Meer Taqi Meer’s real name was Muhammad Taqi and pen name is Meer. The great Urdu poet Meer Taqi Meer (1722 / 23-1810) was born in Akbarabad, now Agra, into a very poor family. His father, a religiously devout man, wanted him to follow the path of devotion and found Syed Amanullah, a young man who respected Meyer’s father, to be his mentor. The two of them did not live long enough to see Meded grow the way they had hoped. Left alone at the age of eleven, Meer Taqi Meer had to support himself at that time, and after that.
As he was to find a way to earn a living, he went to Delhi where he met Khwaja Mohammad Basit, a kind man, who introduced him to Nawab Samsamuddaulah, who was kind to him. The nawab gave him the source of his food but it did not last long as he was killed in the face of the attack of Nadir Shah. Forlorn once again, Meer wandered between Delhi, Agra, and its neighbors receiving extraordinary support from certain officials to meet his daily needs. While suffering immeasurably at the human level, he also witnessed the attacks of Nadir Shah and Ahmad Shah Abdali in Delhi, as well as the decline of the Mughal Empire.
When Delhi stood in trouble and saw the men of taste leave one by one, he too left. He was called by Nawab Asifuddaulah in Luck now where he found relief but the extreme sensitivity of his nature did not allow him to live in peace for long. He rejected kindness from nawab and returned to his lonely shell and suffered. Happiness was only a short time in Meyer’s life; pain is a chronic condition. He remains without an address in life, as in the case of death, because the place where he was buried is no longer traced after the installation of the railway tracks in a nearby area.
Meer Taqi Meer usually has to be an angst poet but his greatness lies in how he brought out the problems that existed, formed the form, changed his name, brought it to perfection. One of the most notable features of his poems is that he expressed himself with complete sincerity and gave bliss in the use of weapons in almost every aspect of life and life.
This is well evidenced by six Urdu divisions and one of the Persian ghosts he left behind, with the exception of mathnawi, musaddas, qasida, hajw, and his wasokht. Meer Taqi Meer also wrote Nukatusshuara (Urdu poets’ commentator) Zikr-e Meer (biography), and Faiz-e Meer (description of Sufi saints) who confirmed his place in Urdu literature as a poet, biologist, and critic of certain genres.
The main source of information about Meer Taqi Meer’s life is his book Zikr-e-Meer, which covers the period from his childhood to the beginning of his stay in Lucknow. However, more is said to be hidden than to reveal, with things that are not written or presented in chronological order. Therefore, many factual details about Meer’s life remain a matter of speculation.
Some scholars consider Meer’s two masnavis (long poems with couplets), Mu’amlat-e-ishq (Sections of Love) and Khwab o khyal-e Meer (“Meer’s Vision”), written in the first person, as inspired by the news Meer’s romance is his first, but it is not entirely clear what the narrative is about the hottest author’s love and the fall into madness. In particular, as France W. Pritchett points out, a portrait of Meer from these masnavis should be directed to a portrait painted by Andalib Shadani, whose research elevates a very different poet, who was given an unpleasant passion in his verse.
Meer Taqi Meer moved to Luck now in 1782 and lived there for the rest of his life. Although he was kindly received by Asaf-ud-Daulah, he discovered that Lucknow officials regarded him as an old man (Meer, on the other hand, despised Lucknow’s new poems, dismissing the work of the poet Jur’at as ‘kissing and embracing’). Meer’s relationship with his sponsor gradually grew, and he eventually severed his ties with the court. In her later years Meer was isolated. His health deteriorated, and he suffered the loss of his daughter, son, and wife.
He died, in excess of purgatory, on Friday, 21 September 1810. The mark of his burial place was removed in modern times when a railway was being built over his grave.
Meer Taqi Meer Faith:
Meer Taqi Meer was doing perhaps a feature of Malati or “Blameworthy” of Sufi culture. Using this technique, a person describes himself or herself as something unusual for a person or community, and then plays out its effects, be it an action or a verse.
“Meer Taqi Meer ke deen-o-mazhab ka
poonchte kya ho un nay to
kashka khaincha dair mein baitha
kab ka tark Islam kiya“
What can I tell you about Mir’s faith or belief ?
A tilak on his forehead in a temple he resides,
having abandoned Islam long ago