Fifteen Indian poets brought the annual celebration of Urdu poetry alive with their choicest couplets as legendary professor Shaharyar, professor Waseem Barelvi and Meraj Faizabadi did the star turn at a Mushaira (poetry gathering) here on Thursday.
For Shaharyar, his visit to this holy land proved rewarding with India conferring on him the most-coveted literary Gyanpeeth Award for 2008 on Friday. An elated Shaharyar thanked the jury for recognizing his services to Urdu.
This year’s annual mushaira, organized by the Indian Pilgrims Welfare Forum (IPWF), began with the connoisseurs of Urdu poetry receiving the initial fare on a lukewarm note.
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