Akbar Allahabadi

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Akbar Allahabadi
Born (1846-11-00)November 1846
Died 15 February 1921(1921-02-15) (aged 74)
Occupation Judge
Nationality British Indian
Genre Ghazal, Masnavi, Qita, Rubai
Subject 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.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


He published three kulliyats.[2]

He wrote the popular ghazal, Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Peninsula Qatar". The Peninsula Qatar. 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  2. ^ the fourth volume was published in 1948. A History of Urdu literature by T. Grahame Bailey; Introduction

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