MIRZA ABDUL QADIR BEDIL (1642-1720) is widely acknowledged as India's greatest exponent of the Sabk-e Hindi school of poetry. Both Ghalib and Iqbal were influenced by his poetic vision. Iranian literary critics Mohammad-Reza Shafiei-Kadkani and Shams Langrudi were instrumental in Bedil's reemergence in Iran in the 1980s.