Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

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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 If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

In February 1958, an Italian song – Nel blu Dipirito di blu (English: In the sky painted blue), popularly known worldwide as ‘Volare Song’ become very popular. The song was written and sung by Domenico Modungno. This song was chosen as Italian entry to the European Song Contest, 1958 where it got 3rd place. The song received two awards at the First Grammy Award, 1959 – (i) Record of the Year and (ii) Song of the Year. Due to its popularity, the song was recorded in many languages such as English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Finnish, Portuguese etc. The song was sung by more than 50 performers all over the world which included some of the greatest names like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Cliff Richard, Gypsy Kings etc. In 1958, Dean Martin included the half version of the song in English for his LP ‘This is Dean Martin’. The combined sales of all versions of the song exceeded 22 million copies worldwide making it one of the all time popular songs. (Source: Wikipedia). The Video link of the original Italian ‘Volare Song’ is here. I also like the English-Italian version of the song sung by Dean Martin which is here.
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“Rimjhim”(1949) was a Hindustan Cine Production movie. It was directed by Ramesh Gupta and Sushr Sahu. The movie had Kishore Sahu, Mubarak, Ramola, Mohana, Jankidas, A. Shah, Narmada Shanker, Amir Banu, Mumtaz Ali etc in it.
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If 24th december was the birthday of Rafi then his close musical associate Naushad was not too far behind. Naushad was born on 25th december !

So today (25th december) is the day when we in this blog will pay our musical tributes to Naushad, the great pioneer in the field of Hindi movie music.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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