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Lost in anonymity:Iqbal Qureshi

16 Nov 2019 2:28 PM GMT
Lesser known, Iqbal Qureshi, was a true maestro in every sense – though he composed music only for a handful of Hindi movies, his musical gems are relished even today

The Impeccable Arranger Dattaram Wadkar

9 Nov 2019 1:35 PM GMT
There were many musicians responsible in making the 1950’s and 1960’s the Golden Era of Indian Film music, but Dattaram, a prominet and immensely talented music composer, donned many hats – as a tabla player, as an arranger, an assistant music director and also as an independent music composer

Gift from the heavens - Ravindra Jain

2 Nov 2019 1:52 PM GMT
Ravindra Jain was an indomitable spirit – an ace composer and fighter of odds, his contribution to Bollywood across decades has actively shaped the Hindi film music industry

The unsung queen Usha Khanna

26 Oct 2019 1:31 PM GMT
With over 200 films to her name, legendary composer Usha Khanna has built a legacy that is tall, daunting and difficult to replicate

Lost in time Datta Naik

19 Oct 2019 2:55 PM GMT
Buried in yesteryears, Datta Naik was a sensible music director who would use minimum orchestra to develop the apt atmosphere as expressed in the song

Lost in time - Vinod

12 Oct 2019 1:31 PM GMT
Though a talented and celebrated composer, Vinod fell short of reaching the pinnacle of commercial success in an era dominated by prominent composers like Shankar Jaikishan, S D Burman, O P Nayyar and C Ramchandra

Remembering Sudhir Phadke

5 Oct 2019 1:53 PM GMT
His knowledge of classical music coupled with his style of bhav geet compositions, made each of his compositions unique with unparalleled melody for 50 years

In the shadow of giants: Bulo C Rani

21 Sep 2019 1:49 PM GMT
A music director, however popular, is often forgotten with the passage of time when the trend of music changes – Bulo C Rani was one such composer whose best is buried under the debris of time

Composer par excellence - Vasant Desai

14 Sep 2019 12:59 PM GMT
A seamless composer who was gifted with the ability to pivot vagaries of life around his simple and classy tunes – Desai was a man of great musical insight

Lost in the Echo: Hansraj Behl

7 Sep 2019 1:26 PM GMT
There have been only two composer emeriti in the Hindi film world who would be addressed as ‘Masterji’ – the great Ghulam Haider and Hansraj Behl

The Uncelebrated Composer - Chitragupta

31 Aug 2019 1:08 PM GMT
Chitragupta’s music was greatly influenced by colloquial Bhojpuri musical traditions – naturally, his most devout audience belonged to that linguistic belt

The Emeritus Composer: SN Tripathi

24 Aug 2019 1:15 PM GMT
Many creative artistes have achieved greatness and immortality in the Indian film industry but only a few have displayed the range of versatility that SN Tripathi did with such consummate ease
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