On 10th December 2018, legendary actress Shabana Azmi was present at Netaji Indoor Stadium in the august presence of Firhad Hakim, Mayor of KMC.
The occasion denotes the event from 16th to 18th January when the City of Joy will witness a three-day monumental celebration of the birth centenary of the illustrious poet Kaifi Azmi, organized by Indo Occidental Symbiosis.
Day one of the event will feature enactment of 'Kaifi aur Main' at Kalamandir. Renowned artist like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, Javed Akhtar and the late poet's daughter Shabana Azmi will perform the 'Raag Shayari' at Nazrul Mancha on the second day. The conclusion of the three-day event will be devoted to a 'Mushyara', at Rabindra Sadan, where shayars from around the country and globe will take part. One of the highlights of the evening will be the participation of the table maestro Bickram Ghosh.
Shabana Azmi said, "I must thank Firhad Hakim Saab for the invitation and providing invaluable support to host centenary celebrations in memory of my father Kaifi Azmi in culturally rich Kolkata."
"We are very happy to bring this programme to Kolkata. Indo Occidental Symbiosis is one of the custodians of traditional and classical art forms and we are providing continuous and tireless effort to make this event a success," said Shouvik Dasgupta, Founder Indo Occidental Symbiosis.