Nushoor Wahidi

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Nushoor Wahidi (Wahedi or Vahidi) (Urdu: نشور وحیدی ) was a famous Indian Urdu poet.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1911 in the village of,[1] Ballia District, United Province (renamed as Uttar Pradesh after the Indian independence) Nushoor had 7 siblings. He received his early education at home.

Nushoor had begun to compose poems from an early age and by the age of 13 had become famous in his locality as a poet.


Nushoor's major breakthrough came in a poetry session featuring the famous poet Jigar Moradabadi. Jigar Moradabadi had been reciting poems for some time and desired to take a break. Nushoor offered to come on stage and recite a few of his own poems while Jigar Moradabadi did so. It was in this forum that Nushoor was first recognized by the literary circles as a talented poet. Even Jigar Moradabadi acknowledged the young man's skill.

He is known as one of Urdu's last romantic poets, Nushoor published several compilations of Urdu poetry and a volume on philosophy, named the Sabah-e-hind. Despite being very popular in literary circles, Nushoor refused to lend his poetry to the then emerging Indian movie industry. It is perhaps for this reason that Nushoor could not gain the massive fame that his contemporaries had.

Personal life[edit]

Nushoor and his wife have two sons.

Nushoor died in 1983. His standing as a poet was so great that the Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, personally called his family to condole his death.

A park in the city of Kanpur, India has been named in his honor.


  1. ^ Sheikhpur, Ballia

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