Surbhi Shirpurkar Dawle, who works as a journalist with BBC Marathi Online, was crowned as Mrs Nagpur 2019 at the grand finale of the competition organised by Womens TV on February 14 at Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Hall in Nagpur. The contest was conducted by Sandip Kamble and Aanand Naik.
At the grand finale, which witnessed 17 married women participating to win the title, beautician Mala Kinkar was announced as the 1st runner-up and Zumba instructor Sheetal Patil was announced as the 2nd runner-up. The contest was judged by Shweta Soni (Mrs Maharashtra 2017 Best Cat Walk title winner and Mrs India CG Beauty with Brains title winner), Sunita Kamble and Jay Gupta.
More than 200 women participated in the initial audition round of the competition. Out of these 200 participants, 50 women headed to the semi finals. Out of the 50 women, 17 women then headed to the grand finale of the competition.
An elated Surbhi, while speaking about the competition, told Nation Next: ?Winning this competition is a very emotional moment for me. My maternal grandmother passed away just three days before the competition. She would attend all the competitions, which I would be a part of. Just a thought of that gave me strength to go ahead with the competition. I would like to dedicate this win to my grandmother, whom I thoroughly missed throughout the finale. I think, its because of her blessings that I won. I would also like to thank my parents, my husband, my siblings and my grandparents for their never ending and rock-solid support.
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.”