It was in the middle of twentieth Century that in order to keep alive the memory of great Indian poet Mirza Asad Ullah Khan Ghalib, Late Hakeem Abdul Hameed formed a society named Ghalib Academy which was joined by Colonel Basheer Husain Zaidi, Dr Yousuf Husain Khan, Qazi Abdul Wadood, Malik Ram, Kanwar Mahender Singh Bedi, Khwaja Ahmad Farooqui, Prithivie Chand, Gopi Nath Aman, Khwaja Ghulam-us- Syeden, Mohammad Mujeeb, Humayun Kabeer, Tarkeshwari Sinha, V.K Krishna Menon and others. This society had its regiested office at Hamdard Manzil Lal Kuan Delhi. The Society President Hakeem Abdul Hameed bought two plots adjacent to Ghalib's Mazar (Grave) in Basti Hzt Nizamuddin and got Ghalib Academy building constructed there. It was formally declared open by the then President of India Dr. Zakir Hussain on the occasion of the Ghalib Centenary on 22nd  February 1969.