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Shashi Kapoor, the debonair, legendary poster boy of Bollywood turns 75 today. The actor, director, producer was born to legendary filmmaker Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Mehra on 18 March 1938 in Calcutta. He is younger brother to Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor.
He began his career with 1948 film ‘Aag’ playing the younger Raj Kapoor. He made his debut as leading man in Yash Chopra’s Dharam Putra in the year 1961. In a career spanning several decades he acted in a roster of commercially successful films.
He has won numerous awards and was awarded Padma Bhusan by Govt of India in 2011.
Though he has several wonderful movies to his credit but his iconic dialogue from 1975 cult movie ‘Deevar’ continues to revered and immortalised.
Here wishing the veteran actor Shashi Kapoor a very Happy Birthday!!!
The year 1947 marked the end of British Raj in Imperial India that led to birth of two independent nations India and Pakistan. For the nascent nations partition came at huge cost. Whilst the corpus, army, police, libraries, etc was being divided, the exodus of people began to move towards the nation of their choice.
As new state of Pakistan was formed on the religious basis, the movement created ill will and riots began. People across religions who had lived peacefully for ages now became foes. It is believed that over a million lives were lost due to partition and many millions more were displaced from their ancestral homes as Muslims migrated to Pakistan while Sikhs, Hindus and others migrated to India, making it one of the largest mass displacements in history. During the ordeal, over 100,000 women were abducted, raped and countless children orphaned. The bodies of women were mutilated – breasts gouged out, bamboos inserted into their vagina’s. The trains that ferried people to new nations often arrived without a single soul alive, all naked.
Major Jagjit Singh was a 21 year old resident of Amritsar during partition. He witnessed the train massacres and deterioration of law and order in the months leading up to partition. Watch this video by 1947PartitionArchive.org where he narrates and recounts those scenes.
Arun Jaitley, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha yesterday rightly recalled Ian Fleming’s words from the James Bond movie:
If it happens once, it could be chance; if it happens twice it could be coincidence; but if it happens for the third time it is an enemy act.
Apparently the beleaguered government didn’t knew how to react. The LOP advised government to: “Deal with the Roman as the Romans would deal with you”.
The PM meek response “if they do not keep their word there will be consequences for our relations with Italy” could not break the ice in parliament. It was the UPA govt which ignored all please of govt of Kerala that had reservations in allowing the marines to go on leaves as fishermen killing is an hotly debated issue there.
Jaitley termed the marines escape as “first case of state-sponsored deception or abduction” whilst Sitaram Yechury of CPI(M) called it “state-sponsored violation of Indian law”.
As per Firstpost report though no one made any direct reference to Congress President’s Italian origins but opposition members crafty made repeated oblique references to an “Italian connection”, a ’4th pain’ for them.
A parliamentarian rightly pointed that out of 1000+ foreigners languishing in Indian prison’s why special treatment is being meted to Italians.
This has now become a diplomatic row with Supreme Court banning the Italian envoy from leaving India, Harish Salve quitting as marines lawyer, India downgrading its ties with Itlay and India alerting all airports to prevent the Italian envoy from leaving country.
All this could have been easily avoided had India not allowed the marines to go on leave as part of its goodwill gesture. Italy must not forget that India secured release of its nationals who were abducted by Maoist in Odisha and should duteously send the marines back for trail.