Zikr e Yaar Chalay: Mehdi Hasan; The uncrowned king of Ghazals by T2F

It’s all about the legendary singer Mehdi Hasan Khan on his 8th death anniversary. A conversation between Rizwan Zaidi and Jamal Mujeeb Qureshi, online participation by Asif Noorani and Dr. Aziz Sonawalla. And some singing performances to pay tribute to Khan Sahib.

About The Participants:

Asif Noorani is a well-known journalist, author, and literary personality. He writes on cultural subjects such as literature, art, music, and movies. His writings are often laced with wit and humour. An ardent crusader for closer relations between India and Pakistan, he conveys his viewpoint through his writings and occasionally through the talks he gives in India, Pakistan, and the USA. His first book, Tales of Two Cities, co-authored with Kuldip Nayar, was a best-seller and has been translated into Marathi. His second book, “Mehdi Hasan: The Man and His Music and Journey through Pakistan” is also considered to be perennially popular.

Dr. Aziz B. Sonawalla is a very proactive Neurologist who likes to raise awareness about medical issues, and uses writing as a main medium to do it. He has a MBBS, M.D (Medicine) and M.D (Neurology) degree along with an experience of 30 years. He is also a member of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Dr Aziz Sonawala, treated the icon from day one.

Jamal Mujeeb Qureshi is a Graduate of NAPA, and is known as a man of many talents. Presently, he is enrolled for his M. Phil (Urdu Literature) from Federal Urdu University (Karachi), and L.L.B from S.M. Law College Karachi, Pakistan. His Passion for Performing Arts kept him in the pursuit of achieving education from the most prestigious institutes of Karachi, where he acquired certifications and the Art of Storytelling, Drama, Script Writing, StoryBoard Writing for Musical Videos, Acting, Directing, Singing and Knowledge of Sub-Continental folk and film music. Carrying 20 years of professional experience in Theatre and TV acting, directing, singing and music conceptualization, Mujeeb still looks at every opportunity as a challenge to further his creative skills. Currently, he is a producer/RJ at FM.106.2. He has worked, and has been affiliated with, several artists, namely Kamal Ahmed Rizvi, Rahat Kazmi, Talat Hussain, Khalid Ahmed, Dr. Enver Sajjad and Zia Mohyeddin.

About The Moderator

Mr. Rizwan Zaidi is a broadcaster and content writer. He has been associated with the Television Industry for the last 18 years and has written innumerable content for channels such as PTV, ARY news and Digital, GEO Tv, Indus Tv, AAJ Tv and Tv-One. As the vice-chairman of the Pakistan debate council and member of debate supreme council, Mr. Zaidi has judged numerous Inter-University, College, and School debate competitions including the All Pakistan Debate Competition. Mr. Zaidi has also been working as a presenter on FM 105 and 103, for 14 years and has presented different topics of varying religious, social, political nature. He is also a visiting lecturer at Iqra University and Bahria University and a Member of Arts Council of Pakistan.

Date: Saturday, 13th June 2020
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Facebook and IGTV Premiere
Organizer: T2F, Karachi
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/276889933510950/

Leave a Reply