Born on February 8th, 1940 in Bareily, Uttar Pradesh, Prof. Waseem Barelvi is one of the most renowned Urdu poets of India. An Urdu Literature masters from Agra University, he is currently the Vice Chairman, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, HRD Ministry, and Govt. of India.
Winner of several National and International awards, he has been published in scores of reputed literary magazines; both in India and overseas. His ghazals and nazms have been sung by prominent singers from Indian Film fraternity. A poet of various moods, he has published more than six collections of poetry in Urdu and two in Hindi.