The Mushaira was enriched by poets like Ms. Zehra Nigah and Mr. Ghulam Abbas, Zakia Gazal from Pakistan, sharing dias space with them were their Indian counterparts - Mr. Javed Akhtar, Mr. Shaharyaar, Prof. Waseem Barelvi, Ms. Deepti Mishra, Mr. Anwar Jalalpuri, Mr. Bekal Utsahi, Munnawar Rana, Manzar Bhopali, Popular Meeruti, Iqbal Ashar to name a few.
"We are proud of maintaining the dignity and aesthetic standard of Shayari with the Shankar Shad Mushaira year after year. The Mushaira plays a significant role in the cultural life of the Capital. It is an excellent platform which provides an opportunity to understand different cultures, while at the same time it deals with the whole spectrum of human experience, its central concern being love said, Mr Madhav Shriram, Chairman, Shankar Lall Murlidhar Memorial Society.
The 47th Shankar Shad Mushaira, a periodic symposium which symbolises the changing face of Urdu Poetry, came alive at Modern School, Barakhamba Road. The grounds of Modern school were seen bustling with activity as the legendary poets from both India and Pakistan graced the occasion. The Shankar–Shad Mushaira has been captivating our hearts year after year with soulful renditions by the wondrous poets. This year, the Mushaira successfully carried on the bequeathal of the past Mushairas.
The evening witnessed enthralling and soulful performances by the talented poets, which led the audience to a state of ecstasy. The Bazm-e-Mushaira was attended by several eminent personage and poet lovers, all swaying to the rhythm of the Mushaira.
About Shankar Shad Murli Dhar Society:
Shankar Shad MurliDhar Society was formed in 1953 to further education and development of public taste, assist holding of theatrical, musical performances, exhibitors and other activities for development of music, dance, drawing painting and other fine arts, publish books and works of literature, Poetry, art & culture. Society have been holding annual Mushaira and providing platform for poets - (both veterans and budding) to present their poetry for Urdu connoisseurs.