He has written several poetry books, his mainly form was ghazal. Moreover, his several ghazals have been sung by leading singers including Jagjit Singh. Sahir Hoshiarpuri was born on March 5, 1913 and raised in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India.
He received his education at Government College.
He earned his M.A degree in Persian in 1935. He was a disciple of Josh Malsiyani who belonged to the Daagh School of Urdu Poetry.
They were both residing in Kanpur. He died on December 18, 1994 in Delhi, India.
Sahir Hoshiarpuri and Naresh Kumar Shad also edited and published the Urdu Journal Chandan.
He has written several books but only five published collections of him are available. In 1989 he was given the Ghalib Award by the Ghalib Institute in recognition of his literary contributions.