Thursday , April 9 2020

Firaq Gorakhpuri

1896 – 1982 ! Allahabad, India.

Firaq Gorakhpuri was born on 28 August 1896 Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. His real name was Raghupati Sahay. One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. The Government of India bestowed upon him the Padma Bhushan in recognition of his literary work. He was also felicitated with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award and Bhartiya Jnanpith Award. He died on 3 March 1982, in New Delhi.
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