaaft” was published by MP Urdu Akademi in 1986. Got Urdu Akademi’s Mohammad Yusuf Fellow Award in 1997-98: Farhat Jahan has read her paper in London as well. She is the president of “Dhanak” and member of Rose Society. Address: E-64 “Kopal”, Idgah Hills, Bhopal-462001. Phone No. 0755-2541540.

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Farooq Anjum: Born on November 18, 1943. Book: Khushboo Nazar Aaye. Address: Classic Studio, in front of Super Bazar, Qaziq Camp, Bhopal. Mobile: 9301149807. 
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Firoza Yasmeen: Born on May 5, 1948. Book: Akhtar Sayeed Khan Shakhseeyat-o-Fan. Address: A-174, Housing Board Colony, Koh-e-Fiza, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2547861
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Ghanshyam Tomar: Born on June 30, 1927. Books: Subh-e-Nau (Short stories), Harf-e-Aakhir and Canvas (poetry). Add: 5, Faujdar Lane, Talaiya, Bhopal. Ph. 0755-2737718
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Ishrat Qadri: He was born as Peerzada Sayyad Sagheer Ahmad Qadri at Sehore in 1926 and died on May 17, 2011 at his  in Hasan Bagh, Hathikhana, Bhopal. Qadri had retired as Asst Librarian from Ambedkar Library of in 1993. Has been associated with poetry since 1944. Has one collection to his credit titled “Sahar Numa”. Held posts in Markaz-e-Adab, Anjuman Taraqqi Pasand Musannifeen Bhopal Unit, Urdu Writers Guild. Edited a number of periodicals including Shinakht and Shahkar (Bhopal). Founder of literary association “Markaz-e-Adab”. He has compiled 37 books of other writers. Has won many awards including the prestigious “Siraj Meer Khan Sahar Bhopali Award” of MP Urdu Academy.  He was probably the last poet in the region who had kept the glorious tradition of “islaah” alive in this part of central India. Qadri had numerous disciples who learnt the nuances of 'shayri' from him. He had been penning poetry for the last 67 years [since 1943-44). His 'library' in Hathikhan, Budhwara, Bhopal had been the hub of literary activity in Bhopal for decades. The library had always been open to research scholars and other bibliophiles. In the post-independence era, when Urdu was facing tough times, he published dozens of important books and fellow poets who couldn't afford to get their divans printed, through his own publication. Some couplets
Yaad-e-maazi bohat sataati hai
raat aankhon men beet jaati hai
Gumshuda saaye dhuundhtaa huun main
lamha ban kar thahar gayaa huun main
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Hafsa Arab (Prof): Born 1945. Humour, Essay. Address- 112/8, Hathi Khana, Near Hamidia College, Budhawara. Phone: 0755-2661888 Mobile 9425012387

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Hasan Fatehpuri: Born April 1, 1949. Ghazal. Address- N-10, Barkatullah University Campus, Bhopal. Phone No-0755-2783694, Mobile 9893461942

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Hasan Masood (Prof): Born June 18, 1937 Review, Criticism Address- 24, Sunrise Colony, Idgah Hills. Phone No- 0755-2737033

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Hasan Zaheer: Born 4 February 1935. Ghazal. Address- 91, Jinsi, Church Road Jahangirabad, Bhopal. Phone No- 9893297849

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Haseeb Tarannum: Born February 3, 1943. Na’at, Ghazal. Address- 66, Prince Colony, Lower Idgah Hills, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2736160 Mobile 9926311777

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Huma Kanpuri (HN Shukla): Born July 25, 1967. Ghazal. Address- H-17-PWD, Staff Quarters, Idgah Hills, Behind Pari Bazar. Phone No- 0755-2547712

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Idris Moonis: Born August 23, 1940. Naat and Ghazal. Book; Narm Aanch. Address- FAS Computornics, 37-Chowkie Talaiya, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2737395
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Ikram Akaram Bhopali (Dr): Born January 13, 1951 Naat, Ghazal. Book; Gulhay-e-Aqeedat. Address- 367 Ashoka Vihar, Ashoka Garden, Bhopal. Phone No- 9300476633 


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Inam Ullah Khan Lodhi: Born July, 1940. Sports Journalism, Urdu poetry. Book; Khayalat Va Vaqeyaat, Mere Asatizakiram; Address- Behind Cancer Hospital, 48- Maulana Azad Colony, Idgah Hills, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-4058984. (His pictures with Muslim Saleem available on this web site) 

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Iqbal Arif (Prof): Born. November 17 1947. Ghazal. Address- 60, A-Sector, Behind Kilol School, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2735276

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Iqbal Baidar: Bon January 4, 1942. Ghazal, Sehara. Book; Gharonde Ret Ke. Address- 9, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Near Rambha Talkies, Jahangirabad, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2574889 Mobile No. 930068653

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Iftikhar Jaleel Shauq:: I (Muslim Saleem) met him for the first and last time in 1994 when Shauq was in Bhopal for many months. Though Shauq had migrated to Pakistan and settled in Karachi, his heart rested in Bhopal. His biggest achievement is ‘Majalla-e-Bhopal. It is comprehensive 250 page magazine, which he published from Karachi after his two-month sojourn at Bhopal during which he met almost all the luminaries of Bhopal and collected their pictures and material written by them or on them and then published it in the form a magazine, which he christened as Majalla-e-Bhopal. At the time of his visit in 1994, I was doing night shift with National Mail. I was deeply impressed by his sincerity towards and attachment with Bhopal. Though I used to be tired during the day time due to nigh duty, I helped him by taking him on my scooter wherever he wanted to go for collecting material for the magazine and meeting people. I wrote following poem in his honour, which he carried on page 151 of Majalla-e-Bhopal.


Nazr-e-Iftikhar Jaleel Shauq
Karey Karachi ko Bhopal zaar Shauq apna
Ho kyun na baais-e-sad Iftikhar Shauq apna
Na kohsaar, na ye taal us se chhota hai
Ye kaun kahta hai Bhopal us se (Karachi se) chhota hai
Ba faiz-shauq isi anjuman mein rahta hai
Watan sey door hai lekin watan mein rahta hai
Majalla us ney jo Bhopal par nikala hai
Har ahl-e-Ilm-o-adab ka wo ik hawalaa hai
Kitabi shakl di berozgar ho kar bhi
Na rok paai qadam us key tangi-e-zar bhi
Khuda-e-paak sey Muslim Saleem ki hai dua
Ho uska naam bhi roshan mere watan jaisa
Unfortunately, I could not recite this poem before him. There was a farewell function for him in the night and due to my duty, I was unable to attend this function. Therefore, I gave this poem to Iqbal Masood, who recited this in the function on my behalf. The following morning Shauq departed from Bhopal but published the poem in the magazine. Shauq also carried a number of my ghazals and pictures in the magazine. Others who pictures have been published in Majalla-e-Bhopal include Akhtar Saeed Khan, Dr Mamnoon Hasan Khan, Sheri Bhopali, Iqbal Majeed, Javed Saba, Sikandar Hafiz Khan, Ghazanfar Ali Khan (editor of Aftab-e-Jadeed) with his brother and editor of Dawn Karachi Ahmad Ali Khan, Naib Qazi Ameeu Ullah, Abdur Rauf Khan, Muzaffar Raees, Qamar Jamali, Shaukat Ramuzi, Maqsood Imrani, Fazal Tabish, singer Sumna Rai, singer Asma Mannan, Jamal Akhtar, Jalaluddin (Olympian), Qamar Ashfaq, Khalid Mehmood, Zafar Sehbai, Iqbal Masood, Dr Mohammad Noman Khan, Naseem Ansari, Habib Rehman Nadvi, Khalil Ullah Khan Advocate etc. (Posted by Muslim Saleem on May 21, 2010)

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Iqbal Masood: Born: June 4, 1950. He is the son of Mohammad Shafi Khan. Struggled hard in life. Had a teaching stint on temporary basis in Saifia College, Bhopal in 1975. Thereafter, he joined Urdu journalism a sub-editor of Aftab-e-Jadid (Now defunct) from 1979 and rose in ranks to become its editor in 1993. After closure of Aftab, he joined Madhya Pradesh Urdu Akademi and became its joint secretary (had a brief stint as acting secretary as well). He is a poets as well as writer. Book; Aitbar-e-Harfa. Address- A-23/4, Rajat Apartments, BDA Colony, Koh-e-Fiza, Bhopal. Mobile No- 9827089881. (His photos with Muslim Saleem are available on this web site)

Ties with Muslim Saleem: Iqbal Masood was the first person in Bhopal to have recognised the potential of Muslim Saleem as a poet and writer. He recommended my name to various functions, where I met with success. I also worked with him as sub-editor in Aftab-e-Jadid. While Iqbal Masood was a reporter, I looked after the front page. In 1983, I moved to Hindi journalism (Dainik Bhaskar) and then to English journalism (National Mail, Central Chronicle and now Hindustan Times) in 1986. For about 20 years, we did not meet despite living in the same city without any reason. He also seemed to have forgotten me so much so that when he helped in compiling a directory of Urdu poets and writers of Bhopal called Qalam Dasta, he forgot to get my name included in it though it had the names of 192 ‘litterateurs’. Then I rediscovered him in 2006, when my Aligarh friends Prof Abdul Kalam Qasmi and Fahat Ehsas came to Bhopal to attend a function at Bharat Bhavan. During his stint at Urdu Akademi, he also did not call me even once for reciting my poetry or short stories at the Akademi. But I don’t have a complaint, since I look towards Allah, Who is the giver of name and fame. By His grace, the person, whose name was not thought fit to be included in the directory of Bhopal litterateurs, has himself compiled a much larger directory which is accessible worldwide. Not only Iqbal Masood, but I have been overlooked and underestimated by my other collegues as well. But everyone should know that no one can ignore me now by the grace of Allah. And my name will also sparke in the world of Urdu literature like my illustrious grandfather Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakeem and father Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem, the creator of ‘Khayyam-e-Nau’.

