Swar Sagarika

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Swar Sagarika Music Circle has been initiated by a Group of vintage Music lovers who are striving hard to preserve and propagate the melodious songs of the yesteryears, by regularly organizing Musical Programs and events on stage, and thereby paying our respects and dues to the great legendary lyricists and music composers of the yesteryears, and also giving an opportunity to young singers to showcase their talent. This Group has been founded by Ms.Subhashini Sheopuri, a journalist and web-site writer, who is the daughter of the legendary Lyricist and poet of yesteryears, Late Shri Qamar Jalalabadi (real name Om Prakash Bhandari) who wrote lyrics for popular films like Howrah Bridge, Phagun, Chhalia, Pyase Panchhi, Pyar Ki Jeet, Badi Bahen, Rustom Sohrab and many more, but unfortunately spent the last years of his life in obscurity. There are so many great men like him who have been forgotten today by the nation, and Swar Sagarika is doing its best to preserve such Legendary Names and their great Works, and also applaud writers and composers of the present era who are still presenting good songs to the avid music lover. The Group has already organized 8 Musical Events in the year 2004 -2005.“Amar Geet Qamar Ke”9th Jan 2004“Desh Bhakti Geet”29th Aug 2004“Woh Subah Kabhi To Aaegi” Saahir Ke Nagme,28th Oct 2004“Mile Sur Mera Tumhara...”Surile Geet16th Jan 2005”Ek Shaam Qamar Jalalabadi ke Naam5th Mar 2005Songs of Talat Mahmood and Hemant Kumar8th May 2005”Rimjhim Gire Saawan” (Rain Songs)16th June 2005”The Legend Lives On…Kishore Hi Kishore”18th Sep 2005The Organization is striving hard to bring back the lost melodies of the Golden Age of Music, the songs of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. That was a time when the best of poetry complimented the most scintillating compositions. There were some of the most prolific writers like Majrooh Sultanpuri, Saahir Ludhianvi, Shakeel Badayuni, Rajendra Krishan, Shailendra, and Qamar Jalalabadi etc. who spelt out magical lyrics with deep meaning. The Lyrics further took on mystical contours when highly polished and talented Composers like Anil Biswas, C.Ramchandra, Husanlal Bhagatram, Naushad, and S D Burman, Roshan, Madan Mohan, Shankar-Jaikishan, Khayyam, Kalyanji Anandji and many more Music maestros created mellifluous tunes to compliment the words. The final touch was added by the magical voices of great singers like, Mohd. Rafi, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor etc as well as Noorjahan, Shamshad Begum, Suraiya, Geeta Dutt, Lataji and Ashaji.In today’s Era and lifestyle the modern day listener has a penchant for Vintage songs.The Organization is trying to accumulate music – lovers as members of the Music Circle. The Organization is also approaching Corporate Management and high profile Individuals to secure Sponsorship and moral support in order to carry on its functions. The act of preserving and presenting vintage songs requires Focus, Dedication and Perseverance. The Group comprises of media persons, singers, musicians, teachers, students and people from all walks of life, who are all willing to go the extra mile to fulfill the aims and purpose of the Organization. Please join hands with us to pay our respects to the Legendary Stalwarts of the film and music world We welcome you to be a member of our Music Circle.Our next Program is scheduled for January 2006, and is a musical Tribute to the ICON Music Composer of Today, the one and only R.D.BURMAN.We request your kind self to join hands with us in our endeavors and help us to secure Sponsorship for our forthcoming events, or help us in enrolling MEMBERS for the group, or placing your advertisement in our newsletter SARGAM, or offer assistance in Publicity or Marketing. We would be delighted if we could meet you in person, and get assurance of your support in the near future.
Musical Regards
Subhashini. (& SWAR GROUP)
(Founder\Organiser\Event Manager)

Forthcoming Programs

January 2006 – RD Burman Nite
March 2006 –Swar Sagarika Music Circle GET TOGETHER
Members participating on stage singing their own fav. songs

Swar Profiles

Subhashini Sheopuri
Is a Graduate in English Literature from Mumbai University. She was a student of Bhavans College Andheri, and later did a Diploma Course in Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,Chowpatty. She has also done Computer Courses from NIIT Mumbai, and has been a free-lance writer for the past 7 years. She has also written web-content for websites like musicabsolute.com, and has a penchant for vintage music. She was lucky to receive guidance from her illustrious father Shri Qamar Jalalabadi, in her interest in writing Ghazals and Geet.Besides working for her Dream Project Organization Swar Sagarika Music Circle, Subhashini is also working round the clock on compiling a Song Book of all her father’s lyrics, and a book of her own poems entitled “Nadaaniyaan Meri”which will be unique in presentation as it will carry poems in English, as well as Geet and Ghazals she has written over the past 2 decades. Her passion in writing lyrics for albums has sustained over the years.