February 15 passed as an ordinary day — unnoticed, unclaimed and unsung. It was the day on which the famous Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib died 141 years ago. The poet that set new trends in Urdu poetry.
“It is lamentable that even literary figures don’t remember the great poets and writers of the past. Only one television channel showed the portrait of the poet with two or three of his couplets. It is not enough, but still encouraging because other channels did not even bother to mention him on his death anniversary,” Dr Siddiqui said.
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