Aah Ko Chahiye Ek Umr Asar Hone Tak

Aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hone tak
Kaun jita hai teri zulf ke sar hone tak

آہ کو چاہیے اِک عُمر اثر ہونے تک​
کون جیتا ہے تری زُلف کے سر ہونے تک
Mirza Ghalib - مرزا اسد اللہ خان غالب

Aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hone tak is an Urdu Ghazal from Deewan-e-Ghalib written by Mirza Ghalib. Read this Ghazal in Urdu and Roman Hindi.

Mirza Ghalib Urdu Ghazal - Aah Ko Chahiye Ek Umr Asar Hone Tak
Mirza Ghalib Roman Hindi Ghazal - Aah Ko Chahiye Ek Umr Asar Hone Tak

Aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hone tak is a famous Urdu Ghazal of Mirza Ghalib. This Ghazal is taken from deewan e ghalib. Mirza Ghalib born on 27th December 1797 in Kala Mahal, Agra, India and died on 15 February 1869. He was an Urdu as well as Persian poet. His name is Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib. Meaning of his name is as, 'Mirza' is a title which he received from the Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, 'Asad' meaning is lion and 'Ghalib' meaning is dominant. Ghalib was the poet of Mughal Era and still he is one of the most popular and influential Urdu poet not only in India and Pakistan but also amongst Indian and Pakistani community all around the world.

Mirza Ghalib paternal grandfather Mirza Qoqan Baig Khan immigrated to India from Samarkand. He worked at Lahore, Delhi and Jaipur and finally settled in Agra a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. He had four daughters and three sons; two sons name was Mirza Abdullah Baig Khan and Mirza Nasrullah Baig Khan. Mirza Abdullah Baig Khan was the father of Mirza Ghalib. He married with a Kashmiri lady named Izzat-ut-Nisa Begum. After marriage he lived in the house of his father-in-law. His first job is at Nawab of Lucknow and then Nizam of Hyerabad, Deccan. In 1803 he died in a battle when his son Mirza Ghalib was just little over five years of age.

At the age of thirteen Mirza Ghalib married with daughter of Nawab Ilahi Bakhsh, named Umrao Begum. The with his younger brother, Mirza Yousuf Khan, he moved to Delhi, where his brother died at young age. Mirza Ghalib thinks that marriage life is just like an imprisonment. According to him first imprisonment started when a person born, and the second imprisonment started when he marry. At the age of thirty he had seven children, but none of them survived. Mirza Ghalib wife was conservative and God-fearing. Mirza Ghalib was once imprisoned for gambling. He died in Delhi on 15th February 1869. His houses have now been turned in Ghalib Memorial and Ghalib exhibition.