Top 10 Urdu Poets of All time

top 10 Urdu Poets

There are top 10 Urdu Poets who are very popular in all the time,and it takes a lot of critic skills to rank them, however i have selected these ten poets as the best poets of Urdu language.


Allama Iqbal

Muhammad Iqbal (November 9, 1877 – April 21, 1938), also known as Allama Iqbal is one of the greatest poet of all times.He is considered having inspired the Pakistan moment,he is also taken as “the nation poet of pakistan”.One of the most important figure in urdu litratures and persian litrature as well.Also recongnised as “The poet of the East

His famous books includes

Allama Iqbal is the top of the list in Top 10 Urdu Poets all time, He wrote some books outside of poetry,including the his famous book “The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam“.


Meer Taqi Meer

Meer Taqi Meer is on the 2nd on Top 10 Urdu Poets list. Meer Taqi meer (September 1723 to 21 september 1810).His real name was “Meer Muhammad Taqi”,his fathers name was “Meer Ali Taqi”.One of the leading urdu poets of all times,he’s got his own style of in ghazal,he is also know as “Khuda_e_sukhan”.means the “God of poetry”.”Deewan-e-meer” is the completion of his couplets which is available around the world in every well recongnized language,He’s been praised by various other poets and litrature critics.


Mirza Ghalib

Mirza Ghalib is on the 3rd on Top 10 Urdu Poets list. Ghalib (born on 27 December 1797 – died 15 February 1869).Real name ” Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan“. He used his pen name of Ghalib. Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula was his honorific. Today Ghalib remains popular not only in Pakistan and subcontinent but also amongst diaspora communities around the world.He’s been widely sung by various singers.


Akbar Allahabadi

Akbar Allahabadi is on the 4th on Top 10 Urdu Poets list. Akbar Allahabadi (November 16, 1846 – 15 February 1921).Real name Akbar Hussain Rizvi.One of the finest urdu poets of all times, Akbar is the pioneer in the field of humour and sarcasm,he’s considered the biggest poet when it comes to sarcasm and the reformness of societry.


Momin Khan Momin

Momin Khan Momin is on the 5th on Top 10 Urdu Poets list. Momin Khan Momin (1800–1851),one of the greatests urdu language ever have.He various “ghazals” are included in the curriculms of pakistani schools,colleges and universities,”Deewan-e-Momin” is the name of the completion of his work.


Khawaja Meer Dard

Khawaja Meer Dard is on the 6th on Top 10 Urdu Poets list. Khwaja Mir Dard (born in 1721 and died in 1785).He’s considered one of the greatest poets of all times in urdu ghazal,the pillar of classical urdu ghazal.He is considered to be the greatest poet in urdu poetry with a lot of sufi couplets and the ghazals and “shers” saying “sufi thoughts”.


Haider Ali Aatish

Haider Ali Shah is on the 7th on Top 10 Urdu Poets list. Khwaja Haider Ali Aatish (1778–1848),Great urdu poet,mostly read around the world,very well known in subcontinent and pakistan.


Daag Dehlvi

Daag  Dehlvi is on the 8th on Top 10 Urdu Poets list. Daagh Dehlvi (1831–1905).Real name Nawab Mirza Khan,A great urdu poet,used the “daagh” as takhlus.Daagh started writing poetry at the age of ten.


Bahadur Shah Zafar

Bahadur Shah Zafar is on the 9th on Top 10 Urdu Poets list. Mirza Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar better known as “Bahadur shah zafar”(24 October 1775 – 7 November 1862,he was the last mughal Emperor,When muslims were deceived by English,and English army arrested him,he had to suffer a lot,he was teased badly in Rangon in the hands of English,the reflection of his griefs can be seen in his poetry.


Ameer Minai

Ameer Minai is on the 10th on Top 10 Urdu Poets list. Ameer Minai (born in 1826 died in 1900),a very well known urdu poet,”meenai-e-sukhan” is the name of his deewan (completion of work).He used “Ameer” as his takhalus. examples of poetry:

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