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Remembering Bollywood Legend Actor Balraj Sahni

Remembering Bollywood Legend Actor Balraj Sahni

This year marks the 103rd birth anniversary of the much-respected artist Balraj Sahni. It also happens to be his 43rd death anniversary. One of the icons of Punjabi intellectual world, his dignified presence on the silver screen lent a high measure of respectability to the films he was associated with. Here is a recap of the life and work of …

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Kaifi Azmi – Biography, Urdu Poet & Film Career

Kaifi Azmi - Biography, Urdu Poet & Film Career

Born: Sayyid Akhtar Hussein Rizvi [14 January 1919, Azamgarh District, Uttar Pradesh – 10 May, 2002] Occupation: Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter Born as Akhtar Hussain Rizvi in a family of landlords of a small town of Uttar Pradesh, Kaifi Azmi was a very renowned Urdu poet of India. Though his father, Syed Fateh Hussain Rizvi was a landlord, he also worked …

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सआदत हसन मन्टो – Saadat Hasan Manto Biography in Hindi

Saadat Hasan Manto

उर्दू के प्रसिद्ध कहानीकार सआदत हसन मन्टो (Saadat Hasan Manto) का जन्मदिन 11 मर्ई को पड़ता है। इसी दिन 1914 को इसका जन्म जिला लुुधियाना में समराला के एक गांव में हुआ। मन्टो की जन्म शताब्दी बड़ी धूमधाम से इसके ग्रामवासियों ने मनाई बड़े-बड़े साहित्यकारों व शायरों की उपस्थिति में। समारोह शानदार ढंग से चल ही रहा था कि स्वर्गीय …

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India Quiz: India General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers

India Quiz: India General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers

India Quiz: India General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – 4to40.com created a set of general knowledge quiz to engage and enlighten young Indians. This quiz – India Quiz – will challenge users of all age groups to better understand India, its government and its heritage.

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Hasrat Jaipuri

Hasrat Jaipuri

Born On: April 15, 1922 Born In: Jaipur, Rajasthan Died On: September 17, 1999 Occupation: Poet and Bollywood lyricist Nationality: Indian Hasrat Jaipuri is one of those celebrated poets who have gone down as immortal in the history of Hindi film songs. A poet who composed lines in Urdu, Persian and Hindi, he went on to become one of the …

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Madhubala

Madhubala

Madhubala (February 14, 1933 – February 23, 1969) is considered one of the most beautiful actresses to have graced the screens of Bollywood. Early Life Madhubala was born as Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi in Delhi as the 5th child into a poor, conservative Pashtun Muslim family of 11 children. A Muslim Holy Man is said to have predicted that the …

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Neerja – Movie Review

Neerja - Movie Review

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tikku, Shekhar Ravjiani Director: Ram Madhvani Neerja Bhanot, the flight purser with Pan Am Flight 73 that was hijacked way back in 1986, was undeniably a braveheart who lived and died to save the lives of 359 passengers aboard the ill-fated flight. And it’s this young girl, all of 23, the youngest recipient of …

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Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, as the younger son of Durga and Mohan Rao Nilekani. His father worked as a General Manager of Mysore and Minerva Mills. His father, who subscribed to Fabian Socialist ideals, had an influence on Nandan during his early years. He has an elder brother, Vijay, who works in the Nuclear Energy Institute. He …

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Nadira

Nadira was born as Farhat Ezekiel (some suggest Florence Ezekiel) on December 5, 1932 into a Baghdadi Jewish family in Nagpada, Central Bombay, a predominantly Muslim and Jewish locality. Her parents divorced when she was just four years old and she and her brothers were raised by her grandmother. She was still in her teens when she was spotted by …

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Dattaraya Ramchandra Kaprekar

Dattaraya Ramchandra Kaprekar was born on January 17, 1905, at Dahanu, near Bombay. His mother died when he was barely eight years old. His father, who was clerk, brought him up as best as he could. The clerk might not have known much of mathematics, but astrology was his hobby and he taught the child that. Astrology introduced Kaprekar to …

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