Born on December 27, 1797, Mirza Ghalib, the eminent Urdu and Persian poet, who began composing poems at a tender age of 11, stated himself during his lifetime that he would be recognised for his contributions by the later eras, and he could not be more accurate on this one. They spend their entire lifetime creating works that please and touch the souls.
It is said that Ghalib was much prouder of his creating works in Persian, but it is his Urdu poems that garnered him major fame. Ghalib’s words perfectly capture the pathos of love and the audacity of a lover. His beautifully strung shayaris reflect different aspects of life and are so poignant that they are even sung by some of the numerous maestros like Jagjit Singh, Mehdi Hassan, Abida Parveen, Asha Bhosle, Ghulam Ali, Lata Mangeshkar, and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
In order to celebrate such a rare creative force, we bring to you 10 of his finest and extremely heart-warming quotes.
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