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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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The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:18:45 -0700

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Business Standard
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:56:15 -0700

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:55:58 -0700

Tracking along western poetry in 20th century, Noon Meem Rashid is not tagged as a crazy follower of modern verse of West. He has paved his way in writing “Azaad Nazm” and established his dazzling distinctiveness. In the commencement of his poetic ...
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:58:53 -0700

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:07:54 -0700

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