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Takhallus (Urdu: تخلّص‎, Persian: تخلّص‎), is a pen-name adopted widely by Urdu and Persian poets. It is an Arabic word which means, literally, to get liberated or become secure.[1][2]

Takhallus of famous poets:

List of Takhallus of some Persian poets

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pseudonym, or takhallus, in Urdu: some interesting facts".
  2. ^ A Brief History of Persian Literature, by the Iran Chamber Society.