Indian Ambassador H.E. Sunil Jain and Dr Gargi Jain hosted a luncheon reception at their residence on Saturday to welcome famous Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and his actress wife Shabana Azmi.
The guests were welcomed by Malavika Jain, daughter of the ambassador of India. After welcoming the exclusive gathering she read out a poem from her book on poems The Dove of Thunder, which was widely applauded. Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi have both been bestowed with numerous accolades for their outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. Shabana Azmi was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2012 while Javed Akhtar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2007. The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award given by the government of India.