Mirza Ghalib was born in Agra on 27th December 1797 and he died in Delhi on 15th February 1869. Mirza Galib has written poetry in Urdu and Persian during the British rule. His parents belong to Turkish ancestry and died early. Mirza Ghalib spent most of his childhood days with his mother’s family. Mirza Galib got teachings from Harmuzd, he converted to Islam but belonged to Zoroastrian. Mirza Galib received no formal education he only had private tuitions, although Mirza Ghalib was a scholar of Persian and also knew Arabic. Mirza Ghalib got married into a rich family in Delhi but he never cared for his wife. Mirza Galib admired many women but he only says about his affair with a professional singer.
Mirza Ghalib lived a life of comfort but he faced difficulties later in his aristocratic life. Mirza Ghalib started writing poetry at the age of 10. Mirza Ghalib chose the name Nom de Plume which means “lion of God”. Mirza Galib was also a good letter writer and because of his letters, the use of Urdu became easy and popular. His letters used to talk with the readers as if two people are having the conversation with each other. Mirza Galib used to write informal letters and his letters were humorous and also enjoyed by the reader.
Indian cinema gave tribute to Mirza Ghalib, the legendary poet through a film named Mirza Ghalib int the year 1954. The music of the film was composed by Ghulam Mohammed and he used Mirza Galib Ghazals for the composition. Movie on Mirza Ghalib was also made by Pakistan cinema. The music of this movie is also everlasting. In 1988, a serial named Mirza Ghalib was produced by Gulzar and telecasted on DD national. Various theater groups have played Mirza Galib showing his lifestyle. Zee Cinemas also telecasted an animated movie on Mirza Galib.
Legend Mirza Ghalib and his poetries are memorable till today and will always be the favorites.