This Day in History: 1951-05-13

(13 May) Noted Indian freedom fighter and celebrated Urdu poet, Hasrat Mohani (real name Syed Fazl-ul-Hasan) died in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Graduated from Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College (later Aligarh Muslim University) in 1903, Hasrat Mohani worked incessantly for the Indian independence movement and played various roles as a social activist, freedom fighter, politician, journalist, and poet.