K. L. Saigal - LH 26 - (Condition 70-75%) - Cover Colour Photostate - EP Record

Kundan Lal Saigal, often abbreviated as K. L. Saigal (11 April 1904 – 18 January 1947), was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the first superstar of the Hindi film industry, which was centred in Kolkata during Saigal's time, but is currently centred in Mumbai.

Career at New Theatres

In the early 1930s, classical musician and music director Harishchandra Bali brought K.L. Saigal to Calcutta and introduced him to R. C. Boral. R.C. Boral took an instant liking to his talents. Saigal was hired by B. N. Sircar's Calcutta-based film studio New Theatres on a contract of Rs. 200 per month. There he came into contact with contemporaries like Pankaj Mullick, K. C. Dey and Pahari Sanyal.

In December 1941, Saigal moved to Mumbai to work with Ranjit Movietone. Here he acted and sang in a number of successful films. Bhukt Surdas (1942) and Tansen (1943) were hits during this period.

In a career of fifteen years, Saigal acted in 36 feature films – 28 in Hindi, seven in Bengali, and one in Tamil.

Saigal's distinctive singing was revered and idolised by the first generation of post-independence Hindi Film playback singers, including Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, and Mukesh. Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar have even gone on record in an interview that they consider Kundan Lal Saigal to be their musical guru. K L Saigal became famous because of the 'new' technology of 78 rps lac records and players. Mukesh started his career as a copycat of K L Saigal but went on to develop his distinctive style. These records were recorded in one take with all instruments playing along. Today this may not be possible.In 1970 one such record was priced at Rs 15. In today's money, it is equivalent to Rs 1500 for two songs.

Record Details

Title

K. L. Saigal - LH 26

Singer

K.L. Saigal

Genre

Private Songs

Language

Hindi

Label

Hindustan Record

Made In

India

Manufacture

Hindustan Musical  Products Ltd.

Serial No.

LH 26

Side One

  • Nukta Cheen  Hain Gum - E - Dil

K.L. Saigal

  • Yeh Tasaroof Allah Allah

K.L. Saigal

Side Two

  • Fir Mujhe Didye Tar

K.L Saigal

  • Koun Bhujahye Ram

K.L Saigal

Specification

Size

7 Inches

Speed

45 RPM

Record Condition

70-75%

Cover Condition

Excellent (Colour Photostate)

Record Details
Genre Private Songs
Label Hindustan Record
Language Hindi
Size 7 Inches
Speed 45 RPM
Singer
Singer - 1 K.L. Saigal
Songs
Side1 - Song1 Nukta Cheen Hain Gum - E - Dil
Side1 - Song2 Yeh Tasaroof Allah Allah
Side2 - Song1 Fir Mujhe Didye Tar
Side2 - Song2 Koun Bhujahye Ram

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K. L. Saigal - LH 26 - (Condition 70-75%) - Cover Colour Photostate - EP Record

  • Rs.1,000.00


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