Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, while speaking to media persons on Sunday, said that former CM Uddhav Thackeray’s fate was sealed the day he backstabbed BJP. Fadnavis was referring to the time in 2019 when Thackeray-led Shiv Sena broke alliance with BJP and formed it with Congress and NCP to form a government in Maharashtra.
Slamming Uddhav Thackeray for for forming an ‘unnatural alliance,’ Fadnavis said: “No word was given to us by them before the elections (in 2019). A conspiracy was hatched against us. The Sena had already decided to go with NCP and broke off the alliance with us. I called Uddhavji, but my calls went unanswered. Their fate was sealed the very day when they backstabbed us.”
Referring to the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena, Fadnavis said that the ‘real Shiv Sena’ that follows Balasaheb Thackeray’s ideology was with them.
Mesmerising sunset hues at Ramtek’s Ambala Lake in Nagpur
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Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday anniversary: Life story of ‘nightingale’
Today would have been late singer Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday. The ‘Queen of melody’ passed away on February 6, 2022. On her birth anniversary, Nation Next brings you her life story.
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