Glowing tributes paid to theatre icon Madeeha Gauhar

LAHORE: Tributes were paid to Ajoka founder and theatre icon Madeeha Gauhar on her 6th death anniversary on Friday at a gathering at Ajoka office.

Attended by Madeeha`s family -sister Faryal Gauhar, son Nirvaan Nadeem and husband Shahid Nadeem -Ajoka members and theatre personalities, the programme included the revival of Ajoka`s first play `Jaloos` at the same location where it was first performed in May 1984.

The powerful play, originally directed by Madeeha, will also be performed at Ajoka`s theatre festival on May 4 at Alhamra grounds. The cast includes Madeeha Rasheed, Dara Hashmi, Anish, Saad, Anwaar, Farwa, Mahnoor, Bilal, and Ibn-iHaneef. Musical tributes were paid by Usman Raaj, Madeeha Rasheed, Mehwish Rasheed, and Naseem Abbas. Choreographer Luke Kelvin presented a dance performance inspired by the popular heartwrenching song `Mainoo Vida Karo` from the film Chamkeela