New Delhi / Team Digital. Mirza Ghalib, famous for his poetry, fell in love with whoever heard it. Mirza Ghalib, the king of Urdu poetry, has millions of fans even today. Every word of his poetry seems immersed in love and affection, that’s why he makes his listeners his followers.
Started poetry at a young age
Mirza Ghalib’s full name was Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan. He was born on 27 December 1797 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Ghalib Saheb started writing poetry at the age of just 11 years. Ghalib was very fond of writing letters, due to which he was also known as Purodi. Mirza Ghalib became famous as a poet of Urdu and Persian in the Mughal Empire. After the death of his father, Mirza Ghalib was brought up by his uncle. Today, on the occasion of the birthday of this immortal poet, we are going to tell some memorable stories related to his life.
This is how Mirza appeared in front of the name
Mirza Ghalib was awarded the titles of ‘Dabir-ul-Mulk’ and ‘Najm-ud-Daula’ by Sultan Bahadur Shah Zafar-II of Delhi in 1850. Along with this, he was also honored with the title of ‘Mirza Nosha’, after which the word ‘Mirza’ was added to Ghalib’s name.
jailed for gambling
Let us tell you that this famous Urdu poet had to go to jail once, due to his gambling. At that time, in the British government, there used to be a fine of Rs 200 for gambling and imprisonment, this punishment was also cut by Mirza Ghalib, for which he also had to go to jail. After which, on the recommendation of Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, his Bamshakat imprisonment was converted into general imprisonment. Mirza Ghalib was again released from jail after about three months with the help of a medical certificate.
used to call themselves half muslims
Mirza Ghalib never kept fast even after being a Muslim because he called himself half Muslim. Mirza Ghalib’s nature has always been different.
Mirza was deprived of child happiness
Mirza Ghalib was married at the young age of 13 to Umrao Begum. Due to which he had 7 children but none of his children could survive more than 15 months. His pain is reflected in Ghazals of Ghalib which can be felt by all. Surviving his children, he adopted his wife’s nephew. The sad thing is that his son also said goodbye to the world at the age of 35.
interesting story about mango
A very funny incident happened with Ghalib regarding mangoes. Once upon a time, Ghalib was eating mangoes and after eating the mango, he threw away its peel. A man passed by with his donkey where Ghalib had thrown the mango peel. That man’s donkey sniffed and smelled the mango peel and left it. On this, the owner of the donkey taunted Ghalib and said, ‘Look, even donkeys do not eat mangoes’, to which Ghalib replied, ‘Only donkeys do not eat mangoes’.