Observing the 149th death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib


Karachi (Web Desk): It has been 149 years since Mirza Ghalib departed from the world but his genius remains inimitable. Today we commemorate his death anniversary, perhaps one of the finest Urdu poets.

Several literary organizations arranged functions to pay tributes to the poet while electronic media also ran different ghazals of the poet sung by artists of Pakistan and India.

Mirza Ghalib was born  on 27 December 1797 as Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan. He used Ghalib and Azad as his pen-name. Ghalib wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people.

Ghalib, the last great poet of the Mughal Era, is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu language. Ghalib remains popular not only in India and Pakistan but also among the Hindustani diaspora around the world.

He was one of the best of Urdu poets who led a drastic revolution in Urdu poetry with his words. Ghalib felt so much proud of his Persian poetry but his Urdu poetry like “Ghazals” are also much famous today.

Mirza Ghalib was a gifted letter writer. Not only Urdu poetry but the prose is also indebted to Mirza Ghalib.

Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan Ghalib died on this day in 1869.

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