Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar to attend conference paying tribute to Kaifi Azmi at The Arts Council in Karachi

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Veteran actor Shabana Azmi and her husband, screenwriter Javed Akhtar have been invited by The Arts Council in Karachi to attend a conference. The event is organized to pay tribute to the noted poet and activist Kaifi Azmi.

“We have invited Kaifi Azmi’s daughter Shabana Azmi and her husband Javed Akhtar for the event besides some other notable cultural personalities from India,” an office-bearer of the Arts Council said on Tuesday.

He also said that the couple has confirmed their presence at the event which will be held on February 23 and 24 at the Arts Council. They will also speak at the event.

The secretary of the council Professor Ejaz Farooqi said, “It is a great opportunity for notable and popular writers, poets and artists from India to interact with their Pakistani counterparts and we are confident the festival will be a success,”

Farooqi called kaifi one of the top literary figures in the subcontinent.

Shabana Azmi hosted an event on 11th January to commemorate his father, Kaifi Azmi 100th birth anniversary and this was just the beginning of a year-long celebration.

It was a magical evening as a bevy of celebrities came together to mark the beginning of the centenary celebrations of legendary poet and activist Kaifi Azmi.

Mushairas, plays, seminars, pen festival, and three book releases have been planned during this one-year celebration in India as well as abroad.

Kaifi Azmi was the one who brought Urdu literature to Indian motion pictures. Azmi, Pirzada Qasim, Jon Elia, and others participated in some of the most memorable mushairas of the twentieth century.


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