Ravish Siddiqi

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Ravish Siddiqui (Urdu: روش صدیقی‎, 1911-1971)[1][2] born Shahid Aziz at Jawalapur in District Saharanpur of Uttar Pradesh on 11 July 1911 was a renowned Urdu Ghazal and Nazm writer whose forte was Romantic Poetry and Patriotic Poetry. A self-educated person he had studied and gained fluency in Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Sanskrit and English. Ravish Siddiqi worked in the All India Radio at the time when Prem Nath Dar, Saghar Nizami and Salaam Machhalishahari were also working in the same institution. Ravish Siddiqi wrote both romantic and patriotic poetry, but most of his widely acclaimed poems were written on the beauty of the Kashmir valley and people of Kashmir, a collection of these poems, called Khayabaan Khayabaan"''' was published in late 1970s. His collection of ghazals titled Mehrab-e-Ghazal was published in 1956.[3] He died in Shahjahanpur Uttar Pradesh on 24 January 1971.


  1. ^ Urdu Authors: Date list corrected up to May 31, 2006- S.No. 74 – Ravish Siddiqi > maintained by National Council for Promotion of Urdu, Govt of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development http://www.urducouncil.nic.in/urdu_wrld/u_auth/index_r.htm
  2. ^ Rise of Prose – Ministry of HRD para.2.69 http://www.education.nic.in/cd50years/u/47/3Y/4730Y0303.htm
  3. ^ Urdu Sahitya Kosa by Kamala Nasima 1988 Ed. p.266 https://books.google.com/books?isbn=817055134X