Born: 27 December 1797
Died: 15 February 1869
He was popularly known as Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan.
The last great poet of the Mughal Era. he is considered to be one of the most famous and influential poets of the Urdu and Persian languages.
He was a prominent Urdu and Persian-language poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire.
He used his pen-names of Ghalib.
His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula.
During his lifetime the Mughals were eclipsed and displaced by the British and finally deposed following the defeat of the Indian rebellion of 1857, events that he described.
Most notably, he wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people.
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