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January 5 is the 39th death anniversary of the famous music director C. Ramachandra of the 40s. Ramachandra was considered a revolutionary musician, as he worked to bring Western music to the era of melodious and somber music. These days, the song composed by Ramachand, ‘O son ji kismat ki air sometime hot, sometimes soft ..’ is viral The song is from the 1951 comedy film Albela.
Used to work in many names
If you talk about Ramachandra’s entry into the film industry, then started his career as an actor with UB Rao’s film ‘Naganand’. He met Sohrab Modi. Modi advised Ramchandra that if he paid attention to music, he could succeed. After this Ramchandra joined the group of Bindu Khan and Habib Khan of ‘Minerva Movitone’. He was a harmonium player in the group. He first got a Tamil film as a music director.
He acted in Tamil, Marathi, Hindi films under the names Ramchandra Narhar Chitalkar, Anna Saheb, Ram Chitalkar, Shyamu, RN Chitalkar and Chitalkar.
Albela’s song was heard in the recently released film Ludo.
Ramchandra got recognition only from Albela
After the success of the film ‘Albela’, C. Ramachandra settled into the film world. By the way, all his songs were super hit in Albela, but Shola jo bhadke dil mera dhadke, bholi surat dil ke khote naam bade and darshan chhote, meri piya gaya ranoon, from there the telephone made a noise. Recently, the song ‘O son ji …’ has been sung by Chitalkar.
The god grandfather, Geeta Bali, was in the lead in Albella. It was the third highest grossing film at the box office in 1951.
Some special things related to Ramchandra
C. Ramachandra gave music in about 150 films in his four-decade long cine career. The music of the most famous patriotic song ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon ..’ was also composed by Ramchandra. Ramachandra died just a week before his 64th birthday. Ramachandra also wrote his biography ‘The Symphony of My Life’.