Thursday, December 20, 2012

Yuvraj Singh -"Lion of Punjab"

Birth:- 12 December 1981
Mother's Name:- Shabnam Singh
Father's Name:- Yograj Singh

         Yuvraj Singh famously known as Yuvi, has became the backbone of Indian Cricket Middle order. He became an overnight star when at the 2007 World T20 against England he hit six sixes in a single over of Stuart Broad, which was a rare feat in  International Cricket.
           He born on 12th december 1981. He belongs to a sikh family. His father Yograj Singh a Indian former cricketer and a punjabi movie star. His mother Shabnam Singh. He has a brother, name zoravar
Singh. But Yograj and Shabnam divorced years ago. And Yuvraj choosing to stay with his mother.
           Yuvraj acted in two punjabi films as a boy. Once during shooting an action sequence, he was running after a local train and the another man, who was trying to board the train, landed up tripping him and yuvi fell between the train and the platform and on the tracks. His head was inches from the tracks. But one of the
crew member reacted swiftly and skilfully and pulled him out before anything more untoward could occure.   
          He studied in DAV Public School in Chandigarh, his maximum attendance was at the cricket pitch rather than the class room. His lucky number is 12, cause 12th December his birthdate. He says December is a wonderful time of the year in Chandigarh and the chilly winter always returns sevral fond memories of all  the years he spent there.
           When he was around 7 years old, he forced to his mother for a bicycle. But she put it off as long as she could. Due to his stubborn behaviour finally he got a new bicycle. For the first time he took his new bicycle on the road and drove straight into rickshaw and ended up with 10 stitches. When he was young. One of his friend lay his hand on an air gun and his friends were goofing around with it not knowing how it 
works. Yuvi decided to take matters into his own hands and make sure it worked. Unfortunately, he did too much and it worked so well that accidentlly handed up shooting his friend in the stomach. Thankfully it was a minor injury.
           Tennis and roller skating were among Yuvi's favourite sports during his childhood and he was quite good at both. He won the National U-14 Roller Skating Championship. His father threw away the medal and told him to forget skating and concentrate on cricket. He would take Yuvi training everyday. Yuvi's international cricket carrer started in 2003. He became famous as a all rounder player. His batting style is left handed.Yuvi hit six sixes in a single over of Stuart Broad.

            At first Yuvi's name joins with Kim Sharma than Deepika Padukone. Dhoni romancing with Deepika has taken a twist. The story has switched to Yuvraj Singh. Yuvi-Deepika affair seems to be on cards . Well, the story of Yuvi's reunion with Kim Sharma was doing the rounds but that looked unlikely. Now it turn of Karishma, Telugu film actress and model. They both like to spend time with each other.
           During World Cup he was coughing and vomating all through the tournament. But he thought it was just the stress. After all, he finally went to see a doctor, there come the shocking news that he was battling lung cancer. In 2011 he was diagnosed with a cancer and underwent chemotherapy treatment at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston, USA as well in Indianapolis, Indiana for medicine facilities. In March 2012. Yuvi was discharged from hospital after completing chemotheropy treatment and returned to india in April.
          He was conferred with Arjuna Award 2012, India's second highest sporting award by the President Pranab Mukherjee. After his complete recovery from lung cancer, he decided to comeback in cricket.
so he started exersise to increase his stamina. And his effort do well. The selectors picked Yuvraj Singh to be a part of 15-member Indian squad for the World Twenty20 in Sri lanka from sept 18, 2012.
          He made his comeback against New Zealand in a T20 at Chennai where he scored 34 off 26 balls. He got selected to the Test series against England at home, and while preparing for test, he played a single Duleep Trophy match against Central Zone at Hyderabad where he scored 208 off 241 balls. Then he also starred in a first class match against England as a member of India A cricket team, where he scored 59, and took 5/94 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
         We all wish him a great success n healthy life ahead. He will be there for our Team. Go Yuvi go...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Rajesh Khanna- "The Original Superstar of Indian Cinema"

Birth:- 29th December 1942, Amritsar.
Mother's Name:-Leela wati Khanna.
Father's Name:- Chunni Lal Khanna.
Death:- 18th July 2012 , Mumbai                                                                                                  
  He was born as Jatin Arora in 29th Dec 1942. Chunni Lal and Leela Wati Khanna adopted him, who already had three daughters. They were relatives of his biological parents. After his adopation,he was known as Jatin Khanna. And lived in Saraswati Niwas in Thakurdwar near Girgaon, Mumbai. He attended St. Sebastian's Goan High School along with Ravi Kapoor who later took the stage name Jeetendra.

