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||15 February 1921
||Ghazal, Masnavi, Qita, Rubai
||Love, philosophy, religion, social reform, satire, British rule
Akbar Hussain Rizvi, popularly known as Akbar Allahabadi (Urdu: اكبر الہ آبادی ) (October, 1846 ; 15 February 1921), was an Indian Urdu poet.
Akbar Allahabadi was born as Akbar Hussain at Barah, Allahabad (9km from Allahabad), India. Though initially educated only in madrasas (religious schools), he later studied law and finally retired as a session judge in Allahabad High Court. He belonged to a Sunni Muslim family.
He lived through tumultuous times, which is evident in his poetry. He witnessed the first war of independence in 1857, the First World War and even the initial part of Gandhi's peaceful movement. He died in 1921 in Allahabad, the city of his birth.
He published three kulliyats.
He wrote the popular ghazal, Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa.