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54th Shankar-Shad Mushaira is set to take place on 11 March 2023 at Modern School Barakhamba Road in

The much-awaited 54th Shankar-Shad Mushaira is set to take place on 11 March 2023 at Modern School Barakhamba Road in New Delhi at 7 pm. The annual event celebrates the art of Urdu poetry, and this year promises to be another spectacular showcase of talent.

The Shankar-Shad Mushaira is a platform where poets from all over the country come together to present their work and engage in a vibrant exchange of ideas. This year, the event will feature some of the best poets of our time, including Javed Akhtar, Prasoon Joshi, Professor Waseem Barelvi, Ms Minu Bakshi, Munawaar Rana, and many more celebrated poets, who will be speaking on the panel.

The 54th Shankar Shad Mushaira promises to be an unforgettable evening of poetry, music, and camaraderie. It is an opportunity for Urdu poetry lovers to witness the brilliance of some of the greatest poets of our time, and to immerse themselves in the beauty and power of this rich and evocative language.

The Annual Mushaira was initiated by The Society in 1954 and soon became a platform for eminent poets of the subcontinent to participate and showcase their work. However, due to geopolitical reasons, poets from Pakistan were unable to participate for a few years, but the next decade saw the beginning of a change for the better, and prominent Urdu Poets from Pakistan and other Countries participated in the Mushaira regularly. The legacy of this event is a rich tradition that dates back centuries, and its festivals have played an essential role in preserving and celebrating this heritage. This valued cooperation of great literary giants continued to enrich the cultural life of the Indian subcontinent. The Shankar-Shad Mushaira assumed the character of a literary Institution of vital importance in Urdu literature.

P.S: This is a chance for you to have a one-on-one discussion with the Poets. We will arrange the Interaction at the venue or at the Poet’s Hotel, and you will get a chance to interview the poets.

Please note: Kindly RSVP so we can make the required arrangements. Special passes will be arranged for all Journalists.

You can have a look at the panelist’s list:

  1. Mr. Iqbal Ashhar

  2. Mr. Javed Akhtar

  3. Mr. Prasoon Joshi

  4. Mr. Munawwar Rana

  5. Prof. Waseem Barevil

  6. Mr. Sheen Kaaf Nizam

  7. Dr. Gauhar Raza

  8. Dr. Popular Meeruti

  9. Mr. Azhar Iqbal

  10. Mr. Nomaan Shauque

  11. Mr. Khushbir Singh Shaad

  12. Dr. Nusrat Mehdi

  13. Mr. Nadeem Shad

  14. Ms. Minu Bakshi

  15. Ms. Poonam Yadav

This is an invite-only event. Please head to get your passes. for registration

Note: For archives, audio, previous mushaira pictures & genesis click on the link:


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