Ek Din Hum Ko Yaad Karoge – Remembering Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Earlier this month, I published a post on a rarely remembered lyricist, Asad Bhopali. I was planning a post on Raja Mehdi Ali Khan for a long time. Last year I'd planned it, but at the last moment I cancelled the plan and instead went for duets of Rafi and Geeta Dutt. So I was …

Jana Pehchana Sa Ajanabee

(Remembering lyricist, Asad Bhopali on his 101st Birthday) There were a few lyricists in Hindi films who penned popular and meaningful songs for a few decades, yet unfortunately couldn't get their due. Asad Bhopali was one of them. His career spanning over four decades saw him writing songs for various composers, and a few of …

Remembering Faruq Kaiser

Lyricists form an integral part of a song, though they are also the most neglected angle of a song. A general music listener hardly cares for the lyricist, the major attractions being the singer and the tune. This is true for the old Hindi songs as well though majority of the songs had meaningful and …

Kaif Irfani – A Forgotten name

The situation today is really very challenging, more so for we, doctors. We are continuously working under stressful situations, and we are taking our duties very sincerely and caring for the patients. We doctors work continuously for 6 hours in a PPE kit wearing N 95 masks. We are supposed to take every possible precaution …

Remembering Indeevar – II

(Celebrating 150th post on the blog) Last month I presented a song list covering lndeevar's association with major composers. Indeevar had a long, successful and most popular association with Kalyanji Anandji. As there are many songs to consider, I proposed to have a separate dedicated post in the honour. Kalyanji Veerji Shah, the elder brother …

Remembering Indeevar – I

It's been more than one and half years since I published a post on a lyricist. So I was very keen about this one. Though general music lovers don't care much for a lyricist, my opinion is that he/she forms an important and integral part of the process and should be given due credit. Today's …

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 …

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