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Mirza Ghalib

Google honours iconic poet Mirza Ghalib on 220th birth anniversary

KARACHI: The 220th birth anniversary of iconic Urdu poet Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib is being marked today. Google has dedicated a doodle for homepage in honour of the eminent poet whose poetry captured the hearts and minds of not only his contemporaries, but many more to come. His poetry is consideredĀ the most cherished and inalienable part of Urdu literature. Ghalib was bornĀ on December 27, 1797 in the city of Agra to Abdullah Baig. He married Umrao Begum, daughter of Mirza Elahi Bukhsh Khan Maaroof at the age of…