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“People Try to Link the Art to Their Ideology,” Says Indian Blind Comic Artist Abhay Kumar Sharma

In another episode of Transcontinental Times feature 360° live show, Nalin Singh interviewed Indian blind comic artist Abhay Kumar Sharma

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Prachi Pisal
Prachi Pisal
Journalism student, covering India.

INDIA: In another episode of the Transcontinental Times 360° Live show featured Indian blind comic artist Abhay Kumar Sharma; TCT’s Nalin Singh conversed with Sharma on various aspects of his journey. 

Abhay Kumar Sharma, is an Indian Blind Comic artist, a lyricist, and a nationalist. Recently, he showcased his talent in a symposium, organized by Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Academy, for disabled artists. 

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On asking which profession he’d have chosen, if he wasn’t blind, calling the question ‘hypothetical,’ he replied that he is progressing onward, fighting the existing challenges for now, but he admitted that he would’ve preferred being a cricketer or commentator.

Sharma, a comedian who lacks one of the senses, described reality as “difficult.” 

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“But I am a tremendous cricket fan who has been following the game for a long time. I’ve seen several teams play without their key players and still win games for their country. So I’ll make do with what I’ve got. 

It’s difficult, but hearing is like a vision. Besides, when I’m at a comedy concert, I imagine how the audience would react,” he continued.

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Referring to recent instances around the Indian comic artists, Sharma stated that people try to link ideology to art; art and ideology are two different things. 

Furthermore, he stated, “When I was younger, I used to listen to political mimics, but it’s tough these days; yet, social media has provided new ways for the truth to emerge. Some people refuse to accept anything other than their ideology, and they torture others who express the truth.”

Talking about his own experiences, Sharma mentioned that he was selected for the reality TV show Indian Idol; revealing more, he added, “there was no further communication from their side. I don’t know what happened. Besides, I was protesting the Uttar Pradesh government, as elections are going on, during this period.” 

Sharma, later, amused the TCT live audience with his fantastic comic skills.

Moreover, when asked if he has any plan to enter into politics, Sharma, declining the possibility, added, “There’s no one to represent disabled populace in any assembly or parliament, in India. I don’t think that I should be the one, but I think that there should be someone to represent this populace.” 

Watch the whole interview here:

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