Shamim Hashimi

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Shamim Hashimi
شمیم ہاشمی
Shamim Hashimi famous urdu poet
Shamim Hashimi
Born (1947-08-14)14 August 1947[1]
Sasaram, Bihar, India[1]
Pen name Hashimi, Shamim
Occupation Poet
Genre Ghazal[2]
Subject Islam, Nostalgia, philosophy, Urdu literature[3]

Shamim Hashimi (Urdu/Persian/Arabic: شمیم ہاشمی; Hindi: शमीम हाशिमी ) born Syed Muhammad Shamimuddin on 14 August 1947, is an Urdu and Persian poet.[5][3][6][7] He is basically a poet of Ghazal. He has also written poems of other forms of poetry in different meters.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Hashimi was born in Sasaram, Bihar, India.[1][4] He received his primary education in Madrasa Khanqaah kabeeriya. He obtained "Aalim" (Graduation) at the age of 15.[1] He pursued Fazil (Persian and Urdu) from Madrasa Shams-ul-Huda, Patna. After completing his studies from madrasa he joined Patna University and obtained master's degree in Urdu language & literature and Dip. in Ed..[2] He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for his research thesis on the life of a poet Mahjoor Shamsi.[5][8] He is from the Daagh Dehlvi school of Urdu poetry and is one of the disciples of Abr Ahsani Gunnauri.[9][10] His pen name is Shamim Hashimi.[1]


Hashimi began writing poems at the age of 9.[11] His poems and prose were published in national magazines of Urdu literature like Funoon, Shair, Aaj kal and subh-e-naw-patna etc.[12][13][14] He has written many books in Urdu, Persian and English, including collections of his Urdu and Persian Ghazals.[14][15] His major literary work was published in the 1970s.[10] One of his best books Toot tay patton ka dukh was published in 2005 which has widely been appreciated.[16][17][18] He has also received Sahitya Bhushan and Bihar Urdu academy award.[5][14]

Views of contemporaries[edit]

Shabab Lalit: "...Shamim Hashimi is the narrator of the joy of grief. He is a reflector of his pain along with the grief of the universe and agony of the present. On the broad canvas of human life Shamim Hashimi has deeply felt and spiritually experienced the agony of present, unevenness of time and atrocities..."[2]
Nadim Balkhi: "...the main subject of the poems of Shamim Hashimi is Nostalgia which symbolises the complete inner and outer human world..." [2]
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: "...You have the tradition of intellect from the family of your mother and from that of your father as well and these two qualities are reflected in your poetry at a lot of places..."[2]




  • Collection of Persian Ghazals.[1]
  • "Farsi ki pahli kitab" The course text book for inter college (Bihar board) and Magadh University 1973.[1]
  • Taaleef "Faryaad-e-raghib".[1]
  • Talkheez-e-sher-ul-'ajam.[1]


  • Collection of ghazals "Toot-tay Patton Ka Dukh.".[1][3][19][20][21]
  • Sahsaraam me Urdu shayari ki ibtada-o-irtiqaa (evolution of Urdu poetry in Sahsaraam.).[1]
  • Insaniyat ka Islami Tasawwur. (Meaning of humanity in Islam).[1]
  • Kulliyaat-e-Mahjoor Shamsi. (Works on Mahjoor Shamsi).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m ".Biography of Dr. Shamim Hashimi". Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f ".Shamim Hashimi Biography". social activists group. 1972. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Ghazipuri, Zaheer (2009). Jhārkhanḍ aur Bihār ke aham ahl-i qalam (The Notable poets of Jharkhand and Bihar). Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Anna University Chennai,Directorate of Public online Libraries: Nirali Dunya Publishers. pp. 184–192. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b ".Dr. Shamim Hashimi". Karachi. Retrieved 12 July 2013.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "hamari" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ a b c d e HUSSAIN, IQBAL (2012). Sukhanwaran-e-Jharkhand. vol 1. Directorate of Public Libraries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Anna University Chennai: Rang Publications. pp. 443–444. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Ghazipuri, Zaheer (2009)., Jhārkhanḍ aur Bihār ke aham ahl-i qalam. online at [1]: Nirali Dunya Publishers. pp. 184–192. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Ghazipuri, Zaheer (2009)., Jharkhand aur Bihar ke aham ahl e qalam. online at [2]: Nirali Dunya Publishers. pp. 184–192. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Harganvi, Dr. Manazir Ashiq (1974). Urdu ki kahani Sho'raa ki zubaani. Lucknow, India. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Premi, Dr. Saefi (1972), Nazar-e-Abr, Ludhiana: Ludhiana Urdu Press. 
  10. ^ a b Nadwi, Prof. Hakeem Syed Ahmadullah (1970). Tazkira-e-muslim sho'raa-e-Bihar. Vol 6. Pakistan (Karachi). 
  11. ^ Akram, Seraj, ed. (28 August 2013). "Bakhabar". Monthly Magazine (Journal). Vol. 6 no. : 8. Patna: Biharanjuman. p. 5. ISSN 2319-4049. Archived from the original on 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  12. ^ Rahmani, Abrar, ed. (June 2013). "Monthly Urdu Ajkal". Ajkal (Urdu) (Journal) (in Urdu). journals unit, east block 4, level 7, R K Puram, New Delhi-66: AGD, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. 71 (11): 26. ISSN 0971-846X. RNI 948/57. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  13. ^ Kanwar, Rakesh, ed. (April–June 2012). "Jadeed fikr-o-fan (Quarterly)" (Quarterly Journal) (in Urdu). 25 (91). Director, Languages and Culture Deptt. Himachal Pradesh, Block 39, SDA complex, Shimla-171009.: Languages and Culture Deptt., Govt. of Himachal Pradesh: 38. RN No. 46606/87. Archived from the original on 8 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e ".Biography of Dr. Shamim Hashimi". Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  15. ^ University, Magadh (1973), Syllabus of Pre University board Magadh University, Mannulal Central Library, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Bihar: Govt. of Bihar 
  16. ^ Hind, Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu (22–28 April 2006). "Hamari Zaban (weekly)". (Weekly) Hamari Zaban (in Urdu). Urdu Ghar 212, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, Delhi-110002: Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu, Hind: 6. 
  17. ^ Taneem, Qaumi (6 February 2006). "Leading Urdu Daily, Qaumi Tanzeem". Qaumi Tanzeem Patna (in Urdu). Qaumi Tanzeem Lane Sabzibagh, Patna −800004 Bihar. 
  18. ^ Duggar, Nawai (9 February 2007). "Daily Nawai Duggar". Daily Nawai Duggar (in Urdu). Mubharak Mandi, Jammu – 180001, Jammu and Kashmir , India (38): 5. 
  19. ^ Nizami, Hasan (2007). Jharkhand ke jadeed Ghazal-go Sho'raa ka tanqiidi-o-tajziyaati Mutaala'a. Jhariya, Dhanbad,India: Nirali Dunya Publishers. 
  20. ^ Dr. Manazir Ashiq Harganvi (2006), Kohsaar, Bhikanpur-3, Bihar.p. 16.
  21. ^ Harganvi, Manazir Ashiq (2006). Doha Geet, Doha Ghazal. Bhopal, India: Nirali Dunya Publishers. 

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