Shamim Karhani

(8 June 1913 - 19 March 1975 / Karhan, Uttar Pradesh / India)

Shamim Karhani
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Shamim Karhani (Urdu: شمیم کرھانی ), was an eminent Urdu poet ('Shayar') of the 20th century. He was born on 8 June 1913 in village 'Karhan' district Mau, U.P.

Early Life, Education and Employment

Shamim Karhani was born in a 'Zamindar' family to Syed Muhammad Akhtar and Ummat ul Zehra on 8 June 1913 in village 'Karhan' district Mau, U.P. in India. His real name was ‘Syed Shamsuddin Haider’. He himself chose ‘Shamim Karhani’ as his pen name ('Takhallus'). Later, this pen name of his became so famous that once, at an interview, when he was asked his name, he himself had to pause for a moment to remember his real name! He did his secondary education from Aligarh Muslim ... more »

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