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Mirza Tajammul Hussain
|Died||1975 (82 years)|
|Resting place||Sakhi Hassan-GraveYard|
|Main interest(s)||Religious Poetry (Marsiya, Noha)|
|Notable work(s)||Noha: 'Aey Waey Nahre Alqama' 'Raaj dulara Zehra ka' Books: Kainat-e-Najm, Khosha e Anjum, Huan Najm, Rubaiyat Najam Afandi|
Najm Afandi (1893–1975) نجم آفندی was an Urdu poet in India.
His nazm durr-e-yateem was popular, which he wrote while he was only 15 or 16 years of age. He experimented with various genres of Urdu poetry. Najm had in the later part of his life dedicated himself to writing marsiya, salaam, manqabat and qasida.
Work and Career
He published five collections of poetry; Mah-e-Wafa, Iqbal-e-Wafa, Jamal-e-Wafa, Ilham-e-Wafa, and he had noted the name of Najm Afandi and Haider Dehlvi as his teachers in each one of them.
He influenced generation of poets who adopted marsia, salam, qasida and other similar genres of poetry in Urdu.