Saturday, September 26, 2009

Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Me

My Diabetes

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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 hand ..this turned gangrenous on my way to Mumbai, my blood sugar was over 500 so I went to SL Raheja Hospital , and was treated by Dr AG Talwalkar ..

{The wound healed but permanently damaged my right hand I type with one finger of this hand and shoot pictures too , it has taken the shape of a Cobras hood..}

I had to take insulin to bring my sugar down or have my right hand amputated..

I continued with the insulin but stopped visiting the hospital completely..blogging made me stop walking too..I used to walk at Carter Road.

In June this year my son in law Assad Dadan, coaxed me to go for Ayurvedic treatment , I was hesitant but gave in , the lady doctor Dr Rekha J Paralkar of Chembur , was treating him for kidney stones and had successfully got rid of his stones in 3 days simply by intake of Ayurveda medicine.

I met Dr Rekha Paralkar and began my treatment 16 June 2009 ..She promised to bring my blood sugar down and get rid of my dependence on Insulin..gradually.

My blood sugar when I met her was
fasting 179
pp 374

the next visit
fasting 155
pp 162

9 july

fasting 81
pp 192

on 31 july 2009

fasting 96
pp 192

Than came Ramzan where my blood sugar goes haywire I completed 30 days of fasting ,
my blood sugar
yesterday was

fasting 82
pp 150

I take a tablet and a green powder before breakfast and before dinner ..prescribed by her, all my Allopathic medicines she had stopped .
My insulin dosage has reduced considerably from what it was
morning 10 unit
evening 4 unit..

I have placed my faith in her , and on myself too..I am not writing a testimonial for her but this kind lady has helped me a lot I still dont walk ..though my photo shoots could be considered marathon walks in a way..

I shoot pictures to share my cultural inheritance I dont sell pictures and photography as a blog has made me connect with some great people like you..

I would have gone insane without blogging.. It is addictive there is no denying it and can play havoc with family life too..I have manage to walk the tightrope without falling off balance..
This year has not been conducive to me personally or professionally.

Abhijeet Bhattacharya- Ma Durga's Chosen Son

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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 Mumbai, he received a call from Rahul Dev Burman to sing for Dev Anand's sons debut film. Abhijeet also sang with Kishore Kumar, his idol, in the same film.

In the 1990s, Abhijeet established himself as a notable playback singer. His first notable hits were the songs from the film Baaghi, composed by Anand-Milind - Ek chanchal shokh hasina, Chandni raat hai and Har kasam se badi hai. Then in 1994 when he gave hits in movies like Yeh Dillagi, Anjaam, Raja Babu and Main Kihildi Tu Anari.. there was no looking back.. He became a hit machine along with his competitors Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan he was among the top 3 play back singers of 90s and finally won the Filmfare Best Playback singer Award for Yes Boss in 1997.He went on to give hit numbers in the movies Baadshah, Yes Boss, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Josh, Dhadkan, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na

Some of his songs such as Kurta phaadke from Anari No. 1 did not do well with the public.

Abhijeet has given his voice for actors such as Shahrukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Saif Ali Khan, Bobby Deol, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan, among many others.

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 Mumbai, he received a call from Rahul Dev Burman to sing for Dev Anand's sons debut film. Abhijeet also sang with Kishore Kumar, his idol, in the same film.

In the 1990s, Abhijeet established himself as a notable playback singer. His first notable hits were the songs from the film Baaghi, composed by Anand-Milind - Ek chanchal shokh hasina, Chandni raat hai and Har kasam se badi hai. Then in 1994 when he gave hits in movies like Yeh Dillagi, Anjaam, Raja Babu and Main Kihildi Tu Anari.. there was no looking back.. He became a hit machine along with his competitors Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan he was among the top 3 play back singers of 90s and finally won the Filmfare Best Playback singer Award for Yes Boss in 1997.He went on to give hit numbers in the movies Baadshah, Yes Boss, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Josh, Dhadkan, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na

Some of his songs such as Kurta phaadke from Anari No. 1 did not do well with the public.

Abhijeet has given his voice for actors such as Shahrukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Saif Ali Khan, Bobby Deol, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan, among many others.

