'Chaap Tilak Sab Chhini...', and numerous other famous compositions by 14th century scholar, poet, musician, and composer, Amir Khusrau or Khusrow, dot the music of Indian subcontinent.
A sufi mystic and spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi, Khusrau is regarded as the 'father of qawwali' and inventor of tabla.
Chandigarh Literary Society is organising 'Shaam-e-Amir Khusrau' on Friday, 9th November 2012 at 5:30pm at the UT Guest House, Chandigarh.
Famous independent filmmaker and author Yousuf Saeed would provide an overview of Khusrau's music and poetry through video presentations. Yousuf Saeed is a celebrated documentary maker.
Yousuf gained fame with his popular science series for Doordarshan, ‘Turning Point’ during 1991-94, and has a large number of documentaries and short films, books, articles and research papers to his credit. His documentary ‘Khayal Darpan’ and ‘Basant’ have been screened internationally, and has recently authored a book, “Muslim Devotional Art in India”.
Everyone is invited to experience Amir Khusrau on 9th November.