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 Iqbal Majeed: born July 12, 1934. Urdu prose, drama. Books; Do Bheege Log, Meeras Ek Halafia Bayaan, Shahar-e-Badnaseeb, Kisi Din, Namak, Tera Aur Uska Sach. Address- B-132, Housing Board Colony, Koh-e-Fiza, Bhopal. Mobile No. 9893682997

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Iqtidar Afsar (Prof). Real name: Iqtidar Ahmad Siddiqui. Born: August 1, 1952. At present, he is head of department of physics and electronics, Saifia College, Bhopal. His father the late Prof Manzoor Ahmad was the head of Saifia College’s Arabic Department. Prof Iqtidar was education officer in Tanzania from 1983 to 85. He used to be a good hockey player in his youth. He is among the office-bearers of many a literary bodies and has won a number of awards. Collection of his Na’ats “Naghmaat-e-Firdaus” has been published. Address: 871, Lane No 1 Near Masjid Madarul Muham Patra, Parighat, Bhopal: Mobile No- 9300698161


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Ismail Shakir: January 1, 1966.. Hamd, Ghazal. Address- Masjid Tarjume Wali, Motia Park, Bhopal. Mobile No 9893265635




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Javed Akhtar: He was born on January 17, 1945, at Gwalior. His real name is Jadoo. He is son of Jan Nisar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar, a teacher and a writer. He received his early education from Colvin Taluqdars' College in Lucknow. Hee went to Aligarh and took admission Minto Circle school of Aligarh Muslim University. He passed his secondary education from Aligarh Muslim University. After completing his matriculation, he did his BA from Saifia College, Bhopal dfasf
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Kailash Sarang: Janab Kailash Sarang Saheb is not the name of an individual, but an institution. He is a multilingual giant figure as well apart from being a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. When the history of Urdu literary world of Madhya Pradesh will be written, the name of Kailash Sarang will be written in golden letters. He is not a poet or writer of Urdu, but this beleaguered language, especially in Bhopal and large parts of Madhya Pradesh, is indebted to him a lot. He can read and write Urdu and has been a regular reader of some good Urdu magazines. At a time when Urdu and Urdu writers were going through the worst patch, it was Kailash Sarang who infused a new life in it. He brought out an Urdu weekly “Ayaz” from Bhopal for his party. The weekly ran successfully for 18 years until BJP decided to close it down. It not only gave employment to Urdu people, but also highlighted the problems of Urdu and Muslims. In 1982, the ten-year celebrations of “Ayaz” were held. A grand Mushaira was organised at Khirni Wala Maidan (Now Iqbal Maidan). It was one of the grandest Mushairas in the history of Bhopal. (I also recited my ghazals along with Atal Behari Bajpai, Qateel Shifai and other famous poets at this Mushaira). Importantly, publication of Ayaz and organisation of these celebrations were funded by sympathisers of RSS and BJP, just because of Kailash Sarang. Limitations of this directory do not allow me more space but I will write a very comprehensive article focusing on him on the same website under a separate head)
Residence: Sheesh Mahal, near Moti Masjid, Bhopal phone No. 0755-2543551

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Kailash Guru Swami: Born on May, 3 1948. Books: Tanha Safar, Parwaaz-e-Ghazal, Dard Ki Khushboo. Address: Hanuman Mandir Parisar, North TT Nagar, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2711956, 2710955.
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Kamil Behzadi: His real name is Abdul Hameed Khan. He was born at Nagpur on April 1, 1934 and has studied up to MA in Urdu. He retired as Section Officer in 1992. His published books include 1. Lafzon ka safar 2. Aasman raushan hai (Hindi), Tilok Chand Mahroom ek mutala’a 4. Indanama. Awards: ‘Shayar-e-Shabab award of Vidarbha Hindi Sahitya Prishad, Mohammad Ali Taj Award of MP Urud Akademi (2010) and many others. Address: “Ghazal”, C-42, Tilak Cooperative Society, Indra Vihar Colony, Airport Road, Bhopal. Phone 462030 Mobile No. 9617978665. (His pictures with Muslim Saleem available on this web site) Best couplets:


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Kausar Siddiqui: Born: November 19, 1934.at Allahabad (UP). Education: BA, LLB. Retired as general manager, Civil Supplies Corporation. His biggest service to Urdu is that he is editing and publishing quarterly Karwan-e-Adab since 2001. Books: Phool Ek Hi Chaman ke, Taj-ul-Masaajid Ki Kahani, Faseel-e-Shab, Saaz-e-Jaras, Nala-e-Jaras, Jeb Mein Pathhar, Mauj-e-Subu, Aag, E’triraf, Raushan Ayat, Haryali, Urdu Pujari, Dhaai Aakhar, Mauj-e-Gul. He has visited London and Pakistan in connection with literary activities. A student has been awarded PhD by Barkatullah University, Bhopal for research on hi. Address. Zeb Villa, 79-A, Ginnauri, Bhopal. Phone. O755-2542731.

Dedication of a book to Muslim Saleem
Ties with Muslim Saleem: Kausar Siddiqui is one of towering figures of Urdu literature of Bhopal. When I was managing editor of daily Aftab-e-Jadid in 1982, I used to meet him regularly. At that I time I lived at 31, Shastri Nagar, Bhopal and he was staying at a government quarter in North TT Nagar. That was the time when Noori Nastaliq had not arrived on the scene.

A specimen of Kausar Siddiqui's khushnaweesi
Since I had worked as a professional Khattat, I had worked out some sort of tying font of Urdu. But, when I discussed the matter with Mr Siddiqui, I found him one step ahead of me. The matter came to a close since the early version of Noori Nastaliq had hit the market soon. But the depth of Mr Kausar Siddiqui’s all-round knowledge was etched in my mind. After 1983, I left Urdu journalism and gradually drifted away from active field of Urdu literature as well though I kept writing ghazals and getting them published in magazines. Times changed and faces and personalities too. In the year 2000, I faced problems with the Persian kalam of my father the late Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem. Some words were missing from the manuscript or were illegible. I discussed the matter with Mr Idris Moonis of Fas Computronics. He said that he knew of a person, who is adapt at Persian and can do it. I went to the person living in Ginnori and got the manuscript corrected without recollecting that he is none other than the same Mr Kausar Siddiqui whom I knew since both his whereabouts and appearance had changed quite a lot. Recently, when I launched the website khojkhabarnews.com and started a directory of Urdu Poets and Writers of Madhya Pradesh, I went to Mr Kausar Siddqui and met him after a gap of over 25 years. When he mentioned that he is the brother of Qaisar-ul-Jaffri and father to Romi Jaffry, all the old memories were rekindled in my mind. He is indeed a great person and workaholic litterateur with untiring flair of writing both prose and poetry. Still, he is very down-to-earth and does not brag about his achievements. A number of pictures have been contributed by him. I thank and salute Mr Kausar Siddqui. (Posted by Muslim Saleem on May 15, 2010)
From Left) Rumi Jaffry, son of Kausar Siddiqui, local MLA Arif Aqeel, film actor Qadir Khan, Kausar Siddiqui and another guest at Bhopal in 2002
(Picture caption: From left) Rumi Jaffri, son of Kausar Siddiqui, local MLA Arif Aqeel, film actor Qadir Khan, Kausar Siddiqui and a guest at a function in Bhopal in 2002
Kazim Raza Rahi (Dr). Born June 16, 1948. Ghazal. Address- F-5, Barkatullah University Campus, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2581352 Mobile No 9826345276
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Kareemullah Shareef Khan Qamar: He was born on July 1, 1928 at Berasia and resides at Raisen. Has been composing poetry since 1950. He has retired from Forest Department in 1989. Best couplet
Zauq-e-Mai noshi to bada kasho itni piya……kar do majboor dua ke liye

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Khalid Abidi: Mohammad Khalid Abidi was born in Bhopal on August 17, 1947 and retired in 2009 as programme executive of All India Radio Bhopal. He holds master’s degree in Urdu. Khalid Abidi has a large collection of books, most of them rare, which he has purchased from his hard-earned income. He has several books, dramas, features, radio features and myriads of awards to his credit. The most memorable book on him is “Mohammad Khalid Abidi, ek mutala’a. Mailing address: Maktaba Abidiya, 545, Dil Aram House, Hawa Mahal Road, Bhopal and Royal Home, Flat No. 17, G/3, Chobdar Pura near Masjid Kalua Bua, Purana Qila, Bhopal. Mobile No. 9826532258

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Khaleda Siddiqui: Born August 16, 1948. Ghazal, Address- 76, Ashok Vihar, Nagar Nigam Colony, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2752494 Phone 6549497
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Mohammad Zafar Khan Zafar: Died: July  7, 2011: He was a painter by profession. Had been writing ghazals since 1980. Used to take part in local as well as all-India mushayaras. He was about 55 years  of age at the time of .  his death. He resided in Ward No. 6, Raisen. Representative couplet
Kaun sa lal hai wo jis ki talab mein aksar…laut aate ho zafar ho ke bakhshaan ke qareeb
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Maqbool Ahmad Maqbool Satnawi: Born on May 26, 1933, in Satna (MP), Maqbool lives at Kashana-e-Nazeer, Nazeerabad, Satna. He started penning poetry since 1954 and sought guidance from Ustad Hakeem Naushe Saheb. Maqbool resides at Kashana-e-Nazeer, Nazeerabad, Satna (MP) He has published three collections of his poetry 1. Ihsaasaat 2. Naqsh-e-Saani 3. Gul-e-Arzoo. His best couplet is :
Bas itni der ke liye chaman raha naseeb mein
kali ko jitni der ik gulaab sochta raha

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Maqbool Wajid: Born July 25, 1951. Poetry, articles. Books; Afkar, Zamane Ke Liye, Karvan Guzar Gaya. Address- H-8, Police Radio Colony, Bhadbhada Road, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2770787 Mobile 9425377323
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Marzia Arif (Dr.) : She is presently Coordinator, Distant Education, Bakatullah University, Bhopal. She has compiled 5 books including ‘Bisat-e-Fikr, a collection of articles on literary criticism and Quran-e-Kareen ki Qasmon ka adabi wa sainsi jaiza (A scientific and literary analysis of Quranic oaths). She has written more than twn essays for radio, TV and newspapers. She lives at Street No. 1, House No. 4, Ret Ghat, Bhopal-462001.

