Saturday, January 23, 2010

Professor Waris Alvi

During my stay in Ahmedabad I met Professor Alvi, a renowned Urdu poet/ critic, regarding a research paper of my friend. We made several visits to his house and got the opportunity to interact with such a beautiful human being. He shared his vast knowledge and opened my doors to a whole new world of Urdu poetry. I have some very sweet memories of his house... his singing... storytelling... poems

8 comments:

KASANA said...

Koi umeed bar nahi aati, Koi surat nazar nahi aati, pehle aati thi hale dil par hasi ab kisi baat par nahi aati,
Maut ka ik din muyyan hai,phir neend raat bhar kyon nahi aati.
hai kuch aisi hi baat ke chup hun warna kya baat kar nahi aati.
........ I am so touched...Recently been to Galib ki Haveli in Chandni Chowk.

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Kavita Singh Kale said...

Thanks Stacy! Are you writing about him?

GH Adam said...

Professor Waris Alvi has today taken veil from this world :( These sketches are fantastic, they capture His smile nicely. Thank you so much.

Kavita Singh Kale said...

Just got to know about this really sad news:( I was planning to meet him next month in Ahmedabad...

Thank you for all the storytelling and poetry! Rest in peace Professor Alvi

GH Adam said...

I was very fortunate to have met Him for the last time only just a month ago. Even in His ill health His smile and charisma brightened not only the room but also the hearts of those that were in the room.

Kavita Singh Kale said...

He was a wonderful human being with so much of positive energy!

Kavita Singh Kale said...

Here is link to a film made by my friend - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R1v1qds_uk