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Mumbai: Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed died here on Sunday morning following a brief illness, a family member said. He was 70.

Ahmed breathed his last at the Lilavati Hospital where he was admitted recently. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

A former Congress leader and Maharashtra minister, Ahmed was sworn-in as the governor of the north-eastern state of Manipur on May 16 this year. Prior to that he was governor of Jharkhand since September 2011.

As a Congressman, he was elected to Maharashtra legislative assembly five times from his native Nagpada constituency in south Mumbai and later served as a minister in two governments, handling various portfolios.

His funeral shall be held in Mumbai on Monday morning at 11 AM at the Rehmadabad Cemetery in Byculla, said his son Syed Zeeshan Ahmed, a prominent state Congress leader.

Expressing grief over Syed Ahmed’s demise, Maharashtra Governor CV Rao, described Ahmed as “a gentle, soft spoken and studious person”.

“Dr. Ahmed had sincere urge to address the problems of the common man. He was a writer and poet too. I convey my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” Rao said in a message.

Senior leaders of the Maharashtra and Mumbai Congress also condoled Syed Ahmed’s death.

(IANS)

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As a choreographer, he has a list of credits spanning live/stage, TV and music videos for artistes like Missy Elliot, The Pussycat Dolls and Eminem.

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American singer-songwriter-dancer-choreographer Bobby Newberry will organise a ‘Jazz Funk Master Class’ in India in September.

“I have never been to India and it’s a country with such passion, love for dance and arts. I really felt that I should visit India and throw myself into their love and culture,” Newberry said in a statement.

“I want the dancers to grow as artistes and be stronger than they are now. So, for this I have initiated the method of dance workshop. I want the dancers to come in with open heart and mind rather than with any judgement, only then they will learn the real sense of dance.

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“I know India has got so much talent and I feel they are so hungry to learn. I am just so excited to give it a start with the workshop in Mumbai.”

The workshops will be held here on September 1 and in Delhi on September 2.

As a choreographer, he has a list of credits spanning live/stage, TV and music videos for artistes like Missy Elliot, The Pussycat Dolls and Eminem. (IANS)