ये दोस्ती हम नहीं तोड़ेंगे तोड़ेंगे
दम मगर तेरा साथ ना छोडेंगे ऐ मेरी जीत तेरी जीत तेरी
हार मेरी हार सुन ऐ मेरे यार तेरा ग़म मेरा ग़म तेरी जान मेरी जान ऐसा अपना
प्यार खाना पीना साथ है, मरना जीना साथ है (२)
सारी ज़िन्दगी ये दोस्ती
लोगों को आते हैं दो नज़र हम मगर ऐसा तो नहीं हों जुदा या ख़फ़ा ऐ खुदा दे दुआ ऐसा हो
नहीं ज़ान पर भी खेलेंगे तेरे लिये ले लेंगे
(२) सबसे दुश्मनी ये दोस्ती हम नहीं तोड़ेंगे तोड़ेंगे दम मगर तेरा साथ ना छोड़ेंगे
His father died when Prabodh was very young. His mother took care of her children and sent them to school. After finishing his primary education, he joined Presidency College, where he studied Sanskrit and English Literature.
He learnt violin from Pandit Ram Narayan Upadhyay in 1924 and later learned tabla from Pandit Hiralal Jain. He became proficient in both instruments.
While studying in college, he used to sing popular songs composed by Rabindranath Tagore. He performed his first public concert at the age of 16. In 1934, he won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. There he met many famous musicians like Paul Hindemith, John Ireland, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
After returning to India in 1938, he taught at the Banaras Hindu University. During World War II, he worked in the Indian Army as a bugler.
Musical careerDey began singing professionally in 1943. His first song was “Aaj kahan se aaye hai”, sung along with Lata Mangeshkar. This song was written by noted lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri.
He is often referred to as the ‘king of ghazals’, because of his unique style of singing. His voice had a smoothness that was described as being similar to the sound of water flowing down a waterfall.
– His musical career spanned six decades and included three different genres – ghazal, light music, and folk.
Krishna Chandra Dey was born on 1 May 1919 in Kalighat, Calcutta, India. His father, Purna Chandra Dei, was a lawyer while his mother, Mahamaya Devi, was a housewife. At age four, he began studying piano under Krishnendu Chatterjee. He later studied violin with Ramchandra Ghoshal and tabla with Pt. Nayanatharama Iyer. As a child, he performed regularly at local functions such as weddings and religious ceremonies.
He continued playing guitar and singing in college. In 1940, he joined the All India Radio orchestra. Later, he became a member of the radio station’s chorus section. During World War II, he served as an air raid warden. After the war, he formed a musical group called “The Bengal Trio”.
In 1947, he married Radharani Debi, daughter of Pandit Haripada Basak. They had three children: Anindita, Shubhendra Kumar, and Rabiya.
His younger brother, Prasanta Chandra Dey, was a noted Indian singer, composer, and lyricist.
While working in Mumbai, Dey met Roshan Lal Jain, who introduced him to Raj Kapoor, who hired him as a music composer for several films such as Shree 420, Do Dooni Char and Awaara. His first movie as a solo music director was Aag Ka Dariya (1952).
In 1953, he moved to Delhi along with his family where he worked as a music director for over 30 movies including Dil Ek Mandir (1959), Naya Andaz (1960), Anpadh (1964), Ganga Ki Saugandh (1967), Khel Khilari (1968) and many others.
He became popular among audiences due to his songs like “Mere Sapnon ki Raat”, “Aayo Re Aayo Re”, “Tu Hi Tu Hai Meri Jaan” and “Tumse Achha Karke”. Some of his famous compositions are “Humko Tumse Pyar Ho Gaye”, “Kahan Se Hota Hai”, “Chanda Choriyan”, “Yeh Jo Mohabbat Zindagi Ke”, “Nachdi Meethi Teri Yehi Kahaniyan” and “Jab Jab Pyaare Toh Piyaare Toh”.
His song “Mera Naam Joker” was recreated by Amit Trivedi for the 2016 Indian comedy-drama film Secret Superstar starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt.