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Rajesh Thakur is a broadcaster with over 25 years of experience, having started with India's largest broadcaster All India Radio. His widespread knowledge on a variety of issues, even-handed approach to discussions, polite but firm manner with listeners, and his passion for multiculturalism and for embracing life in all its forms have earned him community respect and lots of fans all around the world. Broadcaster Rajesh Thakur's morning show is one of the most popular shows on Tune India Radio. The focus is on "News and Views" with issues affecting Indian-Australian, as well as those affecting Indian and Australian in general. Bringing up these issues not only gives listeners a platform to express their views but also make them aware on what is happening around them. Bollywood is an integral part of the Indian all over the world and he is able to bring the latest in Bollywood music

Rajesh Thakur picks up some interesting articles from daily news to share with listeners and makes it interactive talkback . Listeners participate from all over the world via phone, email and social media
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Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of Lyricist Yogesh on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Yogesh Gaur, commonly credited as Yogesh, (March 19, 1943 – May 29, 2020), was an Indian writer and lyricist. He is known for his contribution for Bollywood, and is best known work is film Anand songs like, Kahin Door Jab Din Dal Jaaye and Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli (1971) and Rajnigandha phool tumhare from Rajnigandha (1973). Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
1965 Ka Safar – Rajesh Thakur’s Tune India Radio Classic Show 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1965th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 965th year of the 2nd millennium, the 65th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1960s decade. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of Irrfan Khan on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan (7 January 1967 – 29 April 2020),known professionally as Irrfan Khan or simply Irrfan, was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi cinema as well as in British and American films. Cited in the media as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema, Khan's career spanned over 30 years and earned him numerous accolades, including a National Film Award, an Asian Film Award, and four Filmfare Awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
1964 Ka Safar – Rajesh Thakur’s Tune India Radio Classic Show 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1964th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 964th year of the 2nd millennium, the 64th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1960s decade. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Tuesday Morning - Rajesh Thakur's Live Show Rajesh Thakur is a broadcaster with over 25 years’ experience, having started with India’s largest broadcaster, the government-owned All India Radio. His widespread knowledge on a variety of issues, even-handed approach to discussions, polite but firm manner with listeners, and his passion for multiculturalism and for embracing life in all its forms, have earned him community respect and lots of fans. Broadcaster Rajesh Thakur’s morning show is one of the most popular shows on Tune India Radio. The focus is on “News and views” with issues affecting Indian-Australian, as well as those affecting Indian and Australian in general. Bringing up these issues not only gives listeners a platform to express their views but also make them aware on what is happening around them. Bollywood is an integral part of the Indian all over the world and he is able to bring the latest in Bollywood music Listeners participate not only via phone but also email, Facebook and Twitter. Tune "Rajesh Thakur's Morning Show" live weekdays @ 7am Sydney Time Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Wednesday Morning - Rajesh Thakur's Live Show Rajesh Thakur is a broadcaster with over 25 years’ experience, having started with India’s largest broadcaster, the government-owned All India Radio. His widespread knowledge on a variety of issues, even-handed approach to discussions, polite but firm manner with listeners, and his passion for multiculturalism and for embracing life in all its forms, have earned him community respect and lots of fans. Broadcaster Rajesh Thakur’s morning show is one of the most popular shows on Tune India Radio. The focus is on “News and views” with issues affecting Indian-Australian, as well as those affecting Indian and Australian in general. Bringing up these issues not only gives listeners a platform to express their views but also make them aware on what is happening around them. Bollywood is an integral part of the Indian all over the world and he is able to bring the latest in Bollywood music Listeners participate not only via phone but also email, Facebook and Twitter. Tune "Rajesh Thakur's Morning Show" live weekdays @ 7am Sydney Time Tune India Radio Sydney Australias
Friday Morning - Rajesh Thakur's Live Show Rajesh Thakur is a broadcaster with over 25 years’ experience, having started with India’s largest broadcaster, the government-owned All India Radio. His widespread knowledge on a variety of issues, even-handed approach to discussions, polite but firm manner with listeners, and his passion for multiculturalism and for embracing life in all its forms, have earned him community respect and lots of fans. Broadcaster Rajesh Thakur’s morning show is one of the most popular shows on Tune India Radio. The focus is on “News and views” with issues affecting Indian-Australian, as well as those affecting Indian and Australian in general. Bringing up these issues not only gives listeners a platform to express their views but also make them aware on what is happening around them. Bollywood is an integral part of the Indian all over the world and he is able to bring the latest in Bollywood music Listeners participate not only via phone but also email, Facebook and Twitter. Tune "Rajesh Thakur's Morning Show" live weekdays @ 7am Sydney Time Tune India Radio Sydney Australias
Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of Anand Bakshi on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Anand Bakshi (21 July 1930 – 30 March 2002) was a popular Indian poet and lyricist. Bakshi has been regarded as the most prolific lyricist of Hindi cinema – he also lived a life which itself is an inspiring journey of faith, dreams, success and humanity. In a career spanning 45 years and 4,000 songs lyricist Anand Bakshi left little unsaid in the name of love. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of Sanjeev Kumar on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Sanjeev Kumar (born Harihar Jethalal Jariwala; (9 July 1938 – 6 November 1985) was an Indian film actor. He won several major awards including two National Film Awards for Best Actor for his performances in the movies Dastak (1970) and Koshish (1972). He acted in genres ranging from romantic dramas to thrillers. Kumar did not mind playing roles that were non-glamorous, such as characters well beyond his age. Movies such as Arjun Pandit, Sholay and Trishul, along with the remakes of Tamil films into Hindi such as Khilona, Yehi Hai Zindagi, Naya Din Nai Raat, Devata, Itni Si Baat and Ram Tere Kitne Naam exemplify his talents. He also did suspense-thriller films such as Qatl, Shikar, Uljhan and Trishna. Kumar also proved his ability to do comedy in films such as Manchali, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Angoor, Biwi-O-Biwi and Hero. He is well remembered for his versatility and genuine portrayal of his characters. His double role in the film Angoor was listed among the 25 best acting performances of Indian cinema by Forbes India on the occasion of celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of Laxmikant–Pyarelal on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Laxmikant–Pyarelal are a popular and successful Indian composer duo, consisting of Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (1937–1998) and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (1940- ). They are considered among the most successful composers in Hindi film history and composed music for about 750 Hindi movies from 1963 to 1998, working for almost all notable filmmakers, including Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, B.R. Chopra, Shakti Samanta, Manmohan Desai, Yash Chopra, Boney Kapoor, J. Om Prakash, Raj Khosla, L V Prasad, Subhash Ghai, K Viswanath and Manoj Kumar. