Mirza Ghalib's 221st Birth Anniversary: Twitterati Remember the Urdu Poet With His Couplets And Poems
Mirza Ghalib (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

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:

In the loving memory of Ghalib

Even centuries after his death, man's poems still find relevance among the people today and is often shared widely on social media.

 The man who touched upon all emotions:

Some of his famous poems:

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.