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Masood Hashmi: July 4, 1941. Ghazal and Char Bait. Books; Gulistane Char Baith, Nazm-e-Madeena. Address- 10, Masjid, Pindaran, Ghoda Nakhas, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2736997
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Masood Akhtar Narvi: Born June 1, 1940. Ghazal. Book; Tanveer-e-Ghazal; Address 65-A Sector, Teela Jamalpura, BDA Colony, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2743107
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Mateen Shaheed: Born 1927. Ghazal. Books; Naqsh-e-Dawaam, Kashti-e-Fikr. Address- Zehran, Tower, T-1, Near Qidwai Manzil, Retghat, Bhopal. Mobile No. 9301633516.
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Mehboob Ahmad Mehboob: Born January 1, 1936. prose and poetry. Books; Dast Basta, Baab Dar Baab. Address-13, Kacchi Masjid Road, Shahjahanabad, Bhopal. Mobile Nos 9300302656 and 9300116996
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Mehdi Jafar: Born at Allahabad, UP, he lived in Bhopal for 17 years and retired as the incharge of Canning Section of Food and Nutrition Department. He is basically a critic of Urdu prose but has also published “Keemiya-e-Samri, a collection of his poetry. After retirement, he settled in Allahabad. Address: 1284-A, Daryabad, Allahabad-21003. Phone: 0532-2451493.

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Mehtab Alam (Dr.): July 20, 1972. Poetry, Journalism. Address- ETV, Plot No 84 Zone 2, MP Nagar, Bhopal. Mobile No 9303138019.
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Mohammad Anees Ansari: Born September 7, 1955. Poetry, short stories. Book: Mahfil-e-Char Bait. Address- 260, Meghvarpura, Street No 3, Behind Lady Hospital, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2738686 (His other photos with Muslim Saleem are also available on this web site).






 


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Mohammad Hassan Khan (Prof): March 14, 1952. Research. Books; Iran Ka Islami Dastoor Ek Jayza, Mutalia Sulemani, Hayat-e-Imran, Alam-e-Arab Va Islam. Address- 13, Masjid Shakoor Khan Road, Phone 0755-2546892 Mobile 9303118806.
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Mohammad Noman Khan (Dr): Born July 2, 1952. Books; Bhopal Adab Ke Aine Mein, Bhopal Mein Urdu, Inzimaam Ke Baad, Nakdo Nazar, Chand Mashaheere Adab Aur Bhopal, Kitabon Ki Batein, Talash-o-Tajzia. Address- 56, Nadeem Road, Ibrahimpura. Phone 0755-2546304(His photos with Muslim Saleem are available on this web site).
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Mukhtar Shameem (Dr): Born August 3, 1945. Ghazal, criticism. Books; Riyasat Tonk Aur Urdu Shayaree, Naama-e-Gul, Harf Harf Aaina, Dareecha-e-Gul, Pas-e-Ghubar, Zaheer Dehlavi, Jahan Barsaat Hoti Hai. Address- 10, Queen’s Homes, Near Ahmedabad Palace, Koh-e-Fiza, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-5250323.
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Mumtaaz Siddiqui: Born June 10, 1956. Ghazal, Nazm. Books; Sada-e-Dil, Juganuon Ke Mele, Bas Ek Nazar. Address- 5, Farrash Khana Lane, Street No 2, Jahangirabad, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2764024 Mobile No 9826062164.
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Munavvar Jahan Sahar: Born October 3 1975. Ghazal. Book: Khushaboo-e-Shahar. Address- 3, Ahata Mankasha, Pul Bogda, Bhopal. Mobile No. 93229222452.
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Muslim Saleem
Muslim Saleem (in beard) celebrating New Year 2010 with staff.


(latest: Muslim Saleem has been nominated as Patron of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society along with Kiran Bedi and other luminaries).
Muslim Saleem (born 1950) is a great Urdu poet, writer and journalist and creator of massive directories of Urdu poets and writers on different blogs. These directories include 1. Urdu poets and writers of India part-1  2. . Urdu poets and writers of India part-II  3.  Urdu poets and writers of World part-I  4.  Urdu poets and writers of World part-II, 5. Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh, 6. Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad, 7. Urdu poets and writers of Shajahanpur, 8. Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri Origin, 9. Urdu poets and writers of Hyderabad, 10. Urdu poets and writers of Augrangabad, 11. Urdu poets and writers of Maharashtra 12. Urdu poets and writers of Tamil Nadu, 13, Urdu poets and writers of Karnataka 14. Urdu poets and writers of Gujarat, 15. Urdu poets and writers of Uttar Pradesh, 16. Urdu poets and writers of Canada, 17. Urdu poets and writers of Burhanpur, 18. Urdu poets and writers of West Bengal 19. Female Urdu poets and writers, 20. Hindu Naatgo Shuara etc. These directories can be seen on :-
1. www.khojkhabarnews.com
2, www.muslimsaleem.wordpress.com
3. www.urdunewsblog.wordpress.com,
4. www.khojkhabarnews.wordpress.com.
5. www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.in
6 www.muslimsaleem.blogspot.in
7. www.saleemwahid.blogspot.in
Following are the web directories:-
urdu poets and writers of india on khojkhabarnews.com
http://khojkhabarnews.com/?p=18141.





urdu poets and writers of india on poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.com
http://poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.in/p/urdu-poets-and-writers-of-india-part-ii.html
urdu poets and writers of World on poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.com
http://poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.in/p/urdu-poets-and-writers-of-world-part-ii.html
1. urdu poets and writers of india on muslimsaleem.wordpress.com
2. urdu poets and writers of   world on khojkhabarnews.com
2. urdu poets and writers of   world on muslimsaleem.wordpress.com
2 Word’s poets and writers of   world on muslimsaleem.wordpress.com
2 Word’s poets and writers of   world on muslimsaleem.wordpress.com
3. urdu poets and writers of madhya pradesh on muslimsaleem.wordpress.com
3. madhya pradesh urdu poets and writers  on muslimsaleem.blogspot.com
4. urdu poets and writers of allahabad
5. urdu poets and writers of shahjahanpur
6. urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir
7. urdu poets and writers of aurangabad
8. urdu poets and writers of canada
9. urdu poets and writers of west bengal
10. urdu poets and writers of tamil nadu on madhyanews.blogspot.com
10. urdu poets and writers of tamil nadu on urdunewsblog.wordpress.com
10. urdu poets and writers of tamil nadu on hamaramp.blogspot.com
11. drama world of india.
12. Hindu na’atgo shuara
13. Female urdu poets and writers
14. Urdu newspapers and magazines
(Life) Muslim Saleem was born in 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh in India, brought up in Aligarh, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University. He is the son of the well-known Urdu poet Saleem Wahid Saleem. He has lived in Bhopal, India since 1979.
 (Education): Muslim Saleem studied right from class 1 to BA honours in AMU schools and University. He completed his primary education from AMU Primary School, Qazi Para Aligarh (Now converted into a girls school of AMU). He passed high school exam from AMU City School, Aligarh and B.A. Hons (Political Science) from Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. Later, Muslim Saleem did M.A. in Arabic from Allahabad University during his stay in Allahabad.
 (Career) Muslim Saleem began his career as a journalist in the Urdu-language newspaper Aftab-e-Jadeed, Bhopal. He is multilingual journalist having worked on top posts with Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi), Central Chronicle (English), National Mail (English), News Express (English) and most recently as the chief copy editor of the Hindustan Times in Bhopal. At present, Muslim Saleem is English news advisor to Directorate of Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh. (as on December 1, 2012).
(Works and awards) Muslim Saleem has been appointed as Patron of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society. He is the author of Aamad Aamad, a compilation of his poetry published by Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academi. Several of his couplets are well known in the Urdu language. He won the Yaad-e-Basit Tarhi Mushaira, a poetry competition, in 1982. In 1971, Muslim Saleem was awarded by Ismat Chughtai for his Afsana “Nangi Sadak Par” at AMU Aligarh. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Urdu-language publications Shair, Ahang, Asri, Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and other periodicals and magazines. His work in service of the Urdu language was recognized in a special 2011 edition of the periodical Abadi Kiran, devoted to his work. Evenings in his honour have been organised in a number of cities. Muslim Saleem is currently compiling a massive database of poets and writers of the Urdu language, both historic and currently active.
 (Translation of Muslim Saleem’s work in English): Great scholar Dr. Shehzad Rizvi based in Washington has translated Muslim Saleem’s ghazal in English even though they have never met. Dr. Rizvi saw Muslim Saleem’s ghazals on websites and was so moved that he decided to translate them.
 (Praise by poets and writers) Great poet and scholar of Urdu and Persian Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi has also written a number of poetic tributes to Muslim Saleem. Dr. Azmi and Muslim Saleem are yet to meet face to face. Beside this, great short-story writer and critic Mehdi Jafar (Allahabad, Bashir Badr (Bhopal), Jafar Askari (Lucknow), Prof. Noorul Husnain (Aurangabad), Kazim Jaffrey (Lahore) and a host of others have written in-depth articles defining Muslim Saleem’s poetry.
 (Muslim Saleem on other websites) Muslim Saleem’s life and works have been mentioned on Wikipedia, www.urduadab4u.blogspot.in, www.urduyouthforum.org and several other website. In fact, www.urduyouthforum.org has given credit to Muslim Saleem for lifting a number of pictures and entries from Muslim Saleem’s websites and blogs.
 (Address): Muslim Saleem, 280 Khanugaon, VIP Road, Bhopal-462001
Mobiles: 0 9009217456   0 9893611323
 Best couplets:
Zindagi ki tarah bikhar jaayen…… kyun ham aise jiyen ki mar jaayen
kar di meeras waarison ke sipurd…. zindagi kis ke naam mar jaayen
rooh ke karb ka kuchh mudaawa no tha
doctor neend ki goiyan likh gaya
wo dekhne mein ab bhi tanawar darakht hai
haalanke waqt khod chuka hai jaden tamam
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Musthaq Walid: Born January 1, 1935. Hazal (satirical poetry). Book; Kele Ke Chhilake. Address- A-430, Housing Board Colony Berasia Road, Bhopal. No contact No.
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Naeem Kausar: Born December 5, 1936 in Raisen. Brings out Sadaa-e-Urdu literary journal from Bhopal. He is the son of Kausar Chandpuri. Books; Honhar Shehzada, Khwawon Ke Maseeha, Kaal Kothri, Iqrarnama. Brings out Urdu weekly newspaper Sada-e-Urdu. Address- 31, Firdous Cottage, Shamla Hills, Bhopal. Mobile No- 9893731471.

