Top 12 Famous Indian Poets (Hindi and English)

Top 12 Famous Indian Poets (Hindi and English)

Poetry, since time old, has been a specialty of Indian people. India has produced so numerous admiration- inspiring muses that have told us about our history in form of runes, stories, songs and so on. Their poetry is the anchor that has made us stick to our roots and handed not only with the knowledge of our country and our ancestors but also have had a soul- nourishing effect on the maturity population of the country. Indian literature was written in numerous languages since India is a greatly diversified nation ranging from languages like Hindi, Awadhi, and Sanskrit to Urdu, Persian etc. numerous foreign trippers have come and gone to India and have written praises about its substance, peacefulness, and administration. 

India, as a country has had a really differing history. From being the “ The Golden Sparrow ” of the world to being settled by the British for 200 times. therefore, it comes as no surprise that the poetry that drew out of the hearts of these Indian muses is as beautiful as it could get. From muses writing songs about their gallant lords to muses writing about oppression by the British and frippery of the people of India. 

Then’s a list of Top 12 notorious Indian muses of Hindi and English 


1. Kalidasa 


Kalidasa lived in the 4th- 5th century CE and wrote in Sanskrit language and has extensively been accepted as the country’s topmost minstrel. He has written a number of workshop, which include runes as well as plays. The most notorious bone being : Abhigyan Shakuntalam that describes the love story of King Dushyant and Shakuntala. He has also written other notorious workshop like Raghuvansam and Meghadatta

Kalidasa has also written epic runes like Kumarsambhava which describes the birth of Subramanya. 


2. Chand Bardai 

Chand Bardai was born on 30th September 1149 in Rajasthan and has been popularly known for writing the notorious grand lyric Prithviraj Raso. Prithviraj Raso was written in Brajbhasha and describes the life of King Prithviraj Chauhan. It’s an incredibly long lyric and comprises of an upward of,000 stanzas. 

Prithviraj Chauhan was a gallant King who defeated Mohammad Ghazni in the First Battle of Terrain, but let him go the first time. When Mohammad Ghazni came the alternate time he defeated Prithviraj and this lyric describes that. 


3. Rabindranath Tagore 

Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7th May 1861 in the Province of Bengal and wasn’t only a minstrel, but also a polymath, musician, and an artist. In 1913, Rabindranath Tagore came the firstNon-European to win a Nobel Prize. Rabindranath Tagore was popularly known as “ The Bard of Bengal. ” His jotting style was exceptionally unpredictable but it remained extensively unknown outside the Province of Bengal. 

His most notorious workshop include Gitanjali, The Postmaster, Chokher Bali, The Postmaster, Gora, Kabuliwala, Sadhana, Ghare Baire, Nastanirh( The Broken Nest) etc. 

4. Harivansh Rai Bachchan 

Harivansh Rai Bachchan was born on 27th November 1907 in Allahabad. He’s known as one of the most notorious ultramodern muses of India. scholars throughout the country have read his runes as a part of their class. He also entered The Padma Bhushan in 1986 for his immense donation to Hindi literature. He was a fat pen and his jotting style was veritably motivational and simple. He could bring about the complications of life and motivate people by using a veritably minimalistic and simple approach. 

Some of his notorious workshop include Madhushala, Agnipath, Ruke Na Tu, Teer Par Kaise Rukoon. 

5. Maithili Sharan Gupt 

Maithili Sharan Gupt was born on 3rd August 1866 in Chirgaon. He was one of the finest Indian muses of ‘ Khari Boli ’ or the Plain Dialect. In a time when utmost of the muses favored the use of Brajbhasha shoptalk, Maithili Sharan Gupt wrote in Khari Boli and was astonishingly successful at that too. He’s also one of the most sought- after ultramodern Indian muses and scholars throughout the country read his workshop as a part of their class. 

Some of his most notorious workshop include Nahush Ka Patan, Dono Or Prem Palta hai, Arjun ki Pratigya. 


