About Munawwar Rana

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Munawwar Rana

Munawwar Rana (born 26 November 1952) is an Indian Urdu poet, lyricist, and writer. He is one of the most popular and influential poets of his generation, and his work has been translated into many languages.

Rana was born in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, India. He studied at the Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi, and after graduating, he worked as a journalist and editor. He began writing poetry at a young age, and his first collection of poems, Aaina (Mirror), was published in 1974. He has since published over 20 more collections of poetry, as well as several novels, short stories, and essays.

Rana's poetry is known for its lyrical beauty, its use of simple language, and its focus on themes of love, loss, and the human condition. He is a master of the Urdu ghazal, and his poems often use nature imagery to express his emotions. He is also a prolific writer of nazms, or free-verse poems.

Rana's poetry has been translated into many languages, and he is considered one of the greatest Urdu poets of his generation. He has won numerous awards for his poetry, including the Sahitya Akademi Award, India's highest literary award, in 2007.

Rana is also a successful lyricist, and his songs have been sung by some of the biggest names in the Indian music industry. He has written songs for artists such as Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, and Abida Parveen.

Rana is a popular figure in India, and his poetry is widely read and admired. He is a talented poet and lyricist, and his work is sure to continue to be enjoyed for many years to come.

Here are some of his most famous works:

  • Ghazals: "Maan", "Ghar Akela Ho Gaya", "Peeli Peepal Ki Chhaon Mein"
  • Nazms: "Aaina", "Khushboo", "Raat Ka Safar"
  • Songs: "Aap Jaise Log", "Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche", "Dilruba"

Poet - Munawwar Rana
Birth Details : Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, India, 26 November 1952