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Najeeb Ramish: July19, 1942. (Died 2011) Ghazal, criticism. Address- 31 Bagh Dilkusha, Lala Lajpat Rai Colony, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2680845.
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Naeem Saba: Born April 2, 1948. Ghazal, review. Book; Din Raat. Address- 45, Noor Mahal Road Behind GPO, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2737612.
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Namak Sironji. Born 1935. Hazal. Book: Chutakiyan. Address- Opposite Zeenat-ul-Masajid, Sonia Gandhi Colony. Bhopal. Mobile Nos. 9826391585 and 9826822387.
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Naseer Parvaz: Born December 1, 1940. Ghazal and Nazm. Books; Khitta-e-Gulab, Mata-e-Deeda-e-Tar, Rasool-e-Akram, Ek Tanha Sada. Address- 296, LIG New Subhash Nagar, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2752987.
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Naseem Ansari: Born December 14, 1943. Nazm and Ghazal. Books; Khwab To Zanjeerein Hain. Address- Ghalib Millennium, 77-B,, Housing Board Colony, Koh-e-Fiza, Bhopal. Mobile No. 9826325407.
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Nida Fazli: Nida Fazli is an all-rounder. He was born in Gwalior in 1938 and moved to Mumbai in 1964 to eke out a living by penning film songs. On one hand he writes couplets like…”sooraj ko chonch mein liye murgha khadaa rahaa…..khidki key pardey khol diye raat ho gayee” and on the other hands pens such lyrics for films “kabhi kisi ko mukammal jahaan naheen miltaa……..kaheen zameen to kaheen aasmaan naheen miltaa”. He also excels in prose. Best couplet
Dhoob mein niklo, ghataaon mein nahaakar dekho
Zindagi kya hai kitaabon ko hataakar dekho.

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Nisar Rahi: Born May 10, 1942. Story. Books; Sunahari Patjhad, Raiyfal, Sheesha-e-Dil, Chattan Reza Reza. Address- P-44, BDA Colony, Teela Jamalpura, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2737105 Mobile 9827565602.
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Noor Mohammad Yaas: Born. January 1, 1955.Ghazal, Rubai. Books; Seepian Samandar Aag, Khushaboo Ke Jazeere, Ek Sooraj Ek Zamin Ek Asman. Address- 41, Matia Mahal Lane, Behind GPO, Bhopal.
Noor Mohammad Yaas is quite different from general breed of poets. He does not attend literary function and remains confined to his own world. But he is a good poet. In fact, he is better than the entire new generation of poets of Bhopal and can be placed second to
Gauhar Jalali. He has his own style. Unlike his contemporaries, Yaas has tried his hand at ‘rubaa’is’ and has a collection of rubaa’is titled “Khushboo”, which was published in 2003. He has experimented in “rubaa’i” from as well. In all, 301 rubaa’is have been included in  his collection. Though he has been a disciple of old style poets Sheri Bhopali and Wakeel Bhopali, he is “jadeed” poet. Mobile No. 0 8435902823  Representative kalaam:-
Rubaa’i
Afkar kay jangal say nikaltaa jaaon
Izhaar ki khusboo mein badaltaa jaaaon
zahnoon pay banaata hus lehje kay nuqush
awaaz ki rafter say chaltaa jaaon
couplets:-
ab gha ki haqeeqat pas-e-deewar naheen hai
kis dar pay yahaan parda-e-izhaar naheen hai
kisi kay khwaab no is tarha tukde-tukde kar
kay baar-baar uday neend, baar-baar lagay
lamhon pay yaheen dawaam likh do
aage to sadi ka khatma hai
Noor Mohammad Yaas has been very weak economically. I have not seen for long. Till about five years ago, Yaas was seen selling goggles on a footpath near Imami Darwaza. Despite, his poor economic conditions, it is creditable that Yaas has published three collections of poetry and has not compromised with his literary bent of mind (Muslim Saleem-Tuesday, July 19, 2011)

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Nusrat Bano Roohi (Dr): Born – September 1931. Social articles. Books; Jang-e-Azadi Mein Bhopal Ka Hissa, Khan Shakir Ali Khan, Muslim Khwateen Ke Masail and Akhlakiyat Se Mutallik Chand Qurani Ayat. Address- 8 Krishna Colony, Near PGBT College, Berasia Road, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2736791 (Her group photos with Muslim Saleem are available on this web site)
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Nusrat Mehdi: Born on March 1, 1965 at Bijnaur (UP), Nusrat Mehdi is currently Secretary to Madhya Pradesh Urdu Akademi. The class II gazetted officer is a genuinely and extremely good poetess and writer of Madhya Pradesh. She is MA B. Ed. She has published two collections of her poetry 1. Saaya saaya dhoop 2. Aabla pa. Nusrat Mehdi has participated in international mushairas in Jeddah, Riyadh, Dubai etc. She is the daughter-in-law of famous Urdu critic and writer Mehdi Jafar. Address : F-8/15, Char Imli, Bhopal-462016. Phone 0755-4083586 Mobile No. 09425012227. Best couplets:
Haq paraston ki jahan rai shumari hogi
sab se pehle wahan aawaz hamari hogi
taul kar dekh le azmat ke taraazu mein ise
meri chadar teri dastaar pe bhari hogi
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Nusrat Siddiqui: Born August 21, 1939. Ghazal and Nazm. Book: Raqs-e-Nava. Address- 234, Saleem Chowk, Qaziq Camp, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2737612
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Pari Bano (Dr): Born December 24, 1943. Stories. Address- 34 Chowki Imambara, Noor Mahal Road, Bhopal. Mob; 9826048445 (Died on 23 October 2013)

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Parveen Kaif (Dr): Born December 23, 1956. Ghazal. Address- 1, Street No 3, Amirganj Pari Bazaar, Bhopal. Phone 0755-5223444

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Parveen Saba: Born March 25, 1969. Ghazal, Nazm; Mauje Saba, Sehra Ki Dhoop. Address- 154, New Devki Nagar, Berasia Road, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2732548. Mobile No 9827265031.

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Qasim Niyazi (Dr): Born July 11, 1931. Ghazal, Criticism and Review. Address- G-3, Balaji Hills View Tower, Bright Colony, Idgah Hills, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-27539884

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Qayum Javed (Dr): Born 1931. Humour. Address- 666, Street No 1, Marwari Road Inside Jumerati, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2544756

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(Dr.) Qudsia Akhtar. (Born February 2, 1961) She is a professor with Saifia College, Bhopal. She did her PhD on “Shimali Hind Kay Asaatiza-e-Sukhan kay Bhopal Say Ta’alluq Rakhnay Walay Shagird”. She was honoured with MP Urdu Akademi award for young critic for 1995-96.Adress: Gali No. 1, H. No. 19, Chataipura, Bhopal-462001. Phone 0755 2748620. Mob: 0 9981984659.


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Rabab Zaidi: April 6, 1940. Ghazal. Book: Ahange Rabab. Address- 9, Street No 6, Ameerganj, Shahjahanabad, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2544397

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Rahat Indori: He was born in 1950 and resides in Indore. Recites in Mushairas in India and abroad. The canvas of Rahat Indori is very vast. And when he writes the bitterness of life is out.
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He has recited his poetry in more than 100 cities of USA, Canada, West Germany, England, Pakistan, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan etc. a number of times much to the appreciation of his millions of fans Awards – Some of the awards bestowed on Rahat Indori include: Embassy of India, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Honour, Jung News Paper Publications, Karachi, Pakistan – Mohd. Ali Taj Award, MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal – Maulana Mohd Ali Johar Award – Jamia old Boys Association, New Delhi – Adeeb International Award – Sahir Cultural Academy, Ludhiana – Haq Banarasi Award – Anjuman Nawa e Haq, Banaras – Sahitya Saraswat, Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag – Indira Gandhi Award, National Federation, Haldwani – Pradesh Ratna, Hindi Sahitya Parishad, Bhopal – National Integration Award, Indian Cultural Society, New Delhi – UP Hindi Urdu Sahitya Award, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow – Rajiv Gandhi Literary Award, Hum sab Ek Hain, Bhopal – Award of Excellence in Urdu Poetry, Social Educational & Welfare Association (SEWA), Mumbai – Sadbhaawna Award, Bazm E Gango Jaman, Ujjain – Aafaq Haider Award, Shamim Memon Memorial Foundation, Varanasi – Faani o Shakil Award, Dr. Urmilesh Jan Chetna Samiti, Badaun – Nishwar Wahidi Award, National Book Fare Trust, Kanpur – Netaji Subhash Alankaran, Subhash Manch, Indore – Dr. Zakir Hussain Award, Delhi Govt., New Delhi – Nishan E Aijaz, Dr. Shakil Welfare Educational Society, Bareilly – Kaifi Aazmi Award, Bhartiya Rashtriya Ekta Parishad, Varanasi – Urdu Award, Jhansi – Mirza Ghalib Award, Jhansi.
Best couplets
masjidon ke sahan tak jaana bahut dushvaar thaa
dair se niklaa to mere raaste men daar thaa
ye aur baat ke dushman huaa hai aaj magar
vo meraa dost thaa kal tak use buraa na kaho