He was recently seen as a Judge in a reality show called Star Voice of India. Mr Abhijit , refused to judge a contestant in an indian Idol (Singing show), only based on his place of birth was outside of india. He simply stated he can't judge him. As a reaction to his gesture the singing partner for the Artist , who Abhijit refused to judge , told him if you will not judge my Partner , I will not like to be judged by you I would rather get 0 marks from the fellow judge but its far better then , getting marks form a biased judge.[1] Abhijit also violated the honor of being a judge since he was personally biased on his judging he never listened to the singing rather he was more interested in nationalities of people. [2]
[edit] Non-film music

After his success in playback singing, Abhijeet decided to try non-film pop music. He released two albums, Main Deewana Hoon and Tapori No.1. The albums did not achieve commercial success. Later he launched Aashiqui, which was appreciated by the audience. Recently, he has launched a pop album, called Tere Bina, whose songs and videos are chartbusters.

On May 3, 2006, he released another non-film album called Lamhe, which was well-appreciated. Currently Abhijit is a judge on the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - Little Champs show.
[edit] Notable songs

* Dil Tujhpe Aa Gaya--1991 -Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
* Ole Ole -94 - Yeh Dillagi
* Main Khiladi Tu Anari -94 (title track) - Main Khiladi Tu Anari alonwith king of melody Udit Narayan
* Haan mujhe pyaar hua pyaar hua allahmiya- Judaai
* Zara sa Jhoom loo main -95 - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
* Wada Raha Sanam -90 - Khiladi
* Darwaza Band Karlo -93 - Darr
* Meri Jaane Jaana- Mohabbat
* Woh Ladki Jo Saab Se - Baadshah
* Title song - Baadshah
* Tum aaye to -2000 - Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
* I'm The Best - Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
* Kuch to Baata - Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
* Tauba Tumhare Ye Ishare -2003 - Chalte Chalte
* Suno Na - Chalte Chalte
* Title Song - Chalte Chalte
* Chaand Taare -97 - Yes Boss
* Main Koi Aisa Geet - Yes Boss
* Title Song[Sad]-2004 - Main Hoon Na
* Mere Khyaloon Ki Malika -2k - Josh
* Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan -2k - Dhadkan
* Roshini Se - Asoka
* Raat Ka Nasha - Asoka
* Aye Nazaneen - Dil Hi Dil Mein
* Teri ankhen jhuki jhuki -96 - Fareb
* Shaher Ki ladki - Rakshak
* Jhanjhriya - Krishna
* Pyaar Se Pyaar Hum Ab To Karne Lage -01-Raaz
* Ishq chupta nahin chupaane se - Bewafaa
* Aisa koi zindagi mein aaye - Dosti
* Tan tana tan tan tara --98 - Judwaa
* Sandesa Aya, Jab Tak Hai Saans, Kabhie Kabhie Sapne - Kaafila
* Dhoom Taana -07 - Om Shanti Om
* Dil le le-Khiladi 420
* Yeh Dillagi--94-Yeh Dillagi
* koi nahi tera jaisa-Keemat
* main rahu naa rahu meri aawaz -2006-lamhe
* Ek Chanchal Shook Haseena -90-BAGHI
* Deewana Deewana Main Tere Liye-Daraar
* Lahma Lahma Doori -06-Gangstar
* Badi Mushkil Hai -94-Anjaam
* Ah a e O oh O -94-Raja Babu
* itna mujhe pata hai-Khiladiyon ka khiladi
* Bharo meri mang baro-Sabse bada khiladi
* jab tak rahega samosa main aloo-mr and mrs khiladi
* Maine to khai kasam-Awara pagal deewana
* Tumhain kaise main batoo-Dastak
* Aankhon main base ho tum-Takkar
* Jhanjarya-Krishna
* Tum dil ki dhadkan main-Dhadkan

[edit] Awards

* Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (1997) for Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon (Yes Boss)
* Screen-Videocon Award for the best singer in 1997 for Chand taare in Yes Boss
* MTV Life Time Achievement Award.
* Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman[3]

[edit] Personal life

Abhijeet is married to Sumaati.[4] The couple have two sons.

Abhijeet's Lokhandwala Durgotsav 2009

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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 holding you in a clutch and wont let you go...I have captured the magic of this pandal on digital film..I must mention the volunteers of this Pandal in designer threads made for the occasion are exemplary in their duty to Ma Durga ..their humility touched me immensely.

The Times of India journos dont much care for bloggers writing them off in carefully worded obits, , but blogs dont die unless you delete them...and a photo blog lives on forever blessed by divinity for all time..be it Lalbagh Cha Raja or Durga or Jesus on the streets of Kalina on Good Friday..Pitru Paksh at Banganga or Idd Namaz at Bandra Station Road..

Thank you Times of India ..
Thank you Abhijeet.

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