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Rabindranath Tagore – Gurudev’s 152 nd Birthday

Rabindranath Thakur, anglicised to Tagore(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.[3] In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; his seemingly mesmeric personality, flowin ...

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Remembering the father of Indian Cinema, Shri Dadasaheb Phalke on the 100th year of Indian Cinema

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke (30 April 1870 – 16 February 1944) was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, known as the father of Indian cinema. Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, now known as India's first full-length feature, he made 95 movies and 26 short films in his career spanning 19 years, till 1937, including his most noted works: Mohini Bhas ...

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Remembering Satyajit Ray on his birthday, 02 May (92nd Birth Anniversary)

Satyajit Ray was born on a May 2nd. Remembering this great man on his Birthday Satyajit Ray (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the great auteurs of world cinema. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting Fren ...

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Manna Dey turns 94 on 1st May 2013

Prabodh Chandra Dey (born 1 May 1919) better known by his nickname Manna Dey is a playback singer in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Assamese films. Along with Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh he was a part of Indian film playback music industry. He is rated as the best classical singer among all singers of Hindi film music, though he sang various types of songs from pop to folk. ...

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Playback singer Shamshad Begum passes away

When her singing career began, Indian cinema had barely started talking. And by the time it got over, the Golden Age of melody in Hindi films was gone. In a voice that was distinctive — nasal, deep and muscled — ShamshadBegum sang an impressive cache of chartbusters spanning three decades that continue to be heard and hummed even as generations come and go. The Amritsar-born playback singer, who passed away ...

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Remembering the Veteran Kathaprasangam maestro Shri V Sambasivan

V. Sambasivan (1929–1997) was a famous "Kadhaprasangam" artist of Kerala, India. He was born on July 4, 1929 in Chavara Thekkumbhagam in Kollam district. After schooling in his native village he joined Sree Narayana College, Kollam for higher studies where he was associated with the Communist Party and its student wing AISF. His gift for singing and acting earned him the name of an artist very early in his ...

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Dakshinamoorthy Swamy bags Swati Puraskaram (Govt of Kerala)

Dakshinamoorthy Swamy bags Swati Puraskaram (Govt of Kerala) Swathi Puraskaram, the highest honour by the Government of Kerala in the field of music will be awarded to V Dakshina Moorthy by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on 26 April, 2013. The function to be presided by the Minister for Culture K C Joseph will also have Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, who will deliver the keynote address. The day also coincides with th ...

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Veteran violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman passed away at Chennai

Celebrated violinist and composer Lalgudi Jayaraman, who carved out a niche for himself in the Carnatic music with his unique style, died in Chennai today at the age of 82 after brief illness. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter, both of whom are violinists. His family said he was not keeping good health for quite some time after he suffered a stroke. Born into the lineage of a disciple of ...

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Introducing you to MAD Updates PORTAL

Introducing you to MAD Updates PORTAL !! Inspires Media Informatic Systems Pvt Ltd,  is a start up company, which completed one year of existence on 27.03.2013.  We are now on the work of a portal for promoting Music, Arts and Dance, Theater & Entertainment with emphasis to Indian Culture and Traditions, from February 2013 onwards. Its name is Mad Updates (Music Arts and Dance Updates). We are having a  ...

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Veteran singer P B Sreenivas passed away

Chennai, Apr 15 (TruthDive): Kalaimamani P.B.Sreenivas, the legendary playback singer, passed away in Chennai after he suffered a heart attack around 1 pm on Sunday. Eighty-two year old veteran playback singer had been in the profession for the past fifty years and has sung in different languages including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada as well as Telugu. He began his career in 1952 with the Hindi movie M ...

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