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Meeraas 2018 , an evening of soulful ghazals honoring Majrooh Sultanpuri

The well-known literature foundation, Pasbaan-e-Adab, is organizing its most awaited event, Meeraas 2018 – an evening of soulful ghazals on 22nd December 2018 at Y B Chauhan Auditorium, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

Meeraas – The Heritage, an evening of soulful ghazals, brings together poets whose renditions are composed by the musicians of Pasbaan-e-Adab and will be sung by renowned singers on stage.

This year, Pasbaan-e-adab will be honoring Shri. Majrooh Sultanpuri, Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee, in his centenary year by presenting the unheard, unsung and uncomposed poetry of the legend. The evening promises to bring forth these poets by his son, Janab Andalib Sultanpuri

Majrooh Sultanpuri, is a name that does not need any introduction in the arena of Urdu Literature. His work and his contribution of Urdu poetry to the mainstream cinema are remembered by lovers of music till date. They still having his songs on their lips and the tune in their hearts!

He has worked with great stalwarts,from Naushad, Madan Mohan, S. D. Burman, Roshan, Ravi, N.Datta, Shankar-Jaikishan, O. P. Nayyar, UshaKhanna, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Anu Malik, R.D.Burman, RajeshRoshan, Bappi Lahiri, Kalyanji-Anandji, Anand-Milind and Jatin-Lalit , to Leslie Lezz Lewis and A. R. Rahman in his expansive 60 year career.

He won the Filmfare Best Lyricist Award in 1965 for “Chahunga Main Tujhe” (Film Dosti).He was honored with the highest award in Indian cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement in 1993.

In the 1980s and 1990s, most of his work was with Anand-Milind. Their most notable collaborations being Qayamat Se Qayamat TakLal Dupatta Malmal Ka, Love, Kurbaan and Dahek.

He also wrote timeless classics with Jatin-Lalit for films like, ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’ (including the song Pehla Nasha) & Yaara Dildara (including the song Bin Tere Sanam), which are still heard to this day on the airwaves.

With different styles and mediums, the ghazals and poetry of Majrooh Sahab, will bring back nostalgic moments for the audience, to enjoy and cherish.

The program of Meeraas commences at 6pm. It is a FREE Entry event for the lovers of literature and music. Seating is based on first come, first served basis. Pre-registration / Invitation is mandatory to attend the event.

Pasbaan-e-Adab – Introduction

The younger generation of our times is getting detached from their traditional and cultural roots due to influences of different cultures. Change is always difficult and though we learn from other cultures, keeping our heritage and culture alive by spreading the knowledge about its richness and depth is crucial for the next generations to be able to access, learn and value it.

Pasbaan-e-Adab, stands for protecting the patrons of literature. The foundation aims to spread and maintain the country’s historical and cultural values. This was the primary reason for which Pasbaan-e-adab was formed.

In the past decade, the foundation has organized many programs, promoting peace and harmony through Literature. As an institution it has grown to welcome an elite audience with willingness to learn and grow their understanding of Literature in various languages and forms in the company of the most renowned poets of the country. It includes, Izhaar – International Poetry Festival, Anubhuti – Quality Hindi Literature, Meraas –Heritage portraying our ancestral heritage, Kavyanjali – Literary works from Marathi Poets & Literati.

These programs are conducted in the Hindi, Urdu and Marathi languages respectively. The programs include International Literature Festival, adapting well-known literature writings with a musical representation,discussions and views on various writings by the poets and writers.

Founder Introduction: Shri. Quaiser Khalid, IGP, Mumbai Police

Shri Quaiser Khaild, a serving IGP, Mumbai Police, is the founder of Pasbaan-e-Adab (in Mumbai) and Jashan-e-Adab (in New Delhi). Being passionate about literature, he set up the foundation with a mission is to keep the culture of the Ganges-born Indian Heritage alive. Shri Khaild believes that to maintain harmony and co-existence in all classes of the society, literature plays an important and pivotal role. He further adds, “Literature has its thoughts and till we share and understand each other’s viewpoints on various topics and issues of the society, our feelings of humanity are not rekindled to be able to understand the need to coexist in harmony and peace”.  The exchange of views through literature brings about unity among members of the society. This is the crux of a harmonious, peaceful and culturally rich society, the foundations of which have been laid by Pasbaan-e-Adab and Jashan-e-Adab over the years.

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For Media & Press Releases contact:

Media Desk: danish@pasbaaneadab.com  | Website: www.pasbaaneadab

Registration Link: http://events.pasbaaneadab.com/

Toll Free Number: 1800 30000 316

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