Birthday Special: When Raj Kapoor gave Ravindra Jain a quarter and a half rupees, know how the journey of the emperor of music started
When a tune and voice relaxes your mind, it is the identity of the real musician. Such was Ravindra Jain, whose songs and hymns bring tears to his eyes and thrills in his mind. Ravindra Jain was born on 28 February 1944 in Aligarh as a child of Sanskrit pundit and Ayurvedologist Indramani Jain. From the age of four, his father arranged music education for him at home. It is said that Radhey Shyam Jhunjhunwala, a teacher of Ravindra Jain, who was based in Kolkata, wanted to make a film and in 1969 he came to Mumbai to give music and this is where his story started.
Music direction debut
The first film released under the music direction of Ravind Jain was 'Kanch Aur Heera'. In this film, Ravindra Jain sang a song from Rafi Sahab whose lyrics were 'Dekha Aata Nahi Manzil'. The film may not have been successful on the screen, but where was Ravindra going to turn. After this, in 1973, Rajshri Production's film 'Saudagar' opened the doors of Ravindra Jain's fortune.
Chittor was the film for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director. This was followed in 1978 by the Filmfare Award for Best Music Direction for the film 'Akhiye Ke Jharokhon Se' and for the title song of the film 'Akhiye Ke Jharokhon Se'. Not only this, he received the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for his performance in Ram Teri Ganga Maili and for the song 'Main Hoon Khusharang Hina' from the film 'Hina' in 1991.
Friendship of Ravindra and Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor met Ravindra Jain in a song music program. During the performance of Ravindra Jain, Raj Kapoor gave his wife Divya a quarter of a rupee and said that if I have not given this song to anyone, then mine. But Raj Kapoor had forgotten this thing. Then Ravindra started coming to Raj Kapoor's house. Once Raj Kapoor told Ravindra that I am making a movie. But the problem is that I have created the country in which the Ganges flows. I am making Ram your Ganges dirty, what will people think? On hearing this, Ravindra said a line Ram your Ganges became dirty, washing the sins of sinners. Due to this one line, Ravindra Jain was signed for Ram Teri Ganga Maili.
Ravindra Jain also gave music in the serial Ramayana and also introduced songs and chaupai in his voice. Even today Ravindra Jain may not be in this world but he will always rule in the hearts on the basis of his songs and hymns.