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“Ghar Ghar Mein Deewaali”(1955) was produced by Sohrab Modi and directed by Gajanan Jagirdar for Minerva Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Gajanan Jagirdar, Shyama, Sajjan, Manorama, Eruch Tarapore, Krishnakant, Maqboor, dar Kashmiri, Ramlal, Shamlal, Jamshed Ji, Shivaji Rathod, Khwaja Sabir, Minu, Mehmood, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Rajkumar, Kader, Munshi Khanjar, Jillani, Uma Dutt, Bagla, Bhagi, Jameela, Sinha, Uma, Baby Kala etc in it.
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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.

I did not know that Shaminder was a playback singer until I came across a duet song ‘ye shokh adaa mast nigaah’ from the film ‘Son Of Alibaba’ (1955) sung by him and Geeta Dutt. Curious to know about him, I checked in this blog and found that one duet song chaand sitaaron mein kaun bulaaye sung by him with Lata Mangehskar from the film ‘Pilpili Saheb’ (1954) has already been discussed. Not finding any information on him, I searched various websites but being an unknown name, he was not on Wikipedia. But I found some comments on YT from two of his relatives and a write up by a person who claims to know him personally. After reading these materials, I found that Shaminder’s journey to Hindi film industry was an interesting one if not a bizarre one who aspired to become a playback singer mainly to fulfil his obsession of singing a song with his idol Lata Mangeshkar. What a ‘khwaaish’ !
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Hindi movie music of the golden era was enriched by a large number of music directors. They include not only the well known names but also those who struggled to get assignments and got to work in very few movies.
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“Anpadh”(1962) had several songs sung by Lata. I was under the impression that all these songs were picturised on Mala Sinha, but that is not the case.
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