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  • Hemanta Mukhopadhyay

    99th birth anniversary of Hemanta Mukhopadhyay today

    Today marks the 99th birth anniversary of Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, a legendary singer and composer of the subcontinent. He was born in Varanasi in 1920. His family came from Jayanagar of West Bengal. They went to Bhawanipur of Calcutta in the early 1900s. While studying in Mitra
  • Looking back at Satyajit Ray’s noteworthy films

    Yesterday marked the 98th birthday of Satyajit Ray. Akira Kurosawa spoke highly about his films. “It is the kind of cinema that flows with the serenity and nobility of a big river.
  • Suchitra Sen's 89th Birthday today

    Suchitra Sen an endeared icon

    Suchitra Sen, for the emotive verve of her acting and the phenomenal charm of her beauty, caught the imagination of many, becoming one of the most endeared stars of the industry. The celebrated actor, who passed away in 2014, would have been 88 today.
  • Akira Kurosawa - A Japanese filmmaking legend

    Akira Kurosawa is considered as one of the most prominent filmmakers in the history of cinema. The Japanese director and screenwriter, was endowed with profound creativity.
  • Remembering Talat Mahmood on his birthday

    Talat Mahmood, as a singer, had a special gift being endowed with what is called a melodious voice, or makhmali awaz in his native Urdu.