(Last Updated on : 23-08-2012)
Saghar Nizami was born in the year 1905, and is also known as Samdayaar Khan. He was a renowned Urdu ghazal
and nazm writer. He was one of the oldest disciples of Seemab Akbarabadi. He was also the proud recipient of Padma Bhushan
Award and the 1982 Ghalib Award.
He was very closely associated with Seemab Akbarabadi. From the year 1923 to 1932 Saghar Nizami remained the Editor of Paimana, a monthly magazine published by his Ustad in Agra
In the year 1933 he shifted to Meerut
and founded Adabi Markaz, a publishing house which, in its very first year of operation, introduced Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi (1913-1986) to the world of Urdu literature
by publishing Tullu (Dawn), the latter's first collection of poems.
Years later, Yusuf Hussain, Editor of Nairang e Khayal, Lahore was to class Ahsan Danish, Saghar Nizami and Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi as the three bright stars (of Urdu poetry
) of the modern era. Saghar Nizami's complete works, Kuliat e Saghar Nizami, were published in three volumes by Modern Publishing House, Delhi
between 1999 and 2001.
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