Monday, 23 September 2019

Rajendra Krishan - A Great Lyricist

After the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Krishan wrote a song Suno Suno Aye Duniyawalon, Bapu Ki Yeh Amar Kahani. The song was sung by Mohammed Rafi He also wrote "Jahan daal daal par sone ki" for Sikandar-E-Azam.
He is  is known for his association with the composer C. Ramchandra. He worked with several other music directors including Shankar-JaikishanRaviRajesh RoshanMadan Mohan.
In the mid-1940s, Krishan shifted to Bombay (now Mumbai) to become a screenwriter in the Hindi film industry. His first screenplay was Janta (1947). His first film as a lyricist was Zanjeer (1947). He was first noted for the script and lyrics of the Motilal-Suraiya starrer Aaj Ki Raat (1948). His first success as a lyricist came with the films Badi Bahen (1949) and Lahore (1949).
The 1951 movie Albela was the film in which Rajinder Krishan paired with C Ramchandra to make some very memorable songs.
In 1953, he wrote 4 songs for Anarkali. Ananrkali was his second movie with C Ramchandra. 
He won Filmfare Award for best lyricist for the movie Khandan (1965) for the song "Tumhi mere mandir, tumhi meri pooja".
He died on 23 September 1987 in Mumbai.
Song of Albela 1951

Song of Anarkali 1953

Song of Nagin 1954

Song of Dekh Kabira Roya 1957

Song of Adalat 1958 

Song of Chhaya 1961

 Song of Yeh Raaste Hain Pyar Ke (1963

Song of Bharosa1963

Song of Sharabi 1964

Song of Jahan Ara 1964

Song of Khandan 1965

Song of Blackmail 1973

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