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Aditya Narayan arrested for running car into auto, released on bail

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MUMBAI — Bollywood playback singer Aditya Narayan, a son of famous Nepali singer Udit Narayan Jha, was arrested on Monday in a road accident case but was granted bail later,local media reported.

The incident took place in front of Indralok building, Lokhandwala back road, Andheri (West). Aditya also sustained a minor injury on his hand.

A Mumbai Police spokesperson said: “Aditya Narayan’s car hit an auto-rickshaw, injuring a passenger and its driver near Lokhandwala Circle. Apparently, he took a wrong U-turn, leading to the accident.”

“He misjudged while taking a U-turn and hit the auto-rickshaw from behind with his car, injuring the driver and a woman passenger,” said an officer from Versova police station.

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After the incident, Aditya shifted the injured driver, identified as Rajkumar Palekar (64), and Surekha Shivekar (32), a passenger, to nearby hospital, he said.

The officer said the injuries were serious and the injured were treated in a nearby hospital. “Narayan did not try to escape from the spot and took the injured to the hospital. The driver has suffered head injuries and the passenger has also received injuries,” the officer further said adding, “Whether the injuries are life threatening or not, I will not comment on that as the doctors are treating them.”

“We have registered an FIR under sections 279 (punishment for rash driving), 338 (punishment for causing grievous hurt) read with section 184 of Motor Vehicles Act of the Indian Penal Code and waiting for the report of his medical test to check whether he was under the influence of alcohol or not,” he said.

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Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84

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CHICAGO—Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush died on Saturday at the age of 84.

Rush succumbed to complication from a stroke he suffered in 2003.

Rush was born in Philadelphia, Mississipi. He settled in Chicago and began playing the local clubs, wearing a cowboy hat and sometimes strumming his guitar upside down for effect.

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He catapulted to international fame in 1956 with his first recording on Cobra Records of “I Can’t Quite You Baby,” which reached No.6 on the Billboard R&B chart.

He was a key architect of the Chicago “West Side Sound” in the 1950s and 1960s, which modernized traditional blues to introduce more of a jazzy, amplified sound.

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