World Music Day: Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri, Sandhya Mukherjee and KK are some prominent names from Indian music industry who passed away in 2022. Taz aka Tarsame Singh Saini’s unfortunate demise and Sidhu Moosewala’s murder came as an absolute shocker to music lovers. On World Music Day a brief look at the unique work of these renowned artists and their contribution to the music world. Each of these singers have had their own unique style of singing from classical to Indian to western pop and disco themed songs showcase the diversity in Indian music industry. Lag Ja Gale, Dil Ibadat, It’s Magic to Disco Dancer and Ooh La La remain evergreen songs of these esteemed singers.
Check out the best works of these popular singers:
Lata Mangeshkar gave life to the evergreen romantic track Lag Ja Gale, one of the most intimate songs of Hindi cinema reflecting upon the passion of true love. Lata once again took the nation by storm as she sung Jiya Jale picturised on Shah Rukh Khan and Priety Zinta in Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se with music composed by none other than the genius A R Rahman. If anyone could do justice to the tunes of the legendary Madan Mohan, it would be none other than the Bharat Ratna nightingale who mesmerized everyone with her soulful singing in Tere Liye yet again filmed on SRK and Priety in Yash Chopra’s directorial Veer-Zaara.
Bappi Da as he was popularly nicknamed by friends and fans remains the first and foremost legendary disco king by creating a new era in Indian film music. Bappi Da is credited for bringing the disco themed songs in Hindi films. His iconic songs till date remain Tamma Tamma Loge (Thaanedar), Yaad Aa Raha Hai (Disco-Dancer) and Ooh La La (The Dirty Picture).
The national award winning Bengali singer who refused the Padma Shri honour has had one of the most classic songs in her Hindi film career as well. From Aaja Re Balam Tujhe Meri Kasam to Tore Naina Lage, the legendary singer left an impactful imprint of her soulful artistry in Hindi film songs as well.
KK aka Krishnakumar Kunnath
KK has been the voice of every super star from Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor to Emraan Hashmi. KK never tried to get stereotyped as a voice of any one star. His iconic Pal, Tadap Tadap (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam), Tu Aashiqui Hai (Jhankar Beats), Khuda Jaane (Bachna Aye Haseeno), Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai (Gangster), Aankhon Mein Teri (Om Shaanti Om), and Zindagi Do Pal Ki (Kites) are his most beloved songs adored by his die-hard fans.
Taz aka Tarsame Singh Saini
Taz won millions of hearts in the early 2000s with his unique and impactful singing in Tum Bin (2001) and Koi Mil Gaya (2003). Taz sung the party number Daru Vich Pyar in the Anubhav Sinha directorial love story starring Priyanshu Chatterjee. Taz also sung for the energetic dance number It’s Magic for the nation’s heartthrob Hrithik Roshan.
Moosewala’s shocking death broke the hearts of millions of music lovers as the late singer took the Punjabi music industry to another level. Moosewala was known for reflecting social bias and injustice in Punjab through his songs. Moosewala’s noted works include Legend, Same Beef, Tibeyan Da Putt, So High and The Last Ride.
World Music Day, Make Music Day or Fête de la Musique is celebrated on June 21 every year to honour musicians and singers. The day is celebrated to motivate budding, young, and professional musicians to perform and support the love of music around the world.
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