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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

In my younger days, I used to identify Hyderabad with Nizams. For me Hyderabad and Nizamshahi were inseparable in the city’s history, developments and monuments. The establishment of Osmania University is one example among others of the contributions of Nizams in this region. It was only when I visited Hyderabad for the first time on a sightseeing trip in 1989, I became aware of the role of Qutub Shahi (also written as Qutb Shahi) dynasty in the development of Hyderabad. Of the 7 Sultans of Qutub Shahi dynasty that ruled from Golconda and later from Hyderabad, the reign of 5th Sultan, Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah was regarded as the golden period. During his rule, Charminar was constructed and a new capital across Musi River called Bhagnagar and later renamed as Hyderabad was established.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Genius of Jaidev – 15
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Padmashree Penaz Masani is a Ghazal singer, whose performances have enthralled audiences around the world. She has performed extensively at concerts, which have left a riveting impact on the audiences. She has created a euphoria and continues to perform and sing leaving one and all spellbound. She started singing in 1981 and has made over 20 albums in following years. In her career, she has won a number of awards, including the title of ‘Shehzadi Tarunnam’, by the state government of UP 1996 and the 11th ‘Kalakar Award’ for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2002.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

‘Mammo’ (1994), ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996) and ‘Zubeida’ (2OO1) were films of Muslim trilogy directed by Shyam Bengal. The main feature of these three films was that they were all woman oriented films based on real life stories. These films belonged to what is labelled as parallel cinemas. I have watched all the three films. Why these films are called trilogy? Let us go through in brief, the stories of each of the main characters in these films.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

THE GENTLEMAN MAESTRO….
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White full shirt, ironed white pyjama, spectacles with big powerful lenses and the trademark white Gandhi Topi… He could easily be mistaken for a ‘Pandharpur Warkari’ (a regular pilgrim to Pandharpur) or a member of a ‘Bhajani Mandali’ or simply a middle class ‘Marathi Manoos’. Such was the appearance of one of Hindi filmdom’s talented, yet not so famous, music maestro VASUDEV GANGARAM BHATKAR or Snehal Bhatkar, as we all know him.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Chaandni Raaten : Song no. 5
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Song no. 05 of the series is a non – film song or rather a ghazal. Singer is Mohammed Rafi, judging by the voice it appear to be late 60’s recording. As the date of the song is not available anywhere that I could find, just making a guess. The poet of this very predictable ghazal is Muzaffar Shahjahanpuri. Now it the turn of music Directors name. The link on youtube is giving the name as Iqbal Qurieshi, and the comments on the youtube imply that the composer is Chhote Iqbal. Myswar.com and the excel sheets are playing it safe and giving the name as just “Iqbaal”. May be the knowledgeable readers of the blog will be able to clarify the name of the composer. By looking in the myswar.com I found the year of the song which is 1970.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

In the course of my exercise on Mohammed Rafi’s playback singing career during 1944-50, I had browsed through some of his songs of the films of that period which I had never heard of. One of those films was ‘Jalte Deep’ (1950). As per the information available on the internet, the film was produced under the banner of Nihal Film Corporation and was directed by Deepak Asha (also known as Dharam Kumar). The star cast included Randheer, Nimmi, Amarnath, Kuldeep Kaur, Sofia, Leela Mishra etc. As per http://www.myswar.com, ‘Jalte Deep’ (1950) has 12 songs written by 3 lyricists –Aziz Kashmiri, Nazim Panipati and M A Taj. The songs were composed by Sardul Kwatra and T K Das.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

In 1980, I was in Delhi, fresh out of college, working for a firm that manufactured car parts. I stayed with my Aunt in Delhi, the rest of my family being elsewhere. My cousins were BIG music afficionados. They could sing beautifully and had an excellent taste in music.

I already loved the film music of 50s and 60s, so I was also well grounded in my musical tastes. My cousins helped me break out of my Lata/Asha/Rafi/Kishore mould and develop a taste for singers like Talat, Manna Dey, Begam Akhtar, Kumar Gandharva, Bhimsen Joshi and of course, Jagmohan.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

I had listened to most of the audio clips of Begum Akhtar’s ghazals and other semi-classical songs uploaded on YT. She had rendered ghazals of many well known Urdu poets like Ghalib, Mir, Daagh, Momin Khan Momin, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Jigar Moradabadi, Firaq Ghorakhpuri, Behzad Lucknowi etc. In the later part of her singing carrier, she sang ghazals of the then emerging poets like Shamim Jaipuri, Shakeel Badayuni, Kaifi Azmi, Sudarshan Faakir, Amir Qabalbash etc. Jigar Moradabadi was one of her favourite poets. Begum Akhtar started singing his ghazal sometime in the second half of 30s when Jigar was already popular among the mushiara audience because of his captivating style of rendering his poetry. Because of his popularity, he was called ‘people’s poet’.
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This article is written by AK, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a first time contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations ––43 (Post number 9998)
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How do you feel when a family member achieves something spectacular? Atul is my family, not only as a fellow blogger, but also because both of us started our professional career at the same Institute. This was a small, beautiful, self-contained place, tucked away in a town back of beyond, at the foothills of a hill (which was literally called पहाड़ी). This Institute was a British creation in 1927, with exceptional facilities thrown in: indoor swimming pool, indoor badminton court, squash court, tennis courts, football field, table tennis, billiards table, lounge, dark room for photography (the world was not digital then), and a huge golf course just outside the complex. Four years of our most exciting young days in this ambience, the life-style, and the traditions created a strong life-long bond with the Institute, and among the alumni. As I entered a few years earlier, I am especially delighted by the awesome achievement of my younger brother, The Incomparable Atul. As he completes the magical number of 10,000 posts I convey my heartiest congratulations to him and all the regular contributors who have made it possible.
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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 27
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Avinash Scrapwala is one of the “newer” contributors to the blog. He seems to have discovered the blog in june 2011 but decided to become a lyrics contributor only in late august 2012. His first lyrics contribution that appeared in the blog was Pyaar ka badla mujhe dekho kaisa mila (Ye Hai Zindagi)(1977). This song was a nice song containing the old world message of being content with one’s fate and staying humble despite becoming successful. If one looks at the lyrics contributions of Avinash Scrapwala, a good number of these songs are philosophical songs, inspirational songs, songs with a message etc. -feel good songs in brief that have a therapeutic effect on the listeners- what I also call “mental massage” songs. :)
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