Zohra Sehgal

On the wings of a dream

Print edition : August 08, 2014

Zohra Segal reciting poetry at the Sangeet Natak Akademi festival in New Delhi in 2005. Photo: V. Sudershan

In the film "The Mystic Masseur".

Zohra Sehgal (left, foreground) with her sister Uzra (to her left) and others of Uday Shankar's (top right, in long coat) troupe, an undated photo. Photo: The Hindu Archives

With Amala Shankar at Uday Shankar's dance centre in Almora. Photo: The Hindu Archives

As a young girl in the conservative milieu of Lahore in the 1920s, Zohra Sehgal dreamt of becoming an actor. That dream not only came true but lasted almost 80 years, leaving us with performances that will be cherished for a long time.
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