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Javed Akhtar retorts on allegations that he failed to keep his promise

Thursday, August 17th, 2006
Lyricist Javed Akhtar known for his words has been allegedly victimized for not keeping his promise. He won the Kishore Kumar National Award last year and had then publicly pledged that he would donate his prize money of Rs 1 lakh to renovate the memorial of legend Kishore Kumar at his birthplace in Khandwa. The two feet memorial of the legendary singer at the cremation ground in Khandwa is in bad shape ever since it was erected almost two decades ago.However, it was recently reported that fans of Kishore Kumar were upset with Javed Akhtar as he failed to keep his promise and is yet to donate the amount that he received with the Kishore Kumar National Award last year.When we checked with Javed Akhtar he said, “It is true that I promised to donate money for Kishore Kumar’s memorial as it was not constructed properly and was in a dilapidated condition. But it is also true that no one after that has contacted me regarding the same. I am always ready to help them but not a single authority from Khandawa has come forward to approach me for the donation.”

However, he is amazed by the report that states he has not kept his promise. “It is very irresponsible on their part that the Khandawa authorities have not made any initial moves to renovate it. And when I came forward to help them I have been accused by the false reports”, he fumes.

Kishore Kumar fans await Javed Akhtar’s money

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

By Sanjay Sharma

Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 8 (IANS) Lyricist Javed Akhtar is under attack for not giving the ‘promised money’ to renovate a memorial to singing legend Kishore Kumar at his birthplace here. (more…)

Singing semifinals held by kishore memorial society

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

The semifinals of a competition to find melodious voices among budding singers was held here today under the presidentship of Mr Ravinandan Sharma. (more…)

Remembering Kishore Kumar On His 13th Death Anniversary

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

by Raju Bharathan

Ashok Kumar told me something that I should have divined long before that super actor framed it in words.. (more…)

Life is a lovely Journey

Friday, January 6th, 2006

By O.P. Bhagat

Zindagi ek safar hai suhana,
Yahan kal kya hoga kisne jana…

KISHORE KUMAR reached his journey’s end 11 years back. With that was also gone the third side of the triangle he formed Mohammed Rafi and Mukesh. (more…)

The Legend That Was Kishore Kumar

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

by Naresh Goyal
Sunday, July 4, 1999
VETERAN actor and renowned playback singer of Hindi movies,Kishore Kumar, once sang: (more…)

In Loving Memory Of Geniuses

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

Far away from the technological blitz that has enveloped modern society, Times Music beckons at gentler times, softer and more lyrical music with a nostalgic tribute to two great musical legends – Kishore Kumar and Salil Chowdhury. (more…)

Zindagi Ko Bahut Pyar Humne Diya Mohabbat Se Bhi Mohabbat

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Zindagi Ko Bahut Pyar Humne Diya Mohabbat Se Bhi Mohabbat Nibhaaye Hum Late afternoon, October 13, 1987. Kishore Kumar suffers a massive heart attack, slumps down into wife Leena’sarms, and is forever lost to the world. He was 58. Only a day earlier, he was his usual clowning self at the recording of a duet (Guru O Guru) with Asha Bhonsle. (more…)


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