Fani Badayuni

(1879 - 1941 / Islamnagar, Uttar Pradesh / British India)

Fani Badayuni
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Shaukat Ali Khan Fani Badayuni (Urdu: شوکت علی خان فانی بدایونی) was noted Urdu poet.

Early Life and Education

Shaukat Ali Khan was born in Islamnagar, Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, (then United Provinces). He graduated from Barreilly College in 1901, studied law at Aligarh Muslim University, earning his in 1906. He practiced law in Bareilly and Lucknow but could not make much success and migrated to Hyderabad.

Literary Life

The Nizam's Diwan Maharaja Kishan Prasad 'Shad' who himself was an Urdu lover and poet, got Fani appointed in the department of Education. Fani started composing poetry around twenty years of age. He translated ... more »

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