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Jigar Murādābādī
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ʿAlī Sikandar Jigar Murādābādī (b. c. 1890, d. 9 September 1960) was a popular Urdu poet beloved for his ghazal poetry and his melodious style of recitation. He was born (at Benares or Muradabad) in British India to a family of poets and civil servants that traced its lineage to scholars at the Mughal court. He studied the Islamic sciences, Persian, and Urdu at home. He attended English school up to the ninth grade but then dropped out and began work as an eyeglasses salesman. He wrote poetry in Persian and Urdu f…

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Bruce, Gregory Maxwell, “Jigar Murādābādī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32824>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004356634, 2018, 2018-2



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