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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

In 1968, when HMV brought out an LP of CH Atma’s non film songs, the disc was titled as ‘Lingering Melodies’. Such an appropriate epithet and such a fitting description of the quality of this voice – ‘lingering’. The baritone sounds rendered by this wonderful singer, assuredly have this lingering quality. The sound and the words stay with the listener, as if still around, as if still playing somewhere, even after the song is complete. That is the kind of effect this voice has on the listener.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Reverberating through the caverns of mind, comes this deep and soothing baritone voice of CH Atma. This song is another priceless and incomparable gem that he has renderded as a non-film offering.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

CH Atma, a voice that is soft and slow, a voice that possesses a very deep baritone, a voice that seems as if a guttural sound is passing through very deep caverns, a gravelly sound coming from somewhere deep inside his being. A voice that is oh so unique in the lineup of singers in the industry.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

And so, yesterday as I was conversing back and forth with Harish ji Raghuvanshi (resident of Surat, compiler of the ‘Mukesh Geet Kosh’) regarding information on the lyricist SH Behari, we started to discuss the general topic of hugely talented lyricists that spent a very small time in the industry, contributed a small number of very wonderful songs and then somehow did not work anymore for Hindi films. Their filmi careers are lost under obscurity.
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Though movie songs have been the staple diet for Indian music lovers over the decades, there used to be a small and loyal market for non film songs (NFS), also known as private songs. Singers like Jagmohan Sursagar, Talat Mehmood, C H Atma, Juthika Ray etc were the biggest names on the private music circles.
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C H Atma was a singer who was a devotee of K L Saigal and sang in K L Saigal style. There were many people who sang in Saigal style in 1940s during K L Saigal’s heydays. But C H Atma continued to sing in Saigal style in 1950s even when playback singing style had changed and Bollywood had moved on from 1940s.
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