Shankarsinh Raghuwanshi was one of the accomplished music composers of Bollywood industry in the 1950's, 60's and early 70's. His association with Jaikishan
Dayabhai Panchal led him on the path of success. The duo
composed everlasting melodies.
Shankarsinh was born to Mr. Ram Singh on 15th of October
1922 in Telangana state. Shankar spent most of his young age
In Hyderabad city doing theater plays. He used to play the tabla
which he learned from Baba Nasir Khansahib in his early age.
Shankar was also a disciple of Legendry Shri Khawaja
Khurshid Anwar for quite a good number of years.
Shankar used to be a theater artist with Satyanarayan and
Hemawati before collaborating with Prithvi theater.
It all started in Prithvi theaters where the unforgettable
duo Shankar-Jaikishan had formed. Those were the days when
Shankar was in the starting stage of his career just similar to Jaikishan. They met in the Prithvi theaters and developed liking for each other's talent. Their meet from
that day lasted for decades.
Shankar got his first break with the movie Barsaat starring Raj
Kapoor and Nargis . Here the duo of Shankar-Jaikishen worked magic.
From then they didn't have to look back in their career.
Shankar worked on innumerable amazing hits which are evergreen even today.As they say, awards are always
boost to artists , Shankar also was boosted with many of
He was even nominated for eleven Filmfare awards and won nine
Filmfare awards for the movies Chori-
Chori(1956), Anari (1959,Suraj (1966),
Mera Naam Joker
and so on. The song 'Jeena yahaan marna yahaan' is still
fresh in the minds of the audiences.
As devised in the unwritten agreement between Shankar and
Jaikishan to continue composing music even after one of them
passed away Shankar followed and took forward the legacy even after the demise of
Jaikishan in 1971.
Continuing the label for 15 more years or so the talented composer left
the world on 26th April 1987.
Shankarsinh Raghuwanshi was Awarded Padma Shri by
The government of India in 1968. The India post released a postal stamp bearing the duo's face
on it on 03rd May 2013.