Thursday, 25 March 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms - 10

Here’s YET another connect, although this one needs some background knowledge before it is cracked.













The clues may look too arbit, but they all point back to one person who is not shown here. That person is the connect, and this is the hint!

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


Only Paddy got this one correct!

The connection is indeed Shantanu Moitra, the music composer.

In his recently released Bengali book, Moitra describes how, at a foreign airport, he got the chance to meet his soccer hero Diego Maradona, and even got a shop attendant to click a photograph of them together on his own mobile phone. But the papparazzi invaded, and they had to run. In all the hurry, Moitra still rues leaving his cell phone behind with the shop attendant!

In the same book, Moitra mentions how, as a school student, he used to be part of a group that used to send posters full of signatures to South Africa for the release of Nelson Mandela. Then, one day after his release, Mendela did come to visit Moitra’s school, and thanked the people. Accompanying them was Miriam Makeba aka Mama Africa, whose song ‘Malaika’ was one of Moitra’s favourites. He did not know she was there, and when asked by his teachers to welcome Mandela with a song, chose ‘Malaika’! Mama Africa was so impressed that she asked Moitra to do an encore, and sang along with him!

Prasoon Joshi and Jaideep Sahni debuted as lyricists in the same album that Moitra debuted as the music composer. The album was Ab Ke Sawan, and the singer was Shubha Mudgal.

When Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s story Parineeta was given a new twist earlier in this century, Moitra composed the music for it.

Moitra shares a penchant for astrology with Gulzar. In fact, he even talks in his book about how sad Gulzar was when Pluto was stripped off its ‘planet’ status!

1 comment:

  1. I think the answer is Shantanu Moitra
    U had told me once that Shantanu Moitra is an ardent admirer of Maradona, he even came close to take a photograph with him, but forgot to click in his excitement.....Dont no the details...
    Shantanu Moitra is a Big Fan of Nelson Mandela (?????....Pure Guess)
    He worked with Prasoon Joshi for the film "3 Idiots"
    Gulzar and Moitra discuss Astronomy frequently (Another fact u had told)
    Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Parineeta was made into a film twice, on the second occasion,it was Moitra who gave the music.
    Shubha Mugdal has worked with Moitra for an Album...

    I m looking forward for the exact answer to this as I m not too sure of my answer


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