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Raghupati Sahay

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Raghupati Sahay, better known under his pen name Firaq Gorakhpuri (Urdu: فراق گورکھپوری, Hindi: फ़िराक़ गोरखपुरी), was a writer, critic, and one of the most noted contemporary Urdu poets from India. He established himself as one of the greats in an era which boasted stalwarts like Iqbal, Yagana Changezi, Jigar and Josh.


Raghupati Sahay was born in 1896, in Gorakhpur, into a Hindu family. He was selected for the Provincial Civil Service (P.C.S.) and the Indian Civil Service (I.C.S.), but he resigned to follow Mahatma Gandhi's Non-cooperation movement, for which he went to jail. Later, he joined Allahabad University as a lecturer in English literature. It was... more »

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  • CHITRANJAN SAWANT (12/13/2018 11:18:00 AM)

    I am deeply impressed by the Urdu poetry of Faraq Gorakhpuri. A great man who never minced words and always called a spade a spade.
    Raghupati Sahay was born in a Kayasth family of educated people in Gorakhpur. He wrote Urdu poems while working as a Lecturer in English in the Allahabad University. Lived a full life but died a lonely man.

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Best Poem of Raghupati Sahay

Sar Mein Saudaa Bhi Nahin

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