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Makhdum Mohiuddin was born in 1908 in Hyderabad Deccan. He obtained his MA from Osmania University. As a communist, he was committed to revolutionary change and suffered imprisonment for his activism. He was known as the "poet of the revolution." He was one of the founders of the Progressive Writers' Association, and his poems enjoyed great popularity. His best known collection was Bisat-e-Raqs (The Dance Floor), which contains his two volumes Surkh Savera (The Red Dawn, 1944), and Gul-e-Tar (The Dew-drenched Rose, 1961). He died in 1969.