On The World Music Day, Let's Go Back To Our Roots Of The Golden Eras!

From the black & white period, the 70s to the 80s and 90s time to the introduction of Indian pop, let’s know who’ll make our Hindi Indian Cinema popular of them all with their contribution.

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, It’s World Music Day today and what can be lovelier than reminiscing our golden era of the Bollywood music industry? From the initial black and white period, the 70s to the 80s and the magical 90s time to the introduction of Indian pop taking down memory lane and let’s know who’ll they are.



·       Saraswati Devi (1912 – 1980) became the first music composer to work in Bombay Talkies worked in Hindi Cinema in the 1930s and 1940s to note a popular music number "Ek Chatur Naar" which was originally directed by her and sung by Ashok Kumar in film Jhoola (1941) later sung by Manna Dey and Kishor Kumar in film Padosan.

Saraswati Devi (music director) - Wikipedia



·       Starting in 1931, Pankaj Mullick (1905 – 1978) contributed in various capacities to Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Tamil language films for 38 years and introduced Rabindra Sangeet to the Hindi film industry. 

 About Pankaj Kumar Mullick – Pankaj Mullick Music & Art Foundation



·       An Indian music composer and playback singer Anil Biswas (1914 – 2003), who started from 1935 to 1965 introduced orchestral music and full-blooded choral effects, into Indian cinema. 

 A life in music | Mint



·       Master Ghulam Haider (1908 – 1953) was an Indian-Pakistan music composer who gave a huge break for the nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar and changed the face of film songs by combining the popular Raags with the verve and rhythm of Punjabi music.

Remembering music composer Ghulam Haider



·       Then how can we miss the legend of them all, R.D Burman who revolutionized the music of Indian cinema and the very interesting thing about his compositions was the Western, Arabic, Latin, Oriental music which he used to fuse with Indian music. That is what made him special and different from all!

 RD Burman birthday special: 7 rare and surprising facts about industry's  beloved Pancham Da



·       Ruling for four and a half decades since the 1950s, Omkar Prasad Nayyar aka O.P. Nayyar was popularly known for his melodious peppy music and his tracks were unmissable.

Music Legends Of Indian Cinema - O. P. Nayyar : Omkar Prasad Nayyar (16  January 1926 – 28 January 2007) was an Indian film music director and  composer born in Lahore, British



·       Then comes the 70s king music composer duo Kalyanji-Anandji, who were the prominent ones to direct music for almost 200 Indian films like Kora Kagaz (1974), Don (1978), Muqaddar ka Sikandar (1978), etc.

 Legendary music composer Anandji remembers his genius brother Kalyanji |


·       And here comes the disco king Bappi Lahiri, it is said that he is one of them who introduced disco music in the Indian Cinema and until now there’s no one who doesn’t groove to his blockbuster hits!

Bappi Lahiri Death New: Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passes away at age 69;  cause of death reported as Obstructive Sleep Apnea | - Times of India


Any 90s' films were incomplete without the composition of an eminent brother duo Jatin-Lalit and it’s hard to believe that despite giving chartbusters for the films like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Kabhi Ha Kabhi Na, etc they never received a Filmfare award.

 Jatin Pandit says he stopped trying to fix things with Lalit after being  refused | Bollywood - Hindustan Times


·       Coming to our greatest singers from the 80s and 90s to the 2000s like Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet, Sonu Nigam, Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sadhna Sargam, Shaan, KK, Shankar Mahadevan, etc they drastically had set a mark of unbeatable singers and each of them was individually different in their style of singing. Also, went to win all our hearts and make us cheer for them even today. And no singer today can reach the mark which has been set by them. 

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·       What if we remind you of the evergreen pop singers who took Indian music to the next level!? They are unmissable and hands down they’ve given several chartbusters to be proud of and are as follows:


Usha Uthup

Lucky Ali


Falguni Pathak


Daler Mehndi

Mika Singh


Ila Arun


Lesle Lewis


Palash Sen

It’s been a revolution of music in Bollywood throughout these years, that took us overseas and made us proud & popular of them all, thanks to all these legends for our country to be called as Bollywood Country!


Here’s wishing you a Happy World Music Day! 







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