It is Usha Timothy ji's Birthday today. Thought of sharing a very rare song of hers
on the occasion.
She was one of the first artists interviewed on Anmol Fankaar and is one of the most
humble artists I have come across. She had told about her work in Hindi, Punjabi etc but seeing this
non-film was interesting. The song extols the good quality of Sanjay Gandhi but She herself is so sweet and nice.
May God bless her!
I was going through the records at a local record shop some days back when a white
label of a record caught my attention. These sort of records were made specially by
Gramophone Company of India for organisations on special occasions. (Remember the
Manna Dey song O Namrata Ke Samrat shared earlier by Suresh ji?) and are very rare. This one was done for "Rashtriya Sahityik Manch" by the company.
On reading the label, I was surprised to see that it is sung by Usha Timothy ji with
chorus. It appears to be an early 1980s recording. Its lyricist "Rashtra Kavi Sanam Gorakhpuri"
has also spoken a few lines in beginning of side 1. Usha ji sings the song with chorus after these lines
and the song continues on second side of the record. Over all, it becomes over 12 minutes in
The composer is Swami Amit and the record's number is TPI-412.
This is side 1 of the record:-
This is the second side of the record:-
Here is this very rare song (both parts) for your listening:-
Happy Birthday to her once again!