People

Raja Tikait Rai Bahadur

The Secular Face of Nawabi Era Kapil Pal Raja Tikait Rai Bahadur (1760–1808) was the Diwan of Awadh from 1791 - 1796 in the regime of Asif-ud-Daula. He was a learned Kayastha of Saksena clan, Raja Tikait Rai ...
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Syed Fakhir Hussein

An Acquaintance of Picasso Dr. Sehba Ali Syed Fakhir Hussein, a psycho- therapist and a litterateur is particularly known for the English translation of the popular Urdu Classic " Mashriqui Tehzeeb ka Aakhree...

Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’

Sun which Never Set Decades ago, the poem 'Saroj Smriti' in the memory of his beloved daughter had imbued the world in the sea of emotions. Today it is widely revered in literary circles that make the poet imm...

Safia Akhtar

A Candle in the Wind Safia Akhtar who died prematurely at the age of thirty-seven in 1953 needs no introduction in Urdu literary circles. But to those not well- versed in Urdu literature, she can be introduced...

Jai Shankar Prasad

The Hero of Neo-Romanticism Mohammad Rehan Jai Shankar Prasad, a most celebrated personality related to the modern Hindi literature and Hindi theater, was born at 30th January in the year 1889. He was a great...

Qurratulain Hyder

A Pioneer of Urdu Fiction Born on 20 January 1927 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, (though her family were from Nehtaur, UP), Qurrat-ul-Ain Hyder is one of the most celebrated Urdu fiction writers. She was named aft...

Asghar Ali Mohammad Ali

It reminds me of you the most Syed M. Rizwan A sweetness that swells in the smell of a rose”. Thus wrote Soul star Lamar on the enchanting effect of fragrance. For centuries, fragrances have been encaptured i...

Waris Hussein

UK's success story is from Lucknow Sheikh Waris Ahmad Habibullah better known as Waris Hussein, is from taluqdar family of Saidanpur, Barabanki. Born on 9th December 1938 in Lucknow and grew up mainly in Bomba...

Dr. Saadat Ali Siddiqui

A Warrior of Urdu Shaheer A. Mirza There have been numerous personalities in the field of literature who devoted their whole life span in the service of their passion and interests, but certainly there are ve...

Ahmad Husain Dildaar Husain

Lucknow's Milestone @ Tobacco Manufacturing Ahmad Irfan Khan Bahadur Syed Ahmad Husain Rizvi, M.B.E., K.B., M.L.C., son of Mir Syed Dildar Husain Rizvi, was the pioneer of famous 'zarda' betel tobacco Messrs....