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Google honours noted poet Mirza Ghalib with a sketch doodle on his 220th birth anniversary
Internet search engine and technology giant Google marks the 220th birth anniversary of Mughal era Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib on its home page with a sketch doodle.

The home page sketch doodle depicts Ghalib holding a paper with his poem in a Mughal structure at full moon night with a mosque in the background and tree in the foreground.

The letter 'l' of the logo has been replaced by the minaret of the mosque in the background of the doodle. The logo has been written in the style of calligraphy of Mughal times.

Ghalib is regarded as one of most prominent poets of the Mughal era who was well versed in three languages Urdu, Turkish and Persian. He wrote poetry in the form of ghazals and couplets in Urdu and Persian. However, recognition for his work came after his death when musicians started composing and singing his poetry.

He was born as Baig Khan in Agra on 27 December 1797 and started composing poems from his pre-adolescence period of 11. He moved to Delhi after getting married at the age of 13 and started writing profound poems depicting life as constant painful struggle and its pangs.

After a life full of struggles during his young years, at a ripe age of 50, Ghalib was honoured as Dabir-ul-Mulk by Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II and made member of the Mughal court. He died in Delhi on 15 February 1869. The Indian government has turned his house into his memorial, now famous as Ghalib ki Haveli.

His works have been translated into many languages across the globe giving rise to a new breed of ghazal singers.

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