Remembering a Forgotten Singer!

Today I will present a forgotten voice, who was among the most popular voices in late 1940s. She had a short career in Hindi Film industry, but nevertheless her name would always be remembered for her hit songs, including some wonderful solos and her duets with Rafi. Singing was neither her passion nor her hobby. …

The Unrivaled Poet Kaifi Azmi – II

Last week, we had a look at Kaifi's songs with three of the composers, those could be said to have a long and successful association with him. But he has worked with nearly all the composers, right from S D Burman, with whom he started the Hindi film career, to Ghulam Mohammad, to Laxmikant Pyarelal. …

The Unrivaled Poet Kaifi Azmi – I

This year, we have a number of birth centenaries, Shamshad Begum was one, the other one is Kaifi Azmi. And as with Shamshad, his exact date of birth is also not known. But we find mention of 14th January 1919. So it was difficult to celebrate birth centenary, but I thought, at least we have …