This refers to RM Patwardhan’s article on Shankar-Jaikishan (July 15). He has erroneously attributed the film Dulari’s immortal song sung by Rafi in Rag Pahadi to Shankar-Jaikishan. In fact, Dulari’s music was composed by Naushad. Patwardhan has also not included the film Seema (1956), starring Balraj Sahni and Nutan, the music of which will be remembered for a long time for numbers like Too pyar ka sagar hai (Manna Dey) and Kahan jaa raha hai tu aiy jane wale (Rafi).
Patwardhan has disappointed the fans of Shankar-Jaikishan by not mentioning their melodies composed during the 1950s such as Rula kar chal diye (Hemant), Aa nil gagan tale pyar hum karein (Hemant/Lata), both from Badshah, Aaja ke intezar me jane ko hai (Rafi/Lata) from Halaku, Suno choti si gudiya ki (Lata) from Seema, Aawaz de ke hame (Rafi/Lata) from Professor, Meri Mohabat Jawaan Rahegee (Rafi) from Janwaar and last, but not least, Zindagi ek safar hai suhana (Kishore) from Andaaz.
R.M. Patwardhan has forgotten to mention the super hits from films like Professor, Junglee, Sasural and Hamrahi. Their hit songs were Aye Gulbadan, Aye Gulbadan , Phoolon Ki Mehak, Kanton ki chubhan, Aawaz Dekar Hamein Tum Bulao, Main Chali Main Chali, Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujh Par, Dil Chahta Hai and Chahe koi mujhe Junglee kahe. Teri Pyari Pyari Surat ko, Kisi ki nazar na lage, Chasme Bad-door, and Mujhko apne gale laga lo, aye mere Hamrahi etc.
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