Kanwal Ziai

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Kanwal Ziai
Kanwal Ziai with his friend Padam Shri Rajendra Kumar, kanwal-ziai.jpg
Kanwal Ziai with his friend Rajendra Kumar at release of his book Pyase Jaam in 1973
Born Hardayal Singh Datta
(1927-03-15)15 March 1927
Sialkot, Punjab, British India, (NowPakistan)
Died 27 October 2012(2012-10-27) (aged 85)
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Occupation Poet
Known for Ghazals
Website Kanwal Ziai Website

Kanwal Ziai (born Hardayal Singh Datta) (15 March 1927 – 27 October 2011) was an Urdu and Hindi language poet and author from India.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Ziai was born on 15 March 1927 in Kanjrur Dattan, Sialkot, (now Pakistan).[4] He received award Doon Ratan from Nagrik Parishad. He obtained Urdu Fazil certificate. He retired from Defence Department. He was also president of the Bazm-e-Jigar.[1] He died on 27 October 2011 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  • Pyase Jaam Urdu Poetry in Devnagri (Hindi) Language 1973[1]
  • Lafzo Ki Diwar in Urdu Language 1993[1]
  • Kagaz ka Dhua
  • Dhoop ka Safar


  1. ^ a b c d Kartik Chandra Dutt (1999). "Who's Who of Indian Writers". Sahitya Akademi. p. 293. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  2. ^ astrosage. http://www.astrosage.com/celebrity-horoscope/about-kanwal-ziai-who-is-kanwal-ziai.asp, Retrieved 25 July 2014
  3. ^ biographies. http://www.biographies.net/bio/m/0n3_w1w, Retrieved 9 July 2014
  4. ^ rediff. http://www.rediff.com/tags/kaifi-azmi, Retrieved 9 July 2014
  5. ^ infocomsolutions. http://www.infocomsolutions.in/portfolio-item/kanwal-ziai/, Retrieved 25 July 2014
  6. ^ wordvia. http://www.wordvia.com/dictionary/Kanwal%20Ziai, Retrieved 9 July 2014

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