An old video of actor Zeeshan Ayyub reciting a Diwali nazm by Nazeer Akbarabadi has resurfaced on social media. A Nazm is a major part of the Urdu poetry, that is normally written in rhymed verse and also in modern prose style poems. Nazm is a significant genre of Urdu poetry; the other one is known as Ghazal.
In the video, Ayyub also narrates his story of growing up in a multi-cultural household. His parents had an inter-faith marriage. Says Ayyub, “I fast during Ramzan and I celebrate Diwali.”