More than a century and a half after his dying, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan popularly often called Mirza Ghalib stays a celebrated poet. Born on December 27, 1797, Ghalib handed away on February 15, 1869. He was born in Agra to Mirza Abdullah Baig Khan and Izzat-un-Nisa Begum. Ghalib began writing at the age of 11 in Urdu, Persian and Arabic and is well-known for his poetry in Urdu.
On his dying anniversary, allow us to check out a few of the most well-known quotes and couplets by the poet:
— “Aah ko chahiye ik umr asar hote tak, kaun jeeta hai teri zulf ke sar hote tak” [It takes a lifetime for a prayer to be answered, who could have lived to see you untangle your hair].
— “Ye na thi hamari qismat ki visal-e-yaar hota, agar aur jeete rahte yahi intizaar hota” [It was not in my destiny to be united with my lover, if I had lived further, the wait would have been the same].
— “Hazaaron ḳhwahishein aisi ki har ḳhwahish pe dam nikle, bahut nikle mire armaan lekin phir bhi kam nikle” [There are thousands of desire, each worth dying for. Many of my desires have been fulfilled but many are still left to be realised].
— “Na tha kuchh to khuda tha kuchh na hota to khuda hota, Duboya mujh ko hone ne na hota important to kya hota” [God existed when there was nothing and he would have existed had nothing else existed. My existence destroyed me, what would have happened if I was not there].
— “Ham ko maalum hai jannat ki haqeeqat lekin, dil ke khush rakhne ko ‘ghalib’ ye khayal achcha hai” [We know the reality of heaven but its idea is good to keep our hearts happy]
— “Unke dekhe se jo aa jaati hai munh par raunaq, vo samajhte hain ki bimar ka haal achcha hai” [On seeing her, my face lightens up and she thinks that the sick person is doing well].