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Akbar Allahabadi

(16 November 1846 - 15 February 1921 / Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh / British India)

Akbar Allahabadi
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Syed Akbar Hussain Rizvi popularly known as Akbar Allahabadi (Urdu: اكبر الہ آبادی ) was an Indian Urdu poet.

Early Life

Akabar Allahabadi was born at Allahabad , India. Though initially educated only in madrasas (religious school), he later studied law and finally retired as a session judge in Allahabad High Court. He belonged to a Shia Muslim family.

He lived through tumultuous times, which is evident in his poetry, witnessing the first war of independence in 1857, first world war and even the initial part of Gandhi's peaceful movement.

Poetry

Akbar's ustad was Waheed, who was the shagird of Aatish. Akbar is the ... more »

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