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  • 88th birth anniversary of Francois Truffaut

    Film director, producer, screenplay writer, film critic and actor Francois Roland Truffaut has made over 25 films in his career spanning the last 3 decades. Pioneering the Nouvelle Vague (New Wave) movement in French films, Truffaut’s character Antoine Doinel from his autobiographical film, The 400 Blows (Le Quatre Cents Coups), was well received by the audience, both home and abroad.
  • Dilip Kumar turns 97

    Legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar, born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan in Peshawar to Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Ali Khan, turns 97 today.
  • Salil Chowdhury’s 94th birth anniversary today

    Songwriter, music director, lyricist, writer and poet Salil Chowdhury predominated the music industry in the 90s. He has composed songs in over 13 languages, including 75 Hindi films, 41 Bengali films, around 27 Malayalam films.
  • Sachin Dev Burman’s 113th birth anniversary today

    S D Burman completed his matriculation at the age of 14 from Comilla Zilla School in 1920, then pursued higher studies from Comilla Victoria College.
  • Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar

    Lata Mangeshkar turns 90 today

    Lata Mangeshkar has won millions of hearts with her melodious voice in the songs, Aayega Aanewala Aayega (Mahal, 1949), and Ye Zindegi Usiki Hai (Anarkali, 1953), among a plethora of others. The singer turns 90 today.
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