Music composer and Producer- C. Ramchandra
Music composer and Producer- C. Ramchandra was born on 12 January 1918 in Maharashtra and he died on 5 January 1982 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Music composer C. Ramchandra was also a exceptional playback singer. C. Ramchandra was a well-known music director in the Hindi film industry. He was popularly for his potential as a music artist as C Ramchandra, is a renowned music composer, singer, and actor who worked in the Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu film industries under an extremely great in the music.
It is a dream of every aspiring actor to come to Mumbai and get their ground breaking break in movies. It is popularly said that he came to film city Mumbai to become an actor he did some acting in movies in films. But it didn’t work out that well so an actor turned music director.
An excellent characteristic of many songs was his intense curiosity about western mores and manners he often exaggeratedly used western musical languages either for satire or irony. Some of his songs reflected the interest of the instructed, urbanized Indian youth of British India concerning their colonizers. Popular knowledge has it that Ramchandra introduced rock ‘n’ roll in India before it grew like a storm in India.
Ramchandra’s precise instruction in music took place under Vinayakbua Patwardhan and Shankarrao Sapre of Nagpur. He started his career in Hindi films as an actor when he was hired for Director Y V Rao’s Naganand (1935). He extended his appointment with acting with other minor characters in movies like Saeed-e-Havas (1936) and Atma Tarang (1937).
Ramachandra got this earliest break as an autonomous music director in the movie Sukhi Jeevan (1942), the film was flopped. But his music characteristic was considerably remarked. And with two patriotic songs, ‘Bharat pyara desh hamara’ in Sukhi Jeevan and ‘Soya desh jaga do’ in his second film Muskrahat (1943) Ramachandra establish himself in the industry.
The highly successful and popular patriotic song “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo”, which was sung by Lata Mangeshkar, was a composition of Ramchandra. It was later presented live, by Lata Mangeshkar, in the appearance of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the National Stadium, in Delhi on Republic Day in 1963.
C. Ramchandra died on 5 January 1982, at the age of 64, in Mumbai.