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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

THE JOY OF NFS (Song No. 7)
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The word Non Film Song brings few names to mind immediately, like Jagmohan, Saigal, Kamala Jharia, Juthika Roy, Pankaj Mullick etc. I could never understand the reason and logic behind most NFS singers hailing from the Eastern part of India. Even Talat Mehmood went to Calcutta and sang all his famous NFS.
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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.

There are some old film and non-filmy songs of 30s and 40s which I was aware of during my childhood not because of the radio or later the internet but by words of mouth. I heard those songs from my parents, relatives and even some friends of our family. During my childhood, I was not very fond of those songs. Later, as a teenager, I had heard some of those songs on Radio Ceylon which gave me a sort of reminder that I had heard those songs earlier. I got 78 RPM records of a few of those songs mostly by accident during early 70s. Since then, I have developed a liking for those type of songs. Later, with the advent of internet, it was a ‘memory recall’ for me when I listened to most of these songs again.
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I have mentioned it in the past that I did not like “old” songs when I was young. Those days (1970s), anything more than five years old was old for me. Today, I love listening to songs that are fifty, sixty and sometimes even seventy years old. Things have changed. I would like to believe that I have “matured”. Of course, I will not say that I was wrong as a kid.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Presenting an iconic non-film song rendered by Pankaj Babu. The verses are written by Faiyyaaz Hashmi, and the music composition by Pankaj Babu himself. As a music director, there are many pioneering accomplishments that Pankaj Babu has contributed to the cause of music. In this particular song, there are very distinct sounds of piano and guitar. Pankaj Babu was probably the first music director who integrated the sounds of western musical instruments in the music arrangement for this song.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Comparatively, the treasure of Hindi songs by Pankaj Babu is limited. In the Hindi/Urdu domain, Pankaj Babu has scored music for about 25 films from 1933 to 1954, some of them in collaboration with RC Boral. He has rendered less than 40 songs in all, in Hindi films. Outside of films, and excluding the live programs and recordings, the non-film Hindi songs number about 20. And so comparatively, his contribution appears to be not as significant (in the Hindi domain) as that of his contemporaries. His musical creations are more prolific in the Bengali film and non-film space. By some accounts, Pankaj Babu has composed over five thousand songs. Simply going by the numbers, it is evident that his major contribution has been in Bengali.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

An almost sublime piece of music, whose author is not known (as yet). This non film offering by Pankaj Babu is a gem that ensconces within itself, immeasurable depths of emotions. The words are just so beautiful, and the rendering by Pankaj Babu highlights the expressions to the utmost.
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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 the beginning of the 30s, when the talking films made a debut on the Indian silver screen, and Calcutta was the premier center for film making, with a gathering of renowned stalwarts guiding the industry through its infancy. Names like BN Sircar, Nitin Bose, PC Barua, Debaki Bose, Premankur Atorthy, Prafulla Roy, Kidar Sharma, Aga Hashr Kashmiri, RC Boral, Pankaj Mullick and many more come to mind when one thinks of the film industry, Calcutta and 1930s.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This song by Pankaj Babu, is a non film offering. Another one of his iconic recordings that is without comparison. Another great favorite of mine for many decades. It appears that during the years from 1930s to 50s, there was a more serious interest in music, as in there is a huge body of great music that was recorded as non-film music. I am not saying that the recording of non-film music is any less in the current years, but the content and quality is a matter of debate. No doubt there are some good quality songs that still get produced, but compared to the entire music that gets generated in a year, the percentage of music that is memorable, and that carries along with the collective memory of the society is definitely diminishing. When one thinks of the singers of the 30s, 40s and 50s, names like Saigal Saab, Pankaj Babu, Jagmohan, KC Dey, and more, their level of good quality memorable songs, in films and outside of films, is almost one hundred percent of what has been recorded. Rather, it is a misfortune that probably a much larger body of their work, as part of live programs and music conferences that happened in those years, is lost now, because it is not recorded, either as audio or even as documentary records of what all they sang. And yet, we are fortunate that we have, what ever that is available on record.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

A tongue in cheek song, if ever there was one. The first line itself suggests that this one is going to be a very very interesting song. Recorded sometimes late 30s or so, this is a gem of a song from the pen of Pt. Madhur. What a pace and a rhythm, reminds one of, ‘aayee bahaar aaj aayee bahaar’.
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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 the 1920s and 30s, and also later, Pankaj Babu’s affinity for Rabindra Sangeet has had a significant influence in making this music form popular with the general public. He had made a choice of music as his calling in life, at a very early age, and although he joined college, but he did not go ahead with higher education. He first became a student of the noted musician Durgadas Bannerjee, and then later studied music under Dinendranath Tagore. Dinendranath or Dinu Thakur, as he was popularly called, is the grandson of Rabindranath Tagore’s eldest brother, Dipendranath Tagore. This association brought Pankaj Babu into the culturally rich environment of the Jorasanko Thakur Bari, the ancestral home of the Tagore family. It had an everlasting influence on him, and the influence of this culture is visible in all his works.
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