N Datta – A Tribute

One of the forgotten music directors from the golden era, he was more often remembered as S D Burman's assistant in the beginning. N Datta, born as Dattaram Baburao Naik on 12nd December 1927 in a small village in Goa. He ran away to Mumbai (then Bombay) at the age of twelve and learnt classical …

My Favourite Lullaby Songs

Lullaby songs always form a significant & popular part of Hindi film songs. I think, one of the first popular lullby songs from a Hindi movie is 'So Ja Rajkumari So Ja' sung by K L Saigal from Zindagi-1940 (Music by Pankaj Malik). The song is still considered to be an ultimate lori by old …

My Favourites by Shailendra

Shailendra (30 Aug 1927 - 14 Dec 1966) was one of the most brilliant, talented & versatile lyricist of the golden era of Hindi film music. He started working at railway workshop in Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1940s.He used to write poems and participate in poem symposia. Raj Kapoor was impressed by his poem 'Jalta …