ASHISH KEDIA , TEN NEWS
Saturday evening in Noida became melodious through an event organized by ‘Navratna Foundation’ and SVARPAN at Kribhco auditorium.
Titled ‘Dard Ankaha’ the event had a beautiful blend of music and storytelling.
Meena Kumari’s story was narrated at the event which was followed by poetic recitals and songs.
Not many know that Naaj was her pen-name and it was movie named ‘Alladin ka Chirag’ which gave her good enough money to purchase her first car.
Kamal Amrohi and Meena Kumari’s love story was also narrated at the event. The reason behind the fact that Meena Kumari’s left hand wasn’t ever visible in any movie after 1952 was also revealed.
The event was directed by Pawan Naidu. Swarjyoti and Stuti were the singers at the event.
Poetic recitals such as ‘Aagaj to hota hai, anzaam nahi hota’, ‘Chand Tanha hai aasma tanha’ ‘Yun tere ghar se diwaana’ were deeply appreciated by the audience.
When Meena Kumari shifts to Mehboob’s house, Kamal Farooqui visited her for last time and asked her to come along. Indeed she refused to meet her.
Gradually she became more and more dependent on Alcohol and lost lot of weight.
Meena Kumari’s life story is both fascinating, sad and interesting at the same time. There is a lot to learn and lot to ponder over.
The event brought back memories of that golden era and enthralled the audience till late evening.