Mirza Ghalib's Tomb

Mirza Ghalib's Tomb

Home to a culture that has shaped much of India's identity today, Delhi is one of the few cities in the world that takes pride in preserving this rich heritage that she has been blessed with. One of the most important facets of this culture is the city's love for art and literature. This includes preservation of the beautiful and melodious language of Urdu, which has graced the courts of many a royal court. One of the most important scholars of this unique language is Mirza Asadullah Khan 'Ghalib,' (1797-1869). The grave of this great exponent of Urdu poetry is as much celebrated as his works, forming one of he most important tourist attractions of the city of Delhi.

The Tomb

Covered with a marble structure, Mirza Ghalib's Tomb is in all senses fitting of the greatness of the poet. Though the area where it is situated is one that is infamous for its notorious activities, yet the tomb itself is a work of art. The tomb is always kept locked while the cemetery located around it ahs a number of graves belonging to other important personalities. Near the main grave is the large Ghalib Academy, a must see for the admirers of this legendary Urdu poet. Established by the government the Ghalib Academy is an extensive and comprehensive library of Urdu literature. Besides this it is also home to a well-maintained museum that houses a large collection of rocks, paintings and works of Mirza Ghalib.

Location:- Nizamuddin shrine in Nizamuddin West, New Delhi.