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A Year in Hindi Movies 1936

1936 Ashok Kumar begins carrear

Born on October 13, 1911 at Bhagalpur, Bihar, as Kumudlal to a famous lawyer, Kunjlal Ganguly, whose family migrated from Nadia to Khandwa some hundred years ago, Ashok Kumar was a brilliant student,

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Musing 193: Mexican Hat Dance, Bharat 31 Lata Gobindram

This is the earliest adaption of a European tune that I have heard. It is based on El Jarabe Tapatio or Mexican Hat dance, a traditional Mexican tune. This is almost a decade before that Samadhi song or Mangala's Brazilian adaptations.

Listen to 1941_beTee_07_vaasantee_1941 beTee jaag-3-jag-re-ab-to_x_GYaan-datt.mp3

Now you know!


Bharat 31 Lata Gobindram

 

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A Year in HIndi Movies 1944-45

A Year in Hindi Movies 1944
 
               1944 - Dilip Kumar!!!

The following is based on the book,"Star-Portrait". Born at
Peshawar on December 11, 1922, he was brought to Deolali at age
6. His father Ghulam Sarwar Khan was a successful fruit trader
and had 12 children, of which the child at number 3 was named
Yusuf Khan. As a school kid, he liked to play football and chess.
In 1936, he came to Bombay and went to the Anjuman-e-Islam High
School near VT Station. He was very good in sports but mediocre
in studies. A friend of his used to get the exam questions by
some mysterious method, and shared these with him. Both of them
passed many exams this way. Yusufbhai does not know even now how
his friend managed to get the questions!

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