Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MANY OLD STUDENTS IN KASHMIR STILL REMEMBER PROF. ZIA DURRANI ,ENGLISH TEACHER IN SRINAGAR'S WOMEN COLLEGE


                                                                                  

 (Zia Durrani  Second from left  )

RUSSIAN LEADER MARSHAL BUGANIN HONOURING KASHMIRI ARTISTS AFTER WITNESSING POET DINA NATH NAADIM'S OPERA " BOMBUR TA YEMBERZAL " THE BUMBLE BEE AND THE NARCISSUS FLOWER 

SRINAGAR NOVEMBER 1955...


 Prof. Zia Durrani left kashmir in 1963. She was born in kashmir and  studied  in kashmir and England . She married a man from UK and moved to Madras for some time . Later she  moved to UK and finally to USA in 1976. She was also involved in theatre work  in USA . She  was a Trustee of Adult education Board in USA .  In kashmir , many students of Women's college  srinagar remember  her as an excellent teacher of English who was also a talented actor and dancer  . Being highly talented ,  shri Mohan Lal Aima , the music composer of the Opera  "Bombur  Ta Yemberzal " selected her for the role of Yemberzal . 
Adds  Prof Jaya Parimu  

" She taught English and took keen interest in all the cultural programmes of college .She taught me when I joined for full four years ,before she settled in her  marriage . A very talented woman and a grand   teacher  "

That is what i can add.

About these mini posts of mine relating to kashmir in particular , i add lines from a Gazal of Noted urdu Poet Zubair Rizvi..

Hai Dhoop kabhi Saaya, Shola hai kabhi shabanam
Lagtaa hai Mujhe Tum sa dil ka to har ek Mausam
Beetay Huve lamhon ki Khushboo hai Mere Ghar mein
Book Rack pe Rakhein hain Yaadon Ke Kayee albuM.

( Autar Mota 12.03.2014)

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