It is the Death Anniversary of Ali Sikandar (6 April 1890 – 9 September 1960), known by his nom de plume, Jigar Moradabadi. This Urdu poet and ghazal writer received the Sahitya Akademi Award Award in 1958 for his poetry collection “Atish-e-Gul”, and was the second poet (after Mohammad Iqbal) to be awarded an honorary D.Litt. by the Aligarh Muslim University. . He received oriental education in Arabic, Persian and Urdu in Moradabad, and started to work as a travelling salesman. Jigar Moradabadi belonged to the classical school of ghazal writing and was a mentor to Majrooh Sultanpuri, who became a prominent lyricist in Bollywood. . Jigar was only the second poet in the history of Aligarh Muslim University to be awarded an honorary D.Litt., the first was Muhammad Iqbal.Faiz Ahmad Faiz regarded Jigar Moradabadi as a master craftsman in his field. . His Sufi Poem Yeh Hai Maikada was sung by many Sufi Singers like Sabri Brothers, Aziz Mian, Munni Begum & Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi. …….. Continue the discussion on our new Facebook Group: …….. Please visit and subscribe to the Joy of Urdu YouTube Channel ( to see this and other videos. Do click on the bell icon to make sure you are notified when we upload new videos & lectures! ……. Use the forms here ( : – Volunteer for Joy of Urdu – Join one of our international chapters – Receive information about events – Request a chapter in your area ……… Follow us on our social media platforms: Twitter ( Instagram ( …….. Design Rabila Kidwai Production: Abdullah Bin Zubair #jigarmuradabadi #urdupoetry #urduadab

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