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Ehsan Danish (Urdu: احسان دانش), born Ehsan-ul-Haq (Urdu: احسان اُلحق), was a prominent Urdu poet from the Indian subcontinent. At the beginning of his career his poetry was very romantic but later he wrote his poems more for the labourers and came to be called "Mazdoor Shair" (The poet of labourer) by his audience. His poetry inspired the common peoples feelings and he has been compared with Josh Malihabadi, and he holds unique position as one of the best poets of all times, with fine, romantic and revolutionary, but simple style of poetry.

He was born on 1914 and died on 22 March 1982.


Ehsan Danish was born in Kandhla, a small town in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, India. He belonged to a poor family and he could not continue his study due to financial reasons but still learned the Arabic and Persian languages on his own. Later he migrated to Lahore and settled there permanently. He struggled very hard to earn his living. He worked as an ordinary labourer for years in odd jobs, finally becoming a poet of excellence. His autobiography, Jahan-i-Danish, is a classic and motivated many. Ehsan Danish has written more than 80 books and hundreds of articles about and including poetry, prose, linguistics, philology, autobiographies and the famous interpretation of "Diwan-e-Ghalib". Much of his literary work is still unpublished.

He died in Lahore, Pakistan on March 21, 1982.

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