Composer Shankar’s Death Anniversary

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Yesterday was Composer Shankar’s death anniversary. He learnt tabla from Baba Nasir Khan and was also a disciple of the Legendary Music Composer Khwaja Khurshid Anwar, for several years. Contrary to popular belief that he was illiterate, he had actually completed 10 years of school education before moving to Bombay (Mumbai now) from his native place Hyderabad, India. Due to his theater background, he could master several musical instruments like the Sitar, Accordion, Piano and others. He also assisted the famous musical duo of those times, Husnlal-Bhagatram. Post a chance meeting with Jaikishan at a producer’s office, he began to collaborate with Jaikishan and soon enough, they established the hit composer duo of Shankar-Jaikishan.

Bollywood and Composer Shankar’s Death Anniversary

The music duo has set tunes for several movies beginning 1949 to even 2000s. Here are some of their earlier works:

Hawa mein udta jaye… Barsaat (1949)

Aawara hoon… Aawara (1951)

Ae mere dil kahin aur chal… Daag (1952)

Yaad kiya dilne kahan ho tum… Patita (1953)

Nanhe munne bachche teri mutthi mein kya hai… Boot Polish (1954)

Suno chotisi gudiya ki kahani… Seema (1955)

Tum sang preet lagayi rasiya… New Delhi (1956)

Bolri kathputhli dori… Kathputhli (1957)

Meri jaan meri jaan… Yahudi (1958)

Dheere dheere chal chand gagan mein… Love Marriage (1959)

Teen kanastar peet peetke… Love Marriage (1959)

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