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Please tune in to listen to Sada Bahar Hindi Songs from all eras. Enjoy the lovely melodies from old hindi films, some soothing sufiaana ghazals & classical based songs from Bollywood.

Music has a very long, unbroken tradition with the film industry. Period of 1940s was the revolutionary for singing in films. Great singers like Noorjehan, Kanan Devi, Shamshad Begum, Punkaj Mullick, K. L Saigal, Rajkumari, Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Geeta Dutt, Zohrabai Ambala, Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Suman Kalyanpur, Mubarak Begum emerged and dominated their era. Some notable films during this era are Barsaat, Aag, Lahore, Dulari, Shaheed, Anokha Pyar.

Many films with great music were made during the 1950s. Some hit songs during that era were bachpan ke din bhula na dena by Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum, khayalon mein kisi ke is tarha nahin aate by Mukesh and Geeta Roy, Tu ganga ki mauj main jamuna ka dhaar by Rafi and Lata., Kitna haseen hai mausam from Andaz to name a few.

1960s music had a new blend of orchestra approach. This era saw some of the most melodious songs in hindi film music. Music directors like Roshan Lal, Salil Chaudhary, Madan Mohan gave us some excellent music. Rahul Dev Burman started his musical journey in this era. He introduced the melody of many western instruments. Bandini, Guide, Teesri Manzil, Baharon ke sapne, Mughal e azam, Jahan ara, Jewel thief were some of the hit films of this decade.

Ghazal is prominently a form of Persian and Urdu poetry and has existed since hindi film music has. It has been described as an intimate journey from one heart to another. The emphasis is on lyrics rather than music. Sahir Ludhiyanvi's Aap aaye to khayaal-e-dil-e-nashad aaya from Gumrah and Simti hui yeh ghadiyaan from Chambal Ki Kasam , Kaifi Azmi’s Jaane kya haal ho kal sheeshe ka paimaane ka from Maa ka aanchal, Mirza Ghalib's Dil-e nadaan tujhe hua kya hai from Mirza Ghalib, Hasan Kamaal’s Dil ke armaan from Nikaah, Shakeel Badayuni’s Koi sagar dil ko from Dil Diya Dard Liya are a few examples . Ghazal singers like Ghulam Ali, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Jagjit Singh, Mehdi Hassan etc have adopted different styles of singing to present this beautiful form of expression, where each word carries deep meaning.

We hope that you enjoy every moment of this musical journey with us.
Sada Bahar Music Radio Team