Celebrating Mirza Ghalib's birth anniversary...

Celebrating Mirza Ghalib's birth anniversary...

REMEMBRANCE

“The highlight of ‘Yadgare-e-Ghalib’ this year is the remarkable transformation of Ghalib’s haveli with the objective to make the haveli an important landmark on the heritage tourism trail of Delhi,” says Dr Suresh Goel, director general, ICCR.

The three-day event will start from December 26 and conclude on December 28. The event will be held to mark the birth anniversary of the great poet, Mirza Ghalib. The highlight will also be a film on his life, mushaira by eminent poets from the Indian sub-continent and an exhibition on Ghalib’s rare and priceless memorabilia at his haveli.

Other than these activities, a candle-light procession will be held from Town Hall to Gali Qasim Jaan, Chandni Chowk. The procession will be led by lyricist Gulzar, author and diplomat Pavan Varma, and Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, a Delhi gharana musician, among other leading artists.

The final day will have Urdu comic play by Peirrots Troupe –‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ at the India Islamic Centre.

“At Ghalib’s haveli, there will be a sound track of works related to Ghalib. Special care was taken to put together historic letters and other memorabilia of the legendary poet.

These priceless exhibits will be on display as a permanent feature by ICCR,” says kathak danseuse Uma Sharma, who is also the founder of the Ghalib Memorial Movement.

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