Did You Know –
Faiz Ahmed Faiz (image above on left), one of the most iconic Urdu poets of the 20th century, was a great admirer of Mirza Ghalib. Faiz once told an interviewer, ‘A copy of Diwan-e-Ghalib is always at my bedside. I often read it, sometimes every day. Nobody can claim that they have read enough of Ghalib. I use Ghalib in my poetry both consciously and unconsciously’ (Ed, Majeed, 1990).
Sourced from: The Way It Was Once – Faiz Ahmed Faiz: His Life, His Poems
Biography by Ali Madeeh Hashmi; Poems translated by Shoaib Hashmi