Indian poet Gulzar goes back to India without attending Karachi Literary Festival

- Pakistani

Leading Indian poet Gulzar, along with director Vishal Bhardwaj, have gone back to India without attending Karachi Literary festival. He came to Pakistan through Waga border.

The 76-year-old famous poet Gulzar visited his native village Kalra that is situated near Deena.

He was stressed after visiting his birthplace. He visited his birthplace for the first time in 70 years.

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It is being heard that they did not stay in Pakistan and went back to India because of security risks but it is not being confirmed.

The renowned writer had plan to read from his poetry as well as take part in discussion groups and his sudden decision of going back would disappoint millions of his fans in Pakistan.

Two days ago Pakistani people had welcomed him with great zeal.

So, Karachi Literary festival will be attended by more than 200 literary celebrities from Pakistan and all over the world. British-Pakistani novelist Nadeem Aslam will be the significant speaker at the inaugural session of the festival.

This event would be consisted of three days period from February 15-17 and will run from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm as well as this would be free of cost for the viewers.