Wali Muhammad Wali (1667–1707) (Urdu: ولی محمد ولی ‎, also known as Wali Dakhani, Urdu: ولی دکنی, Wali Gujarati and Wali Aurangabadi, was a classical Urdu poet from India. Wali’s tomb was torn down by Hindu rioters on the second day of the 2002 Gujarat riots, with the state government claiming afterwards, in order to “quell voices demanding its rebuilding,” that it had no record of his tomb ever existing at the site. Wali got awarded Padma Shri and Sahitya Academy Award by the Indian Government.

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  • Wali Muhammad Wali (1667–1707) (Urdu: ولی محمد ولی ‎, also known as Wali Dakhani, Urdu: ولی دکنی, Wali Gujarati and Wali Aurangabadi, was a classical Urdu poet from India. Wali’s tomb was torn down by Hindu rioters on the second day of the 2002 Gujarat riots, with the state government claiming afterwards, in order to “quell voices demanding its rebuilding,” that it had no record of his tomb ever existing at the site. He is considered by many scholars to be to be the father of Urdu poetry, being the first established poet to have composed Ghazals in Urdu language and compiled a divan (a collection of ghazals where the entire alphabet is used at least once as the last letter to define the rhyme pattern). Wali got awarded Padma Shri and Sahitya Academy Award by the Indian Government. Before Wali, South Asian Ghazals were composed in Persian, almost being replicated in thought and style from the original Persian masters like Saa'di, Jami and Khaqani. Wali began, using not only an Indian language, but Indian themes, idioms and imagery in his ghazals. It is said that his visit to Delhi in 1700, along with his divan of Urdu ghazals created a ripple in the literary circles of the north, inspiring them to produce stalwarts like Zauq, Sauda and Mir. (en)
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  • Wali Dakhani, Wali Aurangabadi, Wali Gujarati (en)
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  • Wali Muhammad Wali (1667–1707) (Urdu: ولی محمد ولی ‎, also known as Wali Dakhani, Urdu: ولی دکنی, Wali Gujarati and Wali Aurangabadi, was a classical Urdu poet from India. Wali’s tomb was torn down by Hindu rioters on the second day of the 2002 Gujarat riots, with the state government claiming afterwards, in order to “quell voices demanding its rebuilding,” that it had no record of his tomb ever existing at the site. Wali got awarded Padma Shri and Sahitya Academy Award by the Indian Government. (en)
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