Firaq Gorakhpuri

Main Shayar Toh Nahin

07-02-2023 • 25 mins

Firaq Gorakhpuri a prominent Urdu poet who reached unprecedented heights of fame & acclaim, he is considered one of the most influential and electrifying poets of his time. According to Dr. Khawaja Ahmad Farooqi, “If it were not for Firaq, the land of our ghazals would be dull, its ascension would not be more than it would be a carbon copy of Persian master’s ghazals or imitating dead and lifeless Iranian traditions. Firaq stirred a whole generation and still does. He played an important role in nurturing poetry and despite being a poet of beauty and love, he looked at these subjects from a new angle. He not only expressed his feelings and emotions but also presented various results of consciousness and perception. He introduced the readers to the standards and values not only of Urdu but also of world literature and at the same time developed a healthy ideology by emphasizing the powerful aspects of modernity, geography and civilization. Having paved the way, he showed Urdu ghazal new horizons of meaning, thought, word and expression.”

Firaq Gorakhpuri Real name Raghupati Sahai
Born: 28 Aug 1896 | Gorakhpur, Uttar pradesh
Died: 03 Mar 1982 | Delhi, India

Awards: Sahitya Akademi Award (1960) | Jnanpith Award (1969)


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