Not too many know this. However the music for India’s favorite patriotic tune ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha’ consists by (late) Pandit Ravi Shankar!
In an interview by me performed a number of years in the past Gulzar Saab had revealed, “In fact ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha’, which each and every Indian in each a part of the world hums, consists by (late) Pandit Ravi Shankar. It was composed by him when he was related to the Indian Folks’s Theatre Affiliation (IPTA). And by the way, the signature tune for IPTA was additionally composed by Panditji. He was throughout us, actually. He additionally composed the legendary signature tunes for All India Radio and Doordarshan. And for those who hear fastidiously to the signature tune of Doordarshan (lampooned by Hrithik Roshan in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) you’ll see it ‘s truly the identical tune as ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha’.”
Exulted Gulzar Saab, “Panditji’s expertise was as deep and huge because the sky. The Sitar meant Ravi Shankar and Ravi Shankar meant the Sitar. He turned a metaphor for the Sitar. When somebody learnt to play Sitar, we stated, ‘He’s turning into a Ravi Shankar’. I’m fortunate to have labored with him when he composed music for my movie Meera. After I supplied it to him, he stated he’ll hearken to the script when he was in India subsequent after which resolve. However I supplied to fly right down to New York for a day. I went to New York and he agreed. I truly received to journey with Panditji whereas we did the songs of Meera as a result of there was restricted time to do the whole music rating.
He was doing live performance excursions. I volunteered to journey with him, so we may get the music for Meera prepared. Panditji was younger at coronary heart and had boundless power. He was sincere and really honest. These qualities remained with him until the tip. Years later, there was a programme in Agra the place he requested me to come back and introduce him on stage. I used to be honoured by his religion in me. I flew right down to Agra to do the needful. To stay at that sky-touching peak for many years was not a small factor. Panditji was a part of my rising up years. He’ll stay part of my life endlessly. We remained linked until the tip.”