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Mulla Tahir Ghani
Poet
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 Mulla Tahir Ghani 

Mulla Tahir Ghani(1668-   ) was the greatest Persian poet produced by Kashmir and is famous worldwide. He lived saintly and is admired by Allama Iqbal for his love for Kashmir. Mulla Ghani Kashmiri is famous for his book of odes called Diwan Ghani and had penned: 

The 17th century poet Ghani Kashmiri is among the most famous persian poets that the subcontinent has produced. He lived during the reign of Aurangzeb and died in the early years of the 18th century. Even during his lifetime his fame transcended the borders of India and he was acknowledged in Iran as one of the great masters of persian poetry. In India he exerted a great influence on the development of persian and urdu poetry and the great urdu poet Mirza Ghalib translated more than 40 of his couplets into urdu.

Ghani rooz-e-siyahay peer-e-kanaan ra tamasha shud 

ki nooray deeda ush roveshan kunad chashme zulaikha ra 

Mulla Tahir Ghani lies buried at Hassanabad, Rainawari, Srinagar.

 
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