Panchhi Bawra – Remembering Khursheed Bano

Khursheed Bano was one of the beautiful singer actresses of Hindi cinema. She was very popular in her heyday. She was indeed very beautiful and obviously a talented singer. It would sound strange but acting was her first love. And when she joined films, the actors had to sing for themselves whether they could sing …

1949 – Lata Mangeshkar

Last month when I started the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs, I was welcomed and adored by the readers. In addition to the comments on the post, some of the readers sent their responses on e-mail too. I'm thankful to all of them for their encouragement and good wishes. I was aware of the …

Sun Bairi Balam Sach Bol Re – Remembering Rajkumari Dubey

Let me first wish everyone a Happy Holi This year I had planned to publish posts based on songs of the female playback singers of the 40s. Last month I wrote about Zohrabai Ambalewali, this month is reserved for Rajkumari Dubey. There was yet another Rajkumari in the Hindi film industry. To avoid confusion, they …

1948 – Lata Mangeshkar

Last month I started the series based on a yearly review of Hindi film songs by Lata Mangeshkar. Last post wasn't a planned one and featured her first Hindi film songs as a playback singer. As a result, I missed Lata's first duet with Rafi, Chal Ho Gayi Taiyar, which was for the film, Shadi …

Remembering Zohrabai Ambalewali

A post on Zohrabai Ambalewali's song was on my wish-list for a couple years now. But last year I missed the opportunity, and was very keen to grab it this year. I had thought of today's date, when I found another date mentioned as her death anniversary. A date that was already passed. I let …

Meri Aawaz Hi Pehchan Hai

The greatest playback singer, Bharat Ratna, Lata Mangeshkar took her last breath today morning. It's a great loss to all of us. Though everyone has to end one's journey someday, mind does not accept the fact. It seems she is still among us. She is of course going to be with us forever, thanks to …

Yeh Kaisi Ajab Dastan Ho Gayi – Remembering Suraiya

Suraiya, the queen nightingale of Hindi cinema, was a charmingly beautiful lady and an excellent singer of her times. Her fans were used to waiting for hours just to catch her glimpse, near her home at Krishna Mahal, Marine Drive, Mumbai. Her stardom and huge fan following made her the highest paid actress in her …

सुमनताईंची मराठी गाणी

I had thought of a post on Suman Kalyanpur's Marathi songs for today. It was suggested to me four years back by blog reader, Pramod Godbole. Another blog reader, Dr Rajesh Deshpande had also suggested the same. I even had a rough idea of the post, dividing it in two parts, for Marathi film songs …

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