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Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Me

My Diabetes

My Diabetes, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 97,265 items / 591,699 views

My late mother Shamim Shakir had diabetes , I was diagnosed with borderline diabetes about 15 years back, it took a turn for the worst as I was an alcoholic too, I gave up booze almost 10 years I have never touched a drop since than , nor do I smoke or do drugs.
I was being treated for diabetes at Nanvati Hospital those days thanks to my dear friend Mr Prakash Pange we shared the same doctor.

However I continued with my medication , till I began cutting my head with a sword for Ashura Moharam rituals , at Lucknow in a segment called Athvi I bled for a very long time I had cut open a blood vessel , but without any injection or medication the grievous wound healed in two days.

I continued cutting myself and also walked on fire a ritual called Ag Ka Matam.
It was at Delhi during Chehlum - Moharam while cutting myself again , someone grabbed my sword from my hand thereby cutting a vital tendon of my …

Abhijeet Bhattacharya- Ma Durga's Chosen Son

Abhijeet Bhattacharya- Ma Durga's Chosen Son, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Abhijeet was born as Abhijeet Bhattacharya in a middle-class family in Kanpur, the youngest of four siblings. He passed his class X (Ten) from Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Kanpur and Class XII from BNSD Inter College Chunni Ganj, Kanpur. Although his parents were against the idea, he went against their wishes and became a singer. He is an established singer in Bollywood, having done extensive playback singing for actor Shahrukh Khan. Nowadays, he also appears as a judge in reality shows based on singing contests on TV.
[edit] Career

Abhijeet left home for Mumbai in 1981 to study Chartered Accountancy. Due to his fascination for singing and music, he decided to pursue a career in playback singing and quit Chartered Accountancy. Despite being gifted with a melodious voice, he struggled for a long time.

After his long struggle in M…

Abhijeet's Lokhandwala Durgotsav 2009

Abhijeet's Lokhandwala Durgotsav 2009, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 97,242 items / 591,439 views

This is my new set on Flickr shot this evening,singer Bollywood celebrity Abhijeets Lokhandwala Durgotsav 2009.
This pandal is Abhijeets baby from the word go, period , sponsored by Times of India.

One of the most beautiful Pandal of the few I have shot at Bandra Khar and Juhu. I was here for a short while , I had come on some work at Veera Desai Road and cutting across a lane reached the Pandal by rickshah.

I met Abhijeet too,in a silk kurta and the most exotic Bengali dhoti, he was really very humble , crowds gathering around him to shoot his pictures , and Abhijeet is Ma Durgas chosen son..he has made her a brand equity , she touches the core of all Bengali hearts including this Muslim one too.
I have shot Abhijeets Durga Visarjan a few years back at Juhu..

Abhijeets love and dedication and devotion for Durga has borne fruit.. this pandal mystifies your soul holdin…