‘His charm will never fade’: People remember Ghalib on 221st birthday
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’
Mirza Ghalib’s interpretation of love and life continue to touch the chords of our hearts even after so many years since his passing. We remember him as a poet who’s charm will never fade.#Ghalib #MirzaGhalib pic.twitter.com/gwovmfylhd
— Kewal Singh dhillon (@KewalDhillonINC) December 27, 2018
‘The man, who taught the world how to weave emotions into words, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan’
The man, who taught the world how to weave emotions into words, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan.✨
— Anjali (@iamanjalianji) December 27, 2018
— Juber Khan (@JuberKh94890041) December 27, 2018
‘We remember him today as his words continue to reverberate across the globe’
Mirza Ghalib was one of the greatest poets of his era who wrote in Urdu and Persian. We remember him today as his words continue to reverberate across the globe.#MirzaGhalib pic.twitter.com/qo43ByDKsd
— Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia (@scindiafens) December 27, 2018
‘His poetry is as beautifully relevant in this day & age as it was back then’
#MirzaGhalib – having passed on to the next world quarter to two centuries ago, still rules over millions of hearts. His poetry is as beautifully relevant in this day & age as it was back then! 👌
ہم کہاں کے دانا تھے! کس ہنر میں یکتا تھے
بے سبب ہوا غالب! دشمن آسماں اپنا pic.twitter.com/vGtyvCrj13
— Maleeha Hashmey (@MaleehaHashmey) December 27, 2018
‘The greatest exponent of life! Nobody could yet articulate facts of life in a few words’
— zafar sareshwala (@zafarsareshwala) December 27, 2018
Agar Aur Jeetay Rehtay, Yehi Inteezar Hota
One of my favourite ghazal. It seems this was written for me. Depth of Ghalib's poetry shows how great he is. Irrespective of age and society he is equally prominent. #MirzaGhalib pic.twitter.com/YnED7K8Xfi
— Abdul wahab (@__Abdulwahab) December 27, 2018