AMIQ HANAFI is a modern Urdu poet who was associated with All India Radio. His poetic works--among them, Sindbad, Shajar-e-Sada and Salasalatu 'l-Jaras--are a testimony to his quest for new lyrical sensibilities that resonate with the poetic demands of contemporary times. A perceptive critic, he also wrote a biography in Hindi of the classical vocalist Ustad Rajab 'Ali Khan. He left a work on Sufism incomplete at the time of his death.