By Hindustan Times
Actor Farooque Shaikh, Sunday demanded a fitting memorial and even a light and sound show to the doyen of Urdu poetry Mirza Ghalib in the Taj city where the poet was born in 1797.
"Not only a memorial, I would say a light and sound programme in the evening should be started for tourists, many of whom could be interested in arts and literature," Farooque said at a panel discussion on Urdu at the Taj Literature Festival here.
Earlier, Urdu writers and poets at the panel discussion discussed how the language unfortunately identified with a community was in essence a potent vehicle for communicating romance, love and adab (culture).
"Woh Urdu ka musafir hai, yehi pehchaan hai uski/ Jahan se bhi guzarta hai, saleeka chhod jata hai... (He is a traveller of Urdu,