On a clear day you can see him forever. Madan Mohan, the talent extraordinaire who never got his due during his lifetime, is today one of the foremost retro- legends of Hindi music.
Madan Mohan did for the film ghazal what God did for the man by giving light to earth. The melodic omnipresence of Madan Mohan is attributed to the timeless quality of his compositions. The noted music director C. Ramachandran had remarked: “What do you mean Madan was only good at composing ghazals? Madan was good at every single thing he composed .Madan’s light compositions have the same individualistic quality as his serious songs. What’s more, I don’t think anyone of us had this knack of picking the right instruments for the right song.”
Madan Mohan’s favourite singer by far, was Ms Lata Mangeshkar.
“Perhaps he felt I could give his compositions what they required,” she said guardedly in her…