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Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain pays last respects to Pt Shivkumar Sharma, pictures go viral

A picture of the same is doing rounds on the internet wherein Hussain can be seen standing next to the funeral pyre of the musician.



Zakir Hussain

Legendary Santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passed away on May 10 due to a cardiac arrest. The musician’s demise was an end of an era in the music industry.

He was cremated with full state honours in the presence of his family and close friends on Wednesday, May 11. Several renowned celebrities including Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain paid him his last respects which has grabbed attention on social media.

A picture of the same is doing rounds on the internet wherein Hussain can be seen standing next to the funeral pyre of the musician. In another picture, Zakir Hussain can be seen shouldering the dead body of Pt Shivkumar Sharma wrapped in tricolour.

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Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passed away at the age of 84. Reports said that he was suffering from kidney ailments for the past six months and was on dialysis. Sharma has been credited to give a classical status to the santoor and making it as popular as other traditional instruments like the sitar and sarod.

Zakir Hussain and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma have created magic together on several stage shows across the world. Soon after the musician passed away, videos of their concerts went viral on social media. While Shivkumar Sharma gave Santoor worldwide recognition, Zakir Hussain is one of the finest Tabla players in the world.

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Born on January 13, 1938, in Jammu and Kashmir, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma started playing Santoor at the age of 13. He also collaborated with Indian flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia under the name Shiv-Hari. The duo composed music for blockbuster hit films like Silsila, Faasle, Lamhe, Chandni, and Darr.

In 1991, the legendary musician was honoured with India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri and India’s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan in 2001.

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Gyanvapi case: Supreme Court says alleged Shivling area to be secured, namaz shouldn’t be hindered, Varanasi court sacks Gyanvapi survey commissioner for leaking info to media

Three court-appointed advocate commissioners, five lawyers each from the two sides and an assistant besides a videography team carried out the survey.




Gyanvapi Mosque

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Varanasi District Magistrate to secure the area where a Shivling (symbol of Lord Shiva) was found inside Gyanvapi mosque complex but namaz should not be hindered. The court will hear the matter again on May 19.

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and PS Narasimha while was hearing the Gyanvapi mosque management plea challenging the videography survey of the Gyanvapi mosque.

After granting two days’ time to complete and submit the Gyanvapi mosque survey report, Varanasi court has removed the Advocate Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra, who was appointed by the local court for the video survey, from his post for leaking the survey information to media.

The court has not seen the report, the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Uttar Pradesh government, replied and sought time till tomorrow to return with details.

Earlier on Monday, the local court directed the district administration to seal the area where a Shivling was claimed to have been found during the videography survey of the mosque.

Earlier in the day, Ajay Pratap Singh told the Supreme Court that the report has not been completed yet, only 50% report is ready. The commission asked the court to give 2-3 additional days to submit the survey report, he said.

After lawyers representing the Hindu petitioners, a local court on Monday had ordered the sealing of Wuzu Khana where a Shivling was found there in the Gyanvapi Masjid complex during the court-mandated videography survey.

Rejecting the Hindu petitioners’ claim, Anjuman Intezamiya Masjid Committee, said the object was part of the water fountain mechanism at the wuzu khana where devotees carry out ablutions before offering namaz.

Three court-appointed advocate commissioners, five lawyers each from the two sides and an assistant besides a videography team carried out the survey.

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Maruti Suzuki offers attractive discounts up to Rs 38,000 for May 2022, here’s all you need to know



Planning to purchase any of the Maruti Suzuki cars? If yes, then here is big good news for you all. The leading car manufacturer has released its May offers, under which customers will get a discount of Rs 38,000 in is top car lineup. Apart from this the company also has announced a cash discount, exchange bonus as well as a corporate benefit as a part of its discount.

For the convenience of the customers, we have created a list of top cars, where interested customers can enjoy the discounts by the company.

Take a look at the top discounts on Maruti Suzuki cars

Alto 800

The company’s one of the hot-selling vehicles, the Maruti Suzuki Alto now can be purchased a total discount of up to Rs 21,000. To note, this discount is only valid till May 2022. Under this offer, customers will get a cash offer of Rs 8000, an exchange bonus worth Rs 10000 and a corporate discount of 3000.


The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, which is best known for offering good mileage, is also available at attractive discount offers. Interested customers can purchase the car with the discount benefits up to Rs 28,000. During this offer, customers will get a cashback of Rs 15,000 offer, an exchange offer worth Rs 10,000 and Rs 3000 benefits as a corporate discount.


The company also offering a discount as cashback of Rs 10,000 along with Rs 15,000 exchange bonus on Eeco. Customers can save up to Rs 28,000 during the offer.


The car manufacturer also introduces some good offers on Celerio. Buyers will get a total discount of up to Rs 33,000. To attract the new customers, the company also offering an extended warranty period on the vehicle.

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75th Cannes Film Festival: Deepika Padukone’s first look is out, India chosen as the first Country of Honour at Marche du Cinema

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone is present at the 75th Cannes Film Festival as one of the Jury Members.




Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone has already made a stunning entry at 75th Cannes Film Festival as jury member and now her first look from Cannes is out. The actor herself posted pictures from her refreshing look on her Instagram story.

Deepika can be seen wearing green coloured flat pants paired with being and green coloured shirt. The actor is also donning the same-coloured scarf in her hair with some heavy multi-coloured jewellery. Her makeup has been kept minimalistic while the hair has been closed in a bun paired with the scarf.

The Cannes Film Festival has marked it’s start today with celebrating Indian cinema. Yes! The 75th Cannes Film Festival chose India as the first ‘country of honour’ at Marche du Cinema. Moreover, the Indian delegation led by I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, will be making an appearance on the red carpet.

The delegation from India includes Shekhar Kapoor, Pooja Hegde, AR Rahman, among others. Earlier Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was also scheduled to walk the Cannes red carpet, but unfortunately the actor has tested positive for COVID-19.

Apart from him, Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai Bacchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tamanna Bhatia, will also make an appearance at the red carpet. However, it will be interesting to see whether the mommy-to-be Sonam Kapoor will flaunt her baby bump at the Cannes red carpet or will the actor skip this edition.

Indian actor Deepika Padukone has made it big by being a part of the jury members at Cannes 2022. Talking about the same, Deepika said that this achievement feels like a personal victory to her. But she would also like to see this as the victory of South Asian community. The actor futher added that people can count on tips over how many Indian have made it to the jury list and she would love to use this platform to represent her country.

This year six Indian films will be screen at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. These include: The Nambi Effect (Tamil), Alpha Beta Gamma (Hindi), Godavari (Marathi), Niraye Thathakalulla Maram (Malayalam), Boomba Ride (Mishing) and Dhuin (Maithili).

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