Dr. Shamim Hashmi was born on 26 Ramadan 1366 Hijri,
14 August 1947 A.D.. His full name is Syed Mohammad Shamimuddin and his pen name
is Shamim Hashimi. His mother’s family was an educated religious family, so he
was brought up in an environment where renowned personalities of urdu, Persian,
Arabic and English literature were the family members.
He was educated in India's one of the greatest
Madrasa, Khanqaah Kabeeriya (established 1717 AD) . Shamim Hashmi completed
aalim (Graduation) at the age of 15 years. Then he went to Patna to pursue Fazil
(Masters) in Urdu and Persian Languages. After that he was awarded with the
degree of MA in Urdu from Patna. Shamim Hashimi wrote a thesis which was a
research work on the life of a poet Mahjoor Shamsi for which he was awarded with
the degree of Ph.D.
Dr. Shamim Hashmi is a poet of nostalgia. He has
covered a lot of topics in his Poems and the prominent topics that are reflected
According to Mr. Nadim Balkhi: -
" Nostalgia is
the most prominent topic of the poems of Shamim Hashimi which in his poems
symbolizes the complete inner and outer human world.
When you will go
to the depth of the Ghazals and try to feel the pain that the Poet feels, you
would not find this to be just the pain of the Poet but you will find this to be
the pain of the complete human society. You will also find the demonstration of
the sense of right and wrong.
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