Nani A. Palkhiwala was a legal luminary, a leading critic of Indira Gandhi’s Emergency and a hugely respected public speaker and an expert on taxation. And Chennai was one of his favourite pit stops.
On the occasion of his birth centenary, the well-known theatre group, Dummies Drama is paying its own tribute to this personality by presenting a docu-drama on his life and his work.
Said the founder of this theatre group, Sreevathson, “Nani Palkhiwala impacted on the lives of lakhs of people through his multitude activities and contributions in this country but many people of this generation may not know him well so we decided to dramatise the highlights of his life.”
Sreevathson says he was personally impacted by Palkhiwala’s speeches and writings and this play is his personal tribute to the great personality.
Titled ‘Dharaniyin Perumai’, this unique play in Thamizh is being staged at Mylapore Fine Arts Club (MFAC) from January 16 to 19, 7 p.m. daily. It is open to all.