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A new music video released by Eastern Fare

Bengaluru, Karnataka, May 14, 2012 / India PRwire / -- There aren't enough words to surmise Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's contribution to the world of Sufi music nor his limitless musical genius. There's certainly no way to replicate his six-octave vocal range or his meticulous compositions. "Tere Bin Nahi Ladga", recently covered by Rittwika Bhattacharya and Jim Ankan Deka , is an interesting rendition of the virtuoso's soulful melody.  Ritwika Bhattacharya and Jim Ankan Deka (a still from the video) 'It's a humble tribute to the incredibly gifted maestro', the budding musicians from Bangalore had to say about their cover. Tere Bin Nahi Lagda was originally composed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for the movie 'Kachche Dhaage'. It became a super hit in the late 90s.  Rittwika's sufi styled vocals and Jim's incorporation of jazz elements don't simply echo Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's original composition, but pa

First Superstar of India Rajesh Khanna's demise

Rajesh Khanna (1942-2012) Yesteryear Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna passed away on Wednesday afternoon (July 18, 2012) after a prolonged illness. He was 70. News of Khana's deteriorating health  has been making rounds lately and the actor was reported to have visited the hospital thrice due to weakness and BP problem. He breathed his last at his Bandra house in the presence of his physician and all his family members including  son-in-law Akshay Kumar who returned from one of his shoots abroad in wake of father-in-law's ailment. Rajesh Khanna shot to stardom between 1969 and 1972 after 15 consecutive solo superhits and is considered the first 'superstar' of Indian cinema. He appeared in 163 feature films and did 17 short films.   He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same fourteen times. He received the maximum BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) – four times  and nominated 25 times. He was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Aw