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Artist’s domain is his work’-Balraj Sahni

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आज बलराज साहनी का जन्‍मदिन है। 1972 में उन्‍होंने जवाहर लाल नेहरू विश्‍वविद्यालय के दीक्षांत समारोह को संबोधित किया था। प्रकाश के रे ने इसे बरगद पर शेयर किया है। व‍हीं से इसे चवन्‍नी के पाठकों के लिए लिया जा रहा है। Balraj Sahni (1 May 1913–13 April 1973) was one of the most respectable film and theatre personalities of India.  This is the reproduction of his address delivered at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) Convocation in 1972. We are grateful to Prof Chaman Lal, Jawaharlal Nehru University for making this text available.


Balraj Sahni About 20 years ago, the Calcutta Film Journalists’ Association decided to honour the late Bimal Roy, the maker of Do Bigha Zameen, and us, his colleagues. It was a simple but tasteful ceremony. Many good speeches were made, but the listeners were waiting anxiously to hear Bimal Roy. We were all sitting on the floor, and I was next to Bimal Da. I could see that as his turn approached he became increasingly nervous and restless. And …