October 2012

Vintage Tidbits – Shanker with Abdul Qadir – Spin Symphony (1987)

By |October 28th, 2012|


The late music director Shanker achieved all his goals in life. But a creative man never rests on his laurels. And if he is a professional, then he is forever looking for something new, a challenge. Among the few things Shanker had in mind […]

May 2010

Cuckoo, Shamshad Begum and Shanker Jaikishen

By |May 16th, 2010|

This is the only SOLO song sung by Shamshad Begum for Shanker-Jaikishan. Shanker Jaikishan used Shamshad’s voice only 3 times during their long careers. The reason for using her voice sparingly in their compositions is provided by Shamshad and her daughter Usha below…

“Shamshad Begum […]