Saturday, 1 September 2018

Program Schedule Sept "2018

Day & Date Event Time In IST
01-09-18 To 30-09-18 Old Hit Songs 24*7
Every Sunday Bas Ek Khayal From Our Rj's Around The World At 08.30, 14.30, 20.30 Hrs i.e 03.00, 09.00, 15.00 Hrs GMT
Every Sunday Request Songs From Listeners Around The World At 09.30, 15.30 Hrs, 21.30 Hrs and  i.e 04.00, 10.00, 16.00 Hrs
Every Sunday Ek Hi Film Se At 10.30, 16.30 Hrs, 22.30 Hrs i.e 05.00, 11.00, 17.00 Hrs GMT
Weekdays "Aap Ki Pasand" Selection Of 10 Songs Posted By Listners in HOB Grp Of FB Mondya To Saturday 8:30 AM and PM 
Wed 5th Death Anniversary Of Music Director "Salil Chowdhury" From 8.00 Hrs Onwards
Sat 8th Birthday Of  Legendary Singer "Asha Bhosle" More Abot Her @ blog Listen Her Songs From 8:30 Hrs
Wed 12th Death Anneversary Of Music Director" Jaikishan" {Shankar Jaikishan} Listen His Music From 8:30 Hrs
Mon 17th Death Anniversary Of Lyricist "Hasarat Jaipuri" Listen His Lyrics From 8:30 Hrs
Wed 26th Death Anniversary Of Music Director/Singer "Hemant Kumar" Listen His Music From 8:30 Hrs
Friday 28th Birthday Of Legendary Singer " Lat Mangeshkar" More About Her @ blog Listen Her Songs From 8:30 Hrs

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

A Tribute To Rafi Saab

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Mohammed Rafi  (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980) is considered to be one of the greatest Indian playback singers of the Hindi film industry. In his lifetime, he was awarded the National Film Award, Best National Singer Award and six Filmfare Awards. In 1967, he was honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India.His singing career spanned about 35 years. Rafi is noted for his ability to sing songs of different moods and varieties. They ranged from classical numbers to patriotic songs, sad lamentations to highly romantic numbers, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans. He is best known for romantic and duet songs and, as a playback singer, his ability to mould his voice to the persona of the actor lip-synching the song.
In his early career, Rafi associated with many contemporary music directors, most notably Naushad Ali. In the late 1950s and 1960s, he worked with other composers of the era such as O. P. Nayyar, Shankar Jaikishan, S.D. Burman and Roshan.

