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There has been some confusion as to when Begum Akhtar (1914-1974) first sang in a concert. Also, associated with this confusion is when she first recorded the ghazals and thumris for the issue of her 78 rpm discs. Rita Ganguly, one of the senior disciples of Begum Akhtar, in her book ‘ Ae Mohobbat – A Reminiscing Begum Akhtar’ (2008) has mentioned that Begum Akhtar’s first participation in a concert as a singer was at the age of 11 (1925) at Calcutta (now Kolkata) which was arranged for Bihar Flood Relief Fund. However, many of the articles and blogs mention that her first concert was in 1934 for Bihar Earthquake Relief Fund. Some articles even mention that she sang in a concert for the first time at the age of 15.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 2
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In the history of Rajputs, the name of Panna Dai has become immortal because of her supreme sacrifice. I first came to know about the story of Panna Dai in the Rajput history lesson during my school days. The only thing I remember of the story till a few days back was that Panna Dai sacrificed her own son to save the future Maharana of Mewad, Udai Singh for whom she was the Dai (Nanny). The detailed story of the 16th century nursemaid Panna Dai is available on Wikipedia.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 1
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Today, October 7th is the 101st birth anniversary of Mallika-e-Ghazal Begum Akhtar. With this, the year-long birth centenary celebrations which started on October 6th last year come to an end. Those who have kept the track of the events may recall that Government of India, Ministry of Culture had announced a year-long birth centenary celebrations of Begum Akhtar sometime last year.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This is the story of a diva who, despite being in the midst of very adverse family circumstances in her formative years and facing the conservative society, created a niche for herself in the field of classical and ghazal singing. It is also the story of a woman who, despite fame and adulation showered on her by millions of fans, felt lonely all through her life.
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“Dana Pani” (1953) is a sunrise pictures production. it was directed by V M Vyas and the movie had actors like Wasti,Meena Kumari, Shashi Kapoor (?), Weera, Chhagan, Romeo, Radha Krishnan, Chitra etc in it, according to what I have been able to gather.
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