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“Ishrat-e-qatra hai duniya mai fana ho jana
Dard ka hadd se guzarna hai dava ho jana.”

Mirza Ghalib was a well-known Persian and Urdu poet who was born on December 27, 1797, in Agra to Mirza Abdullah Baig Khan and Izzat-ut-Nisa Begum. He was a descendent of an Aibak Turk family who had relocated to Samarkand, one of Central Asia's oldest cities, which is now part of modern-day Uzbekistan, after the Seljuk rulers were deposed. Ghalib's paternal ancestor, Mirza Qoqan Baig Khan, a Saljuq Turk, moved from Samarkand to India during the reign of Ahmad Shah Bahadur, the 15th Mughal emperor. Before arriving in Agra, he worked in Lahore, Jaipur, and Delhi.

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Mirza Ghalib was a well-known Persian and Urdu poet who was born on December 27, 1797, in Agra to Mirza Abdullah Baig Khan and Izzat-ut-Nisa Begum. He was a descendent of an Aibak Turk family who had relocated to Samarkand, one of Central Asia's oldest cities, which is now part of modern-day Uzbekistan, after the Seljuk rulers were deposed. Ghalib's paternal ancestor, Mirza Qoqan Baig Khan, a Saljuq Turk, moved from Samarkand to India during the reign of Ahmad Shah Bahadur, the 15th Mughal emperor. Before arriving in Agra, he worked in Lahore, Jaipur, and Delhi.

Emperor Bahadur Shah II bestowed the title of "Dabir-ul-Mulk" on him in 1850. He was also given the titles of "Najm-ud-daula" and "Mirza Nosha" by Bahadur Shah II, the latter prompting him to add "Mirza" to his initial name. Ghalib's membership in the regal court's nobility was signalled by the emperor's bestowal.

Even in today's world He is known simply as Ghalib, and he is one of the most prominent and important masters of the Urdu language and most of his poems are in the form of “ghazal” (lyric), the “qaṣīdah” (panegyric) and the “mas̄navī” (moralistic or mystical parable). For years, his great body of literary work has served as an inspiration to other poets and writers, and it continues to affect the Hindustani public beyond the borders of India and Pakistan. With his origins belonging from Uzbekistan and significant contributions in India, Mirza Ghalib is still viewed as one of the most prominent background signifying the culture ties that have persisted between India and Uzbekistan since time immemorial.