मिर्ज़ा ग़ालिब जिंदा होते तो हम उन्हें MG कहते, मीर तक़ी मीर को MTM कहते…

Vinod Sharma : We live in such unromantic, impersonal times that Mirza Ghalib or Mir Taqi Mir, had they been alive today, would have been known as MG and MTM. Like NaMo, RaGa, AB or SRK. Many dunderheads would even have questioned the Mirza’s credentials, calling him an usurper of Mahatma Gandhi’s short name though Bapu was born in the year the Mirza died (1869). Both great men. And in many ways incomparable. But don’t we live in an era of odious legacy contests? Like pitting Nehru against Patel, Bose, Ambedkar, while they complemented each other in their lifetimes.

वरिष्ठ पत्रकार विनोद शर्मा के फेसबुक वॉल से.