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of The Evergreen Romantic Superstar - Dev Anand on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011), known as Dev Anand, was a noted Hindi film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi films, through a career that spanned over six decades. He is considered as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian Cinema. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of Lyricist Shailendra on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Shailendra (30 August 1923 – 14 December 1966) was a popular Indian Hindustani lyricist, music arranger, playback singer and music director. Noted for his association with the filmmaker Raj Kapoor and the composers Shankar-Jaikishan, he wrote lyrics for several successful Hindi film songs in the 1950s and the 1960s. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of Shammi Kapoor on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Shammi Kapoor (born Shamsher Raj Kapoor; 21 October 1931 – 14 August 2011) was an Indian film actor and director. He was a prominent lead actor in Hindi cinema from the Mid 1950s until the early 1970s and also made a debut in Tamil cinema with the 1992 blockbuster crime drama Amaran. He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1968 for his performance in Brahmachari and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Vidhaata in 1982. Shammi Kapoor is hailed as one of the most entertaining lead actors that Hindi cinema has ever produced. He was one of the leading stars of Hindi cinema during the late 1950s, the 1960s and early 1970s. He made his Hindi Film debut in 1953 with the film Jeevan Jyoti, and went on to deliver superhits like Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Singapore, Dil deke dekho Junglee, College Girl, Professor, Rajkumar, China Town, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Kashmir Ki Kali, Janwar, Teesri Manzil, An Evening in Paris, Prince, Bramhachari, Sacchai and Andaz. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of Naushad on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Naushad Ali (25 December 1919 – 5 May 2006) was an Indian music director for Hindi films. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest and foremost music directors of the Hindi film industry. He is particularly known for popularising the use of classical music in films. His first film as an independent music director was Prem Nagar in 1940.[7] His first musically successful film was Rattan (1944), followed by 35 silver jubilee hits, 12 golden jubilee and 3 diamond jubilee mega successes. Naushad was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the Padma Bhushan in 1981 and 1992 respectively for his contribution to the Bollywood film industry. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
1963 Ka Safar – Rajesh Thakur’s Tune India Radio Classic Show 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1963rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 963rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 63rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1960s decade Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Here's Rajesh Thakur talking about life journey of Hrishikesh Mukherjee on his Tune India Radio Classic Show Hrishikesh Mukherjee (30 September 1922 – 27 August 2006) was an Indian film director, editor and writer regarded as one of the greatest filmmaker of all time , known for a number of films, including [Anari],Satyakam, Chupke Chupke, Anupama, Anand, Abhimaan, Guddi, Gol Maal, Majhli Didi, Chaitali, Aashirwad, Bawarchi, Kissi Se Na Kehna, Namak Haraam Popularly known as Hrishi-da, he directed 42 films during his career spanning over four decades, and is named the pioneer of the 'middle cinema' of India. Renowned for his social films that reflected the changing middle-class ethos, Mukherjee "carved a middle path between the extravagance of mainstream cinema and the stark realism of art cinema". He also remained the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). The Government of India honoured him with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1999 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2001. He received the NTR National Award in 2001 and he also won eight Filmfare Awards. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of Khayyam on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi (18 February 1927 – 19 August 2019), better known mononymously as Khayyam, was an Indian music director and background score composer whose career spanned four decades. He won three Filmfare Awards: for Best Music in 1977 for Kabhi Kabhie and 1982 for Umrao Jaan, and a lifetime achievement award in 2010. He was awarded the 2007 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Creative Music, by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Theatre.[4] He was awarded the third-highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan, by the Government of India for 2011. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
Here’s Rajesh Thakur talking about Life Journey of Rajendra Krishan on his Tune India Radio’s classic show. Rajendra Krishan was born in a Duggal family at Jalalpur Jattan on 6 June 1919, in Gujrat District (in present-day Pakistan). Even when he was studying in the eighth class he was attracted towards poetry. In his early work life he had a clerk's job in the municipal office in Simla, where he toiled up to 1942. During that period, he read eastern and western authors extensively and wrote poetry. He expresses his indebtedness to the Urdu poetry of Firaq Gorakhpuri and Ahsan Danish, as well as to the Hindi poems of Pant and Nirala.In those days the newspapers in the Delhi-Punjab brought out special supplements and held poetry contests to mark Krishna Janmashtami, in which he participated regularly. In the mid-1940s, Krishan shifted to Bombay (now Mumbai) to become a screenwriter in the Hindi film industry. His first screenplay was Janta (1947). His first film as a lyricist was Zanjeer (1947). He was first noted for the script and lyrics of the Motilal-Suraiya starrer Aaj Ki Rat (1948). After the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Krishan wrote a song Suno Suno Aye Duniyawalon, Bapu Ki Yeh Amar Kahani. The song was sung by Mohammed Rafi and composed by Husnlal Bhagatram, and was a great hit. He also tasted success as a lyricist with the films Badi Bahen (1949) and Lahore (1949). Rajendra Krishna is known for his association with the composer C. Ramchandra. He worked with several other music directors including Shankar-Jaikishan, Ravi, Rajesh Roshan, Madan Mohan, Hemant Kumar, Sajjad Hussain, Sachin Dev Burman, Rahul Dev Burman, S. Mohinder, Chitragupta, Salil Chowdhury, and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. He died on 23 September 1987 in Mumbai. After his death, HMV brought out an LP containing 12 of his songs. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
1962 Ka Safar – Rajesh Thakur’s Tune India Radio Classic Show 1962 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
The musical world of S D Burman - Rajesh Thakur’s Tune India Radio Classic Show Sachin Dev Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975) was an Indian music director and singer. A member of the Tripura royal family, he started his career with Bengali films in 1937. Later he began composing for Hindi movies, and became one of the most successful and influential Bollywood film music composers. S D Burman composed music for over 100 movies, including Hindi and Bengali films. Apart from being a versatile composer, he also sang songs in light semi-classical and folk style of Bengal. His son Rahul Dev Burman was also a celebrated music composer for Bollywood films. S.D. Burman's compositions have been sung by leading singers of the period including Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Shamshad Begum. Mukesh and Talat Mahmood have also sung songs composed by him. He has himself sung about 14 Hindi and 13 Bengali film songs. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia
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Comments (24)

