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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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Senior actor Madan Krishna Shrestha undergoes successful Parkinson’s surgery

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KATHMANDU — Senior actor Madan Krishna Shrestha has successfully undergone a surgery for Parkinson’s disease at Annapurna Neuro Hospital in Kathmandu.

It is mentioned that a team of doctors performed Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in globus pallidus part of the brain,in a press statement issued by the hospital.

Dr Resha Shrestha and Dr Basanta Panta jointly performed the surgery on Thursday.

The 68-year-old actor has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the past nine years and the symptoms were prominently seen in left side of his brain for four years.

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This is the first time the hospital conducted such a surgery, the press statement reads. Now other Parkinson’s patients could avail of this treatment from the health facility.

It has been learnt that Shrestha’s health condition has improved. Since some problems were diagnosed in the right side of his brain, pacemaker has been installed, said the hospital.

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