Networking With Music of Yore

Published: 22nd December 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: FICCI Ladies Organisation conducted An Evening of Networking with Music of Yore at Taj Falaknuma Palace on Friday evening. While book reading of ‘Sun Mere Bandhu Re’ was held by Sathya Saran SD Burman’s song entralled the 200 people present.

The book ‘Sun Mere Bandhu Re’ by Sathya Saran is a tale of SD Burman’s musical world cleverly weaved into a story. It is semi-fictional in the beginning where the author is trying to give her account of the events that occurred in SD’s life. 

The book gives a good “behind the scenes” view of some of his great work, who was a singer, musician, composer and teacher all at once – a trailblazer in the truest sense of the term. His incredible career in Hindi cinema spanned three decades – through all the years of which his spirit was as fresh and young as when he started.

Satya Saran’s book on him tells his story through a kaleidoscope of montages from the inner and outer worlds he inhabited. Fragmented memoirs of his days in the sylvan surroundings of Comilla, interviews, press clippings and archival material piece together the story of the man who created some of Hindi cinema’s most enduring songs.

Facts and records carry the reader into the little-known world of a man whose contradictions made him unique and gave him a place to call his own in music. He composed music for over 100 movies, including Hindi and Bengali films. Apart from being a versatile composer, he also sang songs in light semi classical and folk style of Bengal.

The many anecdotes about his contemporary music directors, movie producers, directors, singers actually take you back to those golden days of Indian music and you could see how some of the great music was created. Sathya’s writing in this book is very smooth and it keeps you totally involved.


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