Urdu poets Madhya Pradesh (retrieved) by Muslim Saleem

Posted on April 30, 2010 by muslimsaleem

Muslim Saleem working on his computer in his office in 2010

(The poetry irportion 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 Madhya Pradesh-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)

(Note the list of deceased litterateurs in the end of this directory)

Muslim Saleem’s famous 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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Ali Abbas ‘Ummeed’He is a very good poet and enchanting person. Born on July 1, 1945 in village Tajpur in Jaunpur district (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.

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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.

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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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Abdul Qavi Desnavi (professor): Born in Bihar on November 1, 1930. Retires as professor from Saifia College Urdu Department. Many books to his credit. Address. 2, Niayamt Pura, Prince Colony, Idgah Hills, Bhopal. Phone No. 0755-2546446.


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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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Aftab Arif: Born December 31, 1943. Writes ghazals, nazms. Address, 8/12, Hathikhana, Bhopal. Phone 0755-266188.

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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.

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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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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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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 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

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Arif Ali Arif: Born on August 15, 1969: Address: House No. 12. Street No. 1, Bagh Farhat Afza, Bhopal-462018. Phone: 0755-2683437. Mobile 93929546199

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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: 9826288405fgddsg

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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: 9826088387yuiyuti

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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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Azimuddin: Born July 26, 1944. Retired Programme Officer of AIR. Book of 15 dramas “Muskurahaten” published in 1995. All these dramas were broadcast in Hawa Mahal programme of Akashwani. Wrote several articels in Urdu newspapers and periodicals. Address: 116, Green Park Colony, Berasia Road, Bhopal. 0755-2734902.

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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.

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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.dffdsfsd

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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: 9301149807hkjhjhjFiroza 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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Habeeb Ahmad: His was a big name in the Urdu world of Madhya Pradesh even through he was 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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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

************************************************************************Iftikhar Jaleel Shauq

Muslim Saleem (left) is reading out his short story at the flat of Dr Shafiqa Farhat in 1994. Iftikhar Jaleel Shauq his sitting beside him. For some year I had been clean-shaved.
Iftikhar Jaleel Shauq

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 Ameer 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)

A view of credit page of Majallah with Muslim Saleem’s name among editorial members

About Majalla-e-Bhopal: It is major document of literary, journalistic and other social activities which were going on in Bhopal as the 20th century was incharing towards its end. It is also valuable since it has been complied by a person, who is free of any bias.

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Ishrat Qadri: Was born as Peerzada Sayyad Sagheer Ahmad Qadri at Sehore in 1926. Retired as Asst Librarian 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. Resides in Hasan Bagh, Hathikhana, Bhopal. Mobile No. 9926372742dsffa

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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

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

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Iqbal Baidar: 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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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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Jaleel Bhopali: Born September 24, 1950. Ghazal. Address- 46 Bungalows, Dar-us-Salam, Ahmdabad Palace Road, Bhopal. Mobile No- 9826365866

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Jaleel-ul-Rehman Siddiqui (Dr): Born July 1, 1937.  Literary columns. Address- Reliable Apartments, A-154/F2 HB Colony, Koh-e-Fiza, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2549638

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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.

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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. Best couplets:

Kar na de ruswa kaheen andaz-e-shahana mujhe – ay mera Allah de lahja faqeerna mujhe

Khoon-e-dil hai ki hatheli pe hina thehri hai – qatl karna mere qatil ki ada thehri hai

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Kausar Jahan Kausar: Born: March 6, 1944. Books: Jadoo Nagri, Sarhad. Address. 786, New Colony, Khanugaon, Bhopal. Phone. O755-2660786, 2749786. Mobile. 9993188140.

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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: Is a painter by profession. Has been writing ghazals since 1980. Takes part in local as well as all-India mushayaras. He is about 50 years of age. He resides 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), Maqb ool 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

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 photos with Muslim Saleem available on this web site)

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

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)

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

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

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: Born November 1, 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi (UP) and brought up & educated in Aligarh. Residing in Bhopal since 1979. Started career as journalist in Aftab-e-Jadeed (Urdu). Later switched to Hindi and finally English journalism. His couplets are famous as written by unknown poet. He won the Yaad-e-Basit tarhi mushayara in 1982. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Shair, Ahang, Asri Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and many other periodicals and magazines. Best couplets:

1. Kaun hai is shahr mein mujh se zyaada baakhabar

Mujh ko saare bewafaaon ke patey maloom hain

2. Taqdeer ki mujh se yunhi takraar chalegi

Main saaye mein baithhoon gaa to deewar chale gi

3. deo qaamat wo shajar jab tez aandhi mein gira

pasta-qad jitne they paudey sab qad-aawar ho gaye

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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.

