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HEMANT KUMAR - An unsung genius

Raaga.com [Thursday, February 06, 2014]
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Amidst all the action that is happening this February, we thought we should slow down and take a quick look back at some best Bollywood composers, Here is more about Hemant kumar , the man behind many yesteryear hits.

The evergreen 60's saw some beautiful tracks like Ay dil ab kaheen le jaa from the movie Bluffmaster, which released in the year 1963. This wonderful song is where the popular composer himself has lent his voice for this Shammi Kapoor starrer. While talking about Sammi Kapoor, how can we forget his contemporary Mr.Dev Anand? Ofcourse , we all know Hemant has lent his voice for most of Dev Anand's songs. One striking number is from the movie which released in 1955 - House no.44 comprising the song 'Teri duniya mein jeene se toh behtar hai ke mar jaayein'.

Poignant in nature, the song 'Jaane woh kaise log thhe jinke' from the movie 'Pyaasa'is definitely a no-miss when we are talking about Hemant's best songs. The list is ofcourse incomplete if we missed out on Tum pukaar lo tumhaara intezaar hai from the movie Khamoshi. In this song, we witness the beautiful picturization of Dharmendra and Waheeda Rahman's romance.

This unsung genius' other wonderful track includes ' Tumhe Yaad Hoga', 'Yaad kiya dil ne' , 'Yeh Jhoomte Nazare'. Hemant infact has sung many songs with Lata Mangeshkar and one popular number that cannot not be mentioned is 'Yeh raat yeh chandni phir'. Hemant Kumar started composing first for Bengali films after which he diverged into the bollywood industry. His last compositions were in the late years of the 1980's.

Hemant Kumar Mukhopadhyay has definitely left a legacy behind. Winner of the prestigious awards like the Filmfare Awards etc, he is remembered by many for his contribution in the Bollywood industry.

This articles is from Raaga's music blog. Read more music at http://blog.raaga.com




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