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June 3, 2008

Hanif Mohammad

Filed under: Personality — Tags: , , , , , , — Abhishek Goyal @ 5:27 am

Hanif Mohammad was a versatile cricketer born in Junagadh on December 21, 1934. He played for Pakistan cricket team and is known for his long haul of 337 against West Indies in Bridgetown in 1957-58. He is also credited for making cricket a house hold phenomena from an educated elitist game. He is also considered as the founder of reverse sweep, which many other perfected with time. He also won the cricketer of the year in 1968.

May 8, 2008

The Polyester Prince

Filed under: Personality, Book — Tags: , , , , , , — Abhishek Goyal @ 8:50 am

Dhirubhai Ambani was born into a Modh family on 28th December 1932 in Chorwad, Junagadh. He started Reliance industries which is among the largest corporations in India. The Polyester Prince is a book written about Dhirubhai Ambani. It not only is a biography of Dhirubhai, but also provides a lot of insights about the functioning of related industry and freedom movement of India. A must read.

May 6, 2008

Praveen Babi

Filed under: Personality — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Abhishek Goyal @ 5:07 pm

A great Film Star from Junagadh, Born 59 years ago in Junagadh, Gujarat, and Parveen Babi was a special child. The only child of her parents, born to them 14 years after their marriage. Read full story here.

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