Singer Daler Mehndi, who is out with his song Ishq Nachave, revealed that the music video of Tunak Tunak Tun was the result of a blow to his ego. After a fallout with the media and comment that his music videos were successful only because of their ‘glamour’ and beautiful women, he was hurt and decided that his next video would feature only him. This led to the release of Tunak Tunak Tun in 1998, which featured five Daler Mehndis! The song and the video became a huge hit not only in India but around the world, cementing his status as one of the biggest pop stars at the time.
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A bus conductor in Tamil Nadu, who has planted over 3 lakh saplings in the last 30 years using his own money, is garnering appreciation on social media. Marimuthu Yoganathan is a bus conductor in the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation. Yoganathan in Coimbatore distributes saplings for free of cost to passengers travelling in his bus. He spends 40% of his salary to take care of these plants. Seeing his dedication, a friend from US donated 3 acres of land to Marimuthu where he works daily after duty. A known eco activist, Yoganathan has been awarded "Eco Warrior" award by Vice-President of India, 'Unsung Hero' award by wildlife film-maker Mike Pandey and film actor John Abraham in "Timberland" function held in Delhi.