Few facts about Mirza Ghalib you need to know!

Here are few interesting facts about Mirza Ghalib that you should know

Mirza Ghalib was the last great poet of Mughal Empire. Mirza Ghalib is a name defines articulacy and cadence. He belongs to a timeless league that has ruled generation, and still his work rules the world. Some documented in history, some collected from the descriptions given by his biographers. Here are a few interesting facts about Mirza Ghalib you need to know.

  • He was born as Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan while Ghalib was his pet name which was adopted later
  • Ghalib in Urdu means dominant, victor, conqueror
  • Ghalib got married to Umrao Begum at a very young age. After then he moved to Delhi where he lived till his death.
  • Notably, he had seven children with Umrao Begum but none of them survived
  • He never worked to earn the livelihood. In fact, he lived on the royal patronage of Mughal Emperors or on the generosity of his friends
  • He wrote his first poem at the age of 11, he was well versed with the languages including Persian, Urdu and Turkish
  • Few facts about Mirza Ghalib you need to know!
    Mirza Ghalib
  • He had his haveli in Chandini Chowk, he breathed his last in the famous haveli.
  • The 300-year- old has been turned into Ghalib Memorial
  • It is believed that this haveli was presented to the poet by a hakim who was his big fan
  • Notably, the poet wrote some of his finest ghazals at this haveli only
  • Mirza Ghalib was appointed as a poet tutor to the royal family
  • Bahadur Shah Zafar II gave the title of Dabir- Ul- Mulk . Mirza Nosha is another title received from the Emperor and thus he added Mirza in his name

He was a great poet and his Ghazals are so refreshing and young that people can’t get over it.

“ ishq par zor nahin, hai yeh woh aatish ghalib jo lagaaye na lage, bujhaye na bane”

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