Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Till I Met You!

Today is Kishore Kumar's death anniversary. Kishore Kumar! -- I can do without women, but not without his voice. Never.

His songs mark my existence, they are the core of my being. People associated with my childhood, my growing-up years will fade one day -- my mother is already gone -- but Kishore Kumar's voice will remain just as fresh, an unbreakable pillar from the past.

He sang countless songs, most of which I like, needless to say. But there is one song which I totally identify with -- beautifully written, composed and sung. I am proud to say that the lyricist is on my friend's list on Facebook (I was the one who shamelessly added him out of hero-worship), which means he is very much a part of the present and not yet of the romantic, unreachable past. Am talking of Amit Khanna: he wrote quite a few memorable songs for Kishore Kumar, the best known among them being Chalte chalte, mere yeh geet yaad rakhna, kabhi alvida na kehna...

But this song is special. Lie back, plug the earphones, shut your eyes and -- enjoy!

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5 comments:

Janani Sampath said...

my favourite Kishore Kumar solo is Woh Shaam Kuchh Ajeeb thi... he sounds so divine...

Neha said...

I have a couple of his music CDs, which are my perfect companions while driving! There is something in each of his songs that makes you sing/tap along! He was a genius!

RDA said...

The legend. Thanks a lot Mr.Ghosh for this post.

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Madhuri said...

Hey am just reading this piece. Lot of times, I just want to keep driving beyond my destination just to keep listening to his voice. :-)