Poems of Mirza Ghalib

Poems of Mirza Ghalib

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Poems of Mirza Ghalib:

Mirza Ghalib was born on 27 December 1797 in a Mughal Family his real name is Mirza Asad Ullah Baig and his pen names are Ghalib and Asad. He is considered one of the most important and influential among his contemporaries for his up-to-mark work. He is the most influential master of the Urdu language.

At the age of 11 years, Ghalib started to write poetry. He is more popular for his Urdu poetical work but his poetry is in both Urdu and Persian Languages. 

Mirza Ghalib was orphaned at an early age and he lost all of his children in their infancy. He also faces very bad financial circumstances because he does not have a regular job to earn a livelihood.  That is why tragedies have been shown in Mirza Ghalib’s work.  

Mirza Ghalib is a well-known poet and is famous all around the world. Among Urdu poets, Ghalib is a big name. He wrote surprising Qasidas, Ghazals, and Marsias. Both subjects love and philosophy are covered in Ghalib’s poetry. Owing to his irresistible poetry he became famous among his contemporaries. 

Several philosophical works in addition to his writing on mysticism and love are written by Mirza Ghalib. He is the most influential and famous poet of Urdu as well as Persian. Not only in India and Pakistan, but people also in other countries like and read the verses of Mirza Ghalib with great zeal. 

He is famous all over the world but he is especially popular in Pakistan and India because in both countries he remains the favourite of generation after generation. He is also popular among the diaspora. Google also changed its doodle in his honour.

It is also a fact that the close friends of Mirza Ghalib in Delhi were great minds of his time. His writing in verse and prose is distinguished not only by creative excellence but also by his great knowledge of history, ethics, sociology, and philosophy. 

No doubt poetry is the best way which is used to describe emotions. His poetry is beautiful and captures his reader’s heart.  Several singers sang his poems and many movies were made about his writings and life. 

Subjects of sadness and love in his poetical work:

In present days most people read two lines of poetry. The theme of his poetry is sadness and resultantly his verse is characterized as sadness and the result of a tragic life. In Ghalib’s Ghazal’s readers are introduced to the themes of love, loss, Sufism mysticism, and betrayal. It is also the fact that as long as love and emotions dominate human life, Ghalib’s poetry will be remembered.

His poetry also concerns political and social concerns of the decade. It is not an easy task to understand the verse written by Mirza Ghalib, a big name of his era. People who want to enjoy good types of poetry regularly read the poetry of Mirza Ghalib. Readers also download and read Mirza Ghalib’s two lines and four lines poetry and share them with their dear ones and friends. Mirza Ghalib’s poetry versions are available in PDF forms, so readers can enjoy them.

Mirza Ghalib’s collection of poetry:

  • Hum ne maana k kuch nahi ghalib
  • Muft haath aye tou bura kya hai


  • Nikalna khuld se adam ka sunte aye hain lekin
  • Bohat be aabru ho kar tere kooche se hum nikle


  • Kon hai jo nahi hai haajat mand
  • Kis ko haajat rawa kare koi

It is the speciality of Mirza Ghalib’s poetry that allows its readers to express their feelings with the help of beautiful poetry. Mirza Ghalib’s poetry and Ghazal are prevalent among people who love to read poetry. People who like to read Mirza Ghalib’s poetry can read it easily on the internet and share it with their loved ones including their family members and relatives. 

Why Mirza Ghalib Wrote 2 Lines Poetry:

2 Lines Poetry is very favorite among young people nowadays. It is an outlet for the young generation to describe their emotions. 2 Lines poetry is easily used to show status on WhatsApp and Facebook. It is also shared with our dear ones. This type of poetry is easily remembered. 2 Lines poetry is also searched more than any other. 

“Dewan e Ghalib” is his famous collection of poetry. Kuliyaat Ghalib Farsi is also Ghalib’s collection which consists of 11,337 poems of his writing. Both titles of Dabir ul Mulk and Najam ul Dowla were given to Mirza Ghalib for his great achievement by Emperor King, Bahadur Shah Zafar in 1850. 

Mirza Ghalib’s Poetry in English:

Mirza Ghalib’s letters are very fascinating and Reader is justified to say that writer is humorous. The Oxford Ghalib contains translations of said letters into English by Ralph Russel. Readers can also read Mirza Ghalib’s poetry in English in PDF forms. 

Mirza Ghalib’s Poems in Persian:

Persian was Mirza Ghalib’s primary language. His Persian prose and poems are very close to his personality. He is known as the last classical Persian poet of India. It is also a fact that his Urdu work is comparatively more appreciated, remembered, and loved even in current days. 

An edition of poems by Mirza Ghalib entitled Kulliyaat e Ghalib Farsi in 2010 was published by Moulana Azad National Urdu University. Before his death, Ghalib wrote over 11000 poems in Persian and more than 1700 poems in Urdu. 


Dewaan e Ghalib is one of the most-read books of Mirza Ghalib’s poetry. Mirza Ghalib’s famous Persian book Kulliayat e Ghalib Farsi is a collection of his famous Persian poems. If we talk about English, Oxford Ghalib’s English book consists of his letters.  

  • Ghalib is a widely acclaimed Urdu poet of all time.

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