Dev Anand – The Evergreen Hero

Dev Anand or Dev Saab as he is more affectionately referred across cinema lovers was one of the corners of the great triangle of early popular Hindi cinema along with Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor.. He did act as a hero in almost all the Navketan (home) Productions, he also acted in films of other  production houses too.. some of the top songs included here depict that Kishore Da had rendered his voice for Dev Saab too before he went on to create the first superstar Rajesh Khanna through his magical voice and sang beautifully for the angry young man of Hindi cinema – brother Amitabh Bachchan .. yet there are several songs Rafi Sahab recorded for Dev Anand notably the ones included from the films ‘Guide’ and ‘Hum Dono’ here both songs are among my all time favourites.. It is hoped that the compilation is loved by all the Dev Anand fans.. I believe some great duets from his films would some day find their way on some other Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane sequel..

रुपये में सोलह गाने – देव आनंद
1. जीवन के सफर में राही – मुनीम जी – किशोर कुमार
2. है अपना दिल तो आवारा – सोलवां साल – हेमंत कुमार
3. ख्वाब हो तुम या कोई हकीकत – तीन देवियां – किशोर कुमार
4. ये रात ये चांदनी फिर कहां – जाल – हेमंत कुमार
5. माना जनाब ने पुकारा नही – पेइंग गैस्ट – किशोर कुमार
6. दिन ढल जायें हाय रात न आये – गाईड – मोहम्मद रफ़ी
7. फूलों के रंग से दिल की कलम से – प्रेम पुजारी – किशोर कुमार
8. मैं ज़िंदगी का साथ निभाता चला गया – हम दोनो – मोहम्मद रफ़ी
9. दिल आज शायर है – गैम्बलर – किशोर कुमार
10. फूलों का तारों का सब क कहना है – हरे रामा हरे कृष्णा – किशोर कुमार
11. हम बेखुदी में तुमको पुकारे चले गये – काला पानी – मोहम्मद रफ़ी
12. दिल का भंवर करे पुकार – तेरे घर के सामने – मोहम्मद रफ़ी
13. खोया खोया चांद खुला आसमान – काला बाज़ार – मोहम्मद रफ़ी
14. चल री सजनी अब क्या सोचे – बम्बई का बाबू – मुकेश
15. दुखी मन मेरे सुन मेरा कहना – फंटूश – किशोर कुमार
16. जिया ओ जिया ओ जिया कुछ बोल दो – जब प्यार किसी से होता है – मोहम्मद रफ़ी

The song from Prem Pujari “Phoolon Ke Rang Se Dil Ki Kalam Se ” was the choice of dear Madhav and was rendered by me along with songs sung to him in the very early hours of May 7 at the marriage of dear Sonabh at NOIDA.. Madhav had his birthday on May 7 along with that of twin brothers Mani and Mahesh Alagappa.. our seniors at Kendriya Vidyalaya Port Blair.. and today is the birthday of affectionate cousin Late Pandit Pushpendra Sharma.. and a dear friend from Hindu College and Delhi University – Joe Thomas who may have very little to do with Hindi songs.. yet I believe he would not mind my sending along a dedication to him for his great day..

Abhaya Sharma, May 9 2017

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