Remember the famous song "Laagi Chhoote Na" sung by Mohammed Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar from the film"Kaali Topi Lal Rumaal" , "Chali Chali Re Patang Meri Chali Re" or" Chal Ud Ja Re Panchhi Yeh Desh Hua Begana" from BHABHI these immortal songs were composed by Chitragupt.
Born as Chitragupta Srivastava (16th Nov 1917) in Karmaini village of Gopalganj district of Bihar and left his job as a lecturer in a Patna college to make a career in music composing.
He started working as assistant to SN Tripathi, which explains a slew of devotional/ mythological films Some of these films were Shivratri, Balyogi Upmanyu, Gayatri Mahima, Sati Madalasa and Pavanputra Hanuman.
The other kind of films which fell to Chitragupta’s lot was D-grade stunts.It was after struggling for several years that in the fifties he got introduced by SD Burman to a banner of some standing. That was the AVM Productions of South. It was from the Film Bhabhi(1957) his songs became popular among all.