Checkout these melodious & soothing Bollywood songs, composed by Bollywood’s ‘Stevie Wonder’ – film Composer ‘Ravindra Jain’. It will surely take you back in time.
Ravindra Jain, also known as Stevie wonder of India, died on October 9, 2015 from old-age due to multiple organ failure. Overcoming lifelong blindness, the versatile singer and composer scored music for over 200 Bollywood films. For the last few years, Ravindra Jain had been performing concerts and composing for television music shows.
Ravindra Jain used to sing devotional songs at temples from a very young age, and before he came to Mumbai, he had already developed his skills as a singer, composer & songwriter. Now wonder, when he came to Mumbai (in the early 1970s) it didn’t take long for Bollywood filmmakers to recognize his special talents.
Some of his most melodious compositions in the 1970s and ’80s was sung by southern singing sensation K.J. Yesudas (Mr. Jain also wrote and sang most of his songs). Together, the duo were behind some of the most evergreen songs in Bollywood.
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In 1973, he was busy recording one of his songs in a recording studio, when he received a message that his father had died. But Mr. Jain continued working in the studio, till the song was recorded, and then left for home.
Once, when Mr. Jain was asked, who was the first person he would want to see if he were to gain sight, Mr. Jain replied he would like to see “Mr. Yesudas’s face”.
In 1985, Mr. Jain received the ‘Best Music Director’ Filmfare Award for Raj Kapoor’s “Ram Teri Ganga Maili.”
Mr. Jain’s famous line, “Work in such a way with closed eyes that it can open the eyes of those who can see.”
Ravindra Jain’s Top Bollywood Songs
Here we take a look at some of the popular Bollywood songs that were composed by Ravindra Jain. I’m sure even die-hard fans of old Hindi songs will be surprised to see some of the songs listed here.
Watch: Sajna hai Mujhe Sajna Ke Liye from the movie Saudagar, sung by Asha Bhosale composed by Ravindra Jain. Youngsters may have heard the remix version of this song but the original was composed by the master.
Watch: Le Jayenge Le Jayenge Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge song from the movie ‘Chor Machay Shor’, composed by Ravindra Jain. This song is one of the most popular Bollywood songs ever and used even today in weddings/baaraats. Now you know the inspiration behind the title of Bollywood’s most successful film to date (SRK’s film).
‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’ title song, starring Sachin & Ranjeeta, composed by Ravindra Jain
Geet Gata Chal title song, composed by Ravindra Jain
‘Sunayana’ title trackfrom , composed by Ravindra Jain
Gori Tera Gaon Bada Pyara from Chitchor, composed by Ravindra Jain
Aaj Se Pehle Aaj Se Jyada from Chitchor, composed by Ravindra Jain
Kaun Disha Me Leke Chala Re Batohiya from Nadiya Ke Paar, composed by Ravindra Jain
Sun Saiba Sun Pyar Ki Dhun, from the movie Ram Teri Ganga Maili, composed by Ravindra Jain
I’m sure listening to these songs will change the opinion of many, who felt that Ravindra Jain’s only call to fame was composing for the television serial Ramayana.
Know of more evergreen songs composed by Ravindra Jain? Do let us know here.