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Bharatendu Harishchandra

Born On: september 9, 1850 Born In: varanasi, India Died On: january 6, 1885 Career: poet, Novelist, Playwright Nationality: indian Bharatendu Harishchandra Is One Of The Most Heard Names In The History Of Modern Hindi Literature. He Was An Imminent Poet Of The 19th Century Who Also Wrote Several Novels And Plays. It Was The Subject And Pattern Of His Writings Which Caught The Attention Of The Critics And The Mas...

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Majrooh Sultanpuri

Born On: october 1, 1919 Born In: sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh  Died On: 24th May, 2000 Career: poet And Lyricist  Nationality: indian Majrooh Sultanpuri Was One Man Who Ensured That Film Music, Which Is An Integral Part Of The Indian Film Industry, Would Never Play The Second Fiddle And Instead, Be The Soul Of The Film. His Lyrics Seem To Effortlessly Blend With The Tunes, The Words Soothingly Flowing Over The Notes That Even...

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Anand Bakshi

Born On: july 21, 1920 Born In: rawalpindi (now In Pakistan) Died On: march 30, 2002 Occupation: bollywood Lyricist Nationality: indian The Name, Anand Bakshi Is Familiar To Hindi Film Lovers Both Young And Old. In A Career Spanning Several Decades, Anand Bakshi Penned Some Of The Most Memorable Songs That Has Ever Been Produced By The Hindi Film Industry. With Dreams Of Becoming A Singer, A Young Man Landed In B...

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Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Born On: november 27, 1907 Born In: pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh Died On: january 18, 2003 Career: poet  Nationality: indian  "a Body Of Clay, A Mind Full Of Play, A Moment's Life - That Is Me". That Is How One Of The Doyens Of Hindi Literature, Harivansh Rai Bachchan Described Himself. And Indeed, Reading His Poems, One Feels A Sense Of Life And Playfulness, The Two Aspects Which Would Become The Hallmark Of His Poetry. In A...

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Premchand

Born: july 31, 1880 Died: october 8, 1936. Achievements: premchand Brought Realism To Hindi Literature. Premchand Wrote On The Realistic Issues Of The Day-communalism, Corruption, Zamindari, Debt, Poverty, Colonialism Etc. He Avoided The Use Of Highly Sanskritized Hindi And Instead Used The Dialect Of The Common People. Premchand Popularly Known As Munshi Premchand Was One Of The Greatest Literary Figures Of Modern Hindi Literat...

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MS Subbulakshmi

Born: september 16, 1916 Died: december 11, 2004 Achievements: famous For Rendering Devotional Songs; Called As Nightingale Of India; Recipient Of Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Ramon Magsaysay Award, And Bharat Ratna Ms Subbulakshmi Was A Legendary Carnatic Musician. She Was Popularly Known As Nightingale Of India. Her Rendering Of Bhajans (devotional Songs) Was Divine And Used To Enthrall And Transfix Listeners, And Transport...

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Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Born: 1945  Achievement: noted Sarod Player; Recipient Of Padmashree And Padma Bhushan.  Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Is A Noted Sarod Player And One Of The Foremost Classical Musicians.  Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Was Born At Gwalior Madhya Pradesh In 1945. He Belongs To The Illustrious Bangash Lineage Rooted In The Senia Bangash School Of Music And Is The Sixth Generation Sarod Player In His Family. Amjad Ali Khan Learnt Sarod Under His...

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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

Born: april 14, 1922 Death: june 19, 2009 Achievements: popularized Indian Classical Music In The West; Recipient Of The Asian Paints Shiromani Award. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Was One Of The Most Accomplished Indian Classical Musicians, Admired All Over The World For His Brilliant Compositions And His Mastery Of The Sarode. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Is Considered By Many As The "indian Johann Sebastian Bach." Ali Akbar Khan Was Born O...

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AR Rahman

Born - 6 January 1967 Achievements - Ar Rahman Holds The Credit For Totally Overhauling The Style In Which Music Was Being Made In India. Though With A Career Spanning Just Over A Decade, Rahman Has Already Sold Over One Hundred Million Records World-wide And More Than Two Hundred Million Cassettes. This Has Brought Ar Rahman Into The Category Of The World's Top 25 All-time Top Selling Recording Artists. Allah Rakha Rahman...

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Bismillah Khan

Born: march 21, 1916 Died: august 21, 2006  Achievement: brought Shehnai To The Center Stage Of Indian Classical Music; Became The Third Classical Musician To Be Awarded The Bharat Ratna, India's Highest Civilian Honour. The Legendary Shehnai Player, Ustad Bismillah Khan Was One Of India's Most Celebrated Classical Musicians. Bismillah Khan Has Been Credited With Taking The Shehnai From The Marriage Mandap To ...

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