Anil Biswas

March 2012

Vasant Desai, Anil Biswas, Naushad, Madan Mohan and C. Ramchandra at the January 1957 Metro-Murphy Contest

By |March 26th, 2012|

December 2011

Vijay Bhatt, Anil Biswas, Lata Mangeshkar, Naushad, Nadira and Ghulam Mohammed

By |December 25th, 2011|

November 2011

Errors made by recording companies – Anokha Pyar (1948)

By |November 12th, 2011|

EMI made a similar error by attributing Lata Mangeshkar-Meena Kapoor version of “Ae dil meri wafa mein” to Lata Mangeshkar-Ira Nagrath (music director Roshan’s wife) and  releasing it on Anokha Pyar (1948) – Beqasoor(1950) CD.



Listen to Meena Kapoor – Lata Mangeshkar version (Film Version) […]

September 2011

Lata Mangeshkar – Anil Biswas Collaboration

By |September 25th, 2011|

Lata sang approximately 120 songs for Anil Biswas in 29 Hindi films. Out of these, approximately 88 were solos and the rest were duets or songs involving more than 2 singers.
Lata Mangeshkar on Anil Biswas
Another music director steeped in classical and folk music is […]

July 2011

Badli teri nazar – Badi Bahu (1951) – Anil Biswas – Lata Mangeshkar – Raag Jaijaiwanti

By |July 23rd, 2011|

Initially, I had some hesitation in placing this song in the domain of Jaijaiwanti, since the lower notes of the raag Ni Sa Re Ni Dh Pa Re is missing in the asthai. However, Pa Ga Ma Re Ga Re Sa of the middle […]

May 2010

Anil Biswas

By |May 11th, 2010|

On May 31, octogenarian composer Anil Biswas, fondly known as Anil Dha, passed away in New Delhi. His contributions to the evolution and enrichment of film music are well known. He died at the ripe age of 89 after scoring music for about 90 […]