December 17th, 2016 | 12:30 PM
Nazir Akbarabadi – A Performance Play by Kuldip Singh & Atul Tiwari
Nazeer Akbarabadi (Urdu: نظیر اکبر آبادی – Naẓīr Akbar Ābādī) (real name “Wali Muhammad”) (1735–1830) was an 18th-century Indian poet known as “Father of Nazm”, who wrote Urdu ghazals and nazms under nom de plume (takhallus) “Nazeer”. He used simple, everyday language in his poems, which made them popular in the masses.
It is said that Nazeer’s poetic treasure consisted of about 200,000 verses but unfortunately a bigger portion of it is destroyed and only 6000 verses are available in printed form. No other Urdu poet used as many words as Nazeer did. Nazeer’s poetry conveyed the plight of the common people in their own everyday language and was very popular among the masses. It was due to this lack of the “elite” element perhaps that Nazir’s genius was not recognised until much later.
Compere: Atul Tiwari
Composer, Music Director: Kuldip Singh
The chorus: AnaghBannerjee, Manmeet Singh, Ayushman Titoria, ShubhamParmar&Ms Priyanka Singh, Ms Shabana Shaikh, Ms. Sanjali Gandhi
Tabla: MehtabAftab Khan
Dholak: Ghanshyam Pande
Percussion: Ravindra Belbansi
Flute: Rajeev Prasanna