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Nirmal Verma

Nirmal Verma 3 April 1929 25 October 2005) was a Hindi writer, novelist, activist and translator. He is credited as being one of pioneers of Nayi Kahani (New Story) literary movement of Hindi literature, wherein his first collection of stories, Parinde (Birds) is considered its first signature. In his career spanning five decades and various forms of literature, like story, travelogue and essays, he penned five novels, eight short-story collections and nine books of non fiction, including essays and travelogues. Nirmal Verma was born on (3 April 1929 in Shimla, where his father worked as an officer in the Defense Department of the British Indian Government. He was the fifth chi

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Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan (born 10 January 1974) is an Indian film actor. Having appeared as a child actor in several films throughout the 1980s, Roshan made his film debut in a leading role in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai in 2000. His performance in the film earned him Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Best Male Debut. He followed it with leading roles in Fiza and Mission Kashmir (both 2000) and a supporting part in the blockbuster Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001), which was India's highest-grossing film in the overseas market up to then. Following through with several unnoticed performances from 2002 to 2003, he starred in the blockbusters Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) and its sequel Krrish (2006), bo

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Raju Srivastav

Raju Srivastav born Satyaprakash Srivastava on December 25, 1963) often credited as Raju Shrivastav or Raju Srivastava, is an Indian comedian, and more popularly, an observational comedian. He is known most for his acute scrutiny and comical timing about various aspects of Indian life.atyaprakash Srivastava was born on 25 December 1963, in Kanpur, India. His father is poet Rameshchandra Srivastava, otherwise known as Balai Kaka. Balai Kaka had his base in village Magrair, Unnao before he shifted to Kanpur. Being a good mimic, Srivastava pursued the dream of becoming a comedian since childhood. In his school time he used to imitate his teachers. He gained initial stardom

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Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray (born 27 July 1960) is the executive president of the Shiv Sena, a right-wing, Marathi ethnocentric regional political party based in the Indian state of Maharashtra. He was given this role in 2004, taking over from his father and party founder, Hindu nationalist politician Balasaheb Thackeray. Earlier, Uddhav was looking after Saamana (a daily Marathi newspaper) while being actively involved in election campaigning activities. The party won the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation election in 2002 and, thereafter, he was appointed as the party working president in 2003.

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Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh (born July 11, 1956), is a Bengali Indian author best known for his work in the English language.Ghosh was born in Calcutta on July 11, 1956, to Lieutenant Colonel Shailendra Chandra Ghosh, a retired officer of the pre-independence Indian Army, and was educated at The Doon School; St. Stephen's College, Delhi; Delhi University; India; and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he was awarded a D. Phil. in social anthropology. His first job was at the Indian Express newspaper in New Delhi. Ghosh lives in New York with his wife, Deborah Baker, author of the Laura Riding biography In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding (1993) and a senior editor at Little, Brown and Company. They h

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