Babuji, as he was fondly known, reached the pinnacle of success with Geet Ramayan.
He began his career with Prabhat’s film Gokul and went on to sing and compose for around one hundred and fifty films. He has so eloquently sung Saint Chokha Mela’s abhanga in the film Johar Maaybaap that the audience can almost feel the pain and suffering of Chokha as they heard the abhangs. From 1948 till 1988, he composed beautiful music for excellent films like Vande Mataram, Seetaswayamvar, Maya Bazaar, Pudhcha Paul, Suvasini and Jagachya Paathivar.His compositions were seemingly very simple but beautiful. Being a singer as well as a composer, he gave justice to all his songs. He always stressed on clear diction, which contributed towards the deep effect that his songs had on the audience. Labels: Sudhir Phadke