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Through Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, I aspire to put my alter ego Rani-Ko-HE-Nur in forefront: Sushant Divgikar

Sushant Divgikar dressed as ‘Rani-Ko-HE-Nur’ while promoting the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in Nagpur. (Photo by: Abhishek Thakare)

Very few know that former Mr Gay World participant and the flag bearer of LGBTQ community in India Sushant Divgikar is a phenomenal singer. It is his passion for singing, which has now made him the first openly gay participant on the mainstream singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, which is watched by millions at home across India.

On Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Sushant will be performing as his alter ego ? Rani-Ko-He-Nur. In fact, even during his recent visit to Nagpur for promoting the show, Sushant was dressed as his alter ego. While promoting the show in Nagpur, Sushant spoke about his passion for music, his alter ego Rani-Ko-He-Nur and spoke as to how he would like to change things with his singing talent.

Speaking about being a part of the singing reality show, Sushant Divgikar said, I’m very excited to a part of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and couldn’t think of a platform as revered as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa to showcase my singing talent and bring drag as a performing art into mainstream through my alter ego Rani-Ko-HE-Nur. There hasn’t been a gay contestant on a singing reality show on national television before me because it hasn’t been introduced in mainstream entertainment. With the help of Sushants voice, I aspire to put Rani in the forefront.

Sushant, while speaking about his passion for music, added, I have realized that music makes me happy and I feel no shame in admitting that I sing for applause. Winning the show is secondary, all I want to win is people’s hearts with my talent. It’s normal to have preconceived notions about a certain section of people, but one can change minds with talent.

The past few episodes of the current season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, which started on October 13, saw an array of supremely talented singers raising the bar of entertainment with their talent. Divgikar as Rani-Ko-He-Nur fascinated everyone as he switched between male and female voices.

The mentors at this season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa include Sona Mohapatra, Wajid Khan and Shekhar Ravjiani. Along with the mentors, an esteemed panel of 15 music connoisseurs from music fraternity, play the role of the jury to assess the aspiring singers right from the audition stage and help mentors in selecting only the best. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, which is being aired every Saturday and Sunday on Zee TV, is being hosted by Aditya Narayan.

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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.

Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and  Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.

The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.

Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka,  Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.

President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses  have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .

Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna  presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.

 Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur



Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.

Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.

“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.

“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.

With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller


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Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live



A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.

During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.

On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.

The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.

After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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