February 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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Bhagwan Dada of ‘Albela’ fame dead
Mumbai, February 4
Bhagwan Dada, who shot to fame with his musical romantic comedy ‘Albela’, died at his residence here today at the age of 89. Bhagwan Abhaji Palav, alias Bhagwan Dada, the dancing sensation of his times, was born in a middle class family in 1913. He started his film career in a silent film, ‘Bewafaa Aashiq’, and later made his mark in talkies and had nearly 400 movies to his credit. He was perhaps the first to introduce Ramba, Samba, Rock-n-Roll and other dance forms into Hindi cinema.
MCC men kill 8 cops
Chatra (Jharkhand), February 4
Eight policemen, including the officer in charge of the Jori police station, were killed and four others injured when the outlawed Maoist Communist Centre attacked a police patrol in Chatra district today. Over 100 heavily-armed MCC militants blocked the Chatra-Gaya road near Jorighat by putting a tractor on the highway and fired indiscriminately on the police party when it arrived, police sources said.