Rajesh Khanna – Everlasting Melodies

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:

Related Stories:
Anand – Rajesh Khanna’s Finest Hour
Rajesh Khanna – Profile on Wikipedia

3 Responses to "Rajesh Khanna – Everlasting Melodies"

  1. Hari Jr   July 18, 2012 at 8:07 am

    A sad week for Bollywood

    May Rajesh Khanna’s soul rest in peace.

    Was a great actor.

    Bollywood has lost two actors in a space of a week – Dara Singh and Rajesh Khanna.

    RIP both.

  2. TigerMaman   July 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    What an actor! …Truely first Star.

    Missing those days watching an evening show in a rural town huge single screen cinema where all the doors open for natural fresh air with Rajesh Khanna on huge screen…missing all the old days.

    Going to you tube for some Rajesh Khanna songs…

    Good luck Rajesh in your next assignment.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Listening to Zindaki Ek Safar (Andaz) as I type this.

    • Ganesh Kumar   July 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      I think Tigerman is yet another fake of gandhiji.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      No, they are from two different states (in the U.S.).

      I can’t tell you more but it’s funny where one of them came from.

      Life is really strange.

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