Ali Sikandar, known by his nom de plume as Jigar Moradabadi (6 April 1890 – 9 September 1960), was an Urdu poet and ghazal writer. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award Award in 1958 for his poetry collection "Atish-e-Gul", and was the second poet (after Mohammad Iqbal) to be awarded an honorary D.Litt. by the Aligarh Muslim University.
6 April 1890
|Died||9 September 1960 (aged 70)|
|Known for||Classical Urdu Poetry|
Shola-e-Tuur (1937) Aatish-e-Gul (1959)
|Awards||Sahitya Akademi Award (1958)|
Jigar Moradabadi belonged to the classical school of ghazal writing and was a mentor to Majrooh Sultanpuri, who became a prominent lyricist in the Indian film industry and penned many popular songs in Urdu.
Jigar Fest - 2018Edit
Progressive Foundation organized three days Jigar Fest at Moradabad in 2018, to celebrate Jigar's Birthday.