The renowned Urdu poet of international repute, was a student as well as a teacher in AMU. He did MA and PhD from the university. He won Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for Aas, his poetry collection and, is also the recipient of Padma Shri (1999). He has seven collections of Ghazals and one Hindi poem to his credit. Dr. Badr is indubitably one of the most revered Urdu poets of the 21st century. Here are few lines of one his poems: Log Toot Jaate Hain Eik Ghar Banane Mein…Tum Taras Nahi Khaate Bastiyan Jalaane Mein. Ironically, his own home was set to arson during riots in Meerut, UP.