No country in the world can boast of having as rich a heritage and legacy as that of India! The land of the Golden Bird, India has been a mecca for literary lovers. The country has been the address of some of the most versatile and supremely talented poets, writers and novelists from across the world. Be it spiritual guru Kabir whose poetic works influenced the Bhakti movement or Meera the mystic singer and composer of Krishna Bhajans, Amir Khusrow the Sufi musician and poet or pre-independent India’s Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana, each of them have been an iconic figure in the cultural history of the country. But the list does not end here. The country served as the birthplace of many more significant poets whose works were a reflection of the social climate and a mirror for the society. These include Rabindranath Tagore, Mathili Sharan Gupt, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Mahadevi Verma, Sumitranandan Pant, Suryakant Tripathi Nirala, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, and so on. The versatility of Indian poets is such that they have penned verses, ballads, couplets and sonnets not just in Hindi but colloquial languages of the different states of India as well. the world would forever stay indebted to their exemplary greatness. With some awe-inspiring biographies presented in the section below, read on to know in details about the life and works of Indian poets.

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu

13 February 1879


1440 AD


1497 AD

Vikram SethVikram Seth

20 June 1952

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam

31 August 1919


1498 AD

Mirza GhalibMirza Ghalib

27 December 1797

Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar

17 January 1945

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Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar

28 May 1883


18 August 1936

Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule

03 January 1831

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas

10 February 1970


1608 AD

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13 July 1953

Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi

08 March 1921

Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma

26 March 1907

Ramdhari Singh DinkarRamdhari Singh Dinkar

23 September 1908


29 December 1904

Purushottam Laxman DeshpandePurushottam Laxman Deshpande

08 November 1919

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Bahadur Shah IIBahadur Shah II

24 October 1775


24 June 1927

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila

14 March 1972

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi

14 January 1926

Samarth RamdasSamarth Ramdas

1608 AD


27 February 1912

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Abdul Rahim Khan-I-KhanaAbdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana

17 December 1556

Na. MuthukumarNa. Muthukumar

13 July 1975

Mir Taqi MirMir Taqi Mir

1722 AD

Michael Madhusudan DuttMichael Madhusudan Dutt

25 January 1824

Shiv Kumar BatalviShiv Kumar Batalvi

23 July 1936


1478 AD

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Jaishankar PrasadJaishankar Prasad

30 January 1889

Irshad KamilIrshad Kamil

05 September 1971

O. N. V. KurupO. N. V. Kurup

27 May 1931

Bibhutibhushan BandyopadhyayBibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

12 September 1894

Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan

16 August 1904

Jan Nisar AkhtarJan Nisar Akhtar

14 February 1914

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Sumitranandan PantSumitranandan Pant

20 May 1900

Majrooh SultanpuriMajrooh Sultanpuri

01 October 1919

D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre

31 January 1896

Sukumar RaySukumar Ray

30 October 1887

Vallathol Narayana MenonVallathol Narayana Menon

16 October 1878


29 April 1891

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Maithili Sharan GuptMaithili Sharan Gupt

03 August 1886

Bharatendu HarishchandraBharatendu Harishchandra

09 September 1850

K. Shivaram KaranthK. Shivaram Karanth

10 October 1902

Veturi Sundararama MurthyVeturi Sundararama Murthy

29 January 1936

Kavi PradeepKavi Pradeep

06 February 1915

Jayachamarajendra WadiyarJayachamarajendra Wadiyar

18 July 1919

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Chandrashekhara KambaraChandrashekhara Kambara

02 January 1937


03 January 1934


1450 AD

G. Sankara KurupG. Sankara Kurup

03 June 1901

C. Narayana ReddyC. Narayana Reddy

29 July 1931

Vayalar RamavarmaVayalar Ramavarma

28 March 1928

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Bihari LalBihari Lal

1595 AD

Balamani AmmaBalamani Amma

19 July 1909

Vyloppilli Sreedhara MenonVyloppilli Sreedhara Menon

11 May 1911

Gurazada ApparaoGurazada Apparao

21 September 1862


30 June 1911


31 August 1925

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Dharamvir BharatiDharamvir Bharati

25 December 1926

Chand BardaiChand Bardai

30 September 1149


1365 AD

P. Kunhiraman NairP. Kunhiraman Nair

04 October 1905

Gopalakrishna AdigaGopalakrishna Adiga

1918 AD

K. S. NarasimhaswamyK. S. Narasimhaswamy

26 January 1915

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Akkitham Achuthan NamboothiriAkkitham Achuthan Namboothiri

18 March 1926

Goreti VenkannaGoreti Venkanna

1963 AD

Adela Florence NicolsonAdela Florence Nicolson

09 April 1865

Sri SriSri Sri

30 April 1910

Balachandran ChullikaduBalachandran Chullikadu

30 July 1957

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Harivanshrai BachchanHarivanshrai Bachchan

27 November 1907