The 220th Anniversary of Ghalib through Google Doodle

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Mirza Ghalib Google Doodle
Mirza Ghalib Google Doodle

Mirza Ghalib famous couplets will enter into our brain and they have timelessness. As an occasion of his 220th birth anniversary, Google honored this legendary poet. His romantic couplets flooded through social media and many other recalled his inspirational lines. Google has created a unique doodle to honor him. Ghalib stands beside three contiguous multi-foliated arches while holding a piece of paper in his hands. He overlooks a monument on the particular horizon.

The architecture styled in grey color. The background shows a sun and poet has a red long dressing.

Life of Mirza Ghalib:

He born as Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan in Agra on this day in 1797. He later tagged with a pen name called ‘Ghalib’. Mirza considered fine poet sets and served in the last phase of Mughal empire. His writings came in Urdu and Persian languages. Mirza Ghalib not only acquired fame in India but also in Pakistan.

Even other scholars, historians, and journalists quoted him. The most famous derivings of his poetry are  ‘Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe dam nikle, Bohat niklay mere armaan, lekin phir bhi kam nikle (Thousands of desires, each worth dying for… many of them I have realised…yet I yearn for more)’.

Google’s Tweet on the Legend:

Google India tweeted, Be it one or a thousand, no one gave words to ‘khwahishen’ like he could. #GoogleDoodle celebrates one of India’s greatest poets – #MirzaGhalib”.

Also Google has shared its trials during outllaying the concept of Ghalib’s doodle. “Today we celebrate one of Urdu literature’s most iconic poets, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, known in popular culture by many names, but most commonly as Ghalib (meaning conqueror),” Google India said on the doodle page.

“His verse is 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 the of Mughal rule in India,” it said.

Ghalib served as a court poet during the rule of Mughal emperor – Bahadur Shah Zafar. Ghalib also suffered from a severe financial loss as he never had a day job.

“But despite these hardships, Ghalib navigated his circumstances with wit, intellect, and an all-encompassing love for life,” the Google doodle team said.

“His contributions to Urdu poetry and prose were not fully appreciated in his lifetime, but his legacy has come to be widely celebrated, most particularly for his mastery of the Urdu ghazal (amatory poem),” it said, while signing off with, “Irshad muqarar, Mirza!”

The master of poet passed away on February 15, 1869 at his haveli in Gali Qasim Jaan, Ballimaran in Old Delhi. The old house of him named as ‘Ghalib ki Haveli’.