Wednesday, January 25, 2012

With Apologies to Muzaffar Ali

Old friends are old friends. Like Muzaffar Ali Sahab and Farhan Mujib Sahab. With old friendships goes the informality and a light banter. Once Farhan Sahab and Muzaffar Sahab met some where on G.T. Road and former said that let me introduce you to my wife.
Farhan Sahab : Which one? (Obvious reference to much marriedness of his friend.)
Muzaffar Sahab : Do not be crude. (Badtamizi mat karo.)

Well the man who could crack original jokes without an advance notice is silenced by Lord Most High.
Verily we are for our Lord and unto Him is our return.
And may He guide us on the Right Path.

PS: The condolence meeting for Farhan Sahab, held on January 22, 2012 in New Delhi, turned out to be overwhelming to, at least, two very composed people - Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi.

A tribute for the late artist and teacher Farhan Mujib was organized in the capital recently, and childhood friend Javed Akhtar was there along with Shabana Azmi.
The couple was quite moved when an audio-visual presentation about the artist was screened, and Javed, whose eyes were often wet, did not speak much to the press about the artist, who passed away on 15 December, 2011. However, Shabana spoke a few lines about the artist before she too left the room in tears. Also present were Muzaffar and Meera Ali.