Borrowing a Shakespeare line ” If Music be the Food of Love,Play on !”
What a lovely way to end July and begin August….July 31,2009 was the 29th Death Anniversary of the melodious Singer Mohd Rafi and August 4,2009 would have been the day when the eccentric and my all time favourite Singer Kishore Kumar would have turned 80, had he been alive
So on July 31,I made it a point to specifically play all of Rafi’s hits…in fact fell asleep at night listening to Rafi crooning out his ‘out of this world’ numbers…‘Gulabi Aakhen’,’Tere Mere Sapne’,’Chaudvin Ka Chand Ho’,’Jo Wada Kiya’,’Yeh Duniya Yeh Mehfil’,’Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki’,’Mujhe Duniya Walon’,’Kya Hua Tera Wada’……
Any yesterday it was the inimitable,magical and mesmerising Kishoreda all the way…‘Yeh Jeevan Hai’ ( What a Song !…my top favourite…I can listen to it continuously 100 times and over !), ‘Chalte Chalte Mere Yeh Geet’, ‘Sheeshe Ke Gharon Mein’, ‘Manzilen Apni Jagah Hai’, ‘ Diwana Leke Aaya Hai’, ‘Jeevan Main Hum Safar’, ‘Phoolon Ke Rang Se’, ‘Pal Bhar Ke Liye’, ‘Gata Rahe Mera Dil’, ‘Kasme Vaade’.……and can you believe this…he never trained as a singer…he was a natural…Gift from God….his yodelling was unreal !
Such legends come once in a generation…they neither live nor die…they’re eternal
And the Sensex is singing along too seeking 16000…Rafi’s ‘Aag Hai Lagi Hui’ and Kishoreda’s ‘ Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna’ !
Yes Kishoreda ! ‘Yeh Jeevan Hai !’