ashir Badr, born on the February 15th 1935 at Ayodhya, did B.A. M.A. and Ph D. from Aligarh Muslim University. He worked as a lecturer in the Aligarh Muslim University and later as the lecturer and head of the department of Meerut College, Meerut for 17 yrs. He knows Persian, Hindi and English as well.

It is believed that he started writing Shers at an early age of seven
He has brought out more than seven collections of poems in Urdu and one in Hindi. He has seven collections of Ghazals: ‘Ikai’, ‘Image’, ‘Aamad’, ‘Aahat’, ‘Kulliyate Bashir Badr’, etc. He also has 2 books of literary criticism, ‘Azadi Ke Bad Urdu Ghazals Ka Tanqidi Mutala’ and ‘Biswin Sadi Mein Ghazal’. He also brought out a collection of Urdu Ghazals in the Devnagari script, titled ‘Ujjale Apni Yadon ke’. The collections of his Ghazals have been published in Gujrati script also. His works have been translated into English and French.

e has been honoured with the Padmashree award. He also has been awarded by UP Urdu Academy four times and once by Bihar Urdu Academy. He has been bestowed with the Meer Academy Award, Poet of the year’80 New York, etc.

‘Aas’, the award winning collection of 69 Ghazals is the jewel in the poetic crown of Bashir Badr, one of his collections entitled ‘Kulliyate Bashir Badr’ has been published from Pakistan. The wide readership of his work has got him travelling to U.S.A, Dubai, Qatar, Pakistan, etc.

He is a pioneer, in melting the soft tenderness of Urdu communication into the English diction in many of his lyrics.It is believed that he started writing Shers at an early age of seven.
His Ghazals, like those of Meer Taqi Meer, contain highly contemporary Urdu, and are therefore easily understood and appreciated by a vast majority of people, without some extra effort. His Ghazals are primarily an expression of anguished love; in them are also expressed the mysteries of life. This, together with his many masterpieces, will forever remain as, his paramount contribution to the Urdu Poetry and Literature.

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Shohrat ki bulandi bhi… By Dr. Bashir Badr

“Shohrat ki bulandi bhi ek pal ka tamasha hai
Jis shakh pe baithe ho woh tut bhi sakti hai.”

Dr. Bashir Badr Reading this famous sher of him in “Jashn-e-Bashir Badr” an event organized as a tribute to Bashir in 2000, in Dubai.

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“Ye dard kitane ajeeb hai,
Sabhi mausamo main hare rahte hai.”

he journey of this legendary poet was not easy. A fire calamity burnt down all his possesions. He was left with nothing, and underwent a challenging time. But he started all over new. He moved to Bhopal. This incident, together with other earlier impediments ( including his hardship stages during his youth) lend a strong pathos to much of his writing.

He has taken those experiences as the building blocks of his life and that is what gains him the modesty.

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  • sandeep

    great poet 

  • Swati Singh


  • Sktiwari1988

    kayal hu apka

  • Devendrakumar260849


  • Kavi Deependra

    Bashir Badr ek naam hai jisne mujh jaise na jane kitne hi yuva fankaron ke liye najeer pesh ki hai, is yuva pidi ko gajal se jode rakha hai..unki is adaygi ko salam..

    kavi deependra

  • sahil

    bashi badr ek aisi shaqsiyat ka naam hai jo lafzo se tasveer banane ka hunar  jaanta hai………..”sahil”

  • Tajmul Khan

    Dr bashir badr sahab mere liye mere ustad ha, Ma thoda bahat agar kuch likhta hu to unse inspire ho kar likhta hu  

  • Tajmul ali Khan

    Dr bashir badr sahab mere liye mere ustad ha, Ma thoda bahat agar kuch likhta hu to unse inspire ho kar likhta hu  

  • Sandeep Kaushik ‘Raahi Anjaan’

    Dr. Bashir Badr is my ideal from the very first day when I understand what the ghazal is !
    Today when I try to transform my feelings into the words, its because of Him only.
    May God bless him !!

  • Gautam Nandane

    Dear Bashir Sahab, Wish you a very-very happy birthday

  • irspbb

     Thanks Dear Gautam

  • Anonymous

    dil ko choo jate hai aapke sher aur kya likhu aap yun hi likhte rahe allah aapko sehatmand rakhe.

  • Wraza03

    You have done a great job Jazakallah

  • saleem shahzad

    mohtrem BASHEER BADER sahab ne shairy men alag hi kamal kia he,un k ashaar men alfaaz aik nai or achhote dhab se istemaal hote hen,munfarid khayaal or istaare unhi ka khsa hen,men ne jab jab unhen prha jee chaha wo haath aqeedat se chhoom loon jo qalem ki siyahi se qosoqazah ke rang  phelane ka hunner jaante hen .

  • Sawajahat

     im great fan of dr basheer badr but for a long time could not get any information about him. thanks to this website… greateful.urooj

  • Prof. Dr. Rashid Saeed

    Kai log jan se ja ain gay mere qatilon ki talash mein, mere qatal mein mera hath tha ye kabhi kisi ko khabar na ho! Saying mysterious things in a very simple language is the real art of Dr. Basheer Badar. Faraz Ahmad Faraz and Dr. Basheer Badar are the top rated contemporary poets, both have no match!

  • S.B.Mathur

    Dr. Basheer Badar sahib, i graduated from AMU and am a great admirer of your shayari. I astonish how are you able to express emotions so well. I like you becsuse you write in a language which generally spoken and hence is easily understood. I rate you as a better poet than other older legends who are more famous but whoes language is more litrary only and is not easily understood. I am not naming any of them here but i fully endose ” Your Shikayat”. I have attended your Mushayaras more than once. I am so happy that Late Jagjit Singh ji rightly choose to sing some of your Ghazals. I am too must be mising him as much as millions of his fans do. I wish you long life and very good health.

  • Shiv Mahajan

    Truly a GHAZAL legend of India

  • Shiv Mahajan

    Aapki mehnat or addyagi ko slaam karta hu

  • Shiv Mahajan

    True Sir

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