I look at Ghalib’s poetry with great surprise: Javed Akhtar
New Delhi: Dr.Uma Sharma Padmabhushan Awardee Kathak Dancer & Ghalib Memorial Movement with the support of Sahitya Kala Parishad Delhi Government organized two days Mirza Ghalib Festival in National Capital . The aim behind organizing this two days grand event is to celebrate his life and work on his 150th Death Anniversary.
The event started with Mushaira dedicated to Ghalib where eminent poets participated in Death Anniversary of Ghalib at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Second day of the event was Cultural Dance Programme by Dr.Uma Sharma & group based on Ghalib’s poetry followed by Discussion on Ghalib by Shri Pavan K Verma with Javed Akhtar or Gulzar at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road.
Expressing her delight on the occasion Dr Uma Sharma said, Ghalib’s poetry is unique, not only for the intensity of emotions, but also for the exquisite charm and profound thoughts that are part of his beautiful world,
Mr. Javed Akhtar, poet, lyricist and screenwriter attended the event and interacted with the audience. He said, “I look at Ghalib's poetry very wonderfully, because he has not left any aspect of life and emotion which he has not mentioned in his poetry. In the period we keep exploring with time and which keeps us in life, which can never be old.”
More than thousand art loving audience attended the event.