Pandit Nikhil Ranjan Banerjee, an Indian classical sitarist, was born in the year 1931. Known to be a quiet and austere musician, Nikhil Banerjee trained under the legendary Ustad Allaudin Khan for quite a few years. Apart from being a very fine musician, he developed his own very distinct style of playing, which was one of his biggest accomplishments. It is said that there was a spiritual quality in his music, and with every concert, he set a new benchmark. Today, he is regarded as one of the three greatest sitarists of the 20th century, along with Pt. Ravi Shankar and Vilayat Khan. Nikhil Banerjee was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1968. He passed away on 27 January 1986.
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.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
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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