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Manek Premchand's Blog

Manek Premchand

About Manek Premchand

Manek Premchand writes a weekly column on Hindi film music, and has authored five books on the subject: Yesterdays’ Melodies Today’s Memories, Musical Moments From Hindi Films, Romancing The Song, Talat Mahmood—The Velvet Voice, and Hitting The Right Notes—Hindi Cinema’s Golden Music. Besides these, he has written one third of the book Shiv Kumar Sharma — The Man And His Music. Manek’s focus in that definitive biography of the great santoor maestro is the latter’s contribution into cinema—both as an instrumentalist as well as a composer. "Manek Premchand has worked as Consultant with Saregama India Limited, and was a radio host with WorldSpace Satellite Radio, after a stint with All India Radio. He has also received a Senior Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, on the subject “The Changing Face of Lyrics in Hindi cinema”. He has conducted dozens of interactive music events, including several with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, that beacon of Culture and Education in India.