Firaq Gorakhpuri: The Poet Of Pain And Ecstacy – Ajai Mansingh


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One of contemporary India’s most prolific Urdu poets, Firaq Gorakhpuri was well known for his ghazals, nazms, rubaais and qat’aa. His magnum opus, Gul-e-Naghma, won him the Jnanpith Award (1969), India’s first highest literary honour for literature. The other awards bestowed upon him include the Sahitya Akademi Award (1960), and the Ghalib Academy Award (1981). In ‘Firaq Gorakhpuri: The Poet Of Pain And Ecstacy’, a personalized biography, Firaq’s nephew, Ajai Mansingh, tells the compelling tale of the poet’s life, inspiration, and struggles – shedding light on the trials and tribulations of one of India’s greatest literary figures.


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