1797 - 1869

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Mirza Beg Asadullah Khan (1797–1869), also known as Mirza Ghalib, was an Indian poet. He was popularly known by the pen names Ghalib and Asad. His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ghalib has received more than 2,932,514 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Ghalib is the 394th most popular writer (up from 576th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from India (up from 67th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Indian Writer.

Ghali is most famous for writing the "Divan-e-Ghalib" which is a collection of poems.

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Notable Works

Intik̲h̲āb-i kalām-i G̲h̲ālib
Urdu poetry
A befitting tribute to the poet who once described himself as 'collyrium for men's eyes', freely offering to make their vision cleaner.
K̲h̲ut̤ūt̤-i G̲h̲ālib
Ghalib, 1797-1869
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Among writers, Ghalib ranks 394 out of 7,302Before him are Gregory of Tours, Attar of Nishapur, Alice Munro, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Sándor Márai, and Ali-Shir Nava'i. After him are Sándor Petőfi, Erich von Däniken, O. Henry, Jacques Prévert, Raymond Chandler, and Pietro Aretino.

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Among people born in 1797, Ghalib ranks 9Before him are William I, German Emperor, Mary Shelley, Gaetano Donizetti, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Adolphe Thiers, and Hiroshige. After him are Joseph Henry, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Charles Lyell, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Alfred de Vigny, and Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Among people deceased in 1869, Ghalib ranks 4Before him are Franklin Pierce, Hector Berlioz, and Alphonse de Lamartine. After him are Allan Kardec, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Hijikata Toshizō, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Thomas Graham, and Antoine-Henri Jomini.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ghalib ranks 46 out of 1,861Before him are Amir Khusrow (1253), Sita (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Bhāskara II (1114), Tulsidas (1532), and Amartya Sen (1933). After him are Tipu Sultan (1750), Savitribai Phule (1831), Meera (1498), Augustus De Morgan (1806), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), and C. V. Raman (1888).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Ghalib ranks 8Before him are Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Valmiki (-80), Kālidāsa (400), Salman Rushdie (1947), and Tulsidas (1532). After him are Savitribai Phule (1831), Meera (1498), Premchand (1880), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Lawrence Durrell (1912), and Sarojini Naidu (1879).