My Favourite Superstar,Rajesh Khanna just passed away ~ RIP ‘Kaka’ !
Kaka,just as you soothed Sharmila Tagore in Amar Prem with the classic ” Pushpa,I hate Tears ” I can hear you constantly echo to me as you move to Heaven ” Gaurav,I hate Tears !”
Born in Amritsar as Jatin Khanna on 29-12-1942 ~ Moved to Heaven from Mumbai as Superstar Rajesh Khanna on 18-7-2012
Aradhana,Amar Prem,Anand ~ What a ‘Safar’ ! ~ For me these ‘A’s tower over the other Superstar ‘A’ ~ and I was a young kid under 10 when he delivered these Classics in 1970 to 1972 and I was hooked onto him ~ He walked straight into my heart with his Screen Songs ! I’m a Romantic and clearly inspired by Rajesh Khanna’s Romanticm
He won the Filmfare best Actor Award in 1971 for ‘Saccha Jhutha’ and won it again in 1972 for the super hit ‘Anand’ ~ remember him classically addressing a young emotionally intense Amitabh as “Babu Moshai ” in it~ Filmfare presented him an Award in 1991 for completing 25 years in the Indian Film Industy and gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005
He walked straight into my heart with his Screen Songs ! I’m a Romantic and live the Combination of Legendary Singer and my No 1 ,Kishore Kumar and my No I Hero ,Rajesh Khanna ~ a Classic duo that gave some of India’s greatest Songs
Here’s a YouTube compilation in brief of Rajesh Khanna’s Famous Songs
Yeh Joh Mohabbat hai ~ Zindagi Ka Safar hai yeh kaisa safar ~ Yeh Kya Hua~Pyar Deewana Hota Hai ~ Jai Jai Shiv Shankar ~ Mere Sapno ki Rani ~ Zindagi kay Safar may joh guzar jaate hai joh makaam woh phir nahe aate ~Roop Tera Mastana ~Maine tere liye hi saat rang kay sapnay chunay ~ Chingari koi ~Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana ~ Chala jata hoon kisi ki dhun main ~Vadhaa tera Vadhaa ~ Oh Mera Dil kay Chaain ~ Gulabi aakhen joh maine dekhi…….I could go on and on and hear them over a thousand times over again and again and I have !~I love them all ~ I’m listening to them while I blog this…….
He courted some of India’s most beautiful women on Screen ~ Sharmila Tagore,Hema Malini,Mumtaz,Asha Parekh,Tanuja,Tina Munim but swept and was swept away by the overnight and just 16 year old sensation Dimple Kapadia in ‘Bobby’ who he married
An Era has ended but the Legend will Live On ~ He died many times in his Movies ~ he acted in 163 in all ~Kati Patang,Amar Prem,Anand,Aradhana,Safar,Mere Jeevan Saathi,Aaan Milo Sajna,Haathi Mere Saathi,Saacha Jhutha…..and Now He’s now No More with us on Planet Earth