HE HAD
A GOLDEN TOUCH
WITH THE PEN

Life of Mirza Ghalib

He is the most distinguished poet and renowned lyricist of the Mughal era whose poignant words have struck chords with Indian as well global populace. Mirza Ghalib has a childhood drenched in penury and tribulations. He lost his father as a child and succumbed to the vices of alcohol. After going through years of struggle, he finally struck a gold when he was admitted into the court of the last Mughal Emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar II. To honour his contribution made to literature, Mirza Ghalib has often been quoted as the father of Urdu Poetry.

 

He had a golden touch with the pen and he started crafting poetry that was a living image of his troubled life. Born to the name Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, he later adopted the pen name Mirza Ghalib which literally stands for dominant lion. Mirza Ghalib was married to Umrao Begam. The duo had seven children, and unfortunately all of them departed even before Ghalib turned 30. His agony and sufferings became recurrent theme in his poetry.

 

He was born in Agra on December 27, 1797 and his birthplace has now been redesigned into ‘Indrabhan Girls Inter College. During his life, he was graced with numerous highly priced accolades by the regal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Three major ones were ‘Dabir-Ul-Mulk’, Najm-ud-daula’ and ‘Mirza Nosha’. ‘Ghalib ki Haveli’ is a preserved archaeological site in Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk which used to be private residence of the poet. It is now earmarked for exhibitions that provides a glimpse into the life of this legendary poet.

Famous Poetry of Mirza Ghalib

mohabbat meñ nahīñ hai farq jiine aur marne kā

usī ko dekh kar jiite haiñ jis kāfir pe dam nikle

ham ko ma.alūm hai jannat kī haqīqat lekin

dil ke ḳhush rakhne ko 'ġhālib' ye ḳhayāl achchhā hai

un ke dekhe se jo aa jaatī hai muñh par raunaq

vo samajhte haiñ ki bīmār kā haal achchhā hai

hazāroñ ḳhvāhisheñ aisī ki har ḳhvāhish pe dam nikle

bahut nikle mire armān lekin phir bhī kam nikle

ye na thī hamārī qismat ki visāl-e-yār hotā

agar aur jiite rahte yahī intizār hotā

ishrat-e-qatra hai dariyā meñ fanā ho jaanā

dard kā had se guzarnā hai davā ho jaanā

ragoñ meñ dauḌte phirne ke ham nahīñ qaa.il

jab aañkh hī se na Tapkā to phir lahū kyā hai

ishq par zor nahīñ hai ye vo ātish 'ġhālib'

ki lagā.e na lage aur bujhā.e na bane

vo aa.e ghar meñ hamāre ḳhudā kī qudrat hai

kabhī ham un ko kabhī apne ghar ko dekhte haiñ

na thā kuchh to ḳhudā thā kuchh na hotā to ḳhudā hotā

Duboyā mujh ko hone ne na hotā maiñ to kyā hotā

Ghalib Ki Haveli

Ghalib ki Haveli was the residence of the 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and is now a heritage site located in the Gali Qasim Jan, Ballimaran, Old Delhi and reflects the period when the Mughal era was on the decline in India.

 

Location: Mirza Galib ki Haveli,2469, GALI CAPTAIN, Balli Maran, Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, Close: Monday

Timings: 10AM–5:30PM

HE HAD

A GOLDEN TOUCH

WITH THE PEN

Life of Mirza Ghalib

He is the most distinguished poet and renowned lyricist of the Mughal era whose poignant words have struck chords with Indian as well global populace. Mirza Ghalib has a childhood drenched in penury and tribulations. He lost his father as a child and succumbed to the vices of alcohol. After going through years of struggle, he finally struck a gold when he was admitted into the court of the last Mughal Emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar II. To honour his contribution made to literature, Mirza Ghalib has often been quoted as the father of Urdu Poetry.

 

He had a golden touch with the pen and he started crafting poetry that was a living image of his troubled life. Born to the name Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, he later adopted the pen name Mirza Ghalib which literally stands for dominant lion. Mirza Ghalib was married to Umrao Begam. The duo had seven children, and unfortunately all of them departed even before Ghalib turned 30. His agony and sufferings became recurrent theme in his poetry.

