Soon after the accident, Shabana Azmi was immediately rushed to MGM Hospital in Navi Mumbai and was later shifted to the multi-specialty Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai's Andheri.
The car in which the actor was travelling along with her husband renowned lyricist Javed Akhtar was hit by a truck near Kalmpur Toll Plaza. Javed Akhtar did not sustain any major injury.
Kaifi Azmi utilised his writing skills to speak about woman equality, which is evident in one of his early and most famous poems 'Aurat'. Amongst his other efforts towards women empowerment is an NGO which he founded with an aim to improve the lives of rural women and their families.
The extravagant event arranged by the Kathak dancer Sharma in association with Sahitya Kala Parishad Delhi Government was a gesture of remembrance to celebrate the late poet's life and his body of work.
Taking to Twitter, Shabana recalled that Javed was just 19 when he first arrived in the dream city, Mumbai. He did not have much money but just Rs 27. He slept on the pavement, went without food for four days but he believed in himself and never gave up.
Javed asked Shekhar if he would not feel a refugee in Pakistan? Further calling him "poor rich but lonely guy", the 74 year old wrote, "If in India you are still a refugee where will you not feel like a refugee, In Pakistan? Cut this melodrama you poor rich but lonely guy."
"The world has seen many big singers, but you can't name one male singer who changed his voice according to the actor he was singing for," Javed said.
Veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar on Tuesday said that he finds the discussion about Ramzan coinciding with the Lok Sabha elections "totally disgusting".
Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi have cancelled their upcoming trip to Pakistan, following the Pulwama terror attack that killed over 40 CRPF personnel on Thursday
Mumbai: Hitting out at Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afiridi for seeking United Nations’ intervention over the violence in Jammu and Kashmir,...