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  • | January 25th, 2013

    Republic Day special tribute: Patriotic song Ae mere watan ke logon completes 50 years!

    Republic Day special tribute: Patriotic song Ae mere watan ke logon completes 50 years!

    Kavi Pradeep’s patriotic number immortalised by Lata Mangeshkar has completed 50 years. Read the story behind the poet and his inspiration to write it
    It is a song that is sung on every patriotic occasion, had moved India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to tears and its strong morale-boosting words provided solace to a nation agonised by the defeat in the 1962 Indo-China war. Ae mere watan ke logon (O people of my land), penned by National Poet Pradeep Click here to read more

  • | August 31st, 2012

    Lata Mangeshkar Award announced for composer Anandji

    Lata Mangeshkar Award announced for composer Anandji

    The award, instituted in 1992, carries a case prize of Rs 5,00,000 and a citation, and will be conferred on the birthday of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar
    Renowned music director Anandji Shah, of the Kalyanji-Anandji duo, was Thursday named recipient of the Lata Mangeshkar Award of the Maharashtra government. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan made the announcement selecting Anandji (79) for the honour for his over four decades’ contribution to music and film industry. Click here to read more

  • | March 8th, 2012

    Veteran music director Ravi passes away

    Veteran music director Ravi passes away

    The composer of tunes like Chaudhvin ka chaandNeele gagan ke tale and Aye meri zohra jabin dies at 86
    Renowned music director of yesteryears, Ravi Shankar Sharma, popular called as ‘Ravi’ passed away in Mumbai late Wednesday night, according to family sources. He was 86 and had been ailing since some time when he breathed his last at his Santacruz residence. He is survived by his estranged son Ajay and daughter-in-law Varsha Usgaonkar, a leading Marathi and Hindi film actor. Ravi lost his wife in 1988, and hit the headlines when there was a family dispute over a property issue last year. His end came just four days after he celebrated his 86th birthday among a few friends and relatives. Click here to read more