Iqbal Azeem was born in Meerath (India) in 1913. He was one of the greatest poets of Urdu Literature. He acquired his basic education from Agra and after Partition, he settled in East Pakistan “Mizrab” and “Lab Kusha” are two Ghazal collections of Iqbal Azeem whereas “Kab-e-Qosain” is the book of naats. He also wrote “Mashraqi Bengal Mein Urdu” – a critic on Urdu language evolution in Bengal. He was very popular for his tarannüm and the fact that he had lost most of his eyesight that ended, later, into becoming totally blind.
Mustafa Zaidi (Urdu: مصطفیٰ زیدی) (1970–1930) was a progressive Urdu poet whose work and literary accomplishments remain popular and relevant today. He was born on 16 October 1930 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India to Lakhte Hasnain and Binte Haider.
Mustafa Zaidi’s first book of nazms, Zangeerein/Roshni (Chains/Light), was published in Allahabad in 1949, under the pseudonym “Tegh Allahabadi” (Sword of Allahabad), when he was just nineteen. Zangeerein was endorsed by two legendary Urdu poets Josh Malihabadi and Firaq Gorakhpuri, who became mentors for young Tegh Allahabadi. The second edition was published as Roshni in Lahore in 1950. After moving to Pakistan, the poet dropped his pseudonym “Tegh Allahabadi” and continued to write poetry as “Mustafa Zaidi”.
Mustafa Zaidi is believed[by whom?] to have been murdered in an apartment in Karachi where he was residing, and his body was found alongside Shahnaz Saleem — a popular socialite — who was initially charged with murder. After a media circus and a prolonged and complicated court case, the cause of death was deemed to be suicide. The mysterious circumstances and controversies leading to Mustafa Zaidi’s death on October 12, 1970, at age 39 made regular headlines in newspapers in Pakistan and threatened to overshadow his legacy as a poet.
Syed Yaqub-ul-Hasan Waqif was born at Sambhal on 26th october 1904. Waqif Muradabadi was humorist by instinct and temperament, and had an attractive mode of presentation, which won him loud applouse in mushairas and literary gatherings. He has also translated the Rubaiyat of Omer Khayyam.
Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Urdu: فیض احمد فیض), (born 13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984) MBE, NI, was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu language from Pakistan. A notable member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement (PWM), Faiz was an avowed Marxist. Listed four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry, he received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Source: Wikipedia