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Ramesh Khare Jauhar: Born April 13, 1948. Ghazal. Address- Ishawas, MH 21 Purwanchal, Phase 1, Khajuria Kalan Piplani, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-5281084, 9993679462
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Rasheed Akhtar: Born 1947. Nazm. Phone No- 0755-2736218
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Rasheed Anjum: February 10, 1940. Books; Saleeb Zinda Hai, Firaun, Faslon Mein Bati Zindagi. Address- 47, Kashana, Islampura, Itwara, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-9301081576
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Rasheed Anwar Ujjaini. Born March 31, 1957. Poetry. Address- Bablu-Guddu Kirana Store, Sanjay Nagar, Bhopal.
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Rasheed Indori.  Poet. Collection of Poetry “Tarseel”. .
. Address: 9/1, Juna Risala, Indore (MP). Mob: 0930703246.
رشید اندوری کا منتخب کلام
حاصل_ازن_سفر
جو کہہ دیا تو کہہ دیا
کہکشاں کو رہگزر جو کہہ دیا تو کہہ دیا
حسن نظروں میں ہوا کرتا ہے چہروں میں نہیں
حسن کو حسن_نذر جو کہہ دیا تو کہہ دیا
قیمت_ندامت ہم سے پوچھی ہے تو سن
ہم نے قطرے کو گہرجو کہہ دیا تو کہہ دیا
لو تیز ہے سورج کی تمازت بھی بہت ہے
اس رت میں ہمیں چلنے کی عادت بھی بہت ہے
ہم اپنی انا کا کبھی سودا نہیں کرتے
حالانکہ ضمیروں کی تجارت بھی بہت ہے
یہ ہوا پہلے تو اتنی ستم انگیز نہ تھی
چہرہ_گل پہ خراشوں کے نشان دیکھے ہیں

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Rasheed Nazar: Born July 17, 1953. Ghazal, Qata’at. Address- 1, Street, Chhuttu Lal, Chowki Talaiya, Bhopal. Mobile 982766802
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Razia Hamid (Dr): Born 1 September 1946. Afsana, criticism. Books: Nakooshe Bhopal, Nawab Siddiqui, Hasan Khan, Rif-at Sarosh Shakhshiyat Va Fan, Basheer Badra Shakhsiyato Fan, Armughane Akhtar, Saeed Khan, Bhopal Darpad, Aligarh Mera Chaman, Mohammad Ahmad Sabjwari Ek Mutalia, Yadon Ki Mahak, Bhopali Urdu, Muavine Haj, Lamhon Ka Safar Vagairah. Address- 6 Kinara Apartment, VIP Road, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2544100
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Rehbar Jaunpuri: Born January 2, 1939 to Shaikh Abdul Hameed of village Jaigahan in Jaupur district in UP. Excels in. Nazm, Ghazal. Has participated in Mushayaras even in Jeddah and Riyad. Books; Awaza-e-Zanjeer, Mauj-e-Sarab, Mata-e-Fikr, Paigam-e-Haq. Dr. Razia Hamid has compiled a book on his life and works. Address- N-3/651-B-Sector, Govindpura, BHEL, Bhopal-462023. Phone No. 0755-2600937. Mobile No- 9303211350.

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Rafat Mohammad Khan (Dr). Born: October, 26, 1937. (Died May 15, 2013) Mini story, articles. Address- 47, B, Tolwali Masjid, Budhwara, Bhopal. Mobile No 9826841219
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Rifatul (also Rafatul) Hussaini: (Born March, 1927. Died: November 3, 2012) Naat, Ghazal, Nazm, Qat-aat. Address- 1/1, Nagar Nigam Colony, Bairasia Road, Bhopal. The 83-year-old poet remained in self-imposed exile and came out from the confines of his house only in July, 2011 when all the literary societies honoured him at a public function. (His picture with Muslim Saleem available on this web site’s photo gallery)


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Sabiha Asar: January 1, 1974. ghazal. Address- Sarai Munshi Hussain Khan, Mohtajkhana, Noormahal Road, Bhopal. Mobiles: No- 9993614689, 9300803626
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Sabir Adeeb: Born January 1, 1939. Poetry, novel. Books; Hadab, Badalate Mausamon Ka Dard, Toote Rishton Ka Qarb, Yadon Ke Jazeere, Abnaye. Address- 35, Gulkada, Kabeetpura, Kachchi Masjid, Bhopal. Mobile: No- 930328330.
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Sabir Niyazi (Dr): Born April 11, 1942. Ghazal. Address- 13, Chameliwala Road, Motia Park, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2749761
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Saeed Akhtar: Born May 14, 1933. Ghazal, parody. Address- In Front of City Kotwali, Bhopal. Phone: No- 0755-6451276, Mobile: 9229436149
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Safia Rag Alavi: Born March 3, 1935. (Died in December 2012) Ghazal, Nazm. Books: Muthti Bhar Lamhen, Tanha Tanha, Chutki Bhar Roshani. Address- HC 47, Lake View Colony, Koh-e-Fiza, Bhopal Phone No- 0755-2738788
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Sagheer Athar Abbasi: Born April 2, 1945. Ghazal. Address- 10, Murghi Bazar, Jahangirabad, Bhopal. Mobile No- 9826823815
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Salahuddin Khalid Koti: He was bron on Octerber 24, 1943 at Kot in Fatehpur (UP) and educated at Haleem College, Kanpur, where he was close to Prof. Nushur Wahidi. After retiring from Forest Department, he resides at Raisen. Has been penning poetry since 1958. Best couplet
Is qadar pyar se dekho na hamari janib;…..warna afasaana banaa lenge zamaane waale

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Sarwar Alam Raz Sarwar: Was born on March 16, 1935 in Jabalpur. Sarwar received his early education in Jabalpur and then Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). He earned his baccalaureate from AMU in Sciences (1956)as well as in Civil Engineering (1959) and later joined the University as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering. Sarwar emigrated to the USA in 1971. He currently resides in Carrollton, Texas, USA where he devotes his time and energies to furthering the cause of Urdu language and literature. Sarwar received his training in Urdu poetry and literature from his illustrious father, the late Abul Fazil “Raz” Chandpuri. In poetry Sarwar is primarily interested in Urdu Ghazal wherein his style favors and reflects the styles and ideas of the old masters like Ghalib and Meer. His interests, however, also include Urdu short stories (afsaane) as well as literary criticism. He is widely published in Urdu magazines in India as well as Pakistan. Sarwar has written nine books on various subjects. The titles of his three collections of ghazals are: Shehr-e-Nigaar, Rang-e-Gulnaar and Durr-e-Shehwaar. He has also written Teesraa Haath: A collection of Urdu short stories: 2001 and Baaqiyaat-e-Raz: A book on a critical study of the poetry of his father and mentor “Raz” Chandpuri. Address: 1220, Indian Run Drive, # 116, Carrollton, TX 75010, USA. Phone No. (972) 492-9689. Best couplets
1. kabhee tuj` peh meree nigaah hai kabhee Khud se mujh ko Khitaab hai
koyee yeh bataaye hai raaz kyaa, yahaan kaun zer-e-niqaab hai?
2. dil ko yoon behlaa rakkhaa hai….. dard kaa naam dawaa rakkhaa hai
3. mujhe zeest ne diyaa kyaa, yehee fikr-o-dard-o-Hirmaan
milaa gar koyee Silah to, faqat ek yaad-e-yaaraan.
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Muslim Saleem with Sarwat Zaidi (right) at Muslim Saleem's house at Bhopal in 2010.
Sarwat Zaidi:He was bon in Bhopal in 1954 and studied up to BA LLB. For the last many years, Sarwat has been living abroad and has travelled to as far as Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Syria, Bahrain etc. He is a descendant Sadat of Sarangpur (Malwa),
who have been famous for literature and culture. Sarwat Zaidi’f first collection of poetry “Pehle ki Tarah Log” was publicshed in 2002 and reprinted in 2008, which was widely acclaimed by litterateurs including Dr Bashir Badr and the late Raza Rampuri . On the occasion of his daughter’s marriage on May 1, 2010, Sarwat Zaidi released two of his new boos”Bandagi ke baad bhi” and “Rahnumai ke liye”. He is also an associate member of Mumbai Film Writers Association.
Meeting with Muslim Saleem: I came to know of him though a report about the release of his books in a newspaper. I made contact with him over cell phone and invited him to my residence. I was amazed when Iistened to his couplets since they carried a new whiff of air in Urdu poetry. I also found him endearing and amiable. Some coupletes.
1. Pehle ki tarah log to ab khwab huey hain
khwabon mein bhi aate naheen pehle ki tarah log
2 Maana udaasiyon ka safar khatm ho gaya
khushiyon ki raah mein abhi meelon ki jang hai.
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Sayama Rifat: Born December 28, 1966.. Literary articles. Address- 47, B-Tolwali Masjid, Budhwara, Bhopal. Mobile No 09451307213
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Sajid Premi: Born May 12, 1963. Ghazal. Book Aksa, Roshani Kahan Hain. Address- 42, Ginnori Road, Bhopal. Mobile No 9827668227
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Sajid Rizvi: Born August 30, 1956. Poetry. Address- 13, Firdous Manzil, Behind Mohammadi Masjid, Budhwara, Bhopal Mobile No- 9425006312. (Note: Sajid works for Doordarshan Bhopal. He gave Muslim Saleem man programme including interview with Akhtar Saeed Khan)
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Saleem Tanha: July 14, 1963: Ghazal, Journalism, Bachchon Ka Adab. Kya Hoga, Jis Jagah Main Khada Hoon, sman Se Dekhoonga, Sochti Hai Kavita Vagairah; Address- A-231, Ashoka Garden, Bhopal. Mobile No- 9893303167
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Seema Naz: Born December 28, 1969. Ghazal. Address- 44, Noor Mahal Road, Bhopal. Pone No- 0755-2749200
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Shafaq Tanveer: Born February 4, 1939: Ghazal, Nazm. Books; Sooraj Kandhon Par Liye, Sheeshon Ke Darmiyan. Jugnuon Ke Hamsafar, Ikkisveen Sadi Ke Sooraj Se. Address- 2, King Abode Lake View Colony, Koh-e-Fiza, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2549230
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Shaista Jamal (Born: February 5, 1978). Poetess. Collection of poetry “Khumar-e-Ghazal”. Address: 30 Church Road, Jahangirabad, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh). Mobile No. 0 9300037589. Specimen couplet;

