Thursday, October 15, 2009

KK’s Death Anniversary, Panipuri, A Birthday Party & Many More Memories

I was lucky yesterday (13th Oct) to hear Singer Srinivas live in concert commemorating the 22nd Death Anniversary of Kishore Kumar.

As always, I was nearly an hour late in reaching the venue, and could hear the last strains of one of favourites Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai from the film Daag, when Dad was taking me out of the Autorickshaw.



And, by the time I reached my seating place another of my favourites Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhen from Safar came to an end.


Momentarily, I became sad thinking that how many of such gems I’d missed. But, it just passed over as the next song began; like that there were at least two and half dozen more songs in store, none less likeable or favourite than the previous.

My day was made when my request for Meri Bhigi Bhigi Si, a song from Anamika was entertained. Srinivas sang the first stanza without any support from the orchestra because they had not practised it.



I remember the day Kishore Kumar died in 1987 very well. We were celebrating my cousin Sagar’s 9th birthday (he become a very vital part of my life in following years as he wrote most of my exams from Plus I to the completion of my Degree). Ma had prepared Panipuri and Falooda. We were in the kitchen enjoying. I heard Kishore Kumar ka Dheant from the TV; made Ma run out for getting the details, “it was heart attack beta”, she said and continued serving us.

At that moment none of us realised that we’d just lost a legend.


Here is an interesting write-up about Anamika by my friend BG.

9 comments:

neelima said...

such a wonderful tribute and thanks!

Ask Ma to make panipuri and falooda , I am coming for a visit :)

Amrita said...

Oh Paresh, you were so fortunate to attend this performance.

I love all those songs and they are going to make me cry as right now I am feeling very low and blue due to a situation.

Lights are about to go off and i will listen to the songs and cry later on.

Sandeep said...

Keh do tumhe...
Ya chup rahoon...
Dile mein mere aaj kya hai...

I am not sure, what to say... and what not to say about KK. He is a a living legend and much more...

Shobha said...

Made me very nostalgic! :(

Anupan said...

knew that such an event was around the corner and had a remainder too but then couldn't make it. Nice Mr.P made it and enjoyed the programme. I've heard Srinivas rendering Musafir hoo yaaro a few months ago at Marine Drive Kochi. He sang so nicely that he got so many "once mores" and he sang it again. Peopel wanted him to sing many more Kishore numbers but then it was a Tamil programme. He had promised to come back for Kishore songs later.Feeling sorry I missed it.
Incidentally the Mohanlal-Mukesh drama Chayamukhi is scheduled on Oct 17 at JT Pac Trippunithura 5 pm.

Anupan said...

i mean "reminder" not remainder.
regret the error

harimohan said...

dear paresh
saw little in tv
srinivas sang well with emotion
he is very visual singer
kishoredas song pull our heartstrings
his verstaility extend to fas5t naughty songs and those that fill you with melancholy
your post lets us know the time you take to settle down ,i admire you that in spite of all that you were there ,you not only need a special song but an encore

TME said...

Sensitivity he brings to the emotions and the simple lyrics makes these songs amazingly nostalgic always.....Thanks for uploading......:)

Ajit Menon said...

I too remember the death of Kishor-da. What I did was go out and get collections of his songs on 3 CDs - almost a complete compilation. It stayed with me right from my pre-degree days till my degree days...