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Nicky Bissett

Nicholas Bissett is an English former professional footballer who made 97 Football League appearances playing as a central defender for Brighton & Hove Albion. Bissett was born in London, he worked as a gas service engineer and played football for Hornchurch and Walthamstow Avenue of the Isthmian League and Conference clubs Dagenham and Barnet, who set a record for a transfer between non-league clubs when they paid £20,000 for his services in March 1988. Six months Second Division club Brighton & Hove Albion broke the record for a non-league player when they paid Barnet £115,000 for Bissett, he became a regular in the team over his first 18 months, but he suffered a badly broken leg in a match against Swindon Town that kept him out for nearly a year. He returned in time to help Albion reach the 1991 Second Division play-off final, which they lost to Notts County, but broke the leg again in 1993 and suffered a knee injury the following year which finished his professional career, he made one substitute appearance for Crawley Town, tried his luck in minor football with Stamco, but his knee prevented his playing at that level.

He and his family relocated to York, his wife's home town, he worked as a postman. As of 2020, their sons George and Harry were playing non-league football in Yorkshire

Kamlabai Gokhale

Kamlabai Gokhale, born Kamlabai Kamath, was one of the first actresses in Indian cinema, along with her mother Durgabai Kamat. She was the daughter of Durgabai Kamat and Anand Nanoskar, a professor of history at the J. J. School of Art, she married Raghunathrao Gokhale and had three children, Chandrakant Gokhale, Lalji Gokhale and Suryakant Gokhale. Chandrakant Gokhale is the father of Vikram Gokhale, a well-known Indian film and stage actor. Lalji Gokhale and Suryakant Gokhale were acclaimed Tabala maestros. Kamlabai was 25, pregnant with her third child, her first stage appearance was at the age of four. Around 1912-1913, Dadasaheb Phalke, the pioneering film-maker of India, was casting for his film Mohini Bhasmasur and he chose Kamlabai for the lead, her mother played the role of Parvati. Phalke had been forced to use a young male cook, Salunke, to play the female lead in his earlier film, Raja Harishchandra, for lack of an actress. By the time she was 15, Kamlabai had become a celebrity; the following year she married Raghunathrao Gokhale.

He had been with the Kirloskar Natak Company where he performed female roles. But his voice was breaking and so he moved to his brother’s company, the same one where Kamlabai and her mother were employed; the young couple was cast as the new lead pair of the company. In the 1930s, Kamlabai worked under Veer Savarkar in the play Ushaap, which focussed on the plight of Harijans. Kamalabai worked in around 35 movies, her last film was Gehrayee. 1980 Gehrayee 1972 Ek Nazar 1971 Hulchul 1967 Balyakalasakhi 1954 Nastik Kamla 1952 Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag 1949 Navajeevanam Kamala 1946 Haqdar 1946 Sona Chandi 1944 Stunt King 1939 Garib Ka Lal 1938 Chabukwali 1938 Street Singer 1936 Aakhri Galti 1936 Be Kharab Jan 1936 Prabhu Ka Pyara 1935 Barrister’s Wife 1935 Bikhare Moti 1934 Afghan Abla 1934 Ambarish 1934 Gunsundari Sushila 1933 Aurat Ka Dil 1933 Bhola Shikar 1933 Bhool Bhulaiyan 1933 Chandrahasa 1933 Krishna Sudama 1933 Lal-e-Yaman as Lalarukh 1933 Mirza Sahiban 1933 Rajrani Meera 1932 Bhutio Mahal 1932 Char Chakram 1932 Niti Vijay 1932 Sheil Bala 1931 Devi Devayani Sharmistha 1913 Mohini Bhasmasur