Assosiation With Various Music Composers
As per Naushad, Rafi came to him with a letter of recommendation from Naushad's father.Rafi’s first song for Naushad was "Hindustan Ke Hum Hain" ("We belong to Hindustan") for the film Pehle Aap in 1944. The first song for the duo was the soundtrack of the movie Anmol Ghadi (1946). Before Rafi, Naushad’s favorite singer was Talat Mahmood. Once Naushad found Talat smoking during a recording. He was annoyed and hired Rafi to sing all the songs of the movie Baiju Bawra.Rafi's association with Naushad helped the former establish himself as one of the most prominent playback singers in Hindi cinema.Songs from Baiju Bawra (1952) like "O duniya ke rakhwale" and "Man tarpat hari darshan ko aaj" furthered Rafi's credentials.Rafi ended up singing a total of 149 songs (81 of them solo) for Naushad.In the 1960 film Mughal-E-Azam, Mohammed Rafi sang "Ae Mohabbat Zindabad", composed by Naushad, with a chorus of 100 singers.S. D. Burman patronized Rafi as the singing voice of Dev Anand and Guru Dutt.[16] Rafi worked with Burman in movies like Pyaasa (1957), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963), Guide (1965), Aradhana (1969), and Abhimaan (1973). S. D. Burman was also another music director besides Naushad who used Rafi prolifically to sing for most of his songs.Rafi's partnership with Shankar Jaikishan was among the most famous and successful in the Hindi film industry. Under Shankar-Jaikishan, Rafi produced some of his songs for actors like Shammi Kapoor and Rajendra Kumar. Out of six Filmfare awards, Rafi won three for S-J songs — "Teri Pyari Pyari Surat Ko", "Baharon Phool Barsao", and "Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein". The song "Yahoo! Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe" was sung by Rafi, only to be matched a fast-paced orchestra and a composition by Shankar Jaikishan. S-J made Rafi give playback for Kishore Kumar in the film Shararat ("Ajab hai daastan teri yeh zindagi"). Rafi sang a total of 341 numbers (216 solo) for Shankar-Jaikishan.Among the films of this combination are BasantBahar, Professor, Junglee, Suraj, Brahmachari, An Evening in Paris, Dil Tera Deewana, Yakeen, Prince, Love in Tokyo, Beti Bete, Dil Ek Mandir, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, Gaban and Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai.Rafi got his first Filmfare Award for the title song of Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), composed by Ravi. He got National Award for the song "Babul Ki Duaen Leti Ja" from the filmNeel Kamal (1968), also composed by Ravi. Rafi wept during the recording of this song. He admitted this in his interview to the BBC in 1977.Ravi and Rafi produced several other songs in the films China Town (1962), Kaajal (1965), and Do Badan (1966).Madan Mohan was another composer whose favorite singer was Rafi. Rafi's first solo with Madan Mohan in Ankhen (1950) was "Hum Ishq Mein Barbad Hain Barbad Rahenge".They teamed up to produce many songs including "Teri Aankhon Ke Siva", "Yeh Duniya Yeh Mehfil" and "Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho".Rafi and O. P. Nayyar (OP) created music in the 1950s and 1960s. O. P. Nayyar was once quoted as saying "If there had been no Mohd. Rafi, there would have been no O. P. Nayyar".[18] He and Rafi created many songs together including "Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan". He got Rafi to sing for singer-actor Kishore Kumar – "Man Mora Baawara" for the movie Raagini. Later, Rafi sang for Kishore Kumar in movies such as Baaghi, Shehzaada and Shararat. O. P. Nayyar used Rafi and Asha Bhosle for most of his songs. The team created many songs in early 1950s and 1960s for movies such as Naya Daur (1957), Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957), and Kashmir Ki Kali (1964). Rafi sang a total of 197 numbers (56 solo) for Nayyar.The songs "Jawaaniyan yeh mast mast" and the title song "Yun to humne lakh hansee dekhe hain, tumsa nahin dekha" of the film Tumsa Nahin Dekhawere hits. They were followed by songs like "Taareef karoon kya uski jisne tumhe banaya" from Kashmir ki Kali.Rafi and OP had a fallout during the recording for movie "Sawan ki Ghata". As disclosed by OP during one of his interviews; Rafi reported late to the recording stating that he was stuck in Shankar Jaikishan's recording. OP then stated that from now on he too did not have the time for Rafi and cancelled the recording. They did not work together for the next 3 years.The composer duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal (L-P) patronized Rafi as one of their singers, right from their very first song by him from the film, Chaila Babu-1967. Rafi honoured the affection and commitment of the duo by accepting no payment for the song "Tere pyaar ne mujhe gham diya" . Rafi and L-P won the Filmfare Awards for the song "Chahoonga Main Tujhe Saanjh Savere" from Dosti (1964). Rafi rendered the maximum number of songs for the music director duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal: 369 numbers (186 solo) for L-P.Once, when composer Nisar Bazmi (who had migrated to Pakistan) didn’t have enough money to pay him, Rafi charged a fee of one rupee and sang for him. He also helped producers financially. As Laxmikant (of the Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo) once observed – “He always gave without thinking of the returns”.Between 1950 and 1970, Rafi was the most sought after singer in the Hindi Film industry.He sang for many male stars in Hindi films.In 1965, he was honoured by theGovernment of India with the Padma Sri award. Rafi recorded two Hindi songs in English on 7" release in 1968. He also sang a song in Creole while on his visit to Mauritius in the late 1960s.Rafi recorded two English albums as well. One of them is Pop Hits.Association with his Contemporary SingersRafi associated with several of his contemporaries, singing duets with them and sometimes for them (as in case of Kishore Kumar who was also an actor). Rafi sang the maximum number of duets with Asha Bhonsle (female), Manna Dey (male) and Lata Mangeshkar (female).In the song "Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar Kya Karein" (Amar, Akbar, Anthony), Mohd Rafi sang with Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh,the most legendary singers in Bollywood - all in one song. This was probably the only time that all of them rendered their voices for one song.In 1977, he won both Filmfare Award and the National Award for the song "Kya Hua Tera Wada" from the movie Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, composed by R.D. Burman.Rafi sang for Rishi Kapoor in films like Laila Majnu (for which music was given by two composers Madan Mohan, and after his death by Jaidev), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Sargam(1979) and Karz (1980). The qawwali "Pardah Hai Pardah" from Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) was a superhit. Rafi's notable renderings in the late 1970s and early 1980s includeBairaag (1976), Laila Majnu (1976), Apnapan (1978), Suhaag (1979), QurbaniDostana (1980),The Burning Train (1980),Naseeb (1981), Abdullah (1980), Shaan (1980), Asha(1980), Aap To Aise Na The (1980), and Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai (1982). The fact now was Rafi saab was back being the number one singer of India. True talent could not be put down!Rafi is Primarily noted for his songs in Hindi.He also sang in other indian languages including Assamese, Konkani, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi etc,From available figures, Rafi sang 4,516 Hindi film songs, 112 non-Hindi film songs, and 328 private (non-film) songs from 1945 to 1980.Rafi made a comeback as a leading singer in 1974. That year, he won the Film World magazine Best Singer Award for the song "Teree Galiyon Mein Na Rakhenge Qadam Aaj Ke Baad" (Hawas, 1974) composed by Usha Khanna.
Awards – National Film

