A Poet loves his Ghazal as a father loves his son and when looks...
Meer Muhammad Taqi Meer (Urdu: مِیر تقی مِیرؔ—), whose takhallus (pen name) was Mir (Urdu: مِیرؔ—Mīr) (sometimes also spelt Meer Taqi Meer), was the leading Urdu poet of the 18th century, and one of the pioneers who gave shape to the Urdu language itself. He was one of the principal poets of the Delhi School of the Urdu ghazal. He is called the Shahanshaah of Urdu Ghazals. He lived in the in the Kucha Chelan in Darya Ganj in the old Delhi in 18th century. He met with Ghalib when Mirza Ghalib was young and had commented positive on the Poetic skills.
His father’s name was Meer Muttaqi. He was Sufi Saint. He believed in the goodness of life and highlighted the emotions, love, feelings and compassion in his life. He was a god fearing man. When he was on his death bed, he taught Meer “Adopt tha path of love”.
After his father’s death his, at the age of 11 years he was treated badly by his elder step brother (Hafiz Muhammd Hasan) and the people in whose care he had been left abandoned him. Meer moved to Delhi from Agra. Here Samsamudaula Khan gave him a scholarship of one rupee per day. But this did not continue for a long time. In 1739, Nadir Shah attacked Delhi and Samsamudaula was killed. At that time Meer was in Agra. After a few days, he again went to Delhi and stayed in the home of the maternal uncle of his step brother. Uncle’s name was Khan Arzoo. Muhammad Hasan wrote a letter to his uncle and Meer became homeless and jobless. In 1783, Meer came to Lucknow here Nawab Asafaddaula fixed him Rs200 a month stipend.
His early life experience and shortness of money changed his nature and in the peaceful atmosphere of Lucknow, he live a horriable life. He died in Lucknow on Friday, 21 September 1810.
Meer Taqi Meer and Mirza Ghalib:
Meer Taqi Meer was often compared to with Urdu poet Miza Ghalib. Mirza Ghalib once said about Meer Taqi Meer,
Reekhta ke tum hi ustaad nahi ho Ghalib,
Kehte hain agle zamane me koi aur Meer tha .
(You are not the only master of Urdu, Ghalib. They say there used to be a Meer in the past.)
Meer wrote all kinds of poetic forms: Ghazal, Masnavi, Rubai, Mustezaad, Satire, etc. His masnavi Mu’amlate-e-Ishq (The stage of Love) is one of the greatest love poems in Udu literature.
He started his study from his father's follower named Meer Amanullah. When he was 10 years old, his father died. After that year, his spirtual father also died. After then, he got his education from Meer Zafar Ali and then he got poetry language from Saadat Ali.
Nukat-us-Shura: He wrote biographical dictionary of Urdu poets in Persian language.
Faiz-e-Mir: He wrote collection of five stories about sufis and Faqirs, for education of his son Mir Faiz Ali.
Zikr-e-Mir: He wrote autobiography in Persian language.
Kulliyat-e-Mir: Collection of Urdu Poetry consisting of six diwans containing 13,585 couplets.
Kulliyat-e-Farsi: Collection of poems in Persian language.
Mir Taqi Mir
Mir Taqi Mir, selected Poetry.
Meer's masanvi(the stage of love):
kabhee ham unko, kabhee apane ghar ko dekhte haiN.