Ralph Russell (21 May,1918- 14 September, 2008) was an orientalist, well known translator, critic, researcher and British scholar of Urdu language and literature. He is known as Bab-e-Urdu in Britain. He taught Urdu and Urdu literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He also wrote articles, essays both in Urdu and English, attended literary seminars and workshops on the subject of his specialization. In Britain, undoubtedly, his research was versatile but this work unveiled Ralph Russell's Ghalib understanding. Many orientalists have performed significant work on Ghalib's personality, poetry and his writing style but Ralph Russell's effort in this regard is unprecedented. He is best known for his work on works by the revered poet Mirza Ghalib. He was awarded with Sitara-e- Imtiaz in recognition of his services for Urdu language and literature by the Government of Pakistan. in this article Ralph Russell's Ghalib understanding as an orientalist has been studied discussed and briefly.