Mirza Ghalib is one of the most popular and well-known Urdu poets of all times. Mirza Ghalib is probably the best-known Mughal era poets of all times. His poems are celebrated for the poignant and profound meanings that they impart. Today is his birthday and Google has honoured him with a Google Doodle to celebrate his 220th birthday. Mirza Ghalib was born on December 27, 1797, and died on February 15, 1869. He was a prominent Urdu and Persian poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire. Mirza Ghalib’s poems and couplets are still extremely popular and still relevant to the modern times. Today, on his 220th birthday Twitterati is sharing some of Ghalib’s best poems on the micro-blogging site and they give an indication of why Mirza Ghalib is still popular in today’s times. Twitter users are celebrating the legendary Urdu poet’s birthday with his best-known poems and literary works.
Mirza Ghalib was born as Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan in Kala Mahal, Agra, in a family that traces its origins to Aibak Turks who moved to Samarkand (in modern-day Uzbekistan) after the Seljuk King’s downfall. Mirza Ghalib wrote many ghazals which have been sung and interpreted in many ways. Mirza Ghalib was appointed as the poet tutor of Bahadur Shah Zafar II and also the tutor of Prince Fakhr-ud Din Mirza, eldest son of Bahadur Shah II. He was made an important courtier of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II but he himself proclaimed that he would gain fame only after his death. Today, on his birthday Twitter users are busy sharing couplets from some of his best poems. Sample a few below. Mirza Ghalib 220th Birthday: Google Honours The Mughal Era Poet With a Doodle
Everyone has the destiny to fulfill
Summing up your near and dear ones in a line
What’s with the chaos?
Strivers always find their goals
Change your mindset
The closest ones hurt the deepest
The unmasking of people
Time is not constant
Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi
What a life coach
Love makes the world go around
Mirza Ghalib’s poems have stood the test of time and are still relevant and highly popular today. Every couplet, every poem, and every song has a deeper meaning attached to it which needs contemplation and deep observation to be understood fully. Mirza Ghalib might not have achieved the fame and glory that he deserved during his lifetime but he has become immortal because of his poems and writings. Mirza Ghalib’s poems are probably the best life coach that could ever exist.