6 April 1890
|Died||9 September 1960 (aged 70)|
|Known for||Classical Urdu Poetry|
Shola-e-Tuur (1937) Aatish-e-Gul (1959)
|Awards||Sahitya Akademi Award (1958)|
Ali Sikandar, known by his nom de plume as Jigar Moradabadi (6 April 1890 – 9 September 1960), was an Urdu poet and ghazal writer. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award Award in 1958 for his poetry collection "Atish-e-Gul", and was the second poet (after Mohammad Iqbal) to be awarded an honorary D.Litt. by the Aligarh Muslim University.
Jigar Moradabadi belonged to the classical school of ghazal writing and was a mentor to Majrooh Sultanpuri, who became a prominent lyricist in the Indian film industry and penned many popular songs in Urdu.
Jigar Fest - 2018
Progressive Foundation organized three days Jigar Fest at Moradabad in 2018, to celebrate Jigar's Birthday.