A lot of good literature has been written in this century, but if you ask me, nothing can really match up the level of writing in the 18th century. Bollywood and theater actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub seconds us by reciting a gem of a poem written by the 'Father of Nazm,' Nazir Akbarabadi saheb, on the festival of Diwali.

This video by Active Illusions and Hindi Kavita captures Ayyub reciting the beautiful poem and it makes us fall more in love with Urdu poetry:

Nazir Akbarabadi by Zeeshan Ayub

Zeeshan Ayub reads Nazir Akbarabadi while narrating anecdotes from his life about the Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb of Hindustan, in Hindi Studio with Manish Gupta.

Posted by Hindi Kavita on Sunday, October 25, 2015