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)