Ghazals Of Ghalib

The Almighty Of Rekhta

Mirza Asadullah Khan (Ghalib)-27-12-1797(Agra) To 15-02-1869 (Delhi)


Indian Classical Music








New entity has come to town, since dawn music is playing,

Untraceable griefs, sighs, wails, such a tune he started playing.


old go away, a new game just has been started rolling,

A new tune is there, pleased smile on every lips started playing.


Why you are standing astray, roaming here keeping what intention,

Why someone should keep you in memory, here new hope is playing.


Distress, bitterness, pricks, are the gifts to us provided by you,

Desire of uncontrolled emotions discarded those, brightness is playing.


Cool breeze from the east started playing tune of spring here,

Your intention was tyranny, discarding disappointments, we are playing.


Now cover your face, and run for your life from here,

We learned from the new, illumination reining over darkness, we are playing.


Divine thread is weaved by God between darkness and brightness,

I am in prostration, bowing my head, seeing town is playing.




By Rabindranath Banerjee(Ranjan)