He was interested in theatre n drama and did alot stage and theatre plays and won many prizes in that. Rajesh Khanna did his two year Bachelor of Art at Wadia College, Pune from 1959 to 1961. later He studied in K. C. College, Mumbai with his old friend. He also tutored Jeetendra for his first film audition. Khanna's uncle changed his first name to Rajesh when he decided to join films.

During 1960s and 1970s he dated fashion designer and actress Anju Mahendur. They were in relationship for seven years. Due to some reasons they were split up. Anju stated that ' we didnt speak to each other for 17 yrs after the breakup.'later he meet Dimple Kapadia and he proposed her for marriage. They get married in March 1973, Eight months before Dimple's Debut film Bobby released and has two daughters Twinkle and Rinke.
Dimple separated in 1984, as his schedule kept him away much of the time. She became interested in pursuing an acting career, and thereafter lived seperately, but didnt took divorce. In 1980s, Tina munim was romantically involved with Khanna till the time she decided to leave industry to pursue her higher studies.

Following a few years of separation, the relationship between Dimple and Khanna blossomed once again, and remained that of close friends. Their elder daughter Twinkle Khanna, an interior decorator and also a Hindi film actress, is married to actor Akshay Kumar and younger daughter Rinke Khanna, also an Indian actress is married to an entrepreneur Sameer Saran. According to several sources, khanna was in living with Anita Advani as live in partner from 2004 till his death in 2012. Same sources claim that, Advani was not his

He was one of eight finalists in the 1965 All India Contest organised by United Producers and Filmfare. Rajesh Khanna Started his filmy carrer in 1966. His first film was 'Akhari Khat' directed by Chetan Anand, followed by 'Raaz' opposite heroin Babita, but neither was a big success. After that his  'Aurat' 1967, 'Khamoshi' and 'Aradhana' 1969 were more successful at box office. Established as a popular protagonist, he appeared in many romantic, melodramatic and social films, often appearing with the same actresses such as Sharmila Tagore, Mumtaz, Hema Malini and Asha Parekh.

During the peak of his career, he would be mobbed during public appearances. Fans kissed his car, which would be covered with lipstick marks, and lined the road, cheering and chanting his name. Female fans sent him letters written in their own blood.

He had a lot of hits films between 1969 to 1975. Such as Aradhana, Do-Raste, Bandhan, Doli, Saccha Jhuta, Aan Milo Sajana, Safar, Anand, The Train, Hathi Mere Sathi, Dushman, Maryada, Andaz, Amar Prem, Apna Desh, Daag, NAmak Haraam, Prem Nagar, Aap ki Kasam, Roti.During late 70s and early 80s Khanna had a string of box office flops. But he met with more success with Critically acclaimed box office hits such as 'Amardeep','Thodi si Bewafai', 'Dard', 'Dhanwaan', 'Avtaar', 'Agar tum na hote', 'souten' etc. He also did few multistar films waith central characters such as 'kudrat', 'Rajpoot', 'Dharam Aur Kanoon', 'Ashanti' etc.

He was very close relationship with R.D. Burman and Kishore Kumar. They had a great working relationship, were very close friends and have worked together in more than thirty films. From the early nineties onwards he stopped acting and served as an M.P. of New Delhi constituency from 1991 to 1996. During that period, he returned to acting, appearing in Khudai(1994). He made a come back as a NRI in 'Aa Ab Laut Chalen' and Kya Dil Ne Kahaa.
In June 2012, it was reported that Rajesh Khanna's health had been deteriorating for some time, On 23 June he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai due to health complications. He was discharged on 8 July from the hospital and was reportedly fine. On 14 July, Khanna was readmitted to the Lilavati Hospital but
was discharged on 17 July. He died the next day, 18 July 2012, at his bungalow, Aashirwad, in Mumbai.

