Surjit Singh, a diehard movie fan(atic), period.
Hindi Movies Films Songs Books ...

My friends

People who have helped me one way or the other

Dr Manohar Lal Kapur

 Dr. Manohar Lal Kapur

A Generous Pathan and Music Lover

20070715: My family and I visited him again this summer and obtained lots of songs, movies and old magazine articles, as usual.  He gave me a mounted 78 record, displayed as below. It is hanging in my home theater room! Thanks, MLK.


NWFP, as it has been called for a long time, the area known for the Khyber Pass and its Pathan sapoots is naturally in the North-Western corner of the subcontinent. So many famous filmi people have come from there, e.g. all the Khans and most of the Kapoors (or Kapurs). Everybody knows about the giant Prithviraj and his clan. Fewer know about W. M. Khan, the first singer of the first song in Hindi films. Even fewer know about the Late Allahdad Khan, a very generous and rare collector of old discs. (He had listening meetings in his house where people came from all over and were offered food, drinks and copies of any material they wanted to take home.) Our fellow RMIMer and host of an RMIMmeet,  Dr. Manohar Lal Kapur was also born in that region. He is a graduate of the AIIMS (1963) and has been in US since 1967.

In the late 80s I had written to the US weekly India Abroad about their article on Lata repeating the 25,000 song statement and how it had been disproved already. In their wisdom, they published my letter to the editor. I received many phone calls and letters after that. But the one that is still fresh in the mind was from a Panjabi-Hindi speaking person with a twinge of a Pathani accent! We chatted for a long time. He turned out to be a fan of NT music and movies and of Har Mandir Singh. He declared that he was the number one fan of Naushad!

The vanity license plate of his car says simply, NAUSHAD. The first picture below is a recent one, but the second one below was published in the July 1997 issue of Sushma on page 19 with commentary by the editors.

Of course, since the article was written, he has visited Naushad many times at his house in Bombay and, in turn, Naushad has met him many times when he visited US.
     

While talking to him in 1989, I mentioned that I am a fan of Saigal. He sent me all the videos of all the Saigal movies he had collected! I had never met anyone like that before! I am proud to know him and count him as one of my friends. Everybody who attended the RMIM meet held in his house will certainly agree with me. (BTW, I realized that he was from NWFP when I detected a few similarities between the way he and W. M. Khan spoke. Of course, you can hear the exaggerated Pathani accent in many movies, e.g. Balraj Sahni in Kabuliwala).

Let us all wish him a long and happy life!


 

Songs from his Collection

20110901 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 128

20110831 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 127

20110830 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 126

20110829 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 125

20110828 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 124

20110827 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 123

20110825 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 122

20110824 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 121

20110822 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 120

20110820 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 119

20110819 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 118

20110818 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 117

20110816 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 116

20110815 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 115

20110814 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 114

20110813 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 113

20110812 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 112

20110811 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 111

20110808 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 110

20110807 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 109

20110806 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 108

20110805 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 107

20110804 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 106

20110803 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 105

20110802 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 104

20110801 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 103

20110731 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 102

20110730 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 101


 

20110729 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 100

20110728 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 99

20110727 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 98

20110726 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 97

20110725 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 96

20110724 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 95

20110723 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 94

20110722 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 93

20110721 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 92

20110720 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 91

20110719 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 90

20110718 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 89

20110717 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 88

20110716 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 87

20110715 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 86

20110714 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 85

20110713 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 84

20110712 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 83

20110711 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 82

20110710 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 81

20110709 Continuing Songs from Dr. Kapur's secret stash: 80

20101213 Final Post in this new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 79

20101211 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 78

20101209 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 77

20101207 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 76

20101205 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 75

20101203 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 74

20101201 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 73

20101129 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 72

20101127 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 71

20101125 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 70

20101123 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 69

20101121 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 68

20101119 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 67

20101117 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 66

20101115 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 65

20101113 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 64

20101111 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 63

20101109 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 62

20101107 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 61

20101105 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 60

20101103 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 59

20101029 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 58

20101026 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 57

20101002 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 56

20100930 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 55

20100928 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 54

20100914 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 53

20100910 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 52

20100907 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 51


 

20100905 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 50

20100902 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 49

20100831 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 48

20100829 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 47

20100826 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 46

20100824 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 45

20100820 A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 44

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 43

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 42

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 41

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 40

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 39

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 38

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 37

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 35

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 34

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 33

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 32

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 31

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 30

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 29

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 28

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 27

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 26

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 25

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 24

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 23

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 22

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 21

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 20

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 19

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 18

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 17

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 16

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 15

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 14

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 13

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 12

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 11

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 10

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 9

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 8

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 7

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 6

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 5

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 4

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 3

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 2

A new series, very rare songs from the Hidden Treasure Collection of Dr. Kapur 1

 



Comment (0) Hits: 2455

Surender Madani

 Mr. M V Surender

A Saigal Fanatic

On September 1, 2007 somebody who called himself saigalgfan posted the following message on RMIM

www.kundanlalsaigal.com has been upgraded to include the single largest collection of Saigal songs (168 mp3 files) including movie track versions, lyrics for over 125 songs (iTrans), ready to print bi-lingual Song Book, links to video clips of movie tracks of song sequences, the singer's horoscope and astrological charts, Fans singing Saigal numbers and much more.

Read More Comment (0) Hits: 2174

G L Vishwakarma

 Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma

A Vintage Record Collector from Jodhpur

Introduction

In June 2009 I received an mp3 CD of 187 songs by Khemchand Prakash. The CD was sent to me by Har Mandir Singh who told me that it was put together by Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma of Jodhpur. Shri Vishwakarma believes that Hindi film music (specially the vintage music from 1931-50) is part of artistic heritage and everybody should be able to listen to it. I will be posting songs from the CD soon.

Read More Comment (0) Hits: 1767