In a major breakthrough, Mumbai Police arrested fugitive gangster and once a top aide of most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Ejaz Lakdawala from Patna. Ejaz who was arrested on Wednesday night was wanted in connection with multiple cases related to extortion, attempt to murder and rioting.
Mumbai Crime Branchs anti-extortion cell team at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Mumbai apprehended Lakdawala on Wednesday. Ejaz would be kept in police remand till January 21. Before Ejaz formed his own gang, he had once worked for Ibrahim. In May 2004, the Canadian Police in Ottawa had also arrested him, from where he managed to escape.
Ejaz, against whom the Interpol had issued a Red Corner notice, a few years back was believed to be somewhere in North America as well as in South East Asia.
As per reports, Lakdawala’s daughter Soniya Lakdawala was also involved in threatening and extortion cases. Recently, she was also accused of demanding extortion from a realtor in Bandra (in Mumbai) by threatening him. Last month in December, Soniya was held at Mumbai’s international airport for allegedly trying to fly out with her daughter using a fake passport.
Joint CP Crime, Santosh Rastogi on arrest of the gangster said, His daughter was in our custody. She gave a lot of information to us. Our sources also told us about his arrival in Patna. He was arrested in Jattanpur police station limits.
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021
‘Even Modiji can’t finish my political career:’ Pankaja Munde
BJP National Secretary Pankaja Munde said even Prime Minister Narendra Modi wouldn’t be able to end her political career if she lived in people’s hearts and minds. Munde said the same on Tuesday while addressing a public rally — part of PM Modi’s birthday celebrations for a fortnight across Maharashtra — at Ambajogai in Maharashtra’s Beed district.
Munde said, “If I live in people’s mind and heart, even Modiji cannot end my political career… Dynasty politics has been prevailing in the Congress party. Modiji, however, wants to end the dynasty rule… I hail from a political family, but if I live in your mind and heart, nobody will be able to finish (end the career) me. If I live in people’s minds and hearts, even Modiji cannot finish my political career.”