Jigar Moradabadi was a famous Indian poet, who was known for his ghazals. Not many people know that he was the son of a tailor. In fact, he used to work in a barber shop before he became a poet. In this article, we have provided a detailed biography of Jigar Moradabadi.
Brief life history
Jigar Moradabadi was born in a village called Taluka Kh Chauhan, in the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India in 6 April 1890, Moradabad. He was born into a family of Muslim poets and writers. Jigar’s father, Abdul Majid, was a renowned Urdu poet and his mother, Zohra Begum, was a lyricist and poetess. Jigar showed an early interest in poetry and started writing poems at the age of 12. He published his first collection of poems at the age of 15 and became a full-time poet at the age of 20.
His development as a poet
Jigar Moradabadi was born in the village of Chandpur, in the district of Moradabad, in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on 8 September 1912. From his childhood, Jigar was interested in poetry and writing. As he grew older, he began to develop his skills in poetry and writing. He also started to write under the pseudonym “Jigar Moradabadi”. Jigar was known for his Urdu ghazals and nazms (lyrical poems). He was also a great admirer of the Persian poet Hafez.
His literary life
Moradabadi started writing poetry when he was in college. His first poetry collection, Basant, was published in 1937. He was associated with the leftist Hindi magazine Pratinidhi, and edited it for a while. His poetry is representative of the Progressive Writers’ Movement in India. He was also associated with the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA), and wrote a number of plays for it. One of his most famous plays is “Andha Yug” (The Dark Age), which is based on the Mahabharata.
His departure from the world of poetry
Near the end of his life, Jigar Moradabadi started to distance himself from the poetry world. Some believe that this was due to the immense critical and commercial success he was experiencing, and that he felt that he had outgrown the poetry scene. Others believe that he was growing frustrated with the lack of appreciation and recognition his work was receiving. What is certain is that he stopped publishing poetry during the last years of his life, and focused instead on writing prose.
Moradabadi’s poetry is full of messages that inspire people to be the best versions of themselves. His words are powerful and moving, and they continue to inspire people to this day. He is considered a legend in the world of poetry, and his influence is still felt today. In a time when poetry was losing its relevance, Moradabadi was able to bring it back to the forefront and make it an important part of Indian culture. He is an inspiration to all who read his work, and his legacy will continue to be felt for many years to come.
Jigar Moradabadi was a great poet who earned his place among the legends of Urdu literature. Even though he only lived for 36 years, those 36 years were full of so much creativity and hard work that it’s no wonder how he became one of the most famous poets in Indian history. He will always be remembered as not just a legend but as an inspiration to all future generations as well.