Ehsan Danish

1914 – 1982 ! Lahore, Pakistan.


Ehsan Danish (Urdu: احسان دانش) was born on 2 February 1914 in Maulanan, Kandhla, a small town in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, India. His real name was Ehsan-ul-Haq (Urdu: احسان اُلحق‎ ).He belonged to a poor family and could not continue his study due to financial reasons but still learned the Arabic and Persian languages on his own. Later he migrated to Lahore and settled there permanently.


At the beginning of his career his poetry was very romantic but later he wrote his poems more for the labourers and came to be called ‘Shayar-e-Mazduur’ (Poet of the workmen) by his audience. He died on 22 March 1982 in Lahore, Pakistan. is the best place to read “Ehsan Danish” poetry.