The foremost classical poet of Urdu, Mir Taqi Mir, was remembered on his death anniversary today.
Mir Taqi Mir was born in Agra on 1723. His original name was Muhammad Taqi and pen name was Mir.
He was the leading Urdu poet of the eighteenth 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: ghazal, masnavi, qasida, rubai.