INDIAN PEOPLE'S THEATRE ASSOCIATION
M S SATHYU
IQBAL QUERESHI & KULDIP SINGH
This play is based on DILLI KA YAADGAR MUSHAIRA. by FARHATULLAH BAIG. The Mushaira which forms the basis of this heart warming play was the last of its kind in the Mughal Court. The court had a tradition of hosting an annual Mushaira at the Red Fort. In 1857 when the law and order failed in the city of Delhi, it was evident that the Mushaira would be cancelled. But there was one person named Maulvi Karimuddin who went from pillar to post to organise this Mushaira. The cutom was to place a bowl with a candle or flame in front of the poet whose turn it was to recite. Aakhri Shama is of historic significance too. Like the custom of the” Shama” it was the last such symposium held under the direct patronage of the Royal Palace.
Bharat Kapoor, Ramesh Talwar, Aanjjan Srivastav, Rakesh Bedi, Akhilendra Mishra, Ram Swaroop Mago, Raman Kumar, Aasif Sheikh, Amrit Pal, Kuldip Singh, Jaspaul Sandhu, Rajan Kapur , Akshay Maurya and Others.