Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012. (The poetry portion of this site is edited by Muslim Saleem, who is poet, writer and journalist of repute. Muslim Saleem’s ash’ar are widely popular due to being connected with grassroots. It was his idea that we created this directory of Urdu poets and writers of All-India level (-Chief Editor, Ataullah Faizan and Editor Abdul Ahad Farhan) (See Muslim Saleem’s poetry with English and Hindi translations at this web site and muslimsaleem.blogspot.com and wikipedia.org. This directory can also be seen by surfing ‘urdu poets and writers of india on google or directly in the poety section of khojkhabarnews.com)

(See Muslim Saleem’s poetry with English and Hindi translations at and http://www.muslimsaleem.blogspot.com, http://www.khojkhabarnews.com, http://www.muslimsaleem.wordpress.com and wikipedia.org)Email: saleemmuslim@gmail.com mobiles:  09009217456, 09893611323 phone 0755-2730580

Acknowledgement to great poet, writer, journalist, servant of Urdu and compiler of this directory, Muslim Saleem.

Muslim Saleem’s websites include;












and the Urdu web directories launched by him for taking matter for this article. For further details of Urdu poets and writers we recommend to browse the directories launched by Mr Muslim Saleem. They include: 1.Urdu poets and writers of world, 2. urdu poets and writers of India, 3. Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh, 4. Poets and writers of Allahabad, 5. Urdu poets and writers of Shahjahanpur, 6. Poets and writers of Kashmir (+Jammu) and Kashmiri origin. 7. Urdu poets and writers of West Bengal 8. Drama world of India. 8 Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad. 9. Urdu poetesses and female writers. (Blog team).

From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.

Muslim Saleem taza kalam


Muslim Saleem (Right) with friend and maternal       cousin  Ziaurrehman Khan Qamar at the latter’s house in Bazar Bahadur Ganj

Muslim Saleem (centre – black striped shirt) with nephews Syed Usman Hussain (left) and Syed Shahabuddin at Darul Mutalaa in Shajehanpur on December 7, 2010.



********************************************************** Abdul Qadeer Farooqi “Masroor”. Satire writer. Born: June 2, 1049. Address: 29, Tajukhel, Shahjahanpur-242001. ***************************************************************************************

Akhtar Shahjahanpuri: Poet: Address: Rangeen Chaupal, Shahjahanpur-242001 (UP). Mobile: o8953035474.

************************************************************************************** Asghar Yasir: Address: Tareen, Bahadurganj, Shahjahanpur-242001. I saw a na’at written by him by the title “Nazrana-e-Na’at” in the February edition of Naya Daur, Luknow on page number 24. Here is the na’at:. Naazish-e-duniya-e-Imkaan aap hain (saw) aap hain (saw), haan aap hain (saw), haan aap hain (saw) ahl-e-dard-o-gham ka darmaan aap hain (saw) wajh-e-taskeen-e-dil-o-jaan aap hain (saw) hai jo roodad-e-jamaal-e-kainaat markazi kirdar-o-unwaan aap hain (saw) faizyaab-e-raushni kaunain hai rahmaton ka mehr-e-tabaan aap hain (saw) dawat-e-rab arsh par jisko mili aise wahid rab ke mehmaan aap hain (saw) app (saw) say inshaniya ka hai bharam dar haqeeqat fakhr-e-insaan aap hain (saw) kis liye yasir daray toofan say us ki kashti ke nigehbaan aap hain (saw). (posted by Muslim Saleem on July 9, 2011) ************************************************************ Aslam Tariq (Poet), Mohalla Khalil Gharbi, Amba Talkies Road, Near Phirki Wali Masjid, Shahjehanpur (UP). Couplets; Khayal-o-Fikr mein jo maahtaab raushan hai Usi ki zau se mahabbat ka khwab raushan hai Zaban se pyar ke iqrar wo naheen karta magar nigahon mein uski jawab raushan hai **************************************************************************************

Ateeq Hasan Khan ‘Saba’

Ateeq Hasan Khan “Saba”: Poet. Born: January 15, 1953. Died: June 2011. Address: 429, Mohammad Zai, Noor Ahmad Saheb Street, Shahjahanpur-242001. Phones: 05842229198, 05842311884. email: ahk-saba@rediffmail.com ateeq_saba@yahoo.com. *************************************************************

Azeem Shajahanpuri


************************************************************* Dil Shahjehanpuri: Book: “Tarana-e-Dil” ***************************************************************

Hanif Shahjahanpuri: Mohammad Hanif Shahjahanpuri was born in Shahjahanpur in 1920s. He left for Pakistan in 1950 and is now located in Naushera, Pakistan.


This is the form for prize on the novel announced by Hanif Syed. Anyone can win this prize by filling this form. Click the picture to enlarge and download it.

