Maulana Hasrat Mohani's real name was Syed Fazl ul Hasan and was born in 1875 at Mohan of U.P. India. He died in1951.
Maulana Hasrat Mohani was a Romantic Poet of Urdu language, was a journalist, a good politician, elected parliamentarian and a great freedom fighter of Indian Sub-continent.
Hasrat Mohani was an intelligent student and made many distinctions in studies and later studied in Aligarh Muslim University, where some of his colleagues were Molana Mohammad Ali Johar and Molana Shaukat Ali.
His famous books were
- Kulliyat-e-Hasrat Mohani (Collection of Hasrat Mohani's poetry)
- Sharh-e-Kalam-e-Ghalib (Explanation of Ghalib's poetry)
- Nukaat-e-Sukhan (Important aspects of poetry)
His famous ghazales were sung by top class singers of Sub-continent which were as follows
- Chupke Chupke - Ghazal of Hasrat Mohani by Ghulam Ali
- Khub Rooyon - Ghazal of Hasrat Mohai by Ghulam Ali
- Raushan Jamaal-e-Yar se hai - Ghazal of Hasrat Mohani by Abida Parveen
- Ab To Uth Sakta Nahin Aankhon Se - Ghazal of Hasrat Mohani by Chitra Singh
- Sheva Ishq Nahi Husn Ko Ruswa Karna - Ghazal of Hasrat Mohani by Iqbal Bano