Yes he is an eminent Urdu poet. He was awarded the Padmashri by the Government of India for his contribution to Urdu literature. Ali Jawad Zaidi (Born 10.03.1916 Died 06.12.2004) who became the Secretary-General of the All India Students Federation during the Quit India Movement, retired from active government service in 1978 as a very senior bureaucrat, is an internationally acclaimed Urdu scholar, writer, poet & critic, and author of over 80 books written in Urdu, Hindi, English and Persian. His most notable work is "A History of Urdu Literature" (http://www.amazon.com/History-Urdu-Literature-Jawad-Zaidi/dp/8172012918). He is also the recepient of several other other prestigous awards such as the Ghalib Award.
He was also a freedom fighter who fought for India's freedom. During the Indian freedom struggle, he was imprisoned for writing poetry that incited patriotic fervour. In those days Sarojini Naidu (a very prominent Indian poet & freedom fighter) used to attend meetings of the student's freedom movement (of which Ali Jawad Zaidi was a leader) and in one such meeting she lavished praise on one of his poems. From the discussion forum in the WikiAnswers, three books of Syed Ali Jawad Zaidi have come up. 1. A book of poems written by Ali Jawad Zaidi titled "Tisha-i-Awaz". The book contains 52 poems written by him and has 160 pages. The book was published in 1985 and priced at Rs. 25/-. The book was published by Nusrat Publishers, Haideri Market, Aminuddaula Park, Lucknow. 2. A book of poetry written by Ali Jawad Zaidi titled 'Naseem-e- Dasht-e-Arzoo' published by Naami Press, Naqkhaas, Lucknow, in the year 1982. The book contains 152 poems by Ali Jawad Zaidi. This collection of Poems won an award from the state Government. 3. A book titled "Dayar-e-sahr" written by Ali Jawad Zaidi published in 1960 and printed by Union Printing Press, Delhi. This maybe in addition to a number of other books that Ali Jawad Zaidi may have written. This book alone has 64 poems. 4. Rang-e-Sang - Collection of poems by Ali Jawad Zaidi Published in 1944. 5. Naghma-e-Aazaadi - Collection of Patriotic poems, Published in 1957, in both Urdu and Hindi. 6. Meri Ghazalein - Collection of Gahzals by Ali Jawad Zaidi Published in 1959. This collection won an award from the State Government. 7. Inteqhad Ali Jawad Zaidi - Collection of Poems Published in 1971. 8. Warq Warq Zanjeer - collection of Poems Published in 1990. 9. Dhoop Chaaon - Collection of Poems Published in 1994. 10. Paro - Long poem by Ali Jawad Zaidi Published after his death in 2005 with the efforts of his son, Anwar Zaidi and transcribed by his daughter-in-law, Saba (in Hindi). Please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Jawad_Zaidi for a complete list of his works.
Allama Iqbal This verse is not from Allama iqbal. There is no such verse in Iqbal's any book. Today i came to know that the verse is by Syed Sadiq Hussain Shah. My source of information is "Iqbal by Niaz" at Facebook. I got some more information. The name of the poet is Syed Sadiq Hussain Shah, and the verse, Tundi-e-bad-e-mukhalif se na ghabra ai uqaab, is included in his book "Barg-e-Sabz".
William Shakespeare is best known as a play writer. His plays are still performed in Theatres all over the world and there have been numerous television and movie adaptations. He was also a poet - his poems are still read, enjoyed and studied. At the beginning of his career he was an actor, appearing in some of his own plays. English Poet, greatest writer in the English Language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist As well as being a play writer, Shakespeare was an actor, a poet and a shareholder in a theatre.
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