Since 2011 as he was diagnosed with cancer. After his death his co-star Mumtaz said that Khanna was suffering from cancer since a year and had undergone chemotherapy sessions. His funeral took place on 19 July at 11:00. He died in the presence of his wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Rinkie Khanna and Twinkle Khanna, son-in-law Akshay Kumar, grand children and other close relatives. His pyre was lit by his grandson, Aarav, with the assistance of Akshay Kumar. Amitabh Bachchan cited that Khanna's last words were "Time is up", "Pack up". In his special recorded message to his family, friends and fans which was played on his "chautha" he thanked and saluted his friends and fans for the love they showered on him. On 25 July 2012, the ashes of veteran actor were immersed in holy Ganges by his wife Dimple Kapadia and daughter Rinke Khanna.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bill Gates- 'Microsoft Founder'

Name:- Bill Gates
Birth:- 28th October, 1955
Father's Name:-William H. Gates II
Mother's Name:- Mary Gates

Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, Bill and his two sisters grew up in Seattle. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Their late mother, Mary Gates, was a school teacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International. Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at the age of 13.

In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived down the hall from Steve Ballmer, now Microsoft's chief executive officer. While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer - the MITS Altair.

In his junior year, Gates left Harvard to devote his energies to Microsoft, a company he had begun in 1975 with his childhood friend Paul Allen. Guided by a belief that the computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home, they began developing software for personal computers.

In 1999, Gates wrote Business @ the Speed of Thought, a book that shows how computer technology
can solve business problems in fundamentally new ways. The book was published in 25 languages and is available in more than 60 countries. Business @ the Speed of Thought has received wide critical acclaim, and was listed on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Gates' previous book, The Road Ahead, published in 1995, held the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' bestseller list for seven weeks.

Gates has donated the proceeds of both books to non-profit organizations that support the use of technology in education and skills development. In addition to his love of computers and software, Gates is interested in biotechnology. He sits on the board of ICOS, a company that specializes in protein-based and small-molecule therapeutics, and he is an investor in a number of other biotechnology companies.

Philanthropy is also important to Gates. He and his wife, Melinda, have endowed a foundation with more than $21 billion to support philanthropic initiatives in the areas of global health and learning, with the hope that as we move into the 21st century, advances in these critical areas will be available for all people.

Gates was married on Jan. 1, 1994, to Melinda French Gates. The couple has two children a daughter, Jennifer Katharine Gates, born in 1996; and a son, Rory John Gates, born in 1999

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sudha Chandran – "A woman of will power"

Birth: 1964
Father's Name: Mr.K.D.Chandran
Mother's Name: Mrs.Thangam

Sudha Chandran, a woman who crossed all the difficulties in the life with her will power. A woman who bounced back to the normal dance life with a Jaipur foot after a tragic accident which cost her right leg. Sudha Chandran is Bharatanatyam and Kathak dancer. She known actress both in silver screen and Television. She has acted in more than 30 movies in
different languages like Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam.

Sudha is born in Tamil family in 1964. Mr. K. D. Chandran and Mrs. Thangam are her father and mother. She had done her schooling in Mumbai and is a post graduate holder in Economics. She started her dance education in Kala Sadan, Mumbai, at the age of 5 and managed both her study and dance aswell. When she was 17, she has completed 75 stage performances. She has received two important awards – Nritya Mayuri from the Dance Academy and Bharatnatyam and Nav Jyoti from the Telugu Academy . Both these awards were received prior to the accident and
considered outstanding in the field of dance.

The tragedy hit her on May 2, 1981 in the form of a bus accident while she was travelling with her parents to a temple in Tamilnadu. In the accident, her right leg was severely injured and the doctor who attended her made a mistake which led to the amputation of her right leg, 71/2
inches below the knee.

She was not willing to confined to a wheel chair even after the amputation of her and she made all the possible efforts to walk. After six months since the amputation, Sudha read in a magazine about Dr. Sethi, a specialist in artificial limbs and recipient of the Raman Magasassay Award, from Jaipur. Sudha wrote to him. Meanwhile her family visited a company in the Opera
House in Mumbai where they saw this artificial leg (Jaipur foot) in a showcase. Her confidence and desire for dance was again revived. Dr. Sethi made all the possible efforts to make an artificial foot according to her dancing requirement.

