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Unique & Unforgettable: Nadeem Shravan

15 Jun 2019 1:36 PM GMT
They were the only composers of the 1990's & 2000's to have relied heavily on three instruments – the bansuri, sitar and shehnai – in almost all their songs

The Vangaurds: Anand-Milind

1 Jun 2019 12:21 PM GMT
Sons of veteran music composer Chitragupt, brothers Anand and Milind expressed an early inclination towards music, going on to compose for over 200 films

Shankar Jaikishan: The magical Duo

25 May 2019 12:30 PM GMT
Shankar Jaikishan were among the greatest musicians to have graced Hindi cinema – they were exceedingly popular and 75 per cent of their films were musical hits

Laxmikant Pyarelal

11 May 2019 2:41 PM GMT
Of the two perfectly complementary talents, Laxmikant would compose the melody, rehearse singers and look after the commercial aspects – while Pyarelal would package and record the songs

Saigal: A man of many hues

27 April 2019 4:49 PM GMT
In Kundan: Saigal's Life & Music, author Sharad Dutt takes readers on a vivid journey through the artist's life, delving into his struggles and joys, spruced with intimate anecdotes of the past. Excerpts:

Kalyanji Anandji

20 April 2019 3:32 PM GMT
The composer duo of Kalyanji-Anandji remains perhaps the most under rated music composers of Hindi film music industry

Sameer: An Unsurpassed Lyricist

9 Feb 2019 3:49 PM GMT
Unmatched in his prolific contribution to Hindi films, Sameer traversed an emphatic journey to carve a unqiue niche for himself in the Indian music industry

Gulzar: An inimitable legend

2 Feb 2019 1:44 PM GMT
A name synonymous with stirring poetry, Gulzar is much more than just his evocative words – he is an artist with a vivid imagination and piercing insight

Neeraj: Lilting Verses of a Versatile Poet

26 Jan 2019 1:27 PM GMT
Neeraj worked across several generations of Hindi cinema – his words will be remembered for the romance, joy and fulfilment they evoked in a simple beat

Anand Bakshi: A record-breaking Lyricist

19 Jan 2019 4:04 PM GMT
Bakshi has been regarded as the most prolific lyricist of Hindi cinema – he also lived a life which itself is an inspiring journey of faith, dreams, success and humanity

Rajinder Krishan: The Unsung Lyricist

12 Jan 2019 2:33 PM GMT
Rajinder Krishan’s lyrics defined the classic black & white era – his compatibility with legendary music composers almost always resulted in magical creations

Kaifi Azmi: A Profound Versifier

5 Jan 2019 3:22 PM GMT
Regarded as the pioneer of Urdu literature in Indian cinema and among the last poets of the Progressive Writers' Movement, Kaifi Azmi's poetry was overwhelmed with themes of compassion and equality
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