Rafiq Hussain

(14 May 1913 – 31 December 1990 / Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh / India)

Biography of Rafiq Hussain

Rafiq Hussain poet

Dr. Syed Rafiq Husain (Urdu: ڈاکٹر سید رفیق حسین) was an Urdu writer, poet and critic from India.

Early Life and Education

Dr Rafiq Husain s/o Syed Mohammed Taqi was born on 14 May 1913, into an aristocratic family in Baragaon, Jalalpur, Ambedkar Nagar district, previously known as Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. He was the first Indian Ph.D. holder in Urdu poetry of Allama Iqbal. He Mastered in Urdu Literature from Allahabad University. He was awarded the gold medal in English literature during his graduation from Allahabad University. He later on selected in PCS and served as Registrar of Co-Operative Society. On completion of his post graduation, he joined Allahabad University as Lecturer on the persecution of the Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University Mr. Amarnath Jha, later on he became Chairman of Allahabad University Delegacy and Head of Urdu Department Earlier, the competition between Dr. Rafique Hussain and Dr. (Mrs.) Firdaus Fatima Naseer for Professorship in Urdu.

Dr. Rafiq Hussain Urdu ghazal ki nashv o numa ma pesh lafz Amar nath Jha. A treatise on the evolution of the Urdu ghazal.

Personal Life

Husain married Husnara Begum in January 1948, and the couple had four sons and two daughters.

Rafiq Hussain's Works:

Urdu Ghazal aur unski Nash-vo-Numa, 1942
Mir Hasan ki ḥayat aur Siḥrulbayān ka tanqidi jaizah, 1960
Dabistan, 1964,
Guizār-E-aqīdat, 1966
Afsanvi uṣul aur fasanah-yi ajaib, 1975
Mas̲navi Siḥr al-bayan̲ : yaʻnī, Qiṣṣah-yi Be Naẓīr va Badr-i Munīr, 1978
Azmat-e-Marasi
Pahli Tankid Pahla Naqad
Mawazna Anis wa Dabir
Masnawi Gulzar Naseem by Pt Daya Shankar "Naseem" introduction and notes by Dr. Rafiq Husain

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