5 heart-warming couplets by the real king of romance, Mirza Ghalib

The great poet, Mirza Ghalib, had that special touch of magic all of us look for. On his birth anniversary today, we revisit some of his evergreen couplets.

Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan, who later adopted the pen name, Mirza Ghalib, has forever been the last word in invoking the poetry that life is. His poignant musical verse has melted hearts every time, across generations-transcending all barriers of language or race. Overwhelming as it is, the romantic in Ghalib has repeatedly found expressions over the ages, through all forms of media–be it through the hypnotic renditions of ghazal maestros or through adaptations in films and theatre.

On his birth anniversary, let us now commemorate this great legend, by revisiting his idea of love and romance, in his very own words.

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