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. Ghazal, criticism. Address- 31 Bagh Dilkusha, Lala Lajpat Rai Colony, Bhopal. Phone No 0755-2680845

Naeem Saba: Born April 2, 1948. Ghazal, review. Book; Din Raat.  Address- 45, Noor Mahal Road Behind GPO, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2737612

Namak Sironji. Born 1935. Hazal. Book: Chutakiyan. Address- Opposite Zeenat-ul-Masajid, Sonia Gandhi Colony. Bhopal. Mobile Nos. 9826391585 and 9826822387

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

Naseem Ansari: Born December 14, 1943. Nazm and Ghazal. Books; Khwab To Zanjeerein Hain. Address- 11, B-Mahrukh, 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

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.

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

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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

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 khan Bhopal Say Ta’alluq Rakhnay Walay Shagird”. She was honored 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.

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: 

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.–> 
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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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 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. Address- 6 Kinara Apartment, Idgah Hill Road, Bhopal. Phone No- 0755-2544100

TITLE PUBLISHER YEAR
Lamhon Ka Safar MPUrdu Academy, Bhopal 1984
Nawab Siddique Hasan Khan Bab-ul-Ilm Publication, Bhopal 1998
Mohammad Ahmad Sabzwari: Fan Aur Shakhsiyat
Bab-ul-Ilm Publication, Bhopal 2003
Kayanat-e-Fikr-o-Nazar Bab-ul-Ilm Publication, Bhopal 2008
Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum Bab-ul-Ilm Publication, Bhopal 2011
Nawab Shahjahan Begam Bab-ul-Ilm Publication, Bhopal 2015
Mata-e-Qalam Bab-ul-Ilm Publication, Bhopal
Books: Nuqoosh-e Bhopal,
Rif-at Sarosh Shakhshiyat Va Fan,
Basheer Badra Shakhsiyato Fan,
Armughane Akhtar Saeed Khan, Bhopal Darpan,
Aligarh Mera Chaman,
Yadon Ki Mahak, Bhopali Urdu,
Muavin-e Haj,
Lamhon Ka Safar5-2544100

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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. Mini story, articles. Address- 47, B, Tolwali Masjid, Budhwara, Bhopal. Mobile No  9826841219

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Rifatul Hussaini: Born March, 1927.  Naath, Ghazal, Nazm, Qat-aat. Address- 1/1, Nagar Nigam Colony, Bairasia Road, Bhopal. (His picture with Muslim Saleem available on this web site’s photo gallery)

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Sabiha Asar: January 1, 1947. 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

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. 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

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

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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Shahid Aslam Khalidi: May 8, 1967. Ghazal. Address- Shariq House, 12, Atta Shuja Khan, Itwara, Bhopal. Mobile No- 9826319474.

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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

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

Shareef Ansari Shareef: July 5, 1952. Poetry. Address- MIG 1, Near Teela Jamalpura Police Station, Jamalpura Shopping Center, Bhopal. Mobile 9329222372

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 laga

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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

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

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.

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

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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)

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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Aziz Indori: (Full name: Abdul Aziz Khan) was born on July, 23 1932. Died on Oct 30, 2014 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.

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”.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

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

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.

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:

talaaq de to rahe ho ataab-o-qahar ke saath

meraa shabaab bhii lauTaa do mere meher ke saath

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

Shakeel Gwalior (Lashkar): 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.

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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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

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2 Responses to Madhya Pradesh Urdu World

  1. Atif Ali says:June 13, 2010 at 3:37 pmSir, I have seen the same directory on khojkhabarnews.com and muslimsaleem.blogspot.com. I congratulate you. This is inedeed a stupendous task. Please keep it up. However, your director here is devoid of picutres of many litterateurs. I hope will be posting.
    Atif Ali, Betul, Madhya PradeshReply
  2. Muslim Saleem says:July 10, 2010 at 3:46 pmMr dear Atif
    This is only a copy of the main directory “urdu poets and writers of madhya poradesh” on the parent web site “khojkhabarnews.com”. It can be searched in the poetry section of the web site. But I will l will post pictures also in this directory. Thanks a lot . Please keep posting your comments as the directory is being revised continunously.Muslim SaleemReply

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