STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Mushtaq Kak, Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee and a senior theatre director, will present play ‘Lamhon Ki Mulaqat’ in the Urdu Drama Festival, to be held in memory of Begum Abida Ahmed at New Delhi. The play ‘Lamhon ki Mulaqat’, based on two short-stories viz ‘Poore Chand ki Raat’ and ‘Shehzada’, has been written by renowned playwright Krishan Chander of Poonch, whose Urdu renditions in short-stories and novels matched the acumen of stalwarts in the field of Urdu-writing nationwide. The play has been designed and directed by Mushtaq Kak while dramatisation has been done by Uma Jhunjhunwala. The play is being presented by the Amateur Theatre Group. Mushtaq said that since Urdu is the official language of the State, the presentation of play Lamhon ki Mulaqat at Urdu Drama Festival, supported by Ministry of Culture, New Delhi, will be one of the most significant steps in taking the language to National panorama. “The Urdu Drama Festival is one of the biggest national platform, where language is recognised at the highest level and I feel privileged to be a part of it,” he added. Mushtaq Kak has also produced and directed more than a dozen serials for Doordarshan in Urdu language.
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