Meray Bhi Hoont Mushk Huay Usko Choom Kar

Uski Ana Bhi Ishq Ki Takmeel Paa Gayee
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Shaheed Aslam Khalidi: May 8, 1967. Ghazal. Address- Shariq House, 12, Atta Suja Khan, Bhopal.
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Shahid Meer (Prof): February 10, 1949. Ghazal, Dohe Books; Mausam Zard Gulabon Ka, Sazeena, Dohe Rajasthan Ke, Ai Samander Kabhi Utar Mujh Mein. Address- AB-54, NRI Colony Road, Koh-e-Fiza, Bhopal. Phone 0755-4236328. Mobile 09893022555.
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Shakeel Gwaliori (Lashkar): (Born October 10, 1936). Three collections of poetry 1. Tarkash 2. Aasman Par Aasman 3. Lamhon Ka Ras (Hindi) He wrote 100-year history of Urdu literature in Gwalior in book “Pattharon Kay Shahr Main”. Won Urdu Akademi’s Siraj Meer Khan Award for 2010-11. Address: Lohgar Lyly Road, Lashkar, Gwalior-474001. Mob: 0 9425704068.
Besides poetry, his name is also connected with music and fine art. Best couplet:
Nazar uthaa ke jo dekhaa unhen salaam ke baad
Nashe mein doob chuke they wo ek jaam ke baad.
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Shahid Sagri: Born January 1, 1948. Poetry. Books; Akse Kahkashan, Sadion Ka Karb, Aksa Dar Aksa, Dayare Fikr, Shareeke Fikr. Address- 13/2, Arif Nagar. Mobile No 982774465
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Shareef Ansari Shareef: July 5, 1952. Poetry. Address- MIG 1, Near Teela Jamalpura Police Station, Jamalpura Shopping Center, Bhopal. Mobile 9329222372.
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Sultana Hijab: February 1, 1970. Ghazal, journalism. Address- 18, Peer Abbas Street, Raitghat, Bhopal. Mobile No. 9301084089
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Sayyad Abrar Ahmad Naghmi: Sayyad Abrar Ahmad Naghmi: He was born on November 2, 1940 at Bareli in Raisen district. He studied till MA (Political Science). Got retired as head master and resides near Masjid Mohammadi, Raisen-464551. He is the patron of Bazm-e-Adab-e-Urdu and was a good footballer in his youth days. Mobile No. 9424433844. Phone No. 07482-222237. Has published three books 1. Ijaz-e-Sukhan, Mataa’e Qalam 3. Gunbad-e-Khizra. Has been bestowed with 12 awards. Best couplets:
Zindagi hai ki tafseer quran ki……har amal baasafaa, mustafaa, mustafaa
Hairat hai qatl-o-khoon ka ilzaam jis ke sar hai…
wo shakhs paarsa hai, wo shakhs mo’tabar hai
nikhat-e-gul laai ho jaise sabaa achchha laga…ek arse baad uska khat mila achchha l
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Syed Adil Akhtar: May 9, 1951. Articles. Books; Vaqiya-e-Karbala, Karbala: Ek Yaadgar Inqilab. Address- A-2, Badshaha Apartment, Koh-e-Fiza, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-4252436.
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Syed Akhtar Hasan. Born January 1, 1931. Research, Criticism. Books; Roobaroo, Bhopal Aur Iqbal, Iqbal Ke Karam Farama, Pahala Kadam, Iqbaliyat Dar Iqbaliyat. Address- 7 Karbala Road Near Mansab Manzil, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2540811.
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Syed Khadim Ali Khadim. Born April 30, 1957. Research and criticism. Address- Railway Quarter No ORE/RB 2/217/B, East Railway Colony, Bhopal. Phone 0755-6451993. Mob 982642185
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Syed Mohammad Ali Shadab: Born 1941. Ghazal. Address- New Auqaf Colony Bagh Farhat Afza, Bhopal. Phone 9893544325
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Syed Sabit Ali (Dr): Born 1937. Writing, articles. Books; Urdu Bal Bharati, Student Essay and Letter, Jughrafiya Bhopal, Aina Bal Bharati. Address- 23, Behind GPO, Bhopal. Phone 0755-2738280
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Surya Prakash Ashthana (Dr): Born October 10, 1969. Ghazal and Essay. Address- House No 31, Street No 1, Chataipura, Budhawara. Phone No. 0755-2736833. Mobile 9826991866
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Tahir Tarash: Born July 15, 1968. Ghazal, geet. Address- MS Complex, Medicine Street, Sajjad Colony, Bhopal. Phone No 9826327756
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Tajuddin Taj: Born December 4, 1944. Ghazal Books; Shahar-e-Ghazal, Harf Ashana. Address- 32- A, Lala Lajapat Rai Colony. Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2705505 Mobile 9827327844
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Tarzi Bhopali. Born 1934. Ghazal. Address- S 3, Apex City Center, Sultania Road, Bhopal. Phone 0755-3258026, 9303117091
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Tauqeer Nasri. Born January 1, 1938. Ghazal, Qataat. Address- 456, Ashok Vihar Colony, Ashoka Garden, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2739606. Mobile 9301141723
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Tahira Abbasi (Dr): Born July 5, 1961. Research and criticism. Book; Synonym in the Persian Poetry of Iqbal. Address- MZ Tower, Naqqarkhana, Bhopal. Phone 0755-2542455, 9303132836
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Umar Ansari: Founder of Iqbal Library.
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Dr.) Vinod Saxena “Gulzar”. Poet. Composing Urdu poetry for the last 20 years. Ex vice-chancellor of Jiwaiji University Gwalior. Now settled in Bhopal. Mob 9425109044. Specimen couplet:

Kyon Yoonhi Har Mauj Say Uljha Karen

Ham Samandar Say Koi Sauda Karen
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Dr Yaqoob Yawar is a highly educated writer and translator. He was born at village Kot in Fatehpur (Haswa) district of Uttar Pradesh to Matloob Ali Khan. His real name is Yaqoob Ali Khan and real date of birth is November 22, 1952 while the government records show it as October 16, 1952. He did his high school from Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh and completed his later studies from Bhopal University, Bhopal. At present, he is a Associate Professor at Department of Urdu, Benares Hindu University, Varanasi. His Residential Address is: S-2/410/A-1-K, Sikraul, near Patrakarpuram, Varanasi- 221002. (Phone: 0542-2284543, Cell: 9452828524) His books include: Research & Criticism: 1. Imroz (Articles) 1990 2. Taraqqi Pasand Tahrik aur Urdu Shairi (Ph.D.Thesis) 1997 (2nd Edition) (U/P) 3. Tahrik-o-Tabir (Criticism) 1999 4. Tafkir-o-Tafhim (Criticism) 2003 5. Marghzar-e-Afkar (Criticism) 2011. He has compiled 7 volumes of Kulliyat-e-Agha Hashr Kashmiri while the eighth and last one is under compilation. His Creative Writings include 1. Alif (Poetry) 1988, 2. Dilmun (Novel) 1998, 3 Pralay Sindhu (Hindi version of Dilmun), 1999 4. Qalam Goyad (Poetry) 2000, 5. Azazeel (Novel) 2001, 6. Jehad (Novel) 2009. The books translated are 1. Siddhartha 1982, Siddhartha (2nd Edition) 2000, 2. The Man from St. Petersburg 1985, 3. Sad Cypress 1985, 4. Sleeping Murder 1986, 5. Christmas 1987, 6. Lie down with Lions 1988, 7. Death on the Nile 1989, 8. Godfather 1990, 9. Dr. Zhivago 2000, 10.A Doll’s House 2000, 11. Papillon 2007. Translation from English (Non-fiction) 1. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (Biography) 1998, 2. Krishnamurti on Learning (Philosophy) 1999, 3. The Book of Life (Philosophy) 1999, 4. Inventions that made History (Science) 2002, 5. Inward Flowering (Philosophy) U/P 6. Truth is a Pathless land (Philosophy) U/P.
ڈاکٹر یعقوب یاور کا حقیقی نام یعقوب علی خاں ہے۔ آپ کے والد مرحوم کا نام جناب مطلوب علی خاں تھا۔ یعقوب یاور کی اصل تاریخ پیدائش ۲۲ نومبر ۱۹۵۲ء ہے جب کہ سرکاری ریکارڈ میں یہ ۱۶ اکتوبر ۱۹۵۲ء درج ہے۔ آپ موضع کوٹ، ضلع فتح پور (ہسوہ) اتر پردعش میں تولد ہوے۔ ہائی اسکول تک کی تعلیم یو پی ہی میں ہوئی۔ آگے کی تعلیم سیفیہ کالج بھوپال میں مکمل ہوئی، انھوں نے ۱۹۹۰ء میں برکت اللہ یونیورسٹی، بھوپال سے پروفیسر عبد القوی دسنوی صاحب کی نگرانی میں ترقی پسند شاعری کے موضوع پر پی ایچ ڈی کی ڈگری حاصل کی۔ ان دنوں موصوف بنارس ہندو یونیورسٹی، وارانسی کے شعبہ اردو میں ایسو سئیٹ پروفیسر ہیں۔ ان کے گھر کا موجودہ پتہ : ایس ۲، ۴۱۰، اے ۱ کے، سکرول، نزد پترکارپورم، وارانسی۔۲ ہے۔ فون نمبر ۰۵۴۲۔۲۲۸۴۵۴۳ ہے اور موبائل نمبر ۹۴۵۲۸۲۸۵۲۴ ہے۔

Yaqub Yawar receiving Uttar Pradesh Urdu Akademi Award on his first Novel Dilmun from the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpai.
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Younus Farhat (Dr): Born May 26, 1941. Ghazal and Nazm. Books; Wijdan, Shikast-e-Khwab, Chirag-e-Arzoo. Address- 34, Motia Mahal, GPO Noor Mahal. Phone No 0755-6452238. Mobile: 9893477378.
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Yunus Makhmoor: He was born on July 17, 1943 at Shahjehanabad, Bhopal as Mohammad Yunus Khan Yusuf Zai. He retired as teacher in 2005. At present, Yunus resides at Khawas Pura near Mohammadi Masji, Shahjehanabad, Bhopal. Mobile No. 9329480379. Has been bestowed many awards. Three collections of his poems have been published 1. Shah-e-Ghazal 2. Mera Bhopal 3. while Naya Bharat is under publication. He is founder and editor of tri-monthly “Adabi Kiran” and founder of Writers’ Welfare Society. Favourite couplets
Mustaqbil mein ye bhi hoga ……. Insaanon pe roenge patthar Bhook se bachche bilken lekin…..doodh se zalim dhoenge patthar


