Sahir Hoshiarpuri

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Sahir Hoshiarpuri
ساحر ہوشیارپوری
Born Ram Prakash
(1913-03-05)March 5, 1913
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, British India
Died December 18, 1994(1994-12-18) (aged 81)
Faridabad, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Journalist
Known for Nazms, Ghazals

Sahir Hoshiarpuri (Urdu: ساحر ہوشیارپوری‎) (Hindi: साहिर होशियारपुर) born Ram Parkash (Urdu: رام پرکاش‎) (Hindi: राम प्रकाश) on March 1913 - died August 12, 1994,[1][2] was an Urdu poet from India. He has written several poetry books, his mainly form was ghazal. Moreover, his several ghazals have been sung by leading singers including Jagjit Singh.


Early life[edit]

Sahir Hoshiarpuri was born on March 5, 1913 and raised in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. He received his education at Government College.[3] He earned his M.A degree in Persian in 1935. He was a disciple of Josh Malsiyani who belonged to the Daagh School of Urdu Poetry.[4] During his college days he came into contact with Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi who was studying at Forman Christian College nearby Lahore, their friendship lasted a lifetime. They were both residing in Kanpur.[1] He died on December 18, 1994 in Delhi, India.

Literary career[edit]

Sahir Hoshiarpuri and Naresh Kumar Shad also edited and published the Urdu Journal Chandan.[1][5]

He has written several books but only five published collections of him are available.[6][7] In 1989 he was given the Ghalib Award by the Ghalib Institute in recognition of his literary contributions.[8]

See also[edit]


  • Jal Tarang
  • Sahar e ghazal (1959)
  • Sahar e naghma (1970)
  • Sahar e haraf (1982)
  • Sahar e khayal (1990)
  • Nuqoosh e Dagh


  1. ^ a b c Urdu Authors: Date list as on May 31, 2006. National Council for Promotion of Urdu, Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development. 
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  4. ^ Google Books Book titled – “Josh Malsiyani” written by Bhupinder Aziz Parihar, published in 2004 by Sahitya Akademi ISBN 8126019336 Postscript by Dard Nakodari on page 57
  5. ^ Malik Ram (1977). Zia Fatehabadi-Shakhs Aur Shair. Delhi: Ilmi Majlis. p. 120. 
  6. ^ Biswin Sadi ke Shoara e Delhi Vol. 2 ISBN 8171211364 published by Urdu Academy, Delhi 2005 edition page 629
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