Syed Akbar Hussain, popularly known as Akbar Allahabadi (16 November 1846 – 15 February 1921) was an Indian Urdu poet in the genre of satire. Akbar Allahabadi was born in the town of Bara, eleven miles from Allahabad, to a family of Sayyids who originally came to India from Persia as soldiers. His father, Moulvi Tafazzul Hussain served as a naib tehsildar and his mother belonged to a zamindar family of Jagdishpur village from the Gaya district in Bihar. Legacy "Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa" is a popular ghazal, written by Akbar Allahabadi and most prominently sung by Ghulam Ali. Verses from his poetry also found their way into the famous qawwali “Tum ik Gorakh Dhanda Ho” by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. A number of Akbar Allahabadi's poems were used in the 2015 Hindi film Masaan. Explaining this as a conscious tribute, the film's lyrics writer Varun Grover explained that he wanted to show one of the female leads Shaalu (played by Shweta Tripathi) as a person whose hobby is to read Hindi poetry and shaayari.