|Indian Urdu Poet Imran Pratapgarhi|
Imran Pratapgarhi was born ( as Mohammed Imran Khan on August 6, 1987) in UP’s Pratapgarh district, to Mohammed Iliyas Khan, an Unani medicine practitioner and Sajida Khan, a homemaker.
Imran Pratapgarhi's passion for creativity was his biggest asset which gave him hope and direction to follow his heart. His sharp wit and immense love for Urdu and Hindi poetry become evident when he was in grade five and started writing poetry. Believes in Enjoying his Life without comparing it with Others. His power-packed speeches have won him accolades everywhere. Pratapgarhi, through his poems, pokes sharp socio-political distortions and also showers love for his country, brotherhood and religious - social harmony.
Imran studied Hindi from Allahabad University. He has a good hold in both Hindi and Urdu languages. Pratapgarhi started participating in mushairas in 2008 and the Nazm that brought him instant fame was "Mat Jodo aatankwaad ka naam madrason se". In 2010, he was invited to a mushaira in Mumbai, where he recited it and a recording was widely-shared, bringing him unexpected fame. He is being admired greatly among the Muslim community as well as shares the same love and respect among poets fraternity.
Pratapgarhi by now has written over 100 Nazms, including philistine (about the suppression of Palestinians), Najeeb (about the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed), and Umar (about the victims of mob lynchings).
"चलती बन्दूक के हम दहाने पे हैं,
हमको मालूम है हम निशाने पे हैं।"
"तूले-ग़मे-हयात से घबरा न ऐ ‘जिगर’
ऐसी भी कोई शाम है जिसकी सहर नहीं !"
A vocal critic of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. He joined Indian National Congress and contested in 2019 Indian general election from Moradabad (Lok Sabha constituency), where he lost to Dr S. T. Hasan of Samajwadi party with a margin of more than half a million votes (590,218 votes).
Yash Bharti Award 2016 - highest Award of Uttar Pradesh Government.