Some of the greatest melodies in Hindi films are from Rajesh Khanna’s movies of the 1960s and 1970s – Aaradhana, Anand, Haathi Mera Saathi, Katoi Patang, Andaaz etc.
During my childhood, growing up in South India, songs from Rajesh Khanna’s movies were a constant presence in my life – on Radio Ceylon and Binaca Geet Mala.
Of all the fine songs, I swear I must have listened to Roop Tera Mastana and Mere Sapon Ki Rani a million times.
Both songs are from the 1969 hit Aaaradhana, a film that took Mere Bharat Mahaan by storm and made Rajesh Khanna India’s first Superstar.
As a romantic hero, Rajesh Khanna was unmatched in India. The rest were mere impostors.
Rajesh Khanna (69) died of cancer today at his home in Mumbai.
As a tribute and homage to the recently departed star, SI presents a few of the great Rajesh Khanna songs for your watching pleasure: