Among the distinguished Hindi scholars, the earliest
known is Malik Muhammad Jaisi,
who settled during the last period of his life in Amethi under the patronage of the kings
of the place. His famous work is Padmavat, which deals with love theme of a high
standard. In his another work Akhravat, a description of God, creation, soul etc.
has been given. The subject of Akhri Kalam is Doom's Day.
Guru Datt Singh alias
Bhupati, a king of Amethi, was a great poet. His important works
are Satsai (written in 1678), Kantha Bhushan, Ras Ratnakar, Bhagwat
Bhasha and Rasdip.
Udai Nath, born in 1679, was a
great poet in the court of Himmat Singh and Guru Datt Singh, the kings of Amethi. He
composed Ras Chandrodaya, Vinod Chandrika and Jaglila.
Sukhdeo (probably in the
beginning of 18tn century) wrote Chhanda Vichar.
Sahaj Ram (1848) wrote Prahlad
Charitra and Ramayana.
Chitipal Raja Madho Singh of
Amethi (died in 1891) wrote Manoj Latika, Devicharitra, Saroj and Tridip.
Ram Naresh Tripathi (1889-1961)
was born in village Koeripur, formerly in Jaunpur district now in Sultanpur district. He
was poet, critic and dramatist. His important works are Pathik Milan, Swapna, Manasi,
Premlok, and Goswami Tulsidas Aur Unki Kavita. He also edited seven volumes
of Kavita Kaumudi.
Majrooh Sultanpuri, a great
shayar (poet), contributed a lot to Urdu literature and film industry in later
of Parliament (2004)