Rahat Indori is an Indian Bollywood lyricist and Urdu language poet. He is also a former professor of Urdu
language and a painter. Prior to this he was a pedagogist of Urdu literature at Indore University. He did his
schooling from Nutan School Indore from where he completed his Schooling. He completed his graduation
from Islamia Karimia College Indore in 1973 and has passed his MA in Urdu literature from Barkatullah
University Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) in 1975. Rahat Indori was awarded a PhD in Urdu literature from the
Bhoj University of Madhya Pradesh in 1985 for his thesis titled Urdu Main Mushaira.
Irshad Kamil was born on 5 September 1971. He is an Indian poet and lyricist. His songs appear in
Bollywood films including Jab We Met, Chameli, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Aashiqui 2, Raanjhanaa, Highway,
Tamasha, and Jab Harry Met Sejal. Irshad Kamil is a lyricist of class. Every time he writes, he tries to break
the boundaries of generation gap and compels one to think beyond words. He has command on all genres
and his wordplay easily travels the terrains of life, philosophy, romance, patriotism, sensuousness and
Sufism. It’s the color of simple words and deep thoughts that paints his writings. Apart from winning three
Filmfares, he has been awarded with the likes of Screen, IIFA, Zee Cine, Apsara, GIMA, Mirchi Music, Big
Entertainment and Global Indian Film and Television Award.
Full Name of Aziz Nabeel is Azizur Rahman Muhammad Siddique Ansari. He was Born on 26 June 1976 in
Mumbai. He studied at Jamia Millia in Mumbai, Azam Garha and Delhi. He worked for the promotion of
Indian literature, civilization and language since 1999 in the Arabian Gulf of Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. His
Publications included, Khab Samudra (Shayari 2011), opens on Awaaz Ke (Shayari - 2019), First Rain
(Shayari - 2019), Firaq Gorakhpuri (Shakhiyat, Shayari and Shanakht - 2014), Irfan Siddiqui (Hayat,
Khidmat - 2015), Pandit Anand Narayan Mulla (Personality and Fun-2016), Pandit Brij Narayan Chakbast
(2018), Book of Series Documents (Edited - 2010 to date). He has awarded Sahir Ludhianvi Award, 'Firaq
Gorakhpuri Award', 'Abdul Gafoor Shehbaz Award, etc.
Wasim Barelvi was born on 8 February 1940 in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. He is an eminent Indian Urdu poet. His
ghazals, many sung by Jagjit Singh, are very popular He has been awarded with the "Firaq Gorakhpuri International
Award" and the Kalidas gold medal by the Haryana government, in recognition for his services in the field of Urdu
poetry. He also recieved the Begum Akhtar Kala Dharmi award and the Naseem-e-Urdu award. Wasim Barelvi is
Vice Chairman of the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language. He has also performed at the cultural event
of NIT Allahabad.
Nusrat Mehndi, Madhya Pradesh, India
Nusrat Mehndi has a keen interest in poetry, story writing, articles, drama and screenwriting. I She makes
extensive and meaningful writing both in prose and verse. Nusrat ji is a postgraduate in Hindi and English
and has served in several important positions including Secretary of the Department of Culture, Madhya
Pradesh Urdu Academy and Deputy Director of Allama Iqbal Adbi Markaz. She has actively and
continuously participated in international seminars, Urdu conferences, workshops, Mushayars. She has
made literary trips to countries like America, England, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar,
Kuwait, Muscat etc. Her poetic compositions include Saya Saya Dhup, Bala Pa, Main Bhi Toh Hoon
(Devanagari) etc. She has awarded with National Award, Anand Samman, Sumiran Geet Samman,
Abhinav Shilpi Samman, Srishti Kala Moti Samman, Mother Teresa Gold Medal, Nushur Award etc.
Parveen Kaif was born on 23 December 1956. She did his Masters in Urdu and Ph.D. She has been
involved in creating Urdu poetry and Hindi poetry for the last four decades. Her book 'Safar Ek Yug'
published in 2013 has been very popular. She participated in more than 150 national and international
musicals. Her articles are published in many popular magazines. Awards and Honors - Samata Pratibha
Samman (1995), Rashtriya Hindi Sevi Millennium Award (2000), Narmada Aanchal Samman (2010),
Islamic Studies Association Award (2011), Kahkhane-Adab Samman (2013), Shifa Gwaliori Subai Award
(2012- 13), All India Language Literature Conference Bhopal's National Award (2016), Hamid Hassan Shad
Award (2018), including many honors. She is a member of the Urdu Academy of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal)
and Madhya Pradesh People's Writers Association
Sukhan, a Pune-based Mehfil, presents Urdu Ghazals and Nazms, combined with prose elements like
stories and letters, to diverse audiences in an easy to understand format.
Raghu Dixit Project
SThe Raghu Dixit Project' is one of the most sought after bands in India at the moment.The band now
features prominently and quite regularly on some of the biggest music festivals around the world.Raghu
Dixit, and The Raghu Dixit Project, are best known for taking ancient Kannada poetry, and presenting it
around the world with a contemporary, global sound. From their colourful lungis, a take on their cultural
heritage, to their rooted and earthy sound, they have become a stellar example of modern India.In India,
The Raghu Dixit Project performs at music festivals, music venues, corporate shows, college festivals and