Kapil Dev Nikhanj & Allahrakka Rahman

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Kapil Dev Nikhanj & Allahrakka Rahman

Kapil Dev Nikhanj 

Born: 6 January 1959 

He better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer. 

He was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002.

He captained the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

He retired in 1994, holding the world record for the greatest number of wickets taken in Test cricket, a record subsequently broken by Courtney Walsh in 2000.

He is the only player in the history of cricket to have taken more than 400 wickets (434 wickets) and scored more than 5000 runs in Tests, making him one of the greatest all-rounders to have played the game.

On 11 March 2010, Dev was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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Allahrakka Rahman

Born: 6 January 1967

He is an Indianmusic director, composer, musician, singer and music producer.

He works are noted for integrating Indian classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, fifteen Filmfare Awards and seventeen Filmfare Awards South.

He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2010 by the Government of India.

In 2009, he was included on the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.  

The UK-based world-music magazine Songlines named him one of “Tomorrow’s World Music Icons” in August 2011.

South Indian fans of he refer him with the nickname of “The Mozart of Madras”, and “Isai Puyal” (English: the Musical Storm).

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