Shayari, is very rich custom of Urdu Poetry and posses different types and forms. Getting much from the Persian language, Shayari; today is a significant piece of Pakistani and North Indian culture.
Like different languages, the historical backdrop of Urdu Poetry share origins and influences with other linguistic traditions within the Urdu-Hindi-Hindustani blend.
In addition, artistic figures as far back as Kabir (1440–1518 CE) and even Amir Khusro (1253-1325 CE) propelled later Urdu artists, and filled in as scholarly and phonetic sources.
Some of the greatest Urdu Poets include, Mir Taqi Mir, Shams Tabrizi, Baksh Nasikh, Josh Malihabad, Mir Anees, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Jaun Eila, Majaz, Mirza Dabeer, Ahmad Faraz, Mirza Sauda, Khwaja Haidar Ali Aatish, Gulzar among others. Generally, Mirza Ghalib, among them is considered as ultimate on Urdu Poetry.
Besides, some of the feminist poets gave landmark contribution in Urdu Poetry; they are Fehmida Riaz, Parveen Shakir, Azra Abbas, Kishwar Naheed, Ismat Chughtai among others.
Talking of Mirza Ghalib Saheb, regardless of whether one is not a vigorous adherent of Urdu Shayari, there’s zero chance that one does not known about Ghalib. Ghalib, born Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, was a well-known Urdu and Persian poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire. Mirza Ghalib spent most of his evenings either drinking or at mushairas. It is also said; Mirza Ghalib used drink at night and tie knot in his hand with each shair and pen down these shayries in the morning while untying each knot with each shair.
No one of us can deny his interpretation of love and life continues to touch the chords of our heart and soul even after so many years since his passing. Some of his soulful Shayaries and our personal favourite are listed below: