PoorBest Legendary actress Shabana Azmi has been honored by the Big Apple with a ‘Proclamation by the City of New York’ city of New York for her contribution to cinema and the film industry of the City.
61-year-old Azmi – the first Indian to receive the honor - was
presented with the proclamation by Patricia Kaufmann, Executive Director
of Motion Picture and Television Development of the New York Governor’s
The proclamation also applauded her work as a social activist, noting
that apart from being a “highly respected” advocate for social justice,
she has worked tirelessly for other causes, including funding for
displaced Kashmiri migrants and relief for victims of the Latur
“Coming from the city’s council in recognition of my work in cinema
is obviously something that makes me very happy,” Azmi told Press Trust
The proclamation added that her presence on the board of the arts
organisation Indo-American Arts council (IAAC) has inspired hundreds of
Indian film makers in the New York area for over a decade.
- Staff Reporter