 

He was born in Agra on December 27, 1797 and his birthplace has now been redesigned into ‘Indrabhan Girls Inter College. During his life, he was graced with numerous highly priced accolades by the regal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Three major ones were ‘Dabir-Ul-Mulk’, Najm-ud-daula’ and ‘Mirza Nosha’. ‘Ghalib ki Haveli’ is a preserved archaeological site in Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk which used to be private residence of the poet. It is now earmarked for exhibitions that provides a glimpse into the life of this legendary poet.

Famous Poetry of Mirza Ghalib

mohabbat meñ nahīñ hai farq jiine aur marne kā

usī ko dekh kar jiite haiñ jis kāfir pe dam nikle

ham ko ma.alūm hai jannat kī haqīqat lekin

dil ke ḳhush rakhne ko 'ġhālib' ye ḳhayāl achchhā hai

un ke dekhe se jo aa jaatī hai muñh par raunaq

vo samajhte haiñ ki bīmār kā haal achchhā hai

hazāroñ ḳhvāhisheñ aisī ki har ḳhvāhish pe dam nikle

bahut nikle mire armān lekin phir bhī kam nikle

ye na thī hamārī qismat ki visāl-e-yār hotā

agar aur jiite rahte yahī intizār hotā

ishrat-e-qatra hai dariyā meñ fanā ho jaanā

dard kā had se guzarnā hai davā ho jaanā

ragoñ meñ dauḌte phirne ke ham nahīñ qaa.il

jab aañkh hī se na Tapkā to phir lahū kyā hai

ishq par zor nahīñ hai ye vo ātish 'ġhālib'

ki lagā.e na lage aur bujhā.e na bane

vo aa.e ghar meñ hamāre ḳhudā kī qudrat hai

kabhī ham un ko kabhī apne ghar ko dekhte haiñ

na thā kuchh to ḳhudā thā kuchh na hotā to ḳhudā hotā

Duboyā mujh ko hone ne na hotā maiñ to kyā hotā

Ghalib Ki Haveli

Ghalib ki Haveli was the residence of the 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and is now a heritage site located in the Gali Qasim Jan, Ballimaran, Old Delhi and reflects the period when the Mughal era was on the decline in India.

 

Location: Mirza Galib ki Haveli,2469, GALI CAPTAIN, Balli Maran, Delhi, Delhi 110006 Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, Close: Monday  ||  Timings: 10AM–5:30PM

HE HAD

A GOLDEN TOUCH

WITH THE PEN

Life of Mirza Ghalib

He is the most distinguished poet and renowned lyricist of the Mughal era whose poignant words have struck chords with Indian as well global populace. Mirza Ghalib has a childhood drenched in penury and tribulations. He lost his father as a child and succumbed to the vices of alcohol. After going through years of struggle, he finally struck a gold when he was admitted into the court of the last Mughal Emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar II. To honour his contribution made to literature, Mirza Ghalib has often been quoted as the father of Urdu Poetry.

 

He had a golden touch with the pen and he started crafting poetry that was a living image of his troubled life. Born to the name Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, he later adopted the pen name Mirza Ghalib which literally stands for dominant lion. Mirza Ghalib was married to Umrao Begam. The duo had seven children, and unfortunately all of them departed even before Ghalib turned 30. His agony and sufferings became recurrent theme in his poetry.

 

He was born in Agra on December 27, 1797 and his birthplace has now been redesigned into ‘Indrabhan Girls Inter College. During his life, he was graced with numerous highly priced accolades by the regal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Three major ones were ‘Dabir-Ul-Mulk’, Najm-ud-daula’ and ‘Mirza Nosha’. ‘Ghalib ki Haveli’ is a preserved archaeological site in Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk which used to be private residence of the poet. It is now earmarked for exhibitions that provides a glimpse into the life of this legendary poet.

Famous Poetry of Mirza Ghalib

mohabbat men nahin hai farq jiine aur marne ka usi ko dekh kar jiite hain jis kafir pe dam nikle

ham ko maalum hai jannat ki haqiqat lekin

dil ke khush rakhne ko ghalib ye khayal achchha hai

un ke dekhe se jo aa jaati hai munh par raunaq  vo samajhte hain ki bimar ka haal achchha hai

hazaron ḳhvahishen aisi ki har khvahish pe dam nikle bahut nikle mire arman lekin phir bhi kam nikle

ye na thi hamari qismat ki visal-e-yar hota agar aur jiite rahte yahi intizar hota

ishrat-e-qatra hai dariya men fana ho jaana dard ka had se guzarna hai dava ho jaana

