Waseem Barelvi Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Profession: Urdu Poet
Hometown: Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Age: 84 Years

Waseem Barelvi

Real NameZahid Hasan Waseem
Pen nameWaseem Barelvi
ProfessionUrdu Poet
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack (Dyed)
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 February 1940 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2024)84 Years
BirthplaceBareilly, United Province, British India (Now, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Zodiac signAquarius
HometownBareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
College/UniversityRohilkhand University, Bareilly (Now, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly)
Educational QualificationM.A. in Urdu literature from Rohilkhand University Bareilly in 1958
FamilyThere's not much information about his parents and siblings.
HobbiesReading, Writing
Favourite Things
Poet(s)Sahir Ludhianvi
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusNot Known
Wife/SpouseNot Known

Waseem Barelvi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Waseem Barelvi

  • He was born in a Muslim Family in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.
  • His ancestors were big land-owners (Zamindars) in Moradabad. It is said that there were 384 villages in their hold.
  • Waseem Barelvi attained most of his education in Bareilly.
  • Barelvi attracted towards poetry at a very young age.
  • After completing his Masters in Urdu Literature from Bareilly College, he started teaching Urdu Literature there. Later, he became Assistant Professor and Head of Urdu Dept. Bareilly College, Bareilly.
  • Apart from teaching, Barelvi continued attending Mushairas both at the national and international platforms.
  • Waseem Barelvi has followed the poetry tradition of Amir Khusro, Kabir, Raskhan, Jaysi, and Rahim.
  • He has also won several national and international awards for his exemplary poetries.
  • He has published more than 6 collections of poetry in Urdu and 2 in Hindi.
  • The government of India has appointed him the Vice Chairman of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language.
  • In 2016, Akhilesh Yadav (the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh) nominated him for the Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh. Waseem Barelvi Taking Oath As A Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council
  • Here’s a glimpse of Waseem Barelvi’s life: