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Remembering the immortal songs of KL Saigal

SNS | New Delhi |

Kundan Lal Saigal aka KL Saigal was considered the first superstar of Hindi film industry. In his career spanning 15 years, he sang around 200 songs and acted in 36 feature films. It’s KL Saigal’s 114th birth anniversary on  April 11 and Google decided a doodle to him.

The noted actor and singer gave his first performance when he played the role of Seeta in Ramleela in Jammu.

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After formally joining the industry, Saigal gave massive hits such as Bhakt Surdas in 1942 and Tansen in 1943. His unique style of singing earned him admirers across the country and his songs are remembered and loved by all generations.

On his birth anniversary, let’s remember the immortal works of KL Saigal.

Devdas (1935)

KL Saigal sang three songs, Piya BinDukh Ke Din and Balam Aaye Baso in the PC Barua film, in which he acted too.

Zindagi (1940)

He sang a simple ghazal, Main Kya Jaanu Kya Jaadoo hai, in another PC Barua film Zindagi.  The variation of words in the song added simplicity to it. He had Lata Mangeshkar for company in the duet song.

Tansen (1943)

Saigal added charm to the film with his melodious voice with songs Rumjhum rumjhum chaal tihari and Diya jalao jagmag jagmag in the Jayant Desai film based on the life of the legendary Tansen.

Shahjehan (1946)

Saigal sang his evergreen Jab dil hi toot gaya for this film. Shahjehan also had Gham diye mustaqil and other hit songs and ghazals by Saigal.

Parwana (1947)

This was Saigal’s last film and it was released posthumously. His songs like Toot gaye sab sapne mere, Ae Phool Hanske Bagh Mein and many more have remained immortal.