Munawwar Rana (Indian Poet) Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Death, Net Worth

Munawwar Rana was a world-renowned Indian poet who wrote in Hindi, Urdu, and Awadhi languages. He is best known for his poetry book “Maa”, a collection of couplets that describe a mother’s virtue. Munawwar passed away due to cardiac arrest in January 2024.

Munawwar Rana (Indian Poet) Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Death, Net Worth

Biography/Wiki

NameMunawwar Rana
Profession                                         Urdu Poet, Writer
Date of birth26 November 1952
Birth placeRaebareli, Uttar Pradesh, India
Age (at the time of death)71 years old
NationalityIndian
Zodiac SignSagittarius
GenderMale
SchoolName Not Known (A School in Kolkata)
Girlfriend/SpouseRaina Rana
Sexual OrientationStraight
Net worthNot Known

Early Life

Munawwar Rana was born as Sayed Munawwar Ali on Wednesday, 26 November 1952 (age 71 years; at the time of death) in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. After the Partition of India, most of his relatives migrated to Pakistan, but his father decided to stay in India. Thereafter, his family moved to Kolkata, West Bengal, where he did his schooling and spent most of his life.

Later, he started living in Lucknow. After the government abolished the Zamindari system, his father started a transport business. In Kolkata, Munawwar befriended some Naxalites. When his father discovered his inclination towards Naxalism, he threw Munawwar out of the house. In the following two years, Munawwar was a refugee, who ran hither and thither without any purpose in life. Once he said that those two years were a learning period for him during which he learned a lot about human values and life.

Education Qualification

Munawwar formal education are scant. He attended a school in Kolkata, the name of which remains unknown. However, his journey through life and literature served as an informal yet profound education, shaping his perspectives and poetic prowess.

SchoolSchool in Kolkata (Name Not Known)
CollageNot Known
Education qualificationGraduate

Family & Relationship

His father, Anwar Ali (deceased), was a Zamindar in the British Raj. However, when the government abolished the Zamindari system, his father started a transport business. His mother’s name is Ayesha Khatoon. Munawar had six siblings, 5 brothers, Ismail Rana, Yadhya Rana (deceased), Rafe Rana, Shakeel Rana, and Jameel Rana, and 1 Sister, Shaheen Rana. Ismail Rana was a theatre artist.

Parents NameFather- Anwar Ali (deceased) Mother- Aayesha Khatun
Sister’s NameShaheen Rana
Brother’s NameIsmail Rana, Yadhya Rana (deceased), Rafe Rana, Shakeel Rana, Jameel Rana
WifeRaina Rana
Children’s NameSon- Tabrez Rana Daughter- Uroosa Imran Rana, Sumaiya Rana, Fauzia Rana
Munawwar Rana (Indian Poet) Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Death, Net Worth

Age, Nationality

Munawwar age is 71 Years, his date of birth Nov 26, 1952, horoscope Sagittarius, place of birth Raebareli, India, nationality as Indian and residence Raebareli, India.

Age71 years old
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian

Wife 

Munawwar Rana was married to Raina Rana with whom he lived in Lucknow. His wife has maintained a private life that’s why her details are not revealed yet.    

Girlfriend Not Known
Wife NameRaina Rana
Marital statusMarried
KidsSon– Tabrez Rana
Daughter– Uroosa Imran Rana (politician), Sumaiya Rana (politician), Fauzia Rana (politician)

Physical Stats

HeightIn centimeters- 168 cm In meters- 1.68 m In feet inches- 5’6”
WeightIn kilograms- 90 kg In pounds- 198 lbs
Eyes ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourGrey
Body measurementNot Known

Achievements

  • Rais Amrohvi Award, Raebareli (1993).
  • Dilkush Award (1995).
  • Saleem Jafri Award (1997).
  • Saraswati Samaj Award (2004).
  • Ghalib Award (2005).
  • Kavita ka Kabir Samman Upadhi, Indore (2006).
  • Maulana Abdul Razzaq Malihabadi Award (2011) by West Bengal Urdu Academy.
  • Ameer Khusro Award.
  • Mir Taqi Mir Award.
  • Dr Zakir Hussain Award.
  • Maati Ratan Samman (2012) by Shaheed Shodha Sansthan for his services to Urdu literature.
  • Sahitya Akademi Award (2014) for his poetry book Shahdaba (He returned this award on 18 October 2015 on live TV show, and vowed to never accept any government award in future.)

Munawwar Rana Death

Munawwar Rana passed away due to cardiac arrest at the SGPGI Hospital in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on 14 January 2024. He had been battling with throat cancer for a long time and was undergoing treatment at the hospital. Some sources, however, claim that he passed away due to multiple organ failures.

Munawwar Rana (Indian Poet) Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Death, Net Worth

Munawwar Rana Net Worth

Net worth – 2023$26 Million +
Net worth in Indian rupeesINR- 214.53 Crores +
Yearly IncomeNot Known
Monthly IncomeNot Known
Annual ExpensesNot Known

Some Lesser Facts

  • He used to consume alcohol on various occasions.
  • He used to smoke cigarettes occasionally.
  • The most notable feature of Rana’s poetry is that he eulogized ‘Mother’ in his couplets. A glimpse of his work.
  • He gained recognition for depicting sensitive issues in his couplets with the use of Hindi and Awadhi words.
  • In 2015, he attracted several criticisms for returning the Sahitya Akademi Award under the pretext of disturbing communal harmony in the country.
  • Munawwar recited his couplets for the first time at a ‘Mushaira’ in Delhi.
  • It was in Lucknow where Munawwar met the famous Ghazal Shayar Wali Aasi. He started learning poetry under the mentorship of Wali Aasi. Munawwar often credited his poetry skills to Wali Aasi.
  • Munawwar was very close to his mother, and in most of his interviews and couplets, his love for ‘Mother’ was reflected explicitly.
  • The turmoil of partition snatched away the ‘Zamindari’ (land-owner-ship) from his father. Later, his father started a transport business for the subsistence.
  • When Munawwar was still a child, his family moved to Kolkata, where he had most of his schooling.
  • After India’s partition, when most of his relatives migrated to Pakistan, his father preferred to reside in India.
  • He was born in a Muslim Family in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Munawwar (1952-2024) was an Indian poet who wrote in Hindi, Urdu, and Awadhi languages. His notable work includes the poetry book “Maa,” a compilation of couplets highlighting a mother’s virtues. He died due to cardiac arrest in January 2024.
  • (“Kisi ko ghar mila hisse mein, ya koi dukaan aayi, main ghar me sabse chota tha, mere hisse mein Maa aayi”).
  • His other poetry books are Muhajirnama, Ghar Akela Ho Gaya and Pipal Chhaon.
  • He was born in the sleepy town of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh in 1952.
  • His hobbies included flying kites and listening to classical Indian music.

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