Rafiq Shadani

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Rafiq Shadani was an Indian poet and satirist who wrote in the Awadhi, Urdu and Hindi languages. He was considered a humorist, and often infused folk-themes with satirical political humour.[1][2] He authored 13 books of humorous poetry.[3]


Rafiq Shadani's family was from Mumtaznagar, Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh state in North-Central India, but he was born in Burma in March 1934 where his father, Imamuddin, was a merchant of tobacco, oil and perfume. He began composing and reading his humor poetry at Mushairas (poetry meets) beginning in 1962. A car accident in Bahraich proved fatal and he died on 9 February 2010.[4]