Brij Narayan Chakbast

(19 January 1882 - 12 February 1926 / Faizabad / British India)

Brij Narayan Chakbast
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Brij Narayan Chakbast, also spelled Brij Narain Chakbast, (Kashmiri: बृज नारायण चकबस्त, Urdu: برج نارائن چکبست) was an Urdu poet.


Chakbast was born in a Kashmiri Pandit family settled in North India in 15th century A.D.. Chakbast was born in Faizabad (near Lucknow) in 1882. His father Pandit Udit Narayan Chakbast, was born at Lucknow in, circa 1843, and he was also a poet. Pandit Udit Narayan was deputy collector, the highest post that any Indian could have at that time. After the death of his father in 1887, the family moved to Lucknow and they started living in Kashmiri Mohalla of Lucknow. Chakbast was educated in Lucknow, and he became a successful lawyer. ... more »

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