Bhishmotsav – A Tribute to Bhisham Sahni (Play)


Bhisham Sahni is one of the greatest writers of our country. He penned satirical short stories and some great novels such as Tamas, Madhvi, Basanti, Kadiaand and many more. Bhisham Sahni was one of the most prolific writers of Hindi literature and a social activist.

He has also played a vital role in spreading political awareness through his work in IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association).

This Bhisham Sahni tribute will stage few of his short stories such as ‘Oob’,’ Sir Ka Sadka’, ‘Dholak’, Yaddein’, ‘Samadhi Bhai Ramsingh’.

  • Language, Duration

    Hindi, 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 10 minute break

  • Writer

    Bhisham Sahni

  • Director

    Seema Bhargava Pahwa

  • Cast

    Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Seema Bhargava Pahwa, Yashpal Sharma, Heeba Shah, Mayank Pahwa and Manukriti Pahwa

“His voice, both as a writer and a man, was serene and pure and resonant with humane reassurances. His immense popularity was not a result of any pandering to vulgar tastes but a reward for his literary merits—his sharp wit, his gentle irony, his all-pervasive humour, his penetrating insight into character, his mastery as raconteur, and his profound grasp of the yearnings of the human heart…”Krishan Baldev Vaid, Noted Hindi fiction writer and playwright