27 December 1797 - 15 February 1869
Mirza Ghalib was a prominent Urdu and Persian poet of the Indian subcontinent during the 19th century. Born in Agra, India in 1797, Ghalib began writing poetry at a young age and quickly became recognized as one of the most talented poets of his time. He is considered one of the greatest figures of Urdu poetry, and his works are still widely read and loved today. Ghalib's poems often reflect his personal experiences and musings on love, life, and spirituality, and his use of language and imagery is considered to be both masterful and evocative. Despite facing criticism and obstacles during his lifetime, Ghalib's legacy has lived on and he remains an iconic figure in the literary world.