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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.

Sureeli Suman – 26
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As repeatedly mentioned earlier, those were the days when under ‘Super Cassettes Industries Limited’ banner, Gulshan Kumar had released a number of Devotional and Gazal cassettes under T-Series, to the utter joy of real good taste music lovers.  He had many singers as well as many MDs under contract and had made a bank of songs suitable for various situations and had used them in films, whenever needed.
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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.

Sureeli Suman – 25
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As repeatedly mentioned earlier, those were the days when under ‘Super Cassettes Industries Limited’ banner, Gulshan Kumar had released a number of Devotional and Gazal cassettes under T-Series, to the utter joy of real good taste music lovers.  He had many singers as well as many MDs under contract and had made a bank of songs suitable for various situations and had used them in films, whenever needed.
Read more on this topic…


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

… a lilting voice […]
falling softer than petals from blown roses on the grass,
and then lingering on and echoing endlessly…

(excerpted from an article by Anup Kumar Pande, published in the Hindu dated December 17, 2004).

A description more decent, more appropriate, I have not been able to find, or even be able to conjure up. The word ‘grace’, characterizes this persona, in ways more than one. And in all ways, nothing more appropriate would appeal – the ‘grace’ of the Almighty, that was gifted to her; the ‘grace’ with which she carried this gift through a lifetime that can only be described as matchlessly supreme; and the ‘grace’ with which she conducted her life, and herself, in an era wherein being blemish-less is a dream accomplishment.
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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.

Sureeli Suman – 11
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Meerabai, right from her childhood was totally immersed in ‘Prem-Bhakti’  of her ‘Aaraadhya Dev’  Krishna. She suffered lots of humiliations and even an attempt of poisoning in her life. Ultimately she renounced everything and became a ‘Jogan’ in real sense.  As she migrated from Mewaad, Rajasthan to  Dwarika, Gujarat she has written many devotionals in many languages viz. Hindi, Mewaadi and Gujarati.
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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.

MISSING GEMS FROM THE GOLDEN 50s…. Song No….7
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Today’s song is a lovely Meerabai bhajan, from the film ‘Toofan Aur Diya’ (1956), sung by Lata Mangeshkar. This song was very popular in those days and even today you will sway with its melody. The tune will linger with you for quite some time, I assure.
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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.

January 28th is the birth day of playback singer Suman Kalyanpur. She is a living example of how the career of a talented singer can be marred by a close resemblance of the voice of the numero uno singer in the field, in her case Lata Mangeshkar. Naturally, film industry preferred the reigning queen rather than giving enough opportunity to Suman Kalyanpur to prove her worth. She was mostly used as a substitute for Lata Mangeshkar when the latter was not available for recording the songs. Alternatively, she would get the singing assignments in low budget films. In the circumstances, I thought that she would have utilised her spare time in recording many NFSs. I find that even in respect of NFSs, Suman Kalyanpur is lagging in numbers in comparison to other top playback singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh etc. Was she really interested in pursuing playback singing career ? She is known to be a very private and low profile person. Only those who were close to her could get to know her mind. It took Ameen Sayani more than 40 years to persuade her to give an interview for a radio programme. Subsequently, she has given a couple of interviews through which we have come across some more information about her singing career.
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“Meera” (1979) was a Suchitra International Production. It was Produced by Premji and directed by Gulzar. The movie had Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Amjad Khan, Shammi Kapoor, Vidya Sinha, Dina Pathak, Dr.Shree Ram Lagoo, OmShiv Puri, Bharat Bhooshan, A.K.Hangal, Dinesh Thakur, Sudha Chopra, Kamal Deep, T.P.Jain, Gauri Kamat, Gurbachan Singh, Shahu Modak, Nasir, Maqsood, J.N.Manchanda, Ashish Chatterjee, Sadhana Khote etc in it.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.

Many have sung Meera bhajans – from classical greats like M.S. Subbulakshmi to Bollywood greats such as Lata Mangeshkar … and so many in between – and to their credit. But for me, Juthika Roy’s vocals and expression seem to be made for Meera bhajans. Her Meera numbers touch even my atheist heart! Juthika Roy’s private numbers are galore, but she seems to have sang for only three movies: Lalkar (1944) under the baton of C Ramchandra, Ratnadeep (1952) under Robin Chatterjee (Hindi and Bangla versions) and the Bangla movie Dhooli (1954) under Ranjan Sarkar.
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This bhajan is one of the most well known bhajans as well as one of the oldest. Though everyone had listened to it, few people can tell the movie to which it belongs. It is just yesterday that I found out this information.
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