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Believing in the adage ‘Laughter is the best medicine’, many poets and writers from the city indulge in some rib-tickling humour at the mushairas
The philosophy and thought of the great poet who penned Saare jahan se achcha have been kept alive in the city with various programmes and initiatives over the decades
Clarity of thought and simplicity of language mark the poetry of Bano Tahira Sayeed who could give shape to her thoughts and feelings in Urdu, Persian and English with equal ease
Mughni Tabassum’s poetry is pure verbal magic, full of sensuous imagery, and makes users want to touch, smell, taste and feel the objects described
Salahuddin Nayyer, who has recited poems in front of five Indian Presidents, still raises questions and eyebrows with his lyrical prowess
His poetry was used as a vehicle of reform and education in all its true colours
Shaz Tamkanat’s most popular Sufi number ‘Kab tak mera maula’ casts a spell on listeners
Auj Yakhoobi, whose forte was ‘ghazals’, left deep imprints of his skill in the genre
Though her life was shrouded in a veil of secrecy, Lutfunnisa Imtiaz had remarkable ability to capture nature in all its manifestations and express any sentiment in a telling way
The poet is best known for his rhyming quatrains which have a mystic and philosophical flavour and leave an invigorating effect on readers
With her charming demeanour and multifaceted personality, Chanda Bibi aka Mah Laqa Bai Chanda impressed the classes and the masses alike
At a time when traditionalists were losing out to progressive writers, Jaleel Manikpuri held his own with a unique style of penning ghazals and stole hearts in many mushairas
An enigma to fans, this deeply religious bard’s scholarly pursuits can be seen in the wide canvas of shayeri and ghazals he penned.
While Osmania University bears testimony to the fondness for learning that seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan displayed, his natural affinity towards poetry can be felt in the way he wrote ‘shayeri’ with ease
Job scenario brightens as kingdom opens its economy, expands industrial sector
Under the influence of master poets like Dagh Dehlvi and Jaleel Hasan Manikpuri, the sixth Nizam’s poetry acquired finesse and elegance
Hyderabadis were in for a treat when artistes used the medium of songs and poems to relive the festival of colours
Film archivist Shivendra Dungarpur is keen to drive home the importance of preserving movies
Through his masnavis and ghazals, Siraj Aurangabadi spoke about a state of self-unconsciousness which comes from a place of love and obsession for the beloved.
When Wali Aurangbadi appeared in Delhi literary circles during Mughal emperor Aurangzeb’s reign, he created a ripple and inspired other poets to switch over to Urdu from Persian.