And she is gone too, one of the last of the IPTA (Indian Peoples Theatre Association) and PWA (Progressive Writers Assocation).
There is not going to be any curtain call to Zohraji’s act; she shall remain an inspiration for ever.
—Sanjana Kapoor on Zohra Sehgal's 100th birthday:
The Age of Exuberance, Outlook, May 14, 2012
This year my greatest source of fun has been playing with my nine-year-old great-great grand-daughter. She refuses to call me Badi Nani. She calls me Ami, like the others do. The Spirit of Anne Frank has been a great experience. The lines I forgot got so many laughs. And yes, I've flirted a bit more this year. In June I was called to the UK for 'An Evening with Zohra Sehgal'—they always pronounce it Segal—in a new theatre called Stratford Circus. A film in which I play Govinda's grandmother and go around on a motorbike with a pistol killing all his enemies is supposed to be out this year.
—Zohra Sehgal, telling us how she spent 2002
Thus Froke..., Outlook, Jan 13, 2003
LIKE a wise old spider Zohra Sehgal lies waiting to net little flies like me. When I rang the other day to request an interview she said, "Ah, magazine interview. But for such things I charge a fee," and mentioned a figure, not too large but not too small. Her wonderful, big laugh, something between a gurgle and a guffaw, filled the earpiece. "It's fine for fellows like you to ask," she added, "but I'm 85 and have to start saving for my funeral."
—Sunil Sethi''s 1997 profile:
A Nymph Called Zohra, Outlook, May 14, 1997
Listen to the feisty wonder recite Hafiz Jalandhari's Abhii to main jawaan huuN:
And Faiz's Mujh Se Pahlii Sii Mohabbat...
Or check out this three-part interview with ANI: