Dr Abdus Sattar Siddiqi’s Acquaintance of Ghalib


  • Mahfooz Hussain Ph.D Scholar, Department of Urdu, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad
  • Dr. Zafar Hussain Zafar Associate Professor, Department of Urdu, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad


Researcher, Pronunciation, Editor, Ghalib’s acquaintance, Linguist


Dr Abdus Sattar Siddiqi is an expert researcher, critic, editor and Ghalib’s acquaintance. Dr Siddiqi served in Ghalib’s scholastic efforts, editing and critical references. He edited first text draft of Ghalib’s letters”Insha-E- Ghalib”. (Which was corrected by Ghalib himself)? He wrote scholia on it. This draft was edited for the syllabic need of the new British in India. Malik Ram also wrote further Scholia on it. In editing text this piece of writing is the most important in Ghalib’s letters. Besides it Dr. Siddiqi wrote six essays with references to Ghalib. In every article he applied research, editing text and basic Principles of critical text. In this way he successfully tried to arrange the pure text by acting upon the editing rules according to “the intention of author”. He wrote about pronunciation of Urdu. After it he worked about Mirza Ghalib.