Marsiya (elegy) is derived from Arabic word ‘Risa’ , means a lamentation for a departed person. It is usually on the death of Imam Hussain and His relatives . This poetry reached its peak in the writing of Mir Babar Ali Anis. This form found a very suitable atmosphere in Lucknow. The famous marsiya writers in Urdu are Mir Babar Ali Anis, Mir Moonis, Mirza Salamat Ali Dabeer, Mir Zameer, Naseem Amrohawi , Syed Sajjad Hussain, Gauhar Lucknavavi, Waheed Akhtar etc.