Via Ghalib Institute
The idea of founding a fitting memorial to Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib was first mooted by a committee formed under patronage of Dr. Zakir Husain,late President of India to celeberate Ghalib Centenary in 1969. Mrs.Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister was appointed the president and Mr. Fakhrudddin Ali Ahmed (also a former President of India) the secretary of the committee. As a result of the endeavours of this committee Ghalib Institute was established in 1971. It is now a well-know Institute, actively engaged in various academic and cultural fields, managed by a Trust of eminent people.
Ghalib is popular not only amongst the researchers and academicians but also amongst the people at large. The Institute, therefore, has always had a two-pronged approach in popularising and promoting Ghalib’s works in the literary spheres as well as in the cultural arena. The Hum Sub drama group, which is a part of the Institute and was headed by Begum Abida Ahmed till her death, has been very active and its various plays well received by the people. We have also organized from time to time special programmes of musical presention of Ghalibs poetry by well known singers of the sub-continent. Mushaira is also a regular annual feature in which all eminent Urdu poets are invited.
The Institute also publishes the well-known six-month research journal “Ghalib Nama”. We have brought out a large number of research publications on Ghalib and his other eminent contemporaries. The library of the Institute contains rare manuscripts and important publication.
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