Saidas M. Ranade, Houston, Texas
For the final round I had given each respondent an opportunity to enter their name in the drawing for a prize worth US $50.00. On January 7, 2013, I did a drawing for the three prizes. Here are the lucky winners:
- Sanjeev Deshpande, Houston area
- Mahesh Biradar, NY, USA
- Sandeep Joshi, Mumbai, India.
The check is in the mail for the three winners. Mahesh opted to donate $25 from his winning amount to PrathamUSA.org. So, based on the initial commitment we made and based on the number of completed ballots, PrathamUSA received $180 from my friend Prakash Lakshmanan (Thanks Prakash for your generous support) last year (2012) and will receive $45 from me and $25 from Mahesh Biradar this year.
And finally, a friend of mine posed an interesting question. How many of my own favorites made it to the final 24? Well, many of the songs I voted for did not make it to the final 24 or the 12 honorable mentions. So, just to reach that magic number of TOP 50 songs, I have listed 12 additional