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Sudha Malhotra

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On November 21, 2009
Sudha Malhotra was born in New Delhi in 1936, and she was discovered as a child artiste by Master Ghulam Haider (a prominent music director of the 1940s, known for combining popular ragas with Punjabi rhythm in his songs). Her first break as a playback singer came with Mila gaye nain, composed by Anil Biswas, […]
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My Past – Meena Kumari’s Poem

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On November 21, 2009
My past My loneliness, a blind abyss Filling my breath Ticking in my pulse Etched deep into time By myriad passing moments. My blood crying for a cupped hand Seeking a companion Seeking identity Seeking completeness. My loneliness Your wounds are my sores Your pangs my sighs. You, a deserted mosque, I, your prayer call […]
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Meena Kumari & Kamal Amrohi

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In Bollywood
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On November 21, 2009
Three days after Meena Kumari’s death we met Kamal Amrohi at his house, “Rembrandt,” on Pali Hill. The place wore a gloomy look. Kamal Amrohi sat engrossed, listening to the tape-recorded voice of Meena Kumari. It was an old sponsored program, broadcast over Radio Ceylon in 1958, where Meena Kumari talked enthusiastically on her first […]
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Jairaj – Profile

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On November 18, 2009
Jairaj – Profile P. Jairaj spent 70 years in the film industry during which he played various roles – from a body-double stuntman to the macho hero, from mythological God to social drama leads and from filmmaker to the custodian of the film industry’s welfare through various associations – and endeared himself to everybody. P. […]
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