Prince Moazzam Jah’s poetry to feature at this ‘Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival’

Hyderabad, Oct0 16 (Maxim News): The 16th edition of the prestigious ‘Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival‘ shall begin with Prince Moazzam Jah’s poetry, read by Padmashri awardee Mohammad Ali Baig at the historic edifice of the Moazzam Jahi Market courtyard.

The imposing clock tower and stone buildings shall form the backdrop to the poetry (nazms) written by Prince Moazzam Jah, the second son of HEH the last Nizam. He wrote poetry under the pen name of ‘Shahji’. His nazms will be sung by renowned ghazal and thumri singer Mala Bararia.

K. T. Rama Rao, Urban Development Minister will launch the Festival after which a historical play on the construction of another world-renowned monument Taj Mahal, will be staged.

Prince Moazzam Jah's poetry willl be read by Padmashri awardee Mohammad Ali Baig
Prince Moazzam Jah’s poetry willl be read by Padmashri awardee Mohammad Ali Baig

The play written by Indian-American playwright, Pulitzer Prize nominee Rajiv Joseph will be enacted by Heeba Shah’s group from Mumbai. Eminent names from the theatre fraternity including Begum Razia Baig, Ila Arun, K.K. Raina, Heeba Shah, Denzil Smith, Noor Baig, Mohammad Ali Baig, Shishir Singh Chauhan and others will be a part of the high-profile event.

The line-up at the Festival includes a bouquet of plays from historical to musical, comedy to absurd, satire and suspense thriller. ‘Guards at the Taj’, ‘Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke’, ‘Out at Sea’, ‘Bombay Jazz’ and ‘Checkmate’ by Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University’s Dr. Kotla Hanumantha Rao.

Master Classes on ‘Playwriting’ by Ramu Ramanathan, ‘Physical Theatre’ by Heeba Shah, ‘Integrating Heritage with Theatre’ by Mohammad Ali Baig shall be held. The prestigious annual event is one of India’s significant arts festival which is a tribute to theatre legend late Qadir Ali Baig. (Maxim News)

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