218th birth anniversary of Mirza Ghalib observed

27 Dec, 2015 8:42 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The 218th birth anniversary of renowned poet Mirza Ghalib was observed today (Sunday).

Mirza Ghalib ‘the last great poet of the Mughal Era’ is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu language.

Ghalib was born on December 27, 1797 in Agra, which is now part of India, while he died on February 15, 1869 in Delhi. Mirza Ghalib is considered to be the most dominating poet of the Urdu language.

He was one of the best of Urdu poets who led a drastic revolution in Urdu poetry with his words. Ghalib felt so much proud of his Persian poetry but his Urdu poetry like “Ghazals” are also much famous today. Ghalib started composing poetry at the age of 11. His first language was Urdu, but Persian and Turkish were also spoken at home. He got his education in Persian and Arabic at a young age.

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