Rais Ansari

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Syed Abdul Qavi (born 1951 in Lucknow, India), better known by his stage name Rais Ansari (or Rayees Ansari), is a famous Urdu Indian poet. He has performed at the all-India Mushaira[1] and at international Mushairas in New Delhi[2] and Qatar.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Rais Ansari
Rais Ansari attending function in North America, society of Indian Muslims
Born Syed Abdul Qavi
(1951-03-20) 20 March 1951 (age 67)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Residence Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Occupation Writer, Poet & Journalist
Years active 1970–present
  • Abdul Muqtadir (father)
  • Kaneez Fatima (mother)


Rais Ansari published his poetry not only in Urdu but also in Hindi. He performs poetry on stage as well.


Humey sehra ki sultani mili hai virasat mein ye veeraani mili hai
Mein ek qatra hun phir bhi mujhko samandar ki nigahbaani mili hai

He has written a great number of ghazals

He won the Award for Urdu Literature in 2014.


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