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Mumbai Expressway crash : Will ensure justice for my father, says Nilofer Hussain

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Mumbai: Nilofer Hussain, daughter of Sayed Hussain, the taxi driver who was killed in a drunk-driving accident on the Eastern Expressway in Mumbai, has told the media that she will “ensure justice for her father”.

The accused Janhavi Gadkar, was driving her Audi Q3 at a speed of more than 120kmph, when she slammed into the taxi. The impact was so strong, that the front of the taxi was entirely crushed, instantly killing the 57- year- old Sayed Hussain. Gas cutters had been employed to retrieve his body from the damaged car.

“Irresponsible, is small word to describe the people who did this. How can you do this? This happens because people have an attitude that it is India, and anything can be done here. That is the main reason why people think that drinking and driving is okay. Because they think, at the end of the day, if they have money, they can get away with it. People need to change their attitude,” she told a news channel.

Nilofer told the media outlet, that the news of the accident came as a big shock to the family, as her father, who had been driving a taxi for the past 30 years, was never involved even in a minor accident.

“This is absolutely horrendous. My dad has been working as a cab driver since a long, long time. He has been driving for more than 25 years and his has been the safest pair of hands behind the wheel. He has worked extremely hard all his life and he has never had any accident. Not even a minor accident.”

Nilofer added, that none of the authorities tried to reach out to her family.

“We haven’t even heard from the police. They have not even acknowledged us. No one has even turned up to say what has happened. Just because he was a cab driver, it does not mean that he had no existence. This is nonsense, what were the police doing?”  Nilofer  was reported as saying to NDTV.

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PM Narendra Modi to Unveil National Film Museum in Mumbai

The complex includes a multipurpose hall for movie previews, social events, conferences or seminars and cultural gatherings, besides incorporating several features to make it green and eco-friendly

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) that has come up in a 19th century heritage bungalow and a modern building in the country’s film capital, an official said here on Thursday.

A galaxy of dignitaries like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, A.R. Rahman, David Dhawan, Rohit Shetty, Waheeda Rehman, Jeetendra Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Raveena Tandon, Pankaj Kapoor, Rakesh Mehra and others are expected to attend the opening ceremonies.

The NMIC will provide a glimpse into the Indian film history and help film students, film-makers, fans and critics to learn and understand cinema as a medium of artistic expression in the country and globally.

The museum has on display artefacts like vintage cameras, projectors, editing and recording equipment, costumes, photographs and other materials portraying the journey of Indian cinema since its dawn in 1913 with the first full-length feature film, “Raja Harishchandra” made by the legendary Dhundiraj Govind Phadke, known as Dadasaheb Phalke.

There are also film sets, props, film tapes, sound tracks, trailers, transparencies and a rich collection of film-related literature and memorabilia depicting Indian film history in a chronological order.

Designed by the National Council of Science Museums, it was first envisaged in 1997, and set up in the 19th century heritage bungalow Gulshan Mahal and in another adjacent modern five-storeyed building, spread across 12,000 sq. metres.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The museum comprises more than three dozen interactive galleries devoted to cinema and its journey from the silent era to talkies, black-and-white to colour, from the film rolls era to digital technology and a children’s activity gallery.

The NMIC project was undertaken by the state-owned Navratna public sector undertaking, NBCC (India) Ltd, and promises to be a delightful treat for historians, tourists and film buffs from all over the world thronging the country’s film headquarters.

NBCC Chairman-cum-Managing Director Anoop Kumar Mittal said the entire NMIC complex is a potential ‘film hub’ narrating the rich history of Indian cinema in the heart of south Mumbai.

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The unique design features include a unique front elevation designed with inclined structural glazing support by cable nets with spiders and a glass facade to provide a 3D view impression to the structure, said Mittal.

The complex includes a multipurpose hall for movie previews, social events, conferences or seminars and cultural gatherings, besides incorporating several features to make it green and eco-friendly. (IANS)