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Urdu’s most famous poet, Mirza Ghalib’s 220th Birthday

Urdu’s most famous poet, Mirza Ghalib’s 220th Birthday
Written by Shilpi Gupta

Long kurta, wide pajama, long hat on the head and shirting shoes in the foot, this was the identification of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, who was the Urdu’s famous poet in Delhi. ‘Ghalib’ was not just a name but it was in the poetry of Urdu which people want to crave it and still wants to crave even today. Today, on 27 December 2017, is the 220th birthday of Mirza Ghalib. Ghalib got the title of Debir-ul-Mulk and Najm-ud-Daula. Mirza Ghalib was born on December 27, 1797, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. When he was only 11, he started writing poems. During the Mughal regime, Mirza Ghalib was a great poet of Urdu and Persian languages. 

People sing the poetry of Mirza Ghalib in their own way, and all these poems not only promote Indian youth but also gives the Goose bumbs to the people around the world. The poetries of Mirza Ghalib such as:

“हम को मालूम है जन्नत की हकीकत लेकिन दिल के खुश रखने को ‘गालिब’ ये ख्याल अच्छा है”,

“हजारों ख्वाहिशें ऐसी की हर ख्वाहिश पर दम निकले, बहुत निकले मेरे अरमां लेकिन बहुत कम निकले”

are not forgettable. Google Doodle also honour Mirza Ghalib on his birthday today. Ghalib is Introduced as a very famous poet in India and Pakistan. In 1850, Shahanshah Bahadur Shah Zafar II gave Mirza Ghalib the title of Debir-ul-Mulk and Najm-ud-Daula. Later he also got Mirza Nosha’s title. He was appointed a teacher of Prince Fakr-ud-Din Mirza, eldest son of Bahadur Shah Zafar II. 

Ghalib’s ancestors had reached India through many places, this is also why Ghalib had a good understanding of Persian language. First Ghalib used to call his poems in Persian. He took many trips from Agra to Kolkata for the stipend and for some other work. Mirza Ghalib passed away on February 15, 1869, and his mausoleum is located near the fourth pillar of Delhi’s Nizamuddin.

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Shilpi Gupta

Food Technologist by Profession and Blogger by Destiny. love to write articles on food technology, spirituality and social issues.

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