Shuklas : Musical Maestro- Kalyanji Anandji kalyanji veerji shah (1928 - 2000)
Posted 11 May 2006 - 01:49 PM
Kalyanji Veerji Shah 1928 - 2000, Anandji 1933 -
Brothers Kalyanji and Anandji (K-A) started in the music business assisting singer-composer Hemant Kumar in the early 1950s. Kalyanji's early claim to fame was for playing the famous 'been' (snake - charmer's instrument) for the Man Dole Mera Tan Dole chart topper from Hemant's Nagin (1954). Kalyanji turned solo in the late 50s, initially assisted by Anandji, before they officially became a duo. Chalia in 1961 was their first major hit, but it wasn't until 1965 and the release of Himalay Ki Goud Mein and Jab Jab Phool Khile that K-A became a major force.
Then followed Upkar (1967) and Saraswatichandra (1968), with the latter becoming the first Hindi soundtrack to win the National Award. Throughout the 1970s, Kalyanji-Anandji pretty much kept pace with Laxmikant-Pyarelal and R.D. Burman. They were rewarded with the Filmfare Award for Kora Kagaz in 1974. Their high standard of music continued into the next decade, before they began to fade during the mid- 80s.
Kalyanji Anandji was name used by Indian composer duo known for its work on Bollywood film soundtracks, particularly action potboilers in the 1970s. The name comes from first names of the two Gujarati brothers that formed the duo, Kalyanji Virji Shah and Anandji Virji Shah. Some of their best works are Don, Saraswatichandra and Safar.
Kalyanji and Anandji were born to Virji Shah, who migrated from Kutch to Mumbai to start a Kirana (provision store) business. The two brothers began to learn music from a music teacher, who actually knew no music, who taught them in lieu of paying his bills to their father. One of their four grand parents, was a folk musician of some eminence. They spent most of their formative years in the hamlet of Girgaum (a district in Mumbai) amidst Marathi and Gujarati environs — some eminent musical talent resided in the vicinity. The brothers were known for their humility and easy-to-approach nature. They also were well known for their love songs and poetry readings.
Kalyanji passed away on August 24, 2000.
Some of their notable compositions, by song title, are as follows:
"Yeh Mera Dil" (Don, 1978)
"Dum Dum Diga Diga" (Chhalia, 1960)
"Chhalia Mera Naam" (Chhalia, 1960)
"Mere Toote Hue Dil Se"
"Chahe Paas Ho" (Samrat Chandragupta, 1959)
"Chandan Sa Badan" (Saraswatichandra, 1968)
"Main To Ek Khwab Hoon" (Himalay Ki God Mein, 1965)
"Khaike Paan Banaraswala" (Don, 1978)
"Tirchi Topiwale" (Tridev, 1989)
"Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" (Kora Kagaz) — this soundtrack won a Filmfare Award
"Phool Tumhe Bheja Hai Khat Main" (Saraswatichandra, 1968)
"Yaari hai meri imaan" (Zanjeer, 1973)
"Laila O Laila" (Qurbani, 1980)
"Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Mein Aaye" (Qurbani, 1980)
'Kya Hua Kya Nahin" (Yudh, 1985)
'Yudh Kar" (Yudh, 1985)
"Qasme Wade Pyar Wafa" (Upkar)
"Mere Desh Ki Dharti" (Upkar)
"Zindagi Ka Safar Hai Ye Kaisa Safar" (Safar)
"Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhen" (Safar)
"Jo Tumko Ho Pasand Wahi Baat Karenge" (Safar)
"Bekhudi Mein Sanam" (Haseena Maan Jayegi, 1968)
Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:22 PM
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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:27 AM
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Posted 10 September 2014 - 08:19 AM
Lata Mangeshkar - Chandrasena 59 Kalyanji Anandji - Mein Kya Janoon kaahay laagay - Kalyanji Anandji
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