Sahildeep Ballagan

good intersting.... beautiful

Jul 31st
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Deepak Mohan

Love your podcasts Rajesh.

Jan 28th
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Sahildeep Ballagan

good morning sir have a good day

Jan 4th
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Keyur Patel

Good work. I oike ur research. Makes us feel we know this artists. Thanks

Sep 5th
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Sahildeep Ballagan

sir good morning... awesome good...

May 29th
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Sahildeep Ballagan

nice....... awesome

Mar 29th
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Nishant Tanwar

awesome

Mar 2nd
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Yamunai Selvan

One of the best episode.

Jan 19th
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D.k Tripathi

nice

Jan 18th
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Krishna Sharma

nice

Jan 14th
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Dharam Singh

good afternoon...... sir waiting for your next episode... classic radio show .....thanks

Dec 10th
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Sahildeep Ballagan

great....I love it

Sep 7th
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Shekhar Bhutkar

Your episode lengths are well matched to immerse a listener in the melody of this bygone era. Also your commentary us balanced and matches the flow of episodes! I will look forward to get weekly updates.

Aug 19th
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Shekhar Bhutkar

Hats off to you, Rajeshji. Just explored your channel. Listening to your collection. Loved your initiative to entertain others.Very well done! Please keep up your good work. Thank you sincerely

Aug 19th
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Sahildeep Ballagan

I loved it

Aug 19th
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