Birth anniversary of renowned poet Mirza Ghalib today

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Birth anniversary of renowned poet Mirza Ghalib is being observed on Sunday.

Mirza Ghalib, the last great poet of the Mughal Era, is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu language.

Ghalib was born on December 27, 1796 in the city of Akbarabad (present Agra).

His full name was Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan and Ghalib was his pen name.

He wrote several ghazals during his life which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people.

Ghalib today remains popular not only in India and Pakistan but also amongst diaspora communities around the world.

Mirza Ghalib is considered to be the most dominating poet of the Urdu language.

He was one of the best of Urdu poets who led a drastic revolution in Urdu poetry with his words.

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