Mirza Ghalib birthday Special: Google pays tribute with doodle
Google Doodle on Wednesday celebrated Mirza Ghalib birthday, the Urdu poet on his 220th birth anniversary.
Who was Mirza Ghalib?
Mirza Ghalib was one of few who contributed significantly to Urdu literature , born in Agra on December 27. He was Honoured with many awards and titles like Dabir-ul-Mulk and Najm-ud-Daula. Not only this he is widely regarded as the last great poet of the Mughal era.
How Google Doodle Pay tribute on Mirza Ghalib birthday?
A post on Google’s blog describes his writing as one “characterised by a lingering sadness borne of a tumultuous and often tragic life — from being orphaned at an early age, to losing all of his seven children in their infancy, to the political upheaval that surrounded the fall of Mughal rule in India.”
Apart from his ghazals, Ghalib is also recognised as a gifted letter writer. In fact, it is in his letters that he portrays the spirit of his age, its political, social and cultural facets, particularly the events following the great mutiny of 1857.
When the Legend Mirza Ghalib died?
Ghalib died in 1869 and the house where he lived in Delhi has been turned into a memorial known as “Ghalib ki Haveli”.