Mirza Ghalib

Ghalib

Its been long that I created anything myself but lately have been awed and allured by this prolific poet named Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan “Ghalib”

There is a lot spoken and written about him and his ingenious work

I always thought that Ghalib’s couplets must be cheesy, the one that people often send SMS’s kind of

But I was terrifically wrong about him. I credit my interest in Ghalib’s poetry and the credit of my rendezvous with him to Gulzar saab who is a very acclaimed Bollywood lyricist,writer and poet, who is indeed a great admirer of Ghalib and likes to call him Ghalib Chuccha.

I am not writing this post to enlighten anyone about Ghalib but merely to chronicle his works that are my favorite just like I did for Kabir

There is no better way to start writing about Ghalib than start with

♠”Hain aur bhi duniya mein Sukhanwar bohot acche

Kehte hai ki Ghalib ka hai andaaz -e-baaya’n aur”

(Sukhanwar:Poet)

♠Ghalib had a reputation of a carouser and he was even jailed for gambling.

“Zahid sharab peene de masjid mein

yaa woh jaagah bata jaha khuda nahi”

Some couplets are from his Ghazals which can be found in his book Diwan-e-Ghalib

♠”Tu woh zaalim hai jo dil mein reh kar bhi mera naa ban saka ‘Ghalib’

aur dil woh kafir(rebel) jo mujh mein reh kar bhi tera ho gaya”

♠(Shehr-e-Dil)

Dukh de kar sawaal karte ho

Tum bhi Ghalib kamal karte ho

Dekh kar pooch liya haal mera

Chalo kuch to khayaal karte ho

Shehar- e -Dil mein yeh udasiyaan kaisi

Ye bhi mujhse sawaal karte ho

Marna chahein to maar nahi saktey

Tum bhi jeena muhaal kartay ho

Ab kis kis ki misaal doon tum ko

Har sitam bemisaal karte ho

Another one which i like much is

♠Dil hi to hai , naa sang-o-khist *( sang:stone Khist:Brick) dard se bhar naa aye kyun

Rooyenge hum hazaar baar, koi humein sataye kyun

Qaid-e-hayat*(Qaid:prison Hayat:life) O’ Band-e-Gham(Band:chain Gham: sorrow) , asal mein dono ek hai

Maut se pehle aadmi gham se nijat(freedom) paaye kyun

Ghalib-e-khaasta k bagaair kaunse kaam bandh hai

Roiyein zar zar kya..kijiye haye haye kyun

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