|Born||1 January 1888|
|Died||31 January 1961 (aged 73)|
|Pen name||Amjad Hyderabadi امجد حيدرابادى|
Amjad Hussain (Urdu: سيد امجد حسين; 1878–1961), better known by the pen-name Amjad Hyderabadi (امجد حيدرابادى), was an Urdu and Persian Ruba'i poet from Hyderabad, India. In Urdu poetic circles he is also known as Hakim-al-Shuara.
During the rule of Nizam of Hyderabad, a flood occurred on 28 September 1908) on the River Musi. Hyderabadi was one of the 150 people who saved their lives by hanging on to the branches of a tamarind tree. He later wrote a poem "Qayamat-e-Soghra" (The Minor Doomsday) detailing his experience. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, Satyanarayana Danish recited this poem.
Hyderabadi was born in Hyderabad Deccan into a small family.
He saw his entire family, including his mother, wife and daughter get washed away in the Musi River flood of 1908 and he was the only survivor in his family. Most of his Ruba'i reflects his depression at the loss of his family. This is an example:
Itni Dar'ya May Bhi Na Duba Amjad
Dub'nay Valo Ko Bus Ek Chul'lu Kafi Hai[This quote needs a citation]
Amjad Hyderabadi Urdu Books
- Rubayat Amjad Hyderabadi
- Adabi ijlas wo Mushaera
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