Aftab Ahmad 'Arshi' is a research scholar in University of Hyderabad. He has a great interest in Urdu poetry from his childhood. He started to recite his poetry in Mushaiyra from his teenage. The present poetic translation 'Pagal Diwana' is a translation from Urdu 'Majzoob' which is again a translation by Professor Muzaffar Ali Shahmiri form Tamil 'Pithan' by Dr. ‘Kavi Ko’ Abdul Rahman. Arshi has published 'Piyasa Dariya', a poetic collection in Urdu, in 2015 which was appreciated by Urdu readers. His upcoming books are 'Soch ki Dahleez', a collection of Urdu free verse and 'Mujhe ek Baat Kahni Hai', a collection of verse in Hindi.