ragon men daudte phirne ke ham nahin qaail jab aankh hi se na Tapka to phir lahu kya hai

ishq par zor nahin hai ye vo atish ghalib

ki lagae na lage aur bujhae na bane

vo aae ghar men hamare ḳhuda ki qudrat hai kabhi ham un ko kabhi apne ghar ko dekhte hain

na tha kuchh to khuda tha kuchh na hota to khuda hota

Duboya mujh ko hone ne na hotā maiñ to kya hota

Ghalib Ki Haveli

Ghalib ki Haveli was the residence of the 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and is now a heritage site located in the Gali Qasim Jan, Ballimaran, Old Delhi and reflects the period when the Mughal era was on the decline in India.

 

Location: Mirza Galib ki Haveli,2469, GALI CAPTAIN, Balli Maran, Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, Close: Monday

Timings: 10AM–5:30PM

HE HAD

A GOLDEN TOUCH

WITH THE PEN

Life of Mirza Ghalib

He is the most distinguished poet and renowned lyricist of the Mughal era whose poignant words have struck chords with Indian as well global populace. Mirza Ghalib has a childhood drenched in penury and tribulations. He lost his father as a child and succumbed to the vices of alcohol. After going through years of struggle, he finally struck a gold when he was admitted into the court of the last Mughal Emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar II. To honour his contribution made to literature, Mirza Ghalib has often been quoted as the father of Urdu Poetry.

 

He had a golden touch with the pen and he started crafting poetry that was a living image of his troubled life. Born to the name Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, he later adopted the pen name Mirza Ghalib which literally stands for dominant lion. Mirza Ghalib was married to Umrao Begam. The duo had seven children, and unfortunately all of them departed even before Ghalib turned 30. His agony and sufferings became recurrent theme in his poetry.

 

He was born in Agra on December 27, 1797 and his birthplace has now been redesigned into ‘Indrabhan Girls Inter College. During his life, he was graced with numerous highly priced accolades by the regal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Three major ones were ‘Dabir-Ul-Mulk’, Najm-ud-daula’ and ‘Mirza Nosha’. ‘Ghalib ki Haveli’ is a preserved archaeological site in Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk which used to be private residence of the poet. It is now earmarked for exhibitions that provides a glimpse into the life of this legendary poet.

Famous Poetry of Mirza Ghalib

mohabbat men nahin hai farq jiine aur marne ka usi ko dekh kar jiite hain jis kafir pe dam nikle

ham ko maalum hai jannat ki haqiqat lekin

dil ke khush rakhne ko ghalib ye khayal achchha hai

un ke dekhe se jo aa jaati hai munh par raunaq  vo samajhte hain ki bimar ka haal achchha hai

hazaron ḳhvahishen aisi ki har khvahish pe dam nikle bahut nikle mire arman lekin phir bhi kam nikle

ye na thi hamari qismat ki visal-e-yar hota agar aur jiite rahte yahi intizar hota

ishrat-e-qatra hai dariya men fana ho jaana dard ka had se guzarna hai dava ho jaana

ragon men daudte phirne ke ham nahin qaail jab aankh hi se na Tapka to phir lahu kya hai

ishq par zor nahin hai ye vo atish ghalib

ki lagae na lage aur bujhae na bane

vo aae ghar men hamare ḳhuda ki qudrat hai kabhi ham un ko kabhi apne ghar ko dekhte hain

na tha kuchh to khuda tha kuchh na hota to khuda hota

Duboya mujh ko hone ne na hotā maiñ to kya hota

Ghalib Ki Haveli

Ghalib ki Haveli was the residence of the 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and is now a heritage site located in the Gali Qasim Jan, Ballimaran, Old Delhi and reflects the period when the Mughal era was on the decline in India.

 

Location: Mirza Galib ki Haveli,2469, GALI CAPTAIN, Balli Maran, Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, Close: Monday

Timings: 10AM–5:30PM

Life of

Mirza Ghalib

HE HAD

A GOLDEN TOUCH

WITH THE PEN

He is the most distinguished poet and renowned lyricist of the Mughal era whose poignant words have struck chords with Indian as well global populace. Mirza Ghalib has a childhood drenched in penury and tribulations. He lost his father as a child and succumbed to the vices of alcohol. After going through years of struggle, he finally struck a gold when he was admitted into the court of the last Mughal Emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar II. To honour his contribution made to literature, Mirza Ghalib has often been quoted as the father of Urdu Poetry.