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Wafa Siddiqui: Born January 20, 1936. Ghazal and Nazm. Books; Tar-e-Pairhan, Naqsh-e-Wafa, Sare Jahan Se Achha. Address: Near Bhopal Talkies, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2738589 (His photos with Muslim Saleem are available on this web site)
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Zafar Naseemi: The veteran poet is a retired audit officer. He has been awarded by Urdu Academy in 2010. Books 1. Patthar ki Lakeer 2. Tuk Tuk Deedam. Residence: 55, Near Post Office, Bazaar Shahjehanabad, Bhopal-462001. email. zafarnaseemi@yahoo.com. As a poet, Zafar Naseemi has studied country’s conditions, prevailing situation, society and surroundings and gave vent about them in the form of poetry. Representative couplet:
Chamakne do zara seemab ke qatre jabeenon par badi mushkil se aati hai chamak in aabgeenon par
sdadffsdafsd


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Zafar Sahbai: Born in Bhopal on June 14, 1946. Recidence 165, 10/c Street No. 12, Arif Nagar, Bhopal. Books: 1. Dhoop ke phool (awarded by MP Urdu Akademi’s Ghalib Award), 2. Chaak Chaak Roshni 3. Lafzon ke parinde (Awarded by UP Urdu Academy). 4. Aatish zer paa. Has won several awards, written features on radio and TV and published articles in periodicals. Has worked as an Urdu journalist as well. Was nominated on many committees of Urdu Akademi. Participates in indo-Pak mushayaras. Best couplets
1. Hamaare ehd mein jo shakhsiyat hai dohri hai
kisi ko dhoondho kisi ka pata nikalta hai
2. afwah khabar ban ke udi aag ki surat
unwaan fasaadaat ka akhbar se nikla

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Zahoor Ambar Qureshi: November 28, 1937.Books; Awara Khushboo. Address- 49, Street Huma Traders, Thana Shahjahanabad. Phone No 0755-2748189 (His photos with Muslim Saleem are available on this web site).
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Zameeruddin (Prof) Born February 4, 1937. Books; Chalate Firate, In Stride. Address- 4, Professors Colony. Phone No 9893682826
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Zauqi Bhopali: Born January 13, 1935. Ghazal. Books; Intikhab-e-Zauqi, Zauqiyat-e- Zauqi, Tahreek-e-Rabbani. Address- 16, Talaiya Chowki, Chhuttu Lalwali Gali. Mobile No 9826087890
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Abdul Mateen Niaz: Died 2008: Was a prolific poet. He lived in celibacy and penury throughout his life. Even then he was a much-spirited person. He first met me at Allahabad in 1978 and after I shifted to Bhopal, I sometimes met him and enquired about his well-being. He published several collections of his poetry including Dasht-e-Ma’ani, Harf-o-Sada, Naghma-e-Sha’ur and Peetal ka Aasman. In my opinion Niaz deserved a major award, which eluded him because awards are not given on merit but recommendations. His best couplets include:
1. Na Mere paas hai maazi, na haal-o-mustaqbil….jo naqsh main ne banaya bigad gaya mujh se
2. Jo din tulu’u bhi hoga to is qayamt se……udasiyan mere mahaul mein saja de ga
3. Saja raha hai naye aasmaN wo mere liye…..idhar ye haal hai mera ke par-shikasta hoon

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Dr. Abu Mohammad Sahar: (1928-2002) Was a critic, linguist and poet. Due to filthy politics of literary circles, he had confined himself to his house in Bhopal. But even then, he was a literary giant, who is revered all over the Urdu world. He showed to people it is the real work that takes one to dizzy heights and not sycophancy and thriving on the strength of recommendations and groupism. His books Urdu mein Qaseeda Nigari and Urdu mein Qaseede ka irtiqa are taught in MA Urdu courses in many universities.
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Akhtar Saeed Khan: Born on October 12, 1923, he pursued education of law from Aligarh Muslim University. During independence struggle, he came into contact with Progressive Writers Association and became its president later. Wrote three books including translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s poems. He was honoured with many awards included All-India Allama Iqbal Award. He possessed a charming personality. Had command over both speech and writing. (Muslim Saleem had interviewed him on Doordashan. He had presided Yad-e-Basit Mushaira in 1982 in which Muslim Saleem was adjudged first and had heaped full-throttled praises on the poet. Pictures of this Mushaira are available on this web site) Representative couplets.

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Basit Bhopali: Born 1900. His poetry was a mix of philosophy and thoughtfulness. Collection of his poems was published after his death in 1961. Best couplets:
Saara aalam aaina Basit……..jaisi nigaahen, waise nazaare
Abhi aadaab-e-nazar aap ko kam aate hain…aaina haath se rakh deejiye ham aate hain
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Balthazar Napoleon de Bourbon Fitrat: He was born in 1772. He was a court poet of Nawab Shahjahan Begaum at Bhopal. He was known generally as Hakeem Shahzad Masih. He was a descendent of Napoleon’s family, who had migrated to India and settled in Bhopal since the times of Nawab Wazir Mohammad Khan. Wazir M Khan’s son Nazar Mohammad Khan had elevated him to the post of Prime Minister. He was a contemporary of Insha and Mushafi. In recent years, his last hair Balthazar Napeleon was in the limelight. He lives at the old ancestral haveli in Bhopal. Seen Standing in this picture.
Best couplet
Jeene do mujhe jaan ka aahang na kart tu
Ai hasrat-e-dil itna bhi ab tang na kar tu

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Bhupendra Nath Kaushik Fikr: July 7, 1924—October 27, 2007. Was a Hindi and Urdu language poet, writer and satirist. He was born in Nahan, Himachal Pradesh. He completed basic study in Ambala Cantt Haryana. After that he settled in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh and completed an M.A. in English. He was an employee of BSNL. After pursuing writing along with his service for some time, he became well known as an Urdu storywriter. But when he was settled in Jabalpur, he did write poetry in Hindi. He won the “Sahitya Maneeshi alankaran” in 2005 for his satire, “Koltar Main Aks”.
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Fazil Ansari (Burhanpur): Died July 20, 1900. He had lineage with Imam Bakhsh Nasikh. His poetry was impacted by Lucknow school. He died in abject penury. Representative couplet:
Insaan seedhi raah pe chalta zaroor hai….lekin kabhi ye raah badalta zaroor hai.
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Fazal Tabish: Born August 15, 1933. Died 1996. He talks, handsome and sported long hair. He wrote poetry but was remembered more for his drama and connectivity with higher echelons of literary as well as film and drama world. Had been Secretary to Urdu Academy for quite sometime. Representative couplet.
Ham ka paani sar se uncha chaahiya……tairne waalon ko jaisa chahiye
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Goya Qureshi (Ujjain): Born 1901 Died 1978. His works included Khum Khana, Naqsh-e-Huwaida and Tumhe Yaad ho ki na Yaad ho. Was a big name of traditional ghazal in Madhya Pradesh.
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Hamid Saeed Khan: Born 1857 Died February 27, 1960. He is regarded as a link between old and new schools of Ghazal. His collection of poems is titled “Kalaam-e-Hamid”. He was father to Akhtar Saeed Khan. Representative couplet.
Laakh bebas hoon magar jab zid pe aa jaata hoon main
Aalam-e-baatil ke har toofan se takraata hoon main
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Ishtiaque Arif: He was born on November 10, 1922 at Qasba Haswa, District Fatehapur in Uttar Pradesh and started his career as a journalist in 1943 in Urdu daily Khilafat published from Mumbai. In his 45 years of journalistic career he was also editor of Roznama Nadeem from 1948 to 1950 and Roznama Afkar for 25 years. Besides, he was editor of “Qaid” published from Lucknow (1960) and he was founder editor of Urdu daily Aftab-e-Jadeed of the Bhaskar group (1978). He was recipient of number of awards. Arif died in 2009.
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Jan Nisar Akhtar: His real name was Jan Nisar Hussain Rizvi. He was born at Gwalior on February 8, 1914 and died at Mumbai, where he had settled, on August 18, 1976. He is a big name in romantic, progressive as well as classical Urdu poetry. In his film lyrics also, he maintained a touch of literature. His notable poetry works include, Nazr-e-Butaan, Salaasil, Javidaan, Pichali Pehar, Ghar Angan and “Khaak-e-dil” (The Ashes of Heart”), a poetry collection for which he was awarded the 1976 Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu by Sahitya Akademi, (See details on wikipedia.org)
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Khalid Saleem: Born in 1947 at Aligarh. Died on July 23, 2010. Education: Course in modern electronics and electrical engineering from Denmark. Gets his ghazals published in periodicals and magazines. Appears occasionally on radio and TV. Takes part in Mushayaras. Address: 4/2, Anukur Complex Phase-I, Bus Stop No. 6, Bhopal 462016. Mobile No. 9826925932
Best couplet:Ahad hai tu, akelon se hi teri dosti hogi
mera bhi kaun hai duiya main ek tere siwa allah.

