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1945 - Javed Akhtar was born in Gwalior state, British India. He is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter in Bollywood. He received Padma Bushan and many Filmfare Awards.

2010 - Jyoti Basu died at the age of 95 in Kolkata. He was a Bengali politician belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) who served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977 to 2000, making him the longest-serving Chief Minister of any state of India.

1908 - L. V. Prasad (Akkineni Lakshmi Vara Prasada Rao) was born in Somavarapadu, Eluru, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. He was a film producer, actor, director, cinematographer and businessman. He was one of the pioneers of Indian cinema and received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

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Javed Akhtar Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar was born on 17th January in the year 1945 at Gwalior,MadhyaPradesh,India, to an Bollywood SongWriter Jan Nasir and singer Safia Akhtar, a teacher and writer.Javed Akhtar lost his mother at early stage and he was bought up in Lucknow with their relatives. He completed is BA from Saifi... read more

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