(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. …

(Part – I) Rafi sings for Chitragupt

Let me start the post by wishing all the readers on Makar Sankranti. Rafi is my most favourite male playback singer of the golden era of Hindi films. But though my blog nearly completed three and a half years, I could never manage a post entirely dedicated to Rafi. This year I'll try to rectify …

(Part 2) Hansraj Behl – A Forgotten Composer

I hope you all enjoyed my last post as much as I enjoyed writing it. Here I am with the second and last part. I'll try to summarize the remaining period of his career, 1956 onward. He composed some wonderful songs in the later part of the 1950s. But after 1960, slowly his songs lost …

(Part 6) Lata with Forgotten / Lesser Known Composers

Those who are following the series must have noticed the change in the title of the post. I've updated the titles of the older posts as well. The second part of the series had some of the stalwarts from the 40s and some readers didn't agree with my decision of including those names on the …

My Favourites by Prem Dhawan

Prem Dhawan was a multi-talented personality. He was basically a poet and a choreographer, but also a lyricist, a good dancer and a competent music director too. For me, he is one of the most underrated personalities in Hindi film industry. People love the songs penned by him, but majority of them are unaware of …

Lata sings for Chitragupt

In my post on music director Chitragupt in November, I mentioned about his charismatic and majestic musical association with Lata Mangeshkar. The duo has created wonderful master pieces in a magical way. The list of Lata's solos with Chitragupt is endless and for me, the gems are among the sweetest songs of Lata Mangeshkar. Today …

Chitragupt- A Tribute

Chitragupt is one of my most favourite music directors from the golden era! I am a huge fan of his simple but very sweet and melodious songs. He was born on 16th November 1917 {We are celebrating his birth centenary year} in Karmaini (Now in Gopalganj District) in Bihar. Chitragupt was one of the highly …