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Friday, June 09, 2006

Legendary Urdu poet Quli Qutub Shah's ghazal


Quli Qutub Shah was born in 1580. He is the first poet in Urdu to have a diivaan [poetry collection] of his poetry.

He was born in Golconda in Deccan region, Southern India. This is the same region [Hyderabad State] which was later ruled by Nizam.

Quli was the founder of Hyderabad and a versatile poet. Here is a ghazal of this legendary poet-king who was also fond of Sanskrit and Telugi.

Qutb Shah built Char Minar. A scholar of Arabic and Persian, Quli was a romantic person. He had married Bhagmati. This great poet passed away in 1611-12.