London’s historic 17th century edifice, the Mountbatten Hall, with the Prince of Wales – Prince Charles as its chief patron, will host a tribute to Hyderabadi theatre legend Qadir Ali Baig on his 35th death anniversary.
Speaking about the late playwright-director-actor who was known for his historical pageants and social dramas in 1970s and 1980s, Mahesh Bhatt says, “Qadir Ali Baig left behind a legacy and his footprints are engraved in the sands of time. He was one of the founding fathers of theatre as a mode for free speech and thought in India”.
The tribute will be in the form of ‘Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival’, which is now in its 14th year running annually in Hyderabad. Two city-centric plays that have received global acclaim will be staged as part of the festival on June 14. ‘Quli : Dilon ka Shahzada’ and ‘Under an Oak Tree’, a bio-play. Both plays are directed by the doyen’s son Mohammad Ali Baig and written by Noor Baig.