Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Ismail Merchant Is No More

Death is stalking India's cultural icons today -- first, Sunil Dutt, and now Ismail Merchant.

Mr. Merchant turned Faiz into song for his directorial debut "In Custody". His passing will bring sadness to, paraphrasing Faiz, haakim-e-shehar bhi, majmaa-e-aam bhi.

What a terrible day this has turned out to be.

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