Awards for Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi

The Urdu Writers Society presented awards to famous Urdu poet Javed Akhtar and renowned actress and activist Shabana Azmi on November 26, 2006 at the La Mirada Performing Arts Center.
The couple met prominent writers, poets and community members, including Irfan Murtaza, Nayyer Jehan Apa, Abubakr Vakil, Arif Mansuri, Shakila Rafiq, Asif Syed, and Mohammad Kalam and had a fruitful exchange of views on a number of topical subjects with them.
Both Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi plan to visit the US next year. The Urdu Writers Society plans to arrange a function in honor of Javed during the visit. Mr Irfan Murtaza, President, Urdu Writers Society, worked out the preliminaries of the proposed function with the well-known Indian poet.



(L to R): Nayyer Jehan, Irfan Murtaza, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Mohammad Kalam and Arif Mansuri
Mooni Deepa and Irfan Murtaza
Shabana Azmi and Shakila Rafiq

Irfan Murtaza, Asif Syed and Javed Akhtar

 

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