Monday, August 25, 2014

How Kalyanji Virji Shah Created Dhamal In Music World!

Music director duo Kalyanji Anandji is a name that brings to our memory some of the most cherished songs that have swayed over the hearts of music lovers. 

Who can forget the songs like Chandan sa badan… (SARASWATICHANDRA), Main to ek khwab hoon…(HIMALAY KI GOD MEIN), Pardesiyon se na… (JAB JAB PHOOL KHILE), Mere desh ki dharti … (UPKAR), Khaike paan Banaraswala … (DON) and the western numbers like Laila o Laila… (QURBANI), Oye oye..Tirchi Topiwale... (TRIDEV) etc. 

August 24 marked the death anniversary of the legendary Kalyanji Virji Shah, the elder brother of the musical duo Kalyanji Anandji. Raaga.Com pays him a humble homage. 

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Born in a Kutchi family in Kutch, (Gujarat) business run in the blood of the family, however the two brothers were least interested in business and had a passion for music. 

Though the brothers would spend time in their father’s provision shop after school, their heart lay in music and would spend long hours listening music on a neighbor’s gramophone. 

Anandji in an interview said, “One day our father observed our genuine love for music hence he persuaded a local music teacher to teach us music. In the name of fees my father gave him household grocery and provisions free.” 

In the year 1952 famous music director Hemant Kumar was impressed by my elder brother Kalyanjibhai and offered him to be his assistant. It was during his tenure as assistant he introduced the famous ‘been music’ for the movie NAAGIN. 

Recalling the incident Anandji informed, “Hemant Kumar was giving music for NAAGIN, starring Vyjayanthimala and Pradeep Kumar. The ‘been music’ was an important element of the film. While discussing music with Hemant Kumar, Kalyanjibhai came up with the idea of introducing the ‘been music’ effect by the new electronic instrument called the ‘clavioline’, which was making waves in England. Hemant Kumar was impressed and that’s how Kalyanji Bhai imported the instrument from London and created a dhamal in Indian Music world”. 

Later Kalyanji Anandji became independent music director with SAMRAT CHANDRAGUPTA and with the movie JAB JAB PHOOL KHILE they became star music directors.

Are Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma Heading For Marriage?

The cat is out of the bag. It has been revealed why Virat Kohli, the swashbuckling fiery batsman of Indian Cricket team has been a total washout in the England tour. According to reports splashing in media, the dashing batsman has been spotted with his girl friend, eminent Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, sharing the same hotel, where the Indian Cricket Team is staying!! 

In fact there have been grapevines about the duo soon planning to tie the nuptial knot ever since both Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were first spotted together during the tour of New Zealand. Further the couple spending the England tour together has cemented the belief that the couple are on verge of marriage. 

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According to leading national daily Anushka Sharma has been staying with Virat Kohli since the first Test match ended at Trent Bridge on July 13. A reliable source from London reported, “Away from the glares of the paparazzi of India, the duo, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, are having a ball time together in England. The couple has been spotted spending romantic evenings, arm in arm, at many places in England.” 

It is alleged that it’s BCCI’s decision to allow the Bollywood actress to stay with the cricketer. However India's team manager Sunil Dev denies the allegation. He argues, “I don’t know who has granted permission to Kohli to stay with his girlfriend. However, I am against this rule. I will definitely speak to the BCCI about this lapse.” 

It may be noted that this is not the first time that Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s romance has hit headlines. Earlier this year in May, Virat Kohli had air dashed to Jodhpur to celebrate Anushka Sharma birthday, where she was shooting for her home production, NH10.

The duo has been dating since December 2013. In January this year, Virat had even stayed at Anushka's residence for a few days!! 

However despite all these testimonies Anushka Sharma denies all these reports. In a press release through her representative she claimed, "There are several stories online about my wedding with Virat Kohli. However I would like to set the record straight that there is absolutely no truth to these rumours and I would like to request you to refrain from conjecturing about the same.”