 

He had a golden touch with the pen and he started crafting poetry that was a living image of his troubled life. Born to the name Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, he later adopted the pen name Mirza Ghalib which literally stands for dominant lion. Mirza Ghalib was married to Umrao Begam. The duo had seven children, and unfortunately all of them departed even before Ghalib turned 30. His agony and sufferings became recurrent theme in his poetry.

 

He was born in Agra on December 27, 1797 and his birthplace has now been redesigned into ‘Indrabhan Girls Inter College. During his life, he was graced with numerous highly priced accolades by the regal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Three major ones were ‘Dabir-Ul-Mulk’, Najm-ud-daula’ and ‘Mirza Nosha’. ‘Ghalib ki Haveli’ is a preserved archaeological site in Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk which used to be private residence of the poet. It is now earmarked for exhibitions that provides a glimpse into the life of this legendary poet.

Famous Poetry of

Mirza Ghalib

mohabbat men nahin hai farq jiine aur marne ka usi ko dekh kar jiite hain jis kafir pe dam nikle

ham ko maalum hai jannat ki haqiqat lekin

dil ke khush rakhne ko ghalib ye khayal achchha hai

un ke dekhe se jo aa jaati hai munh par raunaq  vo samajhte hain ki bimar ka haal achchha hai

ishq par zor nahin hai ye vo atish ghalib

ki lagae na lage aur bujhae na bane

hazaron ḳhvahishen aisi ki har khvahish pe dam nikle bahut nikle mire arman lekin phir bhi kam nikle

ragon men daudte phirne ke ham nahin qaail jab aankh hi se na Tapka to phir lahu kya hai

ye na thi hamari qismat ki visal-e-yar hota agar aur jiite rahte yahi intizar hota

ishrat-e-qatra hai dariya men fana ho jaana dard ka had se guzarna hai dava ho jaana

vo aae ghar men hamare ḳhuda ki qudrat hai kabhi ham un ko kabhi apne ghar ko dekhte hain

na tha kuchh to khuda tha kuchh na hota to khuda hota  Duboya mujh ko hone ne na hotā maiñ to kya hota

Ghalib Ki Haveli

Ghalib ki Haveli was the residence of the 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and is now a heritage site located in the Gali Qasim Jan, Ballimaran, Old Delhi and reflects the period when the Mughal era was on the decline in India.

 

Location: Mirza Galib ki Haveli,2469, GALI CAPTAIN, Balli Maran, Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, Close: Monday

Timings: 10AM–5:30PM

HE HAD

A GOLDEN TOUCH

WITH THE PEN

Life of

Mirza Ghalib

He is the most distinguished poet and renowned lyricist of the Mughal era whose poignant words have struck chords with Indian as well global populace. Mirza Ghalib has a childhood drenched in penury and tribulations. He lost his father as a child and succumbed to the vices of alcohol. After going through years of struggle, he finally struck a gold when he was admitted into the court of the last Mughal Emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar II. To honour his contribution made to literature, Mirza Ghalib has often been quoted as the father of Urdu Poetry.

 

He had a golden touch with the pen and he started crafting poetry that was a living image of his troubled life. Born to the name Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, he later adopted the pen name Mirza Ghalib which literally stands for dominant lion. Mirza Ghalib was married to Umrao Begam. The duo had seven children, and unfortunately all of them departed even before Ghalib turned 30. His agony and sufferings became recurrent theme in his poetry.

 

He was born in Agra on December 27, 1797 and his birthplace has now been redesigned into ‘Indrabhan Girls Inter College. During his life, he was graced with numerous highly priced accolades by the regal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Three major ones were ‘Dabir-Ul-Mulk’, Najm-ud-daula’ and ‘Mirza Nosha’. ‘Ghalib ki Haveli’ is a preserved archaeological site in Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk which used to be private residence of the poet. It is now earmarked for exhibitions that provides a glimpse into the life of this legendary poet.

