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Nazm (Urdu نظم) is a major part of the Urdu poetry, that is normally written in rhymed verse and also in modern prose style poems. Nazm is a significant genre of Urdu poetry; the other one is known as Ghazal (Urdu: غزل).

Forms of Nazm[edit]

Following are the various different forms of Nazm[1][2]

Prominent Urdu Nazm Poets[edit]

The important poets of Nazm are: Nazeer Akbarabadi, Sir Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Altaf Hussain Hali, Josh Malihabadi, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Noon Meem Rashid, Majeed Amjad, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Ali Sardar Jafri, Kaifi Azmi and Gulzar,Sahir Ludhianvi,Ahmed Faraz,Hafeez Jalandhri,Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi.


  1. ^ Dr. Khurshid Khawar Amrohvi, Moqaddma-tul-Kalaam, Arooz-o-Qafiya, p.116/132, Karachi, 1989<
  2. ^ Hakim Molana Anjum Foqi, Fikr-o-Fun, p.303/309, Karachi, 1974

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Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:11:00 -0700

He is a poet of various moods, with each nazm having its own emotion." Parul Mishra, a singer from the Gwalior gharana, who sang at the event said, "The basics of singing are same as singing Bollywood songs, you just need to change the mood and add the ...
Daily Times
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:11:15 -0700

She was taking life as it came but suddenly when she deviated from the set path, she felt cut out).Roohi uses simple vocabulary to express her thoughts and does not go deep into philosophical outpours like many other Nazm-Sayers. That is why probably ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0700

Each nazm demanded a different raaga and a different scale, based on the emotional tone and content of the poetry. For instance, Chhat has been composed in raag Rageshwari, Ladki in raag Pahadi Mishra and Aisa Lagta Hai in Yaman,” he says.


Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:41:15 -0700

His famous nazm revolved round missing persons and mutilated bodies, which lamented that people were losing humanity in society, she said. Mujtaba himself spoke briefly to the audience over the telephone from New York, USA, and stressed the need for ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:28:42 -0700

Syed, described by Farrukhi as one of the leading contemporary poets whose work struck a balance between nazm and ghazal, revealed that his first poem was only published when he was 28. “Before that, I was probably in the incubation period,” he ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:39:46 -0700

They were speaking at the launch of a book 'Urdu Nazm ki Azeem Riwayat' written by noted journalist and TV host and writer Sarwar Javed at Islamabad Club on Tuesday night. The book is a collection of the critical review of the works of 21 poets.

Daily Times

Daily Times
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:08:07 -0700

... Gul Bakhshalvi, Allama Rashk Turabi, Sufi Faqeer Muhammad, Dr Muhammad Musharaf Hussain Anjum and Khursheed Rizvi in praise of the Almighty and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The rest of the 84 books covered are on Ghazal and Nazm formats.


Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:50:39 -0700

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