Rafiq Husain

BornMay 14, 1913,
Allahabad, British India
DiedDecember 31, 1990,
Allahabad, UP, India
FatherSyed Mohammed Taqi
Alma materAllahabad University, India
OccupationPoet, Writer, and Critic
Notable WorksDabistan, Azmat-e-Marasi
SpouseHusnara Begum
ChildrenTwo Daughters and Four Sons

Introduction – About Rafiq Hussain

Rafiq Husain was born on May 14, 1913 at Allahabad, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India as Syed Rafiq Husain. He was an Indian poet, critic, and writer from India with the genre of Fiction. He died on December 31, 1990 at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Education and Early Childhood

Husain mastered at Allahabad University, India, in Urdu Literature. He had done a Ph.D. in Allama Iqbal’s Urdu poetry and was the first to have a Ph.D. from India for the same. 

Career as Author and Journey of Rafiq Husain

Rafiq Husain was selected in PCS and worked as Co-operative Society Registrar. After completing his postgraduation, Rafiq Husain joined as a Lecturer with Allahabad University on the persecution of Amarnath Jha, who was the Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University. Then, he was appointed as the Allahabad University Delegacy Chairman and Urdu Department Head. A competition happened between Firdaus Fatima Naseer and Rafiq Hussain for the Urdu professorship. 

Rafiq Husain’s Noteworthy Awards and Accolades

When Rafiq Husain graduated from Allahabad University, he received a Gold Medal in English Literature. 

Personal Life and Interests – Rafiq Husain

Husnara Begum was the spouse of Rafiq Husain, whom he married in January 1948. They had two daughters and four sons.  

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Famous Books and Work Till Now of Rafiq Husain

Some Works Of Rafiq Husain Are Mentioned Below: 

  • Guizār-E-aqīdat
  • Urdu Ghazal aur unski Nash-vo-Numa
  • Dabistan
  • Mir Hasan ki ayat aur Sirulbayān ka tanqidi jaizah
  • Azmat-e-Marasi
  • Mawazna Anis wa Dabir
  • Afsanvi uul aur fasanah-yi Ajaib
  • Pahli Tankid Pahla Naqad
  • Mas navi Sir al-bayan: yaʻnī, Qiṣṣah-yi Be Naīr va Badr-i Munīr
  • Masnawi Gulzar Naseem (Pt Daya Shankar “Naseem.”) 

However, notes and introduction by Rafiq Husain. It is a true masterpiece when it comes to the Urdu literature. Pt Daya Shankar “Naseem” did something incredible when writing this classic. It is a timeless classic and still loved and liked by people for its excellent verses that consist of emotions and grab the attention of people. The people can feel the deep emotions through his superb and mesmerizing writing, where the verses flow profoundly and beautifully.  

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I am an avid reader, content creator and writer and a mother. I am an MBA by profession with 5 years of corporate experience. I have travelled extensively across the nation and abroad, which has given me a wider perspective about life. I believe in equal opportunities and inclusivity. I have lived by the mantra of less judging and more uplifting each other for a better tomorrow.

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