Javed Akhtar to deliver The Subhas Ghosal Foundation Lecture 2006


MUMBAI: Javed Akhtar, frontline lyricist, screenwriter and Urdu poet, will pay tribute to one of the legends of Indian advertising Subhash Ghosal on Tuesday 19 December 2006 . This will be at the annual Memorial Lecture of the SGF at the Hotel Taj President in Mumbai at 7.30 pm. The title of the talk will be ?The Role of Cinema in Secular India?.

The event is sponsored by ABP Limited.

The Subhas Ghosal Foundation was set up to promote the values that Mr. Ghosal stood for in his lifetime.

Subhas Ghosal spent his whole working career with the Thompson Company but his concern and indeed his presence extended over the entire profession of marketing communication. For more than fifty years, his individual talents, his charisma and his altruistic character influenced the course that the advertising profession took in India.

One of the several projects undertaken by the Foundation each year is the Subhas Ghosal Foundation Lecture. The Foundation does not restrict its choice of speakers to any one field; but draws on the wisdom of experts in many areas of excellence.

One such expert, known for both his wit and his wisdom, is Mr. Javed Akhtar.

Javed Akhtar belongs to a family lineage that can be traced back to seven generations of writers. His own career as a scriptwriter (collaborating with Salim) gave mainstream Hindi cinema a new direction and garnered respect for the written word. Later, when he turned lyricist, Javed wrote some of the best-loved songs in Indian cinema.

Javed Akhtar makes no secret of his opinions. He has lectured on subjects ranging from Urdu poetry and Hindi cinema to social justice and communal harmony. He has been articulate and passionate in Print and on TV but he is, unarguably, best savoured live.

This is precisely why The Subhas Ghosal Foundation is delighted that Javed Akhtar will deliver the Foundation Lecture 2006.

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