List of top 5 Urdu female poetess.
1. Parveen Shakir
Pehaps the most famous urdu poetess, Parveen Shakir (1952-1994) was give ‘pride of performance’ by government of Pakistan in recognition of his great poetry work. Her famous book Khushbu was given prestigious ‘Adam Gee’ award. She has 6 published books including ‘Khushbu’ and ‘Sad Burg’.
Kaamal-e-zabt ko khud bhi azmaon gee
main apne haath se uski dulhan sajaon gee
Woh keya geya rafaqat ke saray lutf hi gay
main kis se roth sakon gee, kisy manaon gee
2. Noshi Gilani
Noshi Gilani – a famous Urdu poetess- was born in 1964 in Bahawalpur. So far she has published 6 poetry books inlcuding ‘Udas honay ki din nahin’ and ‘Pehla lafz muhabat likhna’. Now a days she is living in Australia where she has established Urdu Academy.
Teri khushboo nahin milti, tera lehja nahin milta
hamain tu sheher main koi tere jaisa nahin milta
Bhala uske dukhon ki raat ka koi madawa hai
woh maan jis ko uska khoya howa bacha nahin milta
3. Kishwar Naheed
Kishwar Naheed-(1940- ) a famous Urd poetess- was given prestigious Pakistani award ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz’ for her great services for Urdu poetry. She holds master degree in economics and is founder of ‘Hawa’ charity foundation. She was born in UP, India and migrated to Lahore after partition of India. So far her 6 poetry collections have been published.
Kabhi nazar tu aa, taskeen-e-iztarab tu de
meri khuli howee aankhon ko koi khawab tu de
Jawaz dhoond na barson ki ranjashon ka magar
kareeb aa ke tamasha-e-ijtenab tu de
Bichar kar milne ki lazzat sehi magar Naheed
Kabhi tu wasl-e-musalsal ka hi azab tu de
4. Shabnam Shakeel
Shabnam Shakeel (1942-2013)- a famous Urdu poetess – had a master degree in Urdu literature. She won prestigious ‘Pride of Performance’ award by government of Pakistan for her huge contribution to Urdu poetry. She published 4 Urdu poetry collections.
Sookhy hont, sulagti aankhen, sarson jaisa rang
barson baad dekh k mujh ko, reh jay ga won dang
Mazi ka woh lamha mujhko aaj bhi khoon rolay ga
ukhri ukhri bataen uski, ghairon jaise dhang
Dil ko pehle hi dard ki demak chaat gai thee
rooh ko bhi abb khata jay tanhai ka zang
5. Samina Raja
Samina Raja – a famous Urdu poetess- was born in Rahim Yar Khan in 1958. She holds master degree in Urdu literature. So far she has published 12 poetry books. Other than poetry, she also did work on Urdu prose and translation. She died on October 31, 2012 due to cancer.
Aik ke baad aik afasana
Zindagi ban gai pari-khana