Rekhta takes pride in making available all 1916 ghazals of Meer Taqi Meer online and can be read and referred to from anywhere in the world. Meer Taqi Meer is one of the greatest poets of Urdu shayari and is also called Khuda-e-sukhan. His complete work, Kulliyat, consists of six diwans, containing 1916 ghazals and 13,585 couplets comprising all kinds of poetic forms: ghazal, masnavi, qasida, rubai, mustezaad, satire, etc.
Meer Taqi Meer was often compared with the later day Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib. Lovers of Urdu poetry often debate Meer’s supremacy over Ghalib or vice versa. It may be noted that Ghalib himself acknowledged, through some of his couplets, that Miir was indeed a genius who deserved respect. Here is a couplet by Mirza Ghalib on this matter:
reKHte ke tumhi ustaad nahiN ho Ghalib
kahte haiN agle zamane meN koi meer bhi tha