On the 13th of October 2015, we had a Mehfil celebrating the life and works of poet Ahmed Faraz.
Ahmed Faraz has penned beautiful lines and many of his live recitations are easily available on you tube. We decided to spend the evening listening and mesmerizing in urdu poetry through his works.
We commenced the evening with one of Faraz’s most beautiful poetry titled “ Suna hai log use” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWamkPaSgkQ. We then discussed Faraz’s background, his childhood and his influences.
This was followed by a clip which was a documentary film made on his life and his works. It further gave the audience an insight into his background. We opened the forum for discussion and then followed it by a clip of an interview so that the audience could get a flavor of the man himself.
This was followed by some more poetry recitations, which you can find, on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh3_JXgRCpo.
We had Suhail Warsi and Shabana recite some more poems before we wrapped up the mehfil.
It was an evening well spent discovering Faraz and his body of work.