Naseeruddin Shah to launch book on 'Urdu poets' of Delhi
Mumbai: National Award-winning veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will launch the book "Beloved Delhi- A Mughal City And Her Greatest Poets", written by Delhi based-debutant author Saif Mahmood, here on September 17.
The book cover was unveiled in June at an event organised by Cine Ink in London.
Saif Mahmood told that the book features only eight poets; Mirza Rafi Sauda, Khwaja Mir Dard, Mir Taqi Mir, Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, Momin Khan Momin, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Shaikh Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq and Mirza Khan Daagh Dehlvi.
The official book launch will be honoured by eminent actor Naseeruddin Shah. A discussion on the book will be held between Naseeruddin and lyricist Kausar Munir. There will also be a photographic presentation by Anant Raina, read a statement.
At the event, Delhi will be showcased, being the seat of Urdu poetry, describing famous locations that have spawned great works featured in the book.
Mehmood is a lawyer and activist who loves Urdu poetry.
With IANS Inputs