Famous Poets of J&K

Lal Ded

She was born in 1320 AD. Lalleshwari was a Kashmiri saint and mystic poetess Of Kashmiri Shaivism school of philosophy. She was also known as Lal Ded, Mother Lalla, Lalla Aarifa, Lal Diddi, Lalishri, etc. She was born in Pandrethan in Srinagar in 1320 AD. She wrote mystical verses in 'Vakh' or 'Vatsun' meaning 'Speech'. Her verses known as 'Lal Vakhs', are one of the earliest compositions in the Kashmiri language. During her life, she inspired and interacted with many Sufis of Kashmir, one of them Was Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali or Nunda Rishi. She died in 1392 AD.

Nund Reshi

He Was born in 1377 AD in Kulgam district. He was known as Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali or Sheikh Noor-ud-din Noorani. He Was a famous Muslim Kashmiri mystic saint. He was the founder of the 'Reshi order' in Kashmir. He wrote 'Shrukhs' which were preserved in a book 'Nur Nama'. It was written by Baba Nasib-ud-din Ghazi Persian. This book is preserved in the Shrine of Nur-ud-din at Charar-i-Sharief in Srinagar. He died in 1440 AD

Rasool Mir

He was born at Doru Shahabad in Anantnag district. He was one of the renowned Kashmiri poet. He was also known as 'John Keats' of Kashmir. It is believed that he brought Ghazal to Kashmiri poetry. His ghazals were based on themes like rivers, valleys, birds, fruits and imagery of Kashmir. He died in 1870 AD.