Google Pays Tribute to Legendary Poet Mirza Ghalib on his 220th Anniversary

Google is famous for paying tribute on that day to something special. Today Google paying tribute legendary poet Mirza Asadullah Ghalib through it’s Google doodle.

The Google doodle was featured in August 1998. and it was designed by Google’s founders; Larry Page and Sergey Brin.  In short today, it’s about the famous poet on his 220th anniversary. Whose philosophical and love poetry in Urdu and Persian, is considered one of the most popular and influential poets of the Mughal Era.

Born in Agra as Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, who later used pen name “Ghalib” (the conqueror),  he migrated to Delhi where he lived for the rest of his life. Furthermore, he never had a permanent job rather depended on patronage from royalty. Ghalib got married at the age of 13 but none of his seven children survived beyond infancy. Tragedies which are reflected in his work. Moreover, settling in Dehli, India after his marriage he described it as a second imprisonment after the initial confinement of life itself.

Mirza Ghalib
Mirza Ghalib

He died in Delhi on February 15, 1869. The house where he lived in Gali Qasim Jaan, Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk, in Old Delhi, known as the Ghalib ki Haveli. Which has now been turned into ‘Ghalib Memorial’ and houses a permanent Ghalib exhibition.

His famous Sher:

Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi Ki Har Khwahish Pe Dam Nikle,
Bahut Bikle Mire Armaan Lekin Phir Bhi Kam Nikle

 

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