Even if you’re not an ardent follower of Urdu shayari, there’s no chance that you’ve not heard of Mirza Ghalib Saheb. 

Assadullah Beg Khan Ghalib or Mirza Ghalib as he’s called today, lived next to a masjid, but spent most of his evenings either drinking or at mushairas. His interpretation of love and life continue to touch the chords of our hearts even after so many years since his passing.

Here are 15 couplets by Mirza Ghalib which prove that Ghalib’s charm will never fade.

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