Ravi Shankar, Copolla, Jackie Chan

APRIL 7
Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920): Indian musician and composer who plays the 'sitar'.  He composed music for Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy. He was associated with Yehudi Menuhin, George Harrison, The Beatles. In 1999, he received The Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. He has also received three Grammy awards.  He is the father of Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar, both of whom are musicians.
Francis Ford Copolla (1939): American film director and producer mostly known for his Godfather films. Godfather (1972) won him 3 Academy awards. His other films include, Patton, Apocalypse Now, The Rainmaker.
Jackie Chan (Born 1954): Actor and action choreographer who is also a filmmaker and producer. His movies are known for acrobatic action with a tinge of comedy. As a boy he was nicknamed Paopao, meaning cannonball. Chan was as a stuntman in films like Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon starring Bruce Lee. His breakthrough film was Snake in the Eagle's Shadow. His other films include Drunken Master, The Fearless Hyena, Battle Creek Brawl, Police Story, Armour of God, Who Am I, and Rush Hour etc.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850): English poet of the Romantic era instrumental in launching the Romantic Age. He was poet laureate from 1843 till his death in 1850. Along with ST Coleridge he published the Lyrical Ballads. The Prelude is a semi-autobiographical poem and his other poems include The Solitary Reaper and  I wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
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