Sahir Hoshiarpuri

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Sahir Hoshiarpuri
ساحر ہوشیارپوری
Born Ram Prakash
(1913-03-05)March 5, 1913
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, British India
Died December 18, 1994(1994-12-18) (aged 81)
Faridabad, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Journalist
Known for Nazms, Ghazals

Sahir Hoshiarpuri (Urdu: ساحر ہوشیارپوری‎) (Hindi: साहिर होशियारपुर), born Ram Parkash (Urdu: رام پرکاش‎) (Hindi: राम प्रकाश) in March 1913 - died August 12, 1994,[1][2] was an Urdu poet from India. He wrote several poetry books; his main form was ghazal. Moreover, his several ghazals have been sung by leading singers including Jagjit Singh.


Early life[edit]

Sahir Hoshiarpuri was born on March 5, 1913 and raised in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. He received his education at Government College.[3] He earned his M.A degree in Persian in 1935. He was a disciple of Josh Malsiyani who belonged to the Daagh School of Urdu Poetry.[4] During his college days he came into contact with Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi who was studying at Forman Christian College nearby Lahore, their friendship lasted a lifetime. They were both residing in Kanpur.[1] He died on December 18, 1994 in Delhi, India.

Literary career[edit]

Sahir Hoshiarpuri and Naresh Kumar Shad also edited and published the Urdu Journal Chandan.[1][5]

He has written several books but only five published collections of him are available.[6][7] In 1989 he was given the Ghalib Award by the Ghalib Institute in recognition of his literary contributions.[8]

See also[edit]


  • Jal Tarang
  • Sahar e ghazal (1959)
  • Sahar e naghma (1970)
  • Sahar e haraf (1982)
  • Sahar e khayal (1990)
  • Nuqoosh e Dagh


  1. ^ a b c Urdu Authors: Date list as on May 31, 2006. National Council for Promotion of Urdu, Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development. 
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  4. ^ Google Books Book titled – “Josh Malsiyani” written by Bhupinder Aziz Parihar, published in 2004 by Sahitya Akademi ISBN 8126019336 Postscript by Dard Nakodari on page 57
  5. ^ Malik Ram (1977). Zia Fatehabadi-Shakhs Aur Shair. Delhi: Ilmi Majlis. p. 120. 
  6. ^ Biswin Sadi ke Shoara e Delhi Vol. 2 ISBN 8171211364 published by Urdu Academy, Delhi 2005 edition page 629
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