Monthly Archives: April 2010

The film industry can never be forgiven for what it did to Shankar after 1971.

Its been 23 years since the world became irreparably poor. Did Shankar have any equals at all? He lived his music and we loved his music and today and for years to come he will live thro his music and the world will love his music. Shankar is immortal!

I quote a very dear song of mine composed by Shankar (1979, Film Atmaram, Definitely one of the best of Kishore)the words of which are so true to what he had to go through:

Chalte chalte in raahon par
aisa bhi kuch ho jata hai
Koi anchaha mil jata hai (the film industry post 1971)
Aur manchaha kho jaata hai (His soulmates Shailendra and Jaikishan).

The film industry can never be forgiven for what it did to Shankar after 1971. It deprived us of so many more gems that the genius of Shankar could have gifted us.

Long live Shankar and the music of Shankar Jaikishan!

Shashi Hegde <shashivh@yahoo.co.in>

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23rd death anniversary of Shanker (26 April 2010)

Shanker ji (of Shankar-Jaikishen duo) chatting with Md. Rafi and Sharda
Shanker ji (of Shankar-Jaikishen duo) chatting with Md. Rafi and Sharda

With utter sorrow and pain we are celeberating 23rd death anniversary of Shanker Raghuvanshi. What a doomsday 26 April 1987 was when a small gathering participated the funeral of world fame music director. The music director who urbanized film music as well as revolunished orchesterisation. Introducing Electric Guitar, Piano accordian, claurnet, saxophone etc. with the blend of sub continent soul. Great Mehboob Khan rightly said to Mastereo Naushad that music of Barsat washed away the music of film Andaz.

Karthi aye faryad ye dharti kahi hazaron saal
Thab kahin ja kar paida hota ek Shanker Lal

No doubt Shanker Jaikishan was symbol of new modern democratic India.

We are proud that we are sons of this mighty sub continent and equally enjoy the songs created by this immortal duo.

O God as Shanker preached happiness to masses so he deserve a right place in heaven.

P. Baloch, Karachi Pakistan

(pashambay_baloch@yahoo.com)

NB: Mr. P. Baloch is a die hard fan of Shanker-Jaikishan duo. I have posted his tribute here sent as his comment on the blog which is very much touching and expresses   sentiment of uncounted SJ fans. (Moderators)