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10 ageless Mirza Ghalib couplets for the hopeless romantics out there!

Remembering the legendary Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib on his 220th birth anniversary.

Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 27, 2017 17:20 IST ]
10 ageless Mirza Ghalib couplets for the hopeless romantics out there!

Even if you’re not an ardent fan of Urdu shayari, you cannot look away at a Mirza Ghalib couplet if you stumble upon one. Mirza Ghalib spent the entirety of his life near a Masjid, listening to Mushairas, interpreting love and life. After so many years since he passed away, the couplets in which he poured his heart and intellect out continue to touch the chords of our hearts. Today, Urdu aficionados are celebrating the 220th birth anniversary of the most celebrated Urdu poet ever lived. 

aah ko chāhiye ik umr asar hote tak

kaun jiitā hai tirī zulf ke sar hote tak

 

Hamko unse wafa ki hai umeed

Jo nahi jaante wafa kya hai

 

Zindagi yun bhi guzar hi jaati

Kyun tera raahguzar yaad aaya

 

Mehrbaan hoke bula lo mujhe chaaho jis waqt

Main gaya waqt nahi hoon ki phir aa bhi na sakun

 

Zikr us parivash ka, aur phir bayan apna

Ban gaya raqib aakhir tha jo raazdan apna

 

Qata kiijye na ta’alluq ham se

Kuch nahin hai to adavat hi sahi

 

Naqsh fariyaadi hai kis ki shokhi-e-tahreer ka

Kaagzi hai pairahan har paikar-e-tasveer ka

 

Qaid-e-hayat-o-band-e-gam asl mein dono ek hain

Maut se pahle aadmi gam se nijat paye kyun

Hain aur bhi duniya mein sukhanvar bahut achche

Kahte hain ki ‘Ghalib’ ka hai andaaz-e-bayan aur

 

Hain aur bhi duniya mein sukhanvar bahut achche

Kahte hain ki ‘Ghalib’ ka hai andaaz-e-bayan aur

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