Famous Poetry of

Mirza Ghalib

mohabbat men nahin hai farq jiine aur marne ka usi ko dekh kar jiite hain jis kafir pe dam nikle

ham ko maalum hai jannat ki haqiqat lekin

dil ke khush rakhne ko ghalib ye khayal achchha hai

un ke dekhe se jo aa jaati hai munh par raunaq  vo samajhte hain ki bimar ka haal achchha hai

ishq par zor nahin hai ye vo atish ghalib

ki lagae na lage aur bujhae na bane

hazaron ḳhvahishen aisi ki har khvahish pe dam nikle bahut nikle mire arman lekin phir bhi kam nikle

ragon men daudte phirne ke ham nahin qaail jab aankh hi se na Tapka to phir lahu kya hai

ye na thi hamari qismat ki visal-e-yar hota agar aur jiite rahte yahi intizar hota

ishrat-e-qatra hai dariya men fana ho jaana dard ka had se guzarna hai dava ho jaana

vo aae ghar men hamare ḳhuda ki qudrat hai kabhi ham un ko kabhi apne ghar ko dekhte hain

na tha kuchh to khuda tha kuchh na hota to khuda hota  Duboya mujh ko hone ne na hotā maiñ to kya hota

Ghalib Ki Haveli

Ghalib ki Haveli was the residence of the 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and is now a heritage site located in the Gali Qasim Jan, Ballimaran, Old Delhi and reflects the period when the Mughal era was on the decline in India.

 

Location: Mirza Galib ki Haveli,2469, GALI CAPTAIN, Balli Maran, Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, Close: Monday

Timings: 10AM–5:30PM

HE HAD

A GOLDEN TOUCH

WITH THE PEN

Life of

Mirza Ghalib

He is the most distinguished poet and renowned lyricist of the Mughal era whose poignant words have struck chords with Indian as well global populace. Mirza Ghalib has a childhood drenched in penury and tribulations. He lost his father as a child and succumbed to the vices of alcohol. After going through years of struggle, he finally struck a gold when he was admitted into the court of the last Mughal Emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar II. To honour his contribution made to literature, Mirza Ghalib has often been quoted as the father of Urdu Poetry.

 

He had a golden touch with the pen and he started crafting poetry that was a living image of his troubled life. Born to the name Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, he later adopted the pen name Mirza Ghalib which literally stands for dominant lion. Mirza Ghalib was married to Umrao Begam. The duo had seven children, and unfortunately all of them departed even before Ghalib turned 30. His agony and sufferings became recurrent theme in his poetry.

 

He was born in Agra on December 27, 1797 and his birthplace has now been redesigned into ‘Indrabhan Girls Inter College. During his life, he was graced with numerous highly priced accolades by the regal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Three major ones were ‘Dabir-Ul-Mulk’, Najm-ud-daula’ and ‘Mirza Nosha’. ‘Ghalib ki Haveli’ is a preserved archaeological site in Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk which used to be private residence of the poet. It is now earmarked for exhibitions that provides a glimpse into the life of this legendary poet.

Famous Poetry of

Mirza Ghalib

mohabbat men nahin hai farq jiine aur marne ka usi ko dekh kar jiite hain jis kafir pe dam nikle

ham ko maalum hai jannat ki haqiqat lekin dil ke khush rakhne ko ghalib ye khayal achchha hai

un ke dekhe se jo aa jaati hai munh par raunaq  vo samajhte hain ki bimar ka haal achchha hai

ishq par zor nahin hai ye vo atish ghalib

ki lagae na lage aur bujhae na bane

hazaron ḳhvahishen aisi ki har khvahish pe dam nikle bahut nikle mire arman lekin phir bhi kam nikle

ragon men daudte phirne ke ham nahin qaail jab aankh hi se na Tapka to phir lahu kya hai

ye na thi hamari qismat ki visal-e-yar hota agar aur jiite rahte yahi intizar hota

ishrat-e-qatra hai dariya men fana ho jaana dard ka had se guzarna hai dava ho jaana

vo aae ghar men hamare ḳhuda ki qudrat hai kabhi ham un ko kabhi apne ghar ko dekhte hain

na tha kuchh to khuda tha kuchh na hota to khuda hota  Duboya mujh ko hone ne na hotā maiñ to kya hota

Ghalib Ki Haveli

Ghalib ki Haveli was the residence of the 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and is now a heritage site located in the Gali Qasim Jan, Ballimaran, Old Delhi and reflects the period when the Mughal era was on the decline in India.

 

Location: Mirza Galib ki Haveli,2469, GALI CAPTAIN, Balli Maran, Delhi, Delhi 110006

Metro Station: Chandni Chowk, Close: Monday

Timings: 10AM–5:30PM