Vijay Kumar Abrol, (Hindi: विजय कुमार अबरोल ), better known by his pen name Zahid Abrol (जाहिद अबरोल ), is a well-versed Indian Urdu poet. He has done 'the first-ever Urdu translation' of the 12th century Sufi-poet Baba Farid’s shlokas and shabads and that too in verse.
Zahid Abrol was born on 20 December 1950, in a Hindu Khatri family, to Mul Raj Abrol and Bimla Devi, in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India. He did MSc in Physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab (India). He picked up Urdu after leaving college for the love of Urdu poetry. He started learning Urdu in 1971 and became the author of his two poetry collections in the next 15 ... more »