Shankar Jaikishan was a music composer duo in the Indian film industry, consisting of Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal. They were one of the most successful music composer duos in Bollywood during the 1950s and 1960s.
Shankar Jaikishan composed music for over 150 Bollywood films, including blockbusters such as “Barsaat,” “Awaara,” “Shree 420,” “Chhalia,” “Anari,” “Sangam,” and “Mera Naam Joker,” among others. They were known for their versatility in composing music across different genres, including romantic, patriotic, classical, and folk music.
Shankar Jaikishan’s music was known for its catchy tunes, orchestration, and innovative use of instruments. They were also known for introducing Western music elements into Indian film music, which had a significant impact on the evolution of Bollywood music.
Some of their popular songs include “Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua” from “Shree 420,” “Aaja Aaja” from “Teesri Manzil,” “Baharon Phool Barsao” from “Suraj,” and “Kehta Hai Joker” from “Mera Naam Joker,” among many others.
Shankar Jaikishan received several awards and honors for their contribution to Indian music, including the National Film Award for Best Music Direction and the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director. Their music continues to be popular among music lovers even today.