Category Archives: News from Mumbai

Sachin hits 40th Test ton, puts India in driver’s seat

Good Evening friends, another century from my favorite cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. He hit his 40th Test century. Congratulations to Sachin. Read complete update I read at yahoo india site.

Sachin Tendulkar gave glimpses of his vintage form by cracking his 40th Test century which had eluded him for long as India recovered from early jolts to push for a big total in the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia in Nagpur on Thursday.

 

The 35-year-old Tendulkar stole the limelight with a flurry of strokes and capitalised on two dropped catches to pull the team out of the pits and steer the visitors to a comfortable 311 for five at close on the opening day.

 

It was a huge relief for Tendulkar who had gone without a century for the last 15 Tests and faced some anxious moments before completing the milestone. The champion batsman had his share of luck as he was first dropped by Mitchell Johnson when on 85 and then by Brett Lee on 96 and faced some nervous moments before completing the century, his tenth against the Australians. His last century had also come against the Aussies — 153 in the fourth and final Test in Adelaide in January this year.

 

Tendulkar thus overtook Allan Border of Australia in the number of plus-50 scores in his career 91 (including 39 tons) as compared to the former Australian captain’s 90.

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Lata celebrates her 79th birthday

Music is interest from childhood. I love old hindi songs. Particularly from Lata  Mangeshkar. Her voice is as is from the day I start hearing till today even. Her 79 th birthday was celeberated on Sunday, September 28, 2008. I like my post for her. I like to share news I read on PTI site.

 

India’s most revered singer melody queen Lata Mangeshkar who has mesmerised music lovers with her celestial voice for over six decades celebrated her 79th birthday with family members in her Pune home today.

Didi as she is fondly called by family, fans and admirers is rarely in Mumbai on her birthday. She stays put in her Kolhapur or Pune residence.

 

She was last heard in Vikram Bhatt’s “1920” where she shared playback credits with Pandit Jasraj and Asha Bhosale.

 

On her 75th birthday, Lata was in Mumbai as her nephew Adinath had organised a concert where other singers sang her classic songs. The function was attended by Sharad Pawar, L K Advani among others.

 

Lata’s brother Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar organised a musical concert ‘Didi ani mi’ (Didi and I) at the Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir in Pune in her honour.

 

The legendary singer was introduced to intricacies of classical music by her father master Dinanath Mangeshkar.

 

After his demise, the entire responsibility of looking after the family fell on her young shoulders and at the age of 13 she was compelled to don the greasepaint and act.

 

She did a few Marathi films like ‘Pahili Mangalagaur’, ‘Majhe Bal’, ‘Gaja Bhau’ and even few Hindi movies like ‘Badi Maa’, ‘Jeevan Yatra’ and ‘Samudra Mandir’.

 

Though her playback career started in 1942, she was leaving her first tentative footprints on a music scene dominated by the legendary Shamshad Begum and Noorjehan. It was in 1948 that her career graph took giant leaps with films like Mahal, Baiju bawra, Nagin, Madhumati among others.

 

Ref: PTI