Firaq Gorakhpuri Birthday, Age, Family & Biography

Firaq Gorakhpuri

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BIRTHDAY 28 August, 1896
BIRTH PLACE Gorakhpur , Uttar Pradesh
AGE 85 Years Old
Last Updated on : January 10, 2017

Other Name: Raghupati Sahay
More Professions : Writer Literary Critic Scholar Lecturer

Birthday Countdown & Age

Firaq Gorakhpuri was 85 years, 6 months & 6 days old age.

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Raghupati Sahay was born on 28th August 1896 in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is famous under his pen name Firaq Gorakhpuri. He was a noted Poet, Writer, Scholar, Lecturer, Orator and a Critic.  According to one critic, he was one of the most notable modern-day Urdu poets from India. He confirmed himself among peers including  Yagana Changezi, Muhammad Iqbal, Josh Malihabadi and Jigar Moradabadi.


A decorated Urdu critic and poet, he took his early classes in Urdu, Sanskrit and Persian from his father, a widely celebrated poet and a leading advocate of Gorakhpur. He pursed his graduation in 1917 from Allahabad University and was also proposed for Civil Service in 1919. However, he was determined to get fully involve in the movement for national freedom led by Mahatma Gandhi. He was imprisoned in 1920 for his showing trubulence against the British Government. He was released from jail in 1922; thereafter he worked for the Indian National Congress. Thereupon, he chose teaching as his primary profession and retired from Allahabad University in 1959.
His illustrious and rich poetic career which was spread over six long decades, in which he penned down more than 40,000 couplets and was ranked as the most emminent figure in the contemporary Urdu world. For his achievements The Government of India conferred him the prestigious Padma Bhushan. Among several other awards he was also bestowed upon Sahitya Akademi Award and Bhartiya Jnanpith Award.
After a prolonged sickness, Firaq Gorakhpuri died on 3 March 1982, in New Delhi. 

Death Info

Firaq Gorakhpuri died on 03-03-1982 in New Delhi. He was sick from long time.

3 March, 1982 New Delhi Delhi India

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