ISLAMABAD: The famous classical poet of Urdu, Mir Taqi Mir was remembered on 207th death anniversary across the country and paid homage for his contribution in urdu literature.
According to Radio Pakistan , Mir Taqi Mir was born in Agra on 1723.
His original name was Mohammad Taqi and pen name was Mir.
He was the leading Urdu poet of the 18th century, and one of the pioneers who gave shape to the Urdu language itself.
His complete works, “Kulliaat”, consist of six dewans, containing 13,585 couplets comprising all kinds of poetic forms i.e. ghazal, masnavi, qasida, rubai.
He was one of the principal poets of the Delhi School of the Urdu ghazal and remains arguably the foremost name in Urdu poetry often remembered as Khuda- e-Sukhan.
He left for Delhi, at the age of 11, following his father’s death. His philosophy of life was formed primarily from his father, whose emphasis on the importance of love and the value of compassion remained with him through his life and imbued his poetry.
At Delhi, he finished his education and joined a group of nobility as a courtier-poet. He lived much of his life in Mughal Delhi. However, after Ahmad Shah Abdali’s sack of Delhi each year starting 1748, he eventually moved to the court of Asif-ud-Daulah in Lucknow, at the king’s invitation.
Distressed to witness the plundering of his beloved Delhi, he gave vent to his feelings through some of his couplets.
He remained in Lucknow for the remainder of his life.
He died in Lucknow on September 20, 1810.