Brij Narayan Chakbast
(also Brij Narain Chakbast
(1882-1926) was an Urdu
poet. He was born in 19 January 1882 in a Saraswat Brahmin
family of Kashmiri
extraction settled in North India
. Chakbast was born in Faizabad
). His father Pandit Udit Narayan Chakbast was also a poet. After the death of his father in 1887, the family moved to Lucknow and they started living in Kashmiri Mohalla of Lucknow. Chakbast was educated in Lucknow, and he became a successful lawyer. In 12 February 1926, he collapsed at the railway station in Rae Bareli
and died few hours later at the age of 44.
Chakbast made a thorough study of Urdu poetry. He defended Daya Shankar Kaul Nasim when it was suggested that he was not the author of the epic Gul Bakawali.
He was actively involved in the Home Rule Movement.
Chakbast was educated in Lucknow, he earned his degree of Law from Canning College, Lucknow and he became a successful lawyer.
He was strongly influenced by Ghalib and Mir Anis. His Ramayan ka ek Scene is strong resblence with marasi of Mir Anis.
Ramayan ka ek scene