An Evening With Basir Kazmi Arranged By Anjuman Taraqi-E-Urdu
By Anwar Khawaja
Los Angeles, CA
Anjuman Tariqi-E-Urdu arranged an evening with famous
poet Basir Kazmi at Shahnawaz Restaurant in
Lakewood, Californai. Basir Kazmi who came from
London, UK, is not only a very well known poet himself, but
he is also the son of a very famous poet Late Nasir Kazami.
Mrs Rehana Qamar, President of the Anjuman Taraqi-EUrdu
had made very exquisite arrangements for this evening
and the event was well attended by the fans of Urdu literature
from near and far.
Dr. Sabahat Asim Wasti, who came from Abu Dhabi and
Zaheer Tashi, who came from San Francisco, presented papers
on the poetic works of Basir Kazmi. Afterward a Mushara was
held in which Basir Kazimi, Dr.Sabahat Asim Wasti, Zaheer
Tashi, Sonia Khan, Wasi Hasan Naqash, Tabish Khanzada, Zaffar
Abbas and Rehana Qamar presented their poetry. At the
end Consul General of Pakistan, Mr. Tasawar Khan welcomed
the poet Basir Kazimi to Los Angeles. Consul of Pakistan, Dr.
Khalid Ejaz, presented a portrait made by Zaffar Abbass of the
poet Basir Kazami. The event was conducted by Zaffar Abbass
of Urdu Times very well. The event that was enjoyed by all ended
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