Today we will share the list of top 5 Indian poets along with their best work till now. have a look. 🙂
So, here are top 5 Indian Poets of our time:
1. WASIM BARELVI:
On no. 1 in our list of top 5 indian poets is Waseem Barelvi who is a prominent Urdu poet. ‘Professor’ Waseem Barelvi was born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh on 18th Feb,1940. After completing his M.A. in Urdu qLiterature from Agra University he started his career as an Assistant Professor and later became an Associate Professor followed by the Head of Urdu Dept. Bareilly College, Bareilly.
He had also served as Vice Chairman at the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, Ministry of Human Resource Development, (Department of Higher Education), Government of India.He is known for his exemplary work on Urdu poetry.
This poet from Bareilly has also won several National and International awards winner and his poetries have been published in multiple literary magazines in India, Pakistan and some other countries too.
Here we bring for you some heart wrenching pieces by Prof. Waseem Barelvi.
- “Kadmo ko rukne ka hunar nahi aaya
Sabhi manzileñ nikal gayi par ghar nahi aaya.
- Log kehte hain ki waqt kisi ka gulaam nhi hota
Fir Kyun teri muskurahat pe ye tham sa jaata hai
- Pade raho yoon hi saheme hue diyon ki tarah
Agar hawaon ke par baandhna nhi aata
- Sharte lagayi nahi jaati dosti ke saath
Kijiye mujhe kabool meri har kami ke saath”
2. RAJESH REDDY
Mr. Rajesh Reddy is poet who was born on July 22, 1952 at Nagpur and was brought up in Rajasthan. He started his career as a hindi journalist and then joined the All India Radio. Dr Reddy is popular for his soft and touching shayaris that almost everyone can relate with easily. Therefore, he is at no. 2 in our list of top 5 Indian poets.
Here are some of his soulful shayaris-
- “Bahana koi to ai zindagi de
ki jeene ke liye majboor ho jaaun
- Dil bhi ik zid pe ada hai kisi bacche ki tarah
ya to sab kuch hi isey chahiye ya kuch bhi nahin
- Doston kya kya hai wo to yun bhi mil jaate hain muft
roz ek sach bol kar dushman kamane chahiyein
- Shaam ko jis waqt khali haath ghar jaata hoon main
muskura dete hain bachche aur mar jaata hoon main”
Third in our list of top 5 Indian poets is Munawwar Rana who is a modern Hindi and Urdu poet who was born in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh in 1952. Most of his close relatives, including his aunts and grandmother, moved across the border to Pakistan during the upheavals of the Partition; but, his father, out of love for India, preferred to remain here, despite the prevailing communal frenzy.
His family later moved to Kolkata where the young Munawwar had his schooling. The notable feature of his poetry is that he used the genre of Ghazal to eulogize Mother, which is unique, as Ghazal was considered a poetic form in which lovers conversed with each other.
Introducing you to some of his writings-
- “Ab judai ke safar ko mere asaan karo
tum mujhe khwaab me aakar na pareshan karo
- Chalti phirti hui aankhon se azaan dekhi hai
maiñ ne jannat to nahi dekhi hai maa dekhi hai
- Hum nahin the to kya kami thi yahan
hum nahi hongey to kya kami hogi
- Lipat jaata hoon maañ se aur mausi muskurati hai
Main urdu mein ghazal kehta hoon hindi muskurati hai”
4. KUMAR VISHWAS
Dr Kumar Vishwas is an extremely popular and one of the most popular poet in our list of top 5 Indian poets of our time specially in the youth of 21st century. Kumar was born in a small town of Uttar Pradesh in 1970 in a lecturer’s family. Dr Kumar Vishwas later took up teaching as his profession and started his career in 1994 as a professor in Rajasthan.
He started gaining popularity from his performances post 2004 and today he has estabilished himself and a youth icon who is a popular poet of the shringar ras (love poetry).
Fiurthermore, Dr Kumar didn’t restrict himself to teaching or poetry but has also joined politics and remains a popular writer among the masses.
Introducing you to some of his striking writings-
- “Mai tera khwaab jee loon par lachari hai
Mera guroor meri khwashishon pe bhari hai
- Tumhi pe marta hai ye dil, adavat kyun nhi karta
Kayi janmo se bandi hai bagawat kyon nahi karta
- Sab apne dil ke raja hain sabki koi raani hai
Bhake prakashit ho na ho par sabki koi kahaani hai
- Koi manzil nahi jachti safar accha nahi lagta
Agar ghar laut bhi jaaun to ghar accha nhi lagta”
5. RAHAT INDORI
Last but not the least in our list of top 5 Indian poets is Dr. Rahat Indori who is a well-known Urdu shayar and lyrics writer. He was born in 1950 in Indore and did his basic education from there itself. He later completed his MA in Urdu literature from Bhopal and achieved his PhD from Bhuj University of Madhya Pradesh. Dr Indori’s childhood was a tough one as his family was going through a financial crisis and thus his career graph has the typical tough-times-to-tinsel-town element to it.
He is a Painter turned Professor, Poet and then a Hindi film Lyricist. Further, he was a Pedagogist of Urdu literature in Indore University before his flair was spotted by Mumbai’s film industry and the listeners of Urdu poetry across the globe.
Moreover, he is also the recipient of a number of national and international awards for Urdu sher-o-shayari. He is quite a popular lyrics writer in the Hindi film industry too. Also is considered to be amongst top Indian poets.
Dr Rahat Indori writings easily touches one’s heart.
Have a look as some of his shayaris yourself:
- “Bahut guroor hai dariya ko apne honey par
Jo meri pyaas se uljhe to dhajjiyaan ud jayein
- Na hum-safar na kisi hum-nashin se niklega
Hamare paanv ka kaanta hami se nikega
- Uski yaad aayi hai sanson zara aahista chalo
Dhadkanon se bhi ibadat mein khalal padta hai
- Ban ke ik hadasa bazaar me aa jayega
Jo nahi hoga wo akhbaar me aa jayega
Chor uchkkon ki karo kadr, ki maloom nahi
Kaun, kab, kon si sarkaar me aa jayega.
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