6. Muhammad Iqbal 

Muhammad Iqbal was born on 9th November 1877 in Sialkot District of Punjab Province during British India. numerous erudite critics and media outlooks called him the ” Poet of the East ”. His family was descended from the Kashmiri Pandit Brahmin line and Iqbal grew up in fairly humble surroundings. He loved both of his parents and, when his mama failed in 1914 he wrote a short threnody in her honor. 

Sir Muhammed Iqbal failed on the 21st April 1938 at the age of 60. Some of Muhammad Iqbal’s notorious runes are Sympathy, I Desire, Ahead of the Stars, The Crescent. 


7. Mirza Ghalib 

Mirza Ghalib was the pen name of Mirza Asadullah Ghalib. He was born on 27th December 1797. He was majorly an Urdu and Persian language minstrel. He’s considered to be one of the topmost muses of all times. Not only in the Indian Sub mainland but throughout the world. Mirza Ghalib has written colorful short runes that came veritably notorious during that time. 

During the reign of Bahadur Shah Zafar II, Mirza Ghalib was given the title of ‘ Dabir- ul- Mulk ‘ and he was also bestowed upon with an fresh title of ‘ Najm- ul- Daulah ‘ 

8. Kabir 

Kabir lived through the 15th Century CE and was a mystical or Sufi minstrel. He wrote numerous short runes also known as ‘ Kabir Ke Dohe ‘. He substantially portrayed a side of the connection between the mortal and the godly. He was an extremely religious man and portrayed that in his jottings. His jottings came extremely popular and have since also gained indeed more fashionability. 

 Each of his jottings had a mystical connection to the divinity and also had a moral. His runes could be compared to moral assignments with absolute finesse in poetry. 

9. Meerabai 

Meerabai was born in the time 1498 in Kurki District, Pali in Rajasthan. She belonged to the Royal Family of Rajasthan. Her family disapproved of her singing in public since she belonged to the Royal Family, so she left her family and went on to sing praises of her Lord Krishna and also called herself as her woman. She wrote a number of runes and songs, singing the praises of Lord Krishna and went on to attain Moksha or ‘ Nirvana ’ through Bhakti Yoga. 

She was extensively seen as a prominent figure during the Bhakti movement in the late 1600s. 

One of her most notorious songs was ‘ Payo Ji Maine Ram Ratan Dhan ’, written in the original Rajasthani shoptalk. 


10. Ruskin Bond 

Ruskin Bond was born on 19th May 1934 in Kasauli, which presently lives in Shimla. He was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award in 1992 for his donation to literature in India. He has written hundreds of short stories and runes. He wrote his first short story in 1951 which was named “ Untouchable. ” 

He has written several horror stories describing the hauntings of Shimla and the conterminous areas. His short stories are a treat to read. His Autobiography was published in the time 2017 which was named, “ Lone Fox Dancing. ” 

Some of his most notorious workshop are Himalayan Tales, Indian Ghost Stories, A Tiger in The House etc. 

11. Rudyard Kipling 

Rudyard Kipling was born on 30th December 1865 in Bombay Presidency of British India. Although he wasn’t an Indian public, he was born then and spent utmost of his life in India. He was inspired by the Indian way of living. This inspired him to write books like “ The Jungle Book ”. In 1907, at the age of 42, he was also awarded the Nobel prize for literature which made him the first English Literature pen to win a Nobel prize. 

He was also offered Knighthood on several occasions, which he hypercritically declined. 

Some of his most notorious workshop are The Jungle Book, If, Rikki Tikki Tavi. 


12. Nissim Ezekiel 

Nissim Ezekiel was born on 16th December 1924 in Bombay Presidency of British India. He was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award in 1983 for his poetry collection, Latter Day spirituals. 

Ezekiel fortified and established Indian English language poetry through his modern inventions and ways, which enlarged Indian English literature, moving it beyond purely spiritual and Orientalist themes, to include a wider range of enterprises and interests, including mundane domestic events. Some of his notorious workshop are Time to Change, Sixty runes, The Third etc. 

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