The Ghalib of All Times

Hain aur bhi duniya mein sukhanwar bohot achhe,
Kehte hain ke Ghalib ka hai andaaz-e-bayaan aur.

Mirza Ghalib (born: Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan)
27 December, 1797 – 15 February, 1869

Artists, poets, writers, are beautiful and why shouldn’t they be? They spend their entire lifetime creating works that please souls, that touch souls.

Ghalib was a preeminent Indian Urdu and Persian-language poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire.

While I am convinced that each and every sher Ghalib has ever composed is a work of sheer perfection, however below are 6 of his selected couplets.

  1. Humne mohabbat ke nashe mein aa kar usey khuda bana daala,
    Hosh tab aaya jab usne kaha ki khuda kisi ek ka nahi hota. 
  2. Humko ma’aloom hai jannat ki haqeeqat lekin,
    Dil ke khush rakhne ko, ‘Ghalib’ ye khayaal achcha hai. 
  3. Haan woh nahin Khuda parast, jaao woh bewafa sahi,
    Jisko ho deen-o-dil azeez, uski gali mein jaaye kyun? 
  4. Mohabbat mein nahin hai farq jeene aur marne ka,
    Usi ko dekh kar jeete hain, jis kaafir pe dam nikle. 
  5. Unhe dekh kar aati hai chehre pe raunak,
    Aur woh samajhte hain beemar ka haal achha hai. 
  6. Kitna khauf hota hai shaam ke andheron mein,
    Pooch unn parindo se jin ke ghar nahi hote. 

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Mirza Ghalib was definitely one of the best poets in Indian history to have ever lived. He had Mirza ka Mizaaj, Ghalib ka Ghazab.

Hui muddatt ki Ghalib marr gaya, magar yaad aata hai…
Woh harr ek baat pe kehna- ‘yun hota to kya hota…’

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  1. superb! Ghalib’s shayari gives goosebumps!! Excellence and deep meaning while multiple interpretations of each line! my all time fav! … below are some more of his lines which are my fav:

    woh aaye ghar mein hamaare, Khuda ki kudrat hai,
    kabhi hum unko, kabhee apne ghar ko dekhte hain.

    aah ko chaahiye ek umr asar hone tak,
    kaun jeeta hai teri zulf ke sar hone tak?

    Bazeecha-e-atfal hai duniya mere aage,
    Hota hai shab-o-roz tamasha mere aage.
    Hota hai nihan gard mein sehra mere hote,
    Ghista hai jabeen khaak pe dariya mere aage.

    tha zindagī mein marg ka khatka laga hua,
    udne se peshtar bhi mira rang zard tha.

    qaasid ke aate-aate khat ek aur likh rakhun,
    main jaanta hun jo vo likhenge jawaab mein.

    Jee dhoondhta hai phir wahi fursat ke raat din
    baithe rahen tasavvur-e-jaanaan kiye huye.

    Tere vaade par jiye hum to ye jaan jhoot jaana
    Ke khushi se mar na jaate agar aitbaar hota.

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