The only way to sustain during this lockdown is by going down our memory lanes. After all, we all miss hanging out with our friends, enjoying family dinners and having brunch dates with better half, etc. The best and inexpensive stress buster, nowadays, is Music. And why not rejoice ourselves to old evergreen songs along with the family since we celebrate (15 May) as the International Family Day. You must’ve heard it and also read it almost everywhere that listening to soothing music, or let us say, our favourite song, relaxes our mind and soul. As 21 century kids, we can barely recollect our veteran singers, to name a few, R.D. Burman, Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Pankaj Kumar and the list is endless. Pankaj Kumar is one of the most venerable and amazing playback singer. His melodious voice has always hooked us with his hits. The transcendence which makes him stand out in the limelight is his back to back hits.
The singer has shared his space with a lot of great talents from Bollywood fraternity, and he carries along with him a lot of reminiscence and escapades which he has taken from his musical career. Pankaj is always the best when on stage; his stage presence is stupendous as the way he holds his audiences. He constituted the great musical trinity with K.L. Saigal and K.C. Dey. He, of course, has a list of everlasting hits, including, “Aa Mere Paas Aa”, “Mere Humsafar”, “Dil Ye Deewana” etc. His latest release “Dil Ne Tere Dil Se” is a duet trans musical featuring an esteemed playback singer Khushboo Jain. “Faryad Sun Fakira”, a Sufi song sung by prominent playback singer Asha Bhosle of Hindi Films, in 2015 along with Javed Ali and Pankaj Kumar.
Javed Ali is again a super phenomenal playback singer of today and has sung some of the euphonious songs like “Kun Faya Kun”, “Kajra Re”, “Nagada Nagada”, “Tum Tak” etc. Some of Asha Bhosle’s eternal hits include “Le Gayi”, “Chanda Mama Door Ke”, “Dum Maro Dum”, “Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Mai”, “Sharara”, “Kitaben Bahut Si” etc. Even most of us would’ve started murmuring these songs right now. She’s the sister of a renowned playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. Her career began in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has sung nearly 12,000 songs in both film and non-film and also in various languages. In 2011, she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history. The Government of India honoured her with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
So let’s turn the tables for the monotonous quarantine, just switch on your radios and tune in to the old evergreen songs and have a gala time with your family. Stay safe and stay Home.