Ghalib is regarded as one of the greatest Urdu Poets. Mirza Asadullah Begh
Khan Ghalib was born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Ghalib's poetry is distinguished
by its intense feelings, wistfulness and a strong romantic mood which
a charming effect on readers.
10 volumes is the collection of poetical works of Ghalib. It has been translated
into several Indian and foreign languages . In 1850, he was appointed poet
Laureate by the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah II. As a writer and poet,
Ghalib believed in using simple words. He laid the foundation of Urdu prose
and that is why he is called the father of the modern Urdu Prose.
and 'Urdu-i-Muallah' are his two famous books of collection of letters. Some
other notable prose works of Ghalib are : 'Naam-i-Ghalib', ' Lateif-i-Gaibi'
and ' Dupshe Kawaiyani'. Mirza Ghalib Academy in Delhi has been established
in the memory of this great Urdu poet for research of his works and also to
encourage Urdu literature.