The Capital witnessed the first ever confluence of literature, art and music on June 14 at Mavalankar Hall. The event titled <g data-gr-id="24">Adabi</g> Cocktail was a tribute to the living legend Nida Fazli. <g data-gr-id="25">Adabi</g> Cocktail is an annual event presenting a series of activities featuring a poet and a painter in each chapter.
The first chapter of the <g data-gr-id="22">Adabi</g> Cocktail highlighted the varied contributions to Indian literature and culture by Nida Fazli.
Commenting on the event Mukesh Gupta, Chairman, Media and Culture, PHD Chamber of Commerce said, “It is indeed a memorable occasion where we are <g data-gr-id="26">able</g> bring together all these creative and great <g data-gr-id="28">artistes</g> for remembering the works of Nida Fazli”.
The event also showcased a painting exhibition on Nida Sahib's poetry by painter Geeta Dass and recitation by noted theatre, film and television actor Tom Alter. The evening also witnessed a musical rendition by singer and composer <g data-gr-id="29">Jazim</g> Sharma, along with Parul Mishra and Malti Joshi. Nida Fazli is a poet of various moods and to him the creative sentiment and inner urge are the sources of poetry. He thinks that the feeling of a poet is similar to an artist: like a painter or a musician.
He published his first collection of Urdu poetry in 1969. Childhood imagery persistently figures in his poetry as elements of nostalgia. Primary themes which run through his poetry are contradictions in life, the search for purpose, nuances of human relationships, differences between practice and preaching, and the groping for that which is lost. His ghazals and other compositions are sung by notable artists of the day.