29 NOVEMBER PRAMATHESH CHANDRA BARUA (1903 to 1951)
Pramathesh Chandra Barua was an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter in the pre- independence era. He was born on 24 October 1903 in Gauripur, Assam, to Raja Prabhat Chandra Barua of the Gauripur royal family. Considered an enigma, the actor and filmmaker embodied the tragic literary character like no other screen performer. The prince-turned- actor is said to have changed the theatrical manner of acting into a more realistic and believable style that was in sync with real-life situations. Barua is one of the pioneers of the Indian film industry. In 1935, he directed and acted in Devdas, a romantic film based on Saratchandra Chatterjee’s novel Devdas. In 1936, he remade this film in Hindi with K L Saigal in the lead role. The success of this film in both Bengali and Hindi placed him on the list of the top Indian film directors. Barua passed away on 29 November 1951 in Kolkata.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
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This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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