On January 28, 1984 , Sudha Chandran performed a dance program with another dancer, Preeti, at the “South India Welfare Society” of Mumbai. The programme was a grand success and Sudha had become a star over night. The famous producer Ramoji Rao, not only praised her but also decided to produce a film based on her life story. The film was titled as Mayuri, a Telugu film,
and released in 1984. Sudha won a special award-Silver Lotus and Rs.5,000for her acting in this film. This award was presented by the then President of India , Gyani Zail Singh at the 33 rd National Film Festival on the recommendation of members of the jury.

In 1986, on seeing the outstanding success of the film, Ramoji Rao re-made the film in Hindi and named as Nache Mayuri, where she played the lead role. With its release, Sudha became known to people in India as well as abroad and she proved that she is not only a dancer but an actress too On 4 September, 1995 Sudha Chandran got married to Ravi Dang, a Punjabi, after a brief courtship.

Now, Sudha is considered to be one of the more flamboyant stars on Indian television and her characters are making us either to hate or admire her viciousness she portrayed on screen. Not only she is giving stage performances, but running a dance school in Mumbai, Natya Mayuri Sudha Chandran Dance Academy.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dr.Sharadkumar Dixit- Man of Compassion and courage

Birth: 13 December 1930
Father's Name: Sitaram Dixit
Mother's Name: Maltibai Dixit
Death: 14 November 2011

He was born in a simple and unassuming family in pandharpur, Maharashtra. His father Sitaram Dixit was in the British Postal Services and won a Victoria Cross for carrying salary sacks to safety. finally retired as a postmaster. They were 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He was a naughty and bright child. He used to play hocky, pulled off pranks and, always asked tricky questions in the class and then enjoyed the embarrassment of teacher.

He wanted to become a singer even he was cleared Sangeet Visharad at the age of 13. After he realised there would not much scope for singers, he then decided to give IAS exams. But his father wanted him to become a doctor. Unfortunately his sister snehal also wanted to become a doctor. The family could not affort the medical education cost of two children so young Dixit decided to do B.Sc in Nizam's college, Hyderabad and for which he had a scholership. Shenal finally did'nt opt for medicine, so Dixit joined medical college next year and said, " I wanted to do medicine because doctors were respected and well-dressed and they also made good money."

After medical graduation in 1956, he had a six month stint in the Railways, passed the army Medical Corps exam and also found himself among 50 Indian doctors who qualified for internships offered by the American Medical Association in hospitals across the United States. At that point he confesses he was in a dilemma whether to join the army or see the world and reveals that he was not allowed to travel abroad during his commission in the army and so deliberately flunked his medical tests.In 1958, He went to Wisconsin, U.S.A. The intership at Lutheran Hospital Fetched him a $250 stipend out of which he sent $200 to his parents every month. He was actually a ophthalmologist but he did a four year surgery course in Grace Hospital near Detroit, and then specialized in plastic surgery. He said 'It is very creative, you can see the result right away.'

In 1961 he got married to Wilda Peterson, an American of Norwegian origin
whom he met as a student in Wisconsin. But she left him four years later. They had two children Shari and Sharad Jr..He easily got job in Detroit Clinic but he always keep on returing to India. When he was came to an India in 1968, he was looking for place to settle down, then his friends told him to go back since there was no scope for a plastic surgeon in India. They suggested him to live in America and conduct surgery camps in India. In the same year he participated his first plastic surgery camp, organised by Lions Club of Worli, Mumbai. He participated in the mumbai camps for 10 years doing 30 surgeries every day for three weeks without payment.

He met his 25 years junior Tapti Bose during a nose surgery in mumbai in 1975. Later they get married in 1979. After a year their daughter Supriya was born , she was struggling with cancer. He could'nt give her much family life. She asked him for divorce in 1989 and got heart attack in
next year.

He did around 30 years free surgery camps all over India. He save numerous young women by giving them eligible face and a new life. And they came back to the camp not for follow up, but simply to thank him for making their marriage possible. Unfortunately he died on 14th Nov 2011 in Flushing , New York. He was nominated six times for the Nobel Peace Price doing over 300,000 free surgeries in India.

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