On the 100th Birth Anniversary of Music Director Roshan I have selected few great songs of Roshan.
His biggest strength was that he was very comfortable in mixing the folk music with the complex classical tunes. It was his approach which made his music stand out from the others.Remember the song"Jo Wada Kiya Who Nibhana Padega" and "Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhulegi woh Barsat Ki Raat"
He came to Mumbai to pursue his career as a music director ,in 1948.He was given break by Kidar Sharma with Neki Aur Badi (1949),he got noticed by this great song " 'Khayalon Mein Kisike..'from Baawre Nain (1950).In the 50’s, Roshan gave hits like Malhar, Shisham and Anhonee and some of his songs were amazingly modern in tenor for those times, like, 'Taare Toote Duniya Dekhe..' from Malhar.
In the 60’s, Roshan gave hits like,Barsaat Ki Raat, which featured hits like 'Na To Karavan Ki Talaash Hai..' and 'Yeh Hai Ishq Ishq..', Aarti ('Ab Kya Misaal Doon..'), Devar ('Baharon Ne Mera Chaman Lootkar..'), Bheegi Raat ('Kahin To Milegi..', 'Dil Jo Na Keh saka..'), Chitralekha ('Sansaar Se Bhaagte Phirte Ho..', 'Man Re Tu Kahe Na..'), Taj Mahal ('Jo Wada Kiya Who Nibhana Padega.', 'Paon Choo Lene Do..'), Bahu Begum ('Hum Intezaar Karenge..' and 'Pad Gaye Jhoole..'), Dooj Ka Chand ('Mehfil Se Uth Jaanewalon..'), Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal ('Carvan Guzar Gaya..' and 'Dekhti Hi Raho Aaj Tum..' ), Dil Hi To Hai ('Nigahen Milane Ko Ji Chahata Hai..' and 'Laaga Chunri Me Daag..' ) and finally his swan song from Anokhi Raat ('Oh Re Taal Mile..' and 'Mere Beri Ke Ber..').