Hanif Syed:Real name Syed Haneef Ahmad. He was born to Janab Syed Rafat Ali at Kant town in Shahjahanpur district. He did his MA in Urdu and retired as headmaster of Junior High School, Bahadur Ganj (Roti Godam), Shahjanpur. He started writing short stories since 1972 in Khilona, Shama, Ajkal, Naya Daur, Pasban, Insha (Kolkata), Shair (Mumbai), UK Sada etc and has published 140 short stories so far. He has been honoured with International Academic Institute, London (UK) and Nishan-e-Adab Award by Azar Academy in 2011. His latest work is a novel titled “Eesaar ki chhoan tale”, which is being praised copiously. Present address: 22/34, Sui Katra, Agra-283003 (India).  Mob: 09236431364 abd 09319529720. Email: hanifsyed77@yahoo.com ************************************************************************* Jalil Salafi.Poet. Born: December 6, 1958. He is a disciple of Naseem Shahajahnpuri. Address: 122, Ali Zai, Near Jangla, Shahjahanpur-242001. couplets: Sar mein kucch aise samayaa apne sauda-e-safar Chhor aaye ghar mein ham rakh-e-safar phaila hua Dhoop mein ik saaibaan ki shakl ho mera wujood Ai khuda mujh ko banade ik shajar phaila hua *************************************************************************

Mashhood Ahmad Khan Afaq

Mashhood Ahmad Khan Afaq: He was born to Mohammad Ahmad Khan on June 19, 1959 and is at present special assistant, Allahabad Bank, Govindganj, Shahjahanpur. He is the first satire writer of Shahjahanpur, who has published collection of his articles titled ‘Rang-e-Mazah’ on August 8, 2010. His another collection ‘Misra-e-Sani’ has also been released. Mashhood Ahmad Khan’s first article ‘Joota Chand Par’ was published in monthly ‘Imkan’ Lucknow in January 2009. In a short period, he wrote hundreds of articles and carved out a niche in the city’s literary environs. Address: 98, Tareen Tikli, Shahjahanpur (UP). Mobile No. 09236587155.

************************************************************************************** Mashhood Jamal: Satirist: full name: Syed Mashhood Jamal. Son of Syed Tafazzul Hussain. He is a lecturer in Islamia Inter College. Address: 2, Mehmand Jangla, Shahjahanpur-242001. (Note: He is a relative of Muslim Saleem) *************************************************************************** Naseem Shahjahanpuri: Poet. Born: July 5, 1937 at Junagarh (Gujarat). Collection of poetry: Mauj-e-Naseem. Address: Tareen Jalal Nagar, Shahjahanpur-242001. Phone: 05842221213 ************************************************************************************** Mohd. Abdul Hai Khan “Ashufta: Poet. Born 1926. Books: 1. Partav-e-Khayal 2. Partav-e-Jamal. Address: Mehmand Jangla, Shahjahanpur-242001 *************************************************************************************** Mohammed Azeem Siddiqui Azeem. Poet. Born: September 5, 1954. Address: Mohalla Baradari, Idgah Road, Opposite Masjid Mamodi, Shahjahanpur-242001. Phone: 05842233460. *************************************************************************** Dr. Qamar Rais: (See “Urdu poets and writers of India” on khojkhbarnews.com ***************************************************************************

Raunaq Mansoori Arifi: Poet. Poetic anthology “Baazyaft” has been published recently, which consists poetry composed during the last about half a century. Address: 24, Mulla Khail, Shahjahanpur, UP.


Shamim Shahjahanpuri

He is a poet. His kalaam (along with that of a host of Shahjahanpuri shayers) has been put by Saleem Khan on his blog saleem598786.wordpress.com and can be viewed in its entirity at http://salim598786.wordpress.com/category/shamim/. His friend Shakil Akhtar, who has settled down in New Zealand has also posted Shamim’s kalam on his blog www.shakilakhtar.wordpress.com under category. Address: 219E, Tarin Jalalnagar, Shahjahanpur, UP.

************************************ Shabnam Roomani:Poet, columnist. Real name Mirza Azeem Baig Chughtai. He was born on December 30, 1928 in Shahjahanpur, India and passed away in Karachi, where he had settled after partition, on February 17, 2009. He did his graduation from the Agra University. His first book of poetry came in 1959 under the title of “Masnavi Sair Karachi” and later his three poetry compilations were published, titled as “Jazeera”, “Tohmat” and “Doosra Himala”. Besides, compilations of Naat and Manqabat, and a compilation of his literary columns titled as “Hyde Park” have also been published. Various publications are under-printing which include a compilation of his poems “Nafi Barabar Isbaat”, a compilation of literary criticism “Harf-o-Zarf”, a compilation of satirical articles “Kehtey Hain Jis Ko Ishqh” and a compilation of satirical poetry “Fun Hamara”. He was the publisher and editor of quarterly Aqdar, a literary Urdu magazine, . He wrote a regular column in Daily “Mashriq” Karachi. Faisal Azeem, one of Romani’s two sons, is a poet based in Canada–his book “Meri AankhoN saay Dekho” was published in 2007. Shabnam’s works: 1. Masnavi Sair Karachi (1959), 2.  Jazeera 3. Tohhmat, 4 . Harf-e-Nisbat. ************************************************************************** Tayyab Ali Khan Tayyab (poet): Mohammad Zai, Shahjehanpur. (UP). Couplets: Silsile jo barhte hain zehn-o-dil ki uljhan ke kyun larazte rehte hain saare aks darpan ke jiski qurbaten paakar neend aane lagti hai ab bhi yaad aate hain saaye uske daaman ke ************************************************************************************* Waseem Meenai. Poet. Full name: Mohammad Wassem Khan. He is son of Naseem Shahjahanpuri. Born September 12, 1965. Books: Four collections of poetry. Editor of Sah Maahi Shan-e- Shahjahanpur. Address: Tareen Jalal Nagar, Shahjahanpur-242001. Phone: 05842221213. ************************************************************************************** Zameer Ahmed Khan “Zameer”.Poet. Born: June 1936. Book: In’ikaas. Address: Baduzai Peshawari, Shahjahanpur-242001. ***************************************************************************************


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