New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: February 15 marks the death anniversary of evergreen poet Mirza Ghalib. Ghalib, who born in Uttar Pradesh's Agra on December 27, 1797, penned many pieces of timeless poetry that still lives in our heart.

Known for his writings in Persian and Urdu, the great poet was married to Umrao Begum and had seven children with her. However, all of them died in a short period.

On Monday, people across India will observe the 152nd death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib. Even though Ghalib is no more, his poetry is still alive, just like he said, "Ye na thi hamari qismat ki visal-e-yar hota, agar aur jiite rahte yahi intizar hota".

On Mirza Ghalib's 152nd death anniversary, we are bringing 10 immortal couplets of the legendary poet:

1. Dil hī to hai na sañg-o-ḳhisht dard se bhar na aa.e kyuuñ

ro.eñge ham hazār baar koī hameñ satā.e kyuuñ

2. Ham ne maanā ki taġhāful na karoge lekin

ḳhaak ho jā.eñge ham tum ko ḳhabar hote tak

3. Na thā kuchh to ḳhudā thā kuchh na hotā to ḳhudā hotā

Duboyā mujh ko hone ne na hotā maiñ to kyā hotā

4. Ishq par zor nahīñ hai ye vo ātish ‘ġhālib’

ki lagā.e na lage aur bujhā.e na bane

5. Mohabbat meñ nahīñ hai farq jeene aur marne kā/ Usī ko dekh kar jeete haiñ jis kāfir pe dam nikle

6. Ishq ne ‘Ghālib’ nikammā kardiyā/ Varna ham bhī aadmī the kaamke

7. Ham ko maalūm hai jannat kī haqīqat lekin/ Dil ko ḳhush rakhne ko ‘Ghālib’ ye ḳhayāl achchhā hai

8. Ishq par zor nahīñ hai ye vo ātish ‘ġhālib’

ki lagā.e na lage aur bujhā.e na bane

9. Dil hī to hai na sañg-o-ḳhisht dard se bhar na aa.e kyuuñ

ro.eñge ham hazār baar koī hameñ satā.e kyuuñ

10. Merī qismat meñ ġham gar itnā thā

dil bhī yā-rab ka.ī diye hote

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma