Mirza Ghalib, one of the revered poets of India was born on December 27, 1797, in Delhi. Known as one of the greatest Urdu and Persian poet, the man's love for words always transformed into magic on paper. On his 221st birth anniversary, people took to Twitter paying tributes to the man of words sharing his poems and couplets. He often used his pen-name Ghalib and Asad Ullah Khan in his poetic works. Most of his shayaris was on love, life and pain.
He started writing at the age of 11 and continued till very old age. He is considered of the most influential Urdu poet in modern India. Mirza Ghalib was the court poet of Bahadur Shah Zafar II and also credited with creating a different form of lyrical Urdu poetry. Ghalib passed away on February 15, 1869, in Delhi at the age of 73. Gulzar 84th Birthday: Lesser Known Facts About the Lyricist, Filmmaker and Composer.
Check out some of the tweets below:
— sunil singh (@sunilsingh18061) December 27, 2018
In the loving memory of Ghalib
Mirza Asadullah Ghalib (27 December 1797)
was a famous poet in the period of Mughal Era,
but his ghazal n poetry is still alive in the hearts of people.
"Hathoon ki lakiron par matt jaa ae Ghalib,
— Navneet Godara (@NavneetGodara7) December 27, 2018
Even centuries after his death, man's poems still find relevance among the people today and is often shared widely on social media.
— Ismail Wafa (@ismailwafa_) December 27, 2018
The man who touched upon all emotions:
We remember Mirza Ghalib, he is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu and Persian language. who penned down soul nourishing poems. He touched various aspects of human emotions, from pain to love to happiness. pic.twitter.com/EPOxfzk75M
— AlCC, Minority Department (@INCMinority) December 27, 2018
Some of his famous poems:
Verses That Will Make You Fall in Love With Mirza Ghalib#MirzaGhalib was born #MirzaAsadullahBaigKhan on 27 December 1796 to a #Turkish aristocratic family in #Agra #UrduPoet #India#CourtPoet#BahadurShahZafarII#LyricalUrduPoetry #Ghalib#Delhi#MirzaGhalibBirthAnniversary pic.twitter.com/QmSSoU3P3u
— Vundyala Phani Shekar Reddy #TRS #MediaActivist (@reddyvpr) December 27, 2018
Check out the collection of Ghalib's best poetry:
His philosophical thoughts often intrigued people in his writings. One of his writings about himself reads, "I am not a man, but an observer of the men. In my life of seventy years, there are seventy lac people who crossed my eyes." Ghalib's writings were so loved that poet and philosopher Sir Muhammad Iqbal once compared him to William Shakespeare.