Bhoola Nahi Dena Jee – Remembering Nashad

There were a few composers of the golden era of Hindi film music, who composed for films under pseudonyms for various reasons. Today I will discuss a composer who composed under different names. He started as Shaukat Dehlavi. At times he called himself Shaukat Haideri. He also composed under the names Shaukat Ali, Shaukat Hussein …

Diya Jalakar Aap Bujhaya – Remembering K Datta

K Datta, born as Datta Korgaonkar alias D P Korgaonkar (as he was credited for Marathi films) was a popular composer of the late 30s and early 40s. Though he is forgotten now, he was active till the mid 50s. Even after delivering fabulous songs in the early years of the 50s, he couldn't get …

Geeta Dutt sings for Chitragupt

Geeta Dutt is one of my most favourite playback singers of the golden era. Though she is mainly remembered for her popular association with O P Nayyar, S D Burman and Hemant Kumar, her other associations are worth exploring! When I wrote my first post on Chitragupt, I covered his playback singers other than Lata …

Asha Bhosle (1957-’58-’59)

I've been presenting a song list on Asha Bhosle's birthday for the last three years. This year as well I have plans for the post. For the last few months the idea of today's post was on my mind. On previous occasions I presented Asha Bhosle's association with Madan Mohan, Khayyam and Salil Chowdhury. But …

Remembering Bulo C Rani

There are a few music composers of Hindi cinema, who never made it to the first rung. The reasons would have been many. But some of the composers were really unfortunate. In spite of having talent, they couldn’t make a mark of their own. Perhaps the era which they were composing in, already had popular …

The Magical – ‘Nadeem Shravan’

Actually I was gathering information on the popular films and film songs of 1997, when I came to know about the sad demise of Shravan, from the composer duo, Nadeem Shravan. It was a shock as I wasn't aware of his ill health at all. The duo was at the top of the Hindi film …

Ghulam Mohammad – A Tribute

A couple of years back, I published a post based on Ghulam Mohammad's rarely heard songs. I promised to come back with his popular songs. It's actually unconventional to talk first about the rarely heard songs, then of popular songs. But I did. And then I couldn't come up with the next post. But better …

(Part – II) Rafi sings for Chitragupt

Last week I posted my favourite solos by Rafi sung for Chitragupt. I'm here today with the second part of the series. It focuses on his duets with female and male playback singers. Rafi and Chitragupt both were very simple and down to earth personalities. Their sincerity and dedication is quite evident from their songs. …

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