Year
Song
Movie
Music Director
Lyricist
Result
1977
Kys Hua Tera Wada
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin
R.D.Burman
Majrooh Siltanpuri
Won

Awards – Filmfare
Year
Song
Movie
Music Director
Lyricist
Result
1960
Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho
Ravi
Shakeel Badayun
Won
1961
"Teri Pyaari Pyaari Surat Ko"
Hasrat Jaipuri
Won
1961
"Husnwale Tera Jawab Nahin"
Nominated
1962
"Aye Gulbadan Aye Gulbadan"
Nominated
1963
"Mere Mehboob Tujhe"
Nominated
1964
"Chahunga Main Tujhe"
Won
1965
"Chhoo Lene Do Nazuk Hothon Ko"
Nominated
1966
"Baharo Phool Barsao"
Won
1968
"Mein Gaaon Tum Sojaao"
Nominated
1968
"Dil Ke Jharoke Mein"
Won
1969
"Badi Mastani Hai"
Nominated
1970
"Khilona Jaan Kar"
Nominated
1973
"Hum Ko To Jaan Se Pyaari"
Naina
Nominated
1974
"Achha Hi Huva Dil Toot Gaya"
Maa Bahen Aur Biwi
Sharda
Qamar Jalalabadi, Vedpal Varma
Nominated
1977
Nominated
1977
"Kya Hua Tera Wada"
Won
1978
"Aadmi Musaafir Hai"
Apnapan
Nominated
1979
"Chalo Re Doli Uthao Kahaar"
Varma Malik
Nominated
1980
"Mere Dost Kissa Yeh"
Nominated
1980
"Maine Poocha Chand Se"
Abdullah
Nominated
1980
“Dard-E-Dil Dard-E-Jigar”
Karz
Nominated

Rafi died at 10:50 p.m. on 31 July 1980, following a heart attack. His last song was "Shaam phir kyun udaas hai dost" (Aas Paas), which he had recorded with Laxmikant-Pyarelal a few hours before his death.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Remembering Mukesh

