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KA Abbas' works should be made known globally: Aziz Qureshi

Updated: December 12, 2013, 10:45 AM IST
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KA Abbas' works should be made known globally: Aziz Qureshi
<p>Describing KA Abbas' contribution to literature and cinema as unforgettable, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Wednesday called for efforts to create awareness about the film maker-author's work among the younger generation.</p>

Describing KA Abbas' contribution to literature and cinema as unforgettable, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Wednesday called for efforts to create awareness about the film maker-author's work among the younger generation.

Launching a website on the film maker-author in the presence of members of the KA Abbas Centenary Celebrations Committee in Delhi, Qureshi said, "Abbas' contribution to Indian literature and cinema should be made known nationally and globally."

The website is an initiative of the Centenary celebrations Committee formed to observe the birth centenary of Abbas and to acquaint the new and future generations about his work, a Raj Bhawan release said in Dehradun.

A man of many talents Abbas was a prolific writer, novelist, journalist (in Urdu, Hindi and English), a film maker and screenwriter.

As a screenwriter, he was considered one of the pioneers of Indian parallel or neo-realistic cinema having made films like Neecha Nagar (1946), the Palm d'Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival, Dharti Ke Lal, Saat Hindustani and Do Boond Pani.

First Published: December 12, 2013, 10:45 AM IST
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