Kalyanji–Anandji produced fresh, contemporary music in every decade of their career. o sathi mere, har kisi ko nhi milta yaha pyar zindagi me, jivan se bhari teri aankhen, are the melodies songs which were composed by the two legends.
To mark the 88th birth anniversary of Kalyanji lets check out the facts about kalyanji.
Born in Kundrodi, Gujrat, it was Kalyanji who first entered the Hindi film music scene in 1952 as an assistant to the great singer and composer Hemant Kumar. Kalyanji in fact played the famous Naagin been tune throughout the film! Kalyanji got his first major break in 1958 as composer for the film “Samraat Chandragupt”. At that time he composed with the name of Kalyanji Veerji Shah. He was joined next year by his younger brother Anandji and they started using the name Kalyanji-Anandji from then onwards.
Kalyanji–Anandji formed a bridge between Shankar–Jaikishan, whom they drew inspiration from in the beginning of their career, and Laxmikant–Pyarelal, who served as Kalyanji–Anandji’s assistants before striking out on their own.
The duo’s first major success was with Manmohan Desai’s “Chhaliya” in 1960. All the songs of this film were super duper hits , but some most memorable albums showcased the evolution of their music like.– Mere tootey huey dil se, Chhaliya mera naam, Dum dum diga diga, o sathi mere tere bina bhi kya jeena, har kisi ko nhi milta yaha pyar zindagi me, jivan se bhari teri aankhen, ye mera dil pyar ka dewana. mera jivan kora kagaz kora he rhe gaya, salame ishq meri jaan zara kabool karlo.