K L Saigal, the first superstar singer-actor of Indian cinema inspired generations of singers who went on to become legends in their own right. Chandidas, released on 24th March 1934 had made K L Saigal the national star and there was no looking back. From film songs to ghazals, from classical based non-film bhajans to the Rabindra Sangeet (under the blessings of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore himself) – Saigal built up an enviable repertoire of perfection and purity in music.
On his birth anniversary, we pay a special tribute with a journey through Saigal’s songs by Peeyush Sharma and an interview with Pran Nevile, the renowned author of KL Saigal – Immortal Singer and Superstar and K.L. Saigal The Definitive Biography and the founder and convener of the ‘KL Saigal Memorial Circle.