The Man For All Seasons..

The Man For All Seasons….

On the occasion of  35th death anniversary of the legendary singer MUKESH,there was a very interesting article in my favourite paper SCREEN in its issue dated 2-8th Sept 2011.

To read the same at length on the website,please go to :

 http://www.screenindia.com/news/the-man-for-all-seasons/839736/

On reading the piece,this is what I had written in response to the Editor of Screen :

Dear Editor,
Rajiv Vijayakar’s tribute to Mukesh on his 35th death Anniversary,titled “The man for all seasons”in Screen of 2-8 th Sept 2011,was a very emotional piece that re-connected his fans to this great singer,who has left such an impact on the Hindi film industry that he is still remembered by lovers of great,meaningful and soulfully rendered songs.It may be recalled that Mukesh  was such an ardent fan of late K L Saigal,that in his early years he used to imitate his idol. It is reported that when K. L. Saigal first heard the song Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De, he remarked, “That’s strange, I don’t recall singing that song”.What more proof can be there of Mukesh’s versatility ? Hindi films and music lovers of yester years will also recall the incident reported at the time of his death on 27th August 1976.When news of his death reached Raj Kapoor, he had burst into tears, and had remarked, “I have lost my voice,” which is indeed a great testimony to the association of Mukesh’s playback voice with the highly popular songs of Raj Kapoor.Right from his first foray into singing from 1945 in Pehli Nazar to his songs( picturised after his death ) in Satyam Shivam Sundaram in 1978,the journey of Mukesh,has left many milestones on the way, to mark the meastro’s mastery and skill over his unique and mesmerising voice.Several awards like the National Film Awards,Filmfare Awards and nominations and Bengal Film Journalists Association  awards, certified that Mukesh’s golden voice was his fans’ delight.One stanza of Mukesh’s
famous song “Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan ” goes like this : ” Kal Khel Mein Hum Ho Na Ho,Gardish Mein Taare Rahenge Sada,Bhoolenge Hum Bhoologe Tum,Par Hum Tumhare Rahenge Sada,Rahenge Yahin Apne Nishan,Iske Siva Jana Kahan…” Yes, these words echo the thoughts of miliions of Mukesh’s fans-he is no more but his footprints left on the sands of time, will remain,our cherished legacy.
 
J S BROCA
NEW DELHI  

After waiting  till yesterday and seeing that Screen’s latest issue had not published my letter, after a lot of failed attempts, I could post the following abridged version of my comments below the article on the website : 

MUKESH by J S BROCA on 2011-09-16 22:19:57.961485+05:30 Rajiv Vijayakar’s emotional tribute to Mukesh ,re-connected his fans to this great singer,who has left such an impact on the Hindi film industry that he is still remembered by lovers of soulfully rendered songs.When news of his death had reached Raj Kapoor, he had burst into tears, and had remarked, “I have lost my voice,” which is indeed a great testimony to the association of Mukesh’s playback voice with the highly popular songs of Raj Kapoor. The musical journey of Mukesh,has left many milestones on the way, to mark the meastro’s mastery and skill over his unique and mesmerising voice. Several awards received by him,certified that his golden voice was his fans’ delight.One stanza of Mukesh’s famous song “Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan ” goes like this : ” Kal Khel Mein Hum Ho Na Ho,Gardish Mein Taare Rahenge Sada,Bhoolenge Hum Bhoologe Tum,Par Hum Tumhare Rahenge Sada,Rahenge Yahin Apne Nishan,Iske Siva Jana Kahan…” Yes, these words echo the thoughts of miliions of Mukesh’s fans-he is no more but his footprints left on the sands of time,will remain,our cherished legacy.
J S BROCA,NEW DELHI.
I am sure,there are many many more fans of Mukesh out there.I shall love to have your response.
Long Live Mukesh !
  
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  1. Bookmarked this page,thanks god someone that actually knows what they are talking about

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