Mukesh Chand Mathur was born on 22 July 1923 in Delhi. Amongst the numerous nominations and awards he won, his song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from film Rajnigandha (1973) won him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. Mukesh is also popular as being the voice of legendary actor Raj Kapoor.
He got his break as a playback singer for actor Motilal in 1945 with the film Pehli Nazar with music composed by Anil Biswas and lyrics written by Aah Sitapuri. The first song that he sang for a Hindi film was "Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De".
Mukesh created his own singing style with the help of music director Naushad Ali, who helped Mukesh to come out of his Saigal style and create his own style. Naushad gave him songs for the film Andaz. Initially Mukesh was the ghost voice of Dilip Kumar in this movie and Mohammed Rafi sang for Raj Kapoor. He delivered many Hits for Naushad in films like: Anokhi Ada (1948), Mela(1948), Andaz (1949). Other composers who used Mukesh voice for Dilip Kumar in Hit songs like Jeevan Sapna toot gaya were Anil Biswas in Anokha Pyar, Ye Mera Diwanapan hai, Shankar-Jaikishan in Yahudi and Suhana Safar and Dil Tadap Tadap ke, Salil Choudhary in Madhumati. 
In 1974, Mukesh received National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from Rajnigandha (1974), and Filmfare Awards for the songs "Sab Kuch Seekha Humne" in the movie Anari (1959), "Sabse Bada Naadan Wahi Hai" in Pehchaan (1970), "Jai Bolo Beimaan Ki" in Beimaan (1972) and "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein", the title song of film Kabhie Kabhie (1976). A total of around 1,300 songs were sung by him. 
Mukesh sang many memorable songs for Kalyanji Anandji music director duo. Mukesh sang more songs with the K-A duo than any other composer. From "Naina hai jadoo bhare..." Bedard Zamana Kya Jane (1958) composed by Kalyanji alone as Kalyanji Virji Shah, and "Main hoon mast madari..." Madari (1959) as the first Kalyanji-Anandji-Mukesh combo, to "Chahe aaj mujhe napasand karo..." Darinda/ 1977, the K-A, Mukesh combination gave numerous popular songs like "Chhalia mera naam...", "Mere toote hue dil se...", "Dum dum diga diga" Chalia(1959), "Mujhko iss raat ki tanhai mein..." Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960), "Hum chhod chale hain mehfil ko..." (Ji Chahta Hai), "Humne tumko pyar kiya hai jitna..." (Dulha Dulhan), "Chal mere dil lehraake chal..." Ishara and "Dheere se chalo..." Johar Mehmood In Goa,"Main to ek khwab hoon..." and "Chand si mehbooba ho..." Himalay ki God Mein(1965),"Waqt kartaa jo wafaa..." Dil Ne Pukara,"Deewanon se yeh mat poocho..." Upkar, "Khush raho har khushi hai..." Suhaag Raat and "Humsafar ab yeh safar kat jaayega..." Juari, "Chandi ki deewaar..." and "Le chal le chal mere jeevan saathi..." Vishwas (1969), "Koi jab tumhara hriday tod de..." Purab Aur Paschim, "Darpan ko dekha..." Upaasna, "Jo tumko ho pasand..." Safar and "Mujhe nahin poochni tumse beeti baatein..." Anjaan Raahein (1970).
Mukesh died of a heart attack on 27 August 1976 in Detroit, MichiganUSA, where he had gone to perform in a concert. That morning, he got up early and went to take a shower. He came out panting and complaining of chest pains. He was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead. The rest of the concert was completed by Lata Mangeshkar. His body was flown to India by Lata Mangeshkar, where a grand funeral ceremony was held in the presence of several actors, with personalities of the Indian film industry and fans paying tribute. When news of his death reached Raj Kapoor, he burst into tears, and remarked, "I have lost my voice,which is a testimony to the association of Mukesh's voice (in playback) to the immensely popular songs of Raj Kapoor's films. A famous song of the 50s featured on Bharat Bhushan Aa laut ke aa ja mere meet is another example of his earlier melodies, as is Dil tadap tadapke keh raha hai, picturised on Dilip Kumar.
After Mukesh's death, his newer, hitherto unreleased, songs were released in 1977 in films such as Dharam VeerAmar Akbar AnthonyKhel khiladi kaDarinda and Chandi sona. The year 1978 also featured a considerable number of Mukesh's songs in films such as AahutiParamatmaTumhari kasam and Satyam Shivam Sundaram, where Mukesh sang his last film song Chanchal sheetal nirmal komal for Raj Kapoor's younger brother, Shashi Kapoor.

National Film Awards

1974 - National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from the film Rajnigandha

Filmfare Awards

Won

1959"Sab Kuch Seekha Humne"AnariShankar JaikishanShailendra
1970"Sabse Bada Naadan"PehchanShankar JakishanVarma Malik
1972"Jai Bolo Beimaan Ki"Be-ImaanShankar JakishanVarma Malik
1976"Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein"Kabhi KabhieKhayyamSahir Ludhianvi

Nominated


1960
"Hothon Pe Sacchai Rehti Hai"
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai
Shankar Jakishan
Shailendra
1964
"Dost Dost Na Raha"
Sangam
Shankar Jaikishan
Shailendra
1967
"Sawan Ka Mahina"
Milan
Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Anand Bakshi
1970
"Bas Yehi Apradh Main Har Baar"
Pehchan
Shankar Jakishan
Neeraj
1972
"Ek Pyar Ka Nagma"
Shor
Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Santosh Anand
1975
"Main Na Bhoolunga"
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Anand Bakshi
1976
"Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar"
Kabhie Kabhie
Khayyam
Sahir Ludhianvi
1977
"Suhani Chandni Raten"
Mukti
Rahul Dev Burman
Anand Bakshi
1978
"Chanchal Sheetal"
Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Anand Bakshi