Akbar Allahabadi

(16 November 1846 - 15 February 1921 / Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh / British India)

Akbar Allahabadi
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Syed Akbar Hussain Rizvi popularly known as Akbar Allahabadi (Urdu: اكبر الہ آبادی ) was an Indian Urdu poet.

Early Life

Akabar Allahabadi was born at Allahabad , India. Though initially educated only in madrasas (religious school), he later studied law and finally retired as a session judge in Allahabad High Court. He belonged to a Shia Muslim family.

He lived through tumultuous times, which is evident in his poetry, witnessing the first war of independence in 1857, first world war and even the initial part of Gandhi's peaceful movement.


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  • Masroor Khan (10/7/2018 12:23:00 PM)

    Please let me know if there is any mistake in the following couplet of Hazrat Akbar Allahbadi?

    Ham kya kahen ahbaab kya kar-e-numayaan kar gaye
    BA huye, naukar huye, pension milee phir mar gaye

  • Simran (9/18/2018 12:55:00 PM)

    See “Nai Tahzeeb nazm “to read “Mustaqbil“

  • I can''t find poem Mustaqbil of Akbar Allahabadi (12/9/2017 12:31:00 PM)

    Sir I want to read poem Mustaqbil of Akbar Allahabadi but I can't find that poem in this site

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Ham Aah Bhii Karate Hai.N To Ho Jaate Hai.N Bad_Naam

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