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Top 10 Mirza Ghalib Sher

Mirza Ghalib Shayari

Mirza Ghalib, was an eminent Urdu and Persian poet, who began composing poems at a tender age of 11. The language of his shayari is mainly Urdu but he also knew Arabic, Persian and Turkish.

Here’s Top 10 Mirza Ghalib  Sher for you to rejoice:

1.

Bazicha-e-atfal hai Duniya mere aage

 Hota hai shab-o-roz Tamasha mere aage

Mirza-Ghalib|Urdu-Poetry

The world is a children’s playground before me
Night and day, a new play is enacted before me

2.

Aah ko chahiye ik umr asar hote tak

Kaun jeetaa hai teri zulf ke sar hote tak

Mirza-Ghalib|Urdu-Poetry

A prayer needs a lifetime, an answer to obtain
who can live until the time that you decide to deign

3.

Hazaaron ḳhvahishen aisi ki har ḳhvahish pe dam nikle

Bahut nikle mire arman lekin phir bhī kam nikle

Mirza-Ghalib|Urdu-Poetry

Though many of my desires were fulfilled, majority remained unfulfilled.

 

 4. 

Na tha kuchh to ḳhuda tha Kuchh na hota to ḳhuda hota

Duboya mujh ko hone ne Na hota maiñ to kya hota

Mirz-Ghalib|Urdu-Poetry

In nothingness God was there, if naught he would persist
Existence has sunk me, what loss, if I didn’t exist

 

5.

Ye na thi hamari qismat ki visal-e-yaar hota

Agar aur jiite rahte yahī intizar hota

Mirza-Ghalib|Urdu-Poetry

That my love be consummated, fate did not ordain
Living longer had I waited, would have been in vain

 

6.

Qaid-e-hayat o band-e-gham asl men donon ek hain

Maut se pahle aadmi ġham se najat paa.e kyun

Mirza-Ghalib|Urdu-Poetry

The prison of life and the bondage of grief are one and the same
Before the onset of death, how can man expect to be free of grief?

 

7.

Un ke dekhe se jo aa jaatī hai muñh par raunaq

vo samajhte haiñ ki bīmār haal achchhā hai

Unke dekhe se | Ghalib Sher

 

With their one look the face glows

They think the ill person’s health has improved

 

 8.

 Aae hai bekasi-e-ishq pe rona ‘Ghalib’

Kis ke ghar jaega sailab-e-bala mere baad

       Mirza-Ghalib|Urdu-Poetry

         For this helplessness of love, now tears I do shed

         Whose home will this flood inundate, after I am dead

 

       9.

        Aata hai daagh-e-hasrat-e-dil ka shumar yaad

Mujh se mire gunah ka hisab ai ḳhuda na maang

MIrza-Ghalib|Urdu-Poetry

The wounds of desire come to my mind when you ask the account of my sin.

 Now, Oh Lord! I am reminded of my life in your world

 

10.

Hum ko malum hai jannat ki haqiqat lekin
Dil ko khush rakhne ko Ghalib, yeh khayal accha hai

Mirza-Ghalib|Urdu-Poetry

Though, I do know the realness of Paradise;

However, for consoling my heart, the idea is good Ghalib

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