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‘His charm will never fade’: People remember Ghalib on 221st birthday

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Today marks the 221st birth anniversary one of the sub-continent’s finest poets and thinkers Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib.

Ghalib was born in Agra and started writing poetry at the age of 11. His first language was Urdu but he also used to speak Turkish and Persian in his household.

He is considered the greatest Urdu poet of all time. Ghalib also worked with Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II as his tutor and then as a royal historian of the Mughal court.

Today on his 221st birthday, lovers of himself and his poetry are sharing their favourite works of Ghalib and are paying homage of one of sub-continent’s literary legends.

‘We remember him as a poet whose charm will never fade’

‘The man, who taught the world how to weave emotions into words, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan’

‘The greatest’

‘We remember him today as his words continue to reverberate across the globe’

‘His poetry is as beautifully relevant in this day & age as it was back then’

‘The greatest exponent of life! Nobody could yet articulate facts of life in a few words’

Agar Aur Jeetay Rehtay, Yehi Inteezar Hota

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