Dear Brothers & Sisters !
Adabse aadhaaB Rafisaab !
Today, 9th June and the Legends contributed for Indian cinema & Music. Rafi sahab has of course worked with all of them. He was at the top in those days after all. I’m a bhakt of golden era music, who has a special affection for Rafi sahab as many of my associates know. With special to Rafisaab as Mannada told me, “Hum to 11 number ke liye daudte Hain kyunki 1 se 10 to Rafisaab ka hai”!
Now lets remember the personalities associated with today.
VASANT DESAI (June 9, 1912-December 22, 1975)
was an Indian film music composer, most remembered for his score in V. Shantaram films like Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1953), Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955), Vijay Bhatt’s Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959), Sampoorna Ramayan (1961), Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Guddi (1971) and Aashirwaad.
Mohd Rafi sahab had sung a number of songs for Vasant Desai. Here is one of them:-
KEH DO KOI NA KARE YAHAAN PYAAR –VASANT DESAI (GOONJ UTHI SHEHNAI 1959)
As many of you know Talat Mahmood is another favourite of mine whom I had the pleasure of knowing personally as well. Here is a duet of his with Lata Mangeshkar sung for Vasant Desai.
O Dildaar Bolo Ek Baar Lata Mangeshkar Talat Mahmood Film School Master Music Vasant Desai.
RAJ KHOSLA (31 May 1925 – 9 June 1991)
was one of the top directors, producers and screenwriters in Hindi films from the 1950s to the 1980s. RAJ KHOSLA was very talented and contributed to Indian Cinema & Music, in many roles, as :
Let’s listen a song or two from movies where he was associated in various roles.
PRODUCER Bombai Ka Babu 1960
Deewana Mastana Hua Dil by Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhosle
DIRECTOR CID (1956) and Mera Saaya (1966) (and many more)
Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – CID – Mohd Rafi with Geeta Dutt – Music O P Nayyar – Lyrics Majrooh Sultanpuri
Aapke Pehloo Mein Aakar Ro Diye – Mera Saaya (1966) – Mohd Rafi – Music Madan Mohan – Lyrics Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
WRITER Ek Musafir Ek hasina screenplay / story
Bahut Shukriya Badi Meherbani – Mohd Rafi
Asst. DIRECTOR Aar Paar
Mohabbat Kar Lo Jee Bhar Lo – Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt and Suman Kalyanpur (in film only!)
Presenter Bambai ka Babu
Chal Ri Sajni Ab Kya Soche – Mukesh – Music S D Burman – Lyrics : Majrooh
Ye Raat Ye Chandni Phir Kahaan – Hemant Kumar – Music S D Burman – Lyrics Sahir
Rail Mein Jiyaa Moraa, 1950 Aankhen
SATYEN BOSE (22 January 1916 — 9 June 1993)
was a film director from India. He has directed both Bengali and Hindi language films. Among his most notable films are Raat Aur Din, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Dosti and Jagriti.
Janewalo Zara Mudke Dekho Mujhe – Dosti -Director: Satyen Bose
ASAD BHOPALI (10 July 1921- 9 June 1990)
was an Indian Hindi-Urdu poet and lyricist. The Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema, compiled by Gulzar and Saibal Chatterjee, describes him as one of the “few names that stand out for their contribution to Hindi film lyrics
Sau Baar Janam Lenge ,Ustadon Ke Ustad (1963)
DO DIL DHARAK RAHE HAIN –ASAD BHOPALI
DOONDI (9 June 1932 – 1 January 2007)
was an Indian film producer.
He was described as one of the pioneer film personalities of 1960’s Telugu Film Industry.
Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq , Farz 1967
MUSICALLY PHEEKO MOORTHY..
Thanks a lot to Moorthy ji for compiling this article for his Adabse Aadaab Series.