The famous historic residence of the 19th century Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib in Old Delhi has been shot for the first time ever in the history of cinema in an upcoming movie `Naya Pata`.
A two-day event will be organised on the 144th death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib to showcase his rich legacy, an organisation dedicated to the legendary Urdu poet announced Saturday.
Classical Urdu and Persian poet Mirza Ghalib should be honoured with the country`s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, PCI Chairman Markandey Katju has said.
He visits the narrow lanes of Mirza Ghalib`s Haveli in Chandni Chowk every year to mark his birth anniversary and legendary lyricist Gulzar says the hussle and bussle of the street takes him close to the famous Urdu poet.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the exhibition at Ghalib`s restored ‘haveli’ at Gali Qasim Jaan near Ballimaran.
The event will also feature a documentary film `Yadgar-E-Ghalib`, written and directed by kathak maestro Uma Sharma.
Markandey Katju suggested Bharat Ratna for Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib, saying there is no "fitter" person than him
to whom the award can be bestowed.
Pakistan’s PM Yousuf Raza Gilani said the government was working to make the economy strong.
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