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Kaif Bhopali: Was born in Bhopal on February 20, 1917. Kaif Bhopali was extremely intelligent. In his earlier days, he had translated 13 chapters of the holy Quran in poetic form. Later, he moved to Mumbai and started writing film songs, specially in the films made by Kamal Amrohi. He was an instant hit at every mushayara he attended. Best couplets:
1. Teraa chehra kitna suhaana lagtaa hai….tere aage chand purana lagta hai
2. Kamsini key aalam mein jin ko chhod aaya thaa
Ab to un darakhton ke phal bhi pak gaye hongey
3. Kaun aaye ga yahaan, koi na aaya hogaa
Mera darwazaa hawaon ney hilayaa hoga
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Khaleeq Burhanpuri: Born in 1906. Composed first ghazal in 1928. He was linked to Ustad Nashikh. His disciples include Mahmood Durrani, Shafeeq Raz and Qaisar Ansari. His ghazal was an amalgam of old and new schools. Khaleeq died on April 6, 1987. Best couplet;
Kitna hasratnaak hai apni wafaaon ka ma’al
Mit gaye ham aur kis aitbaar aata naheen
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Khateeb Gulshanabadi (Allama) Jaora: Born in 1915 in Jaora and studied at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He had full command over poetic metres (uruz). He had started composing poetry since early adulthood. He published four collections of his poetry. Best couplet;
Rukh par jo unkey gesoo-e-mushki machal gaye
Tareeki-e-hayat key kas bal nikal gaye.
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Mahmood Zaki: (Ujjain). Zaki was a poet, journalist and translator, who translated many epics like Kalidas' Meghdoot and Shakuntalm. He also wrote "Tarana-e-Ujjain".
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Mohammad Ali Taj: He belonged to that breed of progressive poets, whose poetry revolved around public grievances and human emotions. His first collection of poems was “Khema-e-gul” followed by “Suraj-numa”. In his poetry, he gave the clarion call to overthrow the old system and welcomed the new one. He wrote songs in two films. Taj died on April 12, 1978. best couplet;
Parwaaz karte rahiyey jahaan tak udaan hai
Ghalib ka fan hamaarey liye aasmaan hai
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Mashooq Ali Khan ‘Jauhar’: Was born in 1852. He was a prolific writer and used to compose poetry day in and day out. He had a long list of disciples. It is said he used to compose even one hundred couples in just one sitting. Best couplet
Maikaday mein Saghar-o-meena se mehmaani hui
Shaikh ki rindon mein aakar aabroo paani hui yt
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Maulana Abbas Rif’at Sherwani: Was born on May 30, 1826. He used to compose poetry in Urdu, Persian and Arabic. He consulted Ghalib on his Persian poetry. He was given the title of Abul Fazl-e-Dauraan (Abul Fazal of present times) from the court of Bahadur Shah Zafar. It is said once he got so enraged that he dumped his entire Urdu writings in the Upper Lake of Bhopal. Only a 40-couplet Qaseeda of him is found in which he had sung paeans to Nawab Faujdar Mohammad Khan. Couplet
Kya ajab, shor-e-karam se tere gar hashr talak
Goonjta his rahey ye gumbad-e-gardoon-e-falak
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Pannalal Shrivastava (Jabalpur): He was one among non-muslim poets of Jabalpur including Premchand Shrivastava Mazhar, Prof Mahadev Prasad Verma etc. Best couplet:
Jiskaa koi na ho khuda hoga………jiskaa wo bhi na ho to kya hoga.
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Raza Rampuri: Born on September 17, 1932 died in 2010. Was a good poet and used to recite in tarannum. He was a prolific writer. Due to some circumstances, he used to sell his ghazal to other poets, who cashed in on them. Raza Rampuri was a son of great tabla maestro Ahmad Jan Thirakwa. His contribution as an Urdu journalist is also worthwhile. I think Urdu organisations should strive to publish his Kalam.
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Sajid Sajni: He was the last poet of Rekhti, Sajid Sajni revived the art and refined it. He gave it a healthy direction apart from his sharp wit, satire and humour. Sajid Sajni was born in Lucknow in 1922 and settled in Bhopal in 1946. Best couplet:
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Shadaan Indori: Born on February 26, 1912. Died on November 10, 1971. His poetic link went up to Mushafi through Ustad Ghareeq Khairabadi, Ameer Meenai and Aseer Lakhnawi. He joined medical department as Hakeem. Collection of his poetry “Aaina dar Aaina” was published after his death. Best couplet;
Jahan-jahan chaman-e-aarzoo mahakta hai
paseena detaa hai khushboo, lahoo mahakta hair
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Shahjahan Begum Tajwar: Born on July 30, 1837 and took over reins of Bhopal State in 1868. during her rule, Bhopal emerged as a centre of arts and literature. First she wrote poetry under the pseudonym Shireen and later adopted Tajwar as takhallus. Taj-ul-Kalam is the title of her collection of poetry. She died on June 15, 1901. She did remarkable works for women’s empowerment and literacy. Best couplet:
Ilaahi tu be misl-o-maanind hai………………Pidar hai kisi ka, na farzand hai

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Shakila Bano Bhopali: Died in Mumbai on December 16, 2002 at 59. Though a great qawwali exponent, Shakila Bano Bhopali was a poetess in her own right. Bhopal has been known to the rest of India and world for three counts. The most recent being the infamous gas tragedy in 1984, after which Bhopal came on the world map. Before it, the Indian people knew Bhopal as the city of lakes and city of Shakila Bano Bhopali. Though literary circles, which can be counted on fingers, knew Bhopal for city where Allama Iqbal had stayed briefly and where Nuskha-e-Arshi of Ghalib was discovered. She died almost in penury. Out-of-work for years, her long hospitalisation rendered her bankrupt. Born into a middle-class, orthodox family in Bhopal, Bano was spotted by B R Chopra and Dilip Kumar during the shooting of Naya Daur near Bhopal. She sang many a popular number for films, including Milte hi nazar tumse hum hogaye deewane (Ustaadon Ke Ustaad), She had memorised hundreds of ghazals and would quote them copiously.
A romantic poet in her own right, Bano had a collection Ek Ghazal Aur to her credit.
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Shambhu Dayal Sukhan: He was more adapt in Hajwa (derogatory poetry) than ghazal and therefore called Sauda of Bhopal. he was a disciple of Bhopal’s veteran poet
Shaheed Tonki. Best couplet
Saaqi ki chashm-e-mast ghazab hai shabaab mein
Saghar mein hai sharaab ki Saghar sharaab mein
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Sheri Bhopali: Born in 1914. He attained national fame when his ghazal and particularly the couplet: Hamein to shaam-e-gham mein kaatni hai zindagi apni…..jahaan wo hain waheen ai chaand le jaa Chandni apni” became an instant hit after being included in a Bollywood feature film. Another of his ghazal was included in the old film Jugnu which is as follows;
Agar kuchh this to bas ye thee tamannaa akhiri apnee
Ke wo saahil pe hotey aur kashti doobti apnee
His collection of poems was released in 1964 and reprinted in 2004. Sheri Bhopali died in 1991. (I was fortunate enough to have seen him and read ghazals along with him at many sittings) Another couplet.
Unsey hamein kucch kaam naheen hai………….dil ko magar aaraam naheen hai
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Shafiqua Farhat (Doctor): Born on August 26, 1931. Died in 2008. She was the most talented Urdu short story writer among women of Madhya Pradesh. Muslim Saleem had the honour of reading out his short stories along with her at some sittings. Books: Lo Aaj Ham Bhi, Wrong Number, Gol Maal, Chun Chun Begum. Tedha Qalam, Chehre Jaane Anjaane, Neem Chadhe, Bachchon Ke Nazeer Akbrabadi, Nai Deewar-e-Cheen, Saat Samandar paar, Pathhar Gali ki Kaali Kajli Seep and others.
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Shifa Gwaliori: He was contemporary of Dagh, Ameeer Meenai, Riaz Khairabadi. Collections of poetry: Ayaat-e-Shifa, Nabz-e-Hayaat, Zakh-e-Gul. He had a lot of shagird (disciples) all over Madhya Pradesh several of them used Shifai with their takhallus (pseudonym) . However, had no connection with famous poet Qateel Shifai. Best couplets:
Zulmaton mein raha zoo-paash tasawwur unka
ham shab-e-hijr kai baar sahar se guzre
Chheen lete hain hain nigaahen dekhne walon ki woh
dekh kar unko bhala phir kisko dekha jaae hai

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Siraj Meer Khan Sahar: (Also Siraj Mir Khan Sihr) 1857-1918 matter to be collected

سراج میرخاں - سحر بھوپالی
'انا الحق کے عوض لب سے اناالمحبوب جاری ہو
چڑھایئں دار پر مجھکو اگر منصور کے بدلے
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پڑا جس بت کا عکس اس میں، نظر آیا خدا ہوکر
رہا پہلو میں دل آیئنہ ٔوحدت نما ہوکر 
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یوں ان کے در پہ جھگڑا ہر آن ہی رہے گا
'ہم ہی رہیں گے 'یا ،اب دربان ہی رہے گا
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کہتے ہیں وہ عدو سے مجھکو سنا سنا کے
دل میں کسی کے میراارمان ہی رہے گا
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کیا جانے کس کویاد ہے اس ناتواں کی آج'
مشکل ہوا ہے توڑنا ہچکی کے تار کا 
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قفس میرا بچاکر رکھ ہوا کے رخ سے، اے گلچیں
پھڑک کر جان دے دوں گا ، اگر بوۓ چمن آئ
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جلوے نے ترے دھوم مچا دی ہے جہاں میں 
اجڑے بازار، مصر کا بازار ہو گۓ
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گونجتے ہیں نالہ ہاۓ قیس کو ہ ودشت میں 
اب کدھر لے جاۓ ناقہ، سارباں چکر میں ہے'
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ہوتے ہی جواں ،اے سحر،اک شوخ پہ مر بیٹھے
اللہ تمہیں بخشے، کچھ اور جیۓ ہوتے
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Sultan Kaleem: matter to be collected
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Thomas James Baptist ‘Nafees’: Was born at Bhopal in a French family on December 17, 1867. Though he converted to Islam in 1897 and changed his name as Mohammad Sulaiman, people continued to call him as Thomas James Baptist ‘Nafees’ Achhe Mian. He was brought up in Shahjahan Begum’s palace. He was a contemporary of Amir Meenai and knew Urdu, Persian, Turki, Portuguese, English and French very well. He died on April 3, 1946. best couplec
Ab aise wo kehtey hain mere aaye huey hain
Aghyaar se milney ki qasam khaaye huey hain
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Waheed Parwaz: Born: November 1, 1936. (Died……). Ghazal. Book; Kaghaz (His photos with Muslim Saleem are available on this web site)
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Yar Mohammad Khan ‘Shaukat’: Was born in 1837. His collection of poetry was published in 1873. He was the son of Nawab Faujdar Mohammad Khan. The Nawab had made him a disciple of Ghalib. Best couplet
Ishq mein sar ko jiye baithe hain………..Qasd marney ka kiye baithe hain

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  1. ملا رموزی 1896 میں بھوپال میں پیدا ہوئے، یہاں پاکستان میں شائع ہوئی چند کتابوں میں ان کی جائے وفات کراچی لکھی گئی ہے۔ بھوپال سے تعلق رکھنے والے کوئی کرم فرما ملا رموزی کی بھوپال میں تدفین کی تصدیق کرسکیں تو ممنون رہوں گا
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  2. this is very knowledgeable and gainful for not only Urdu reader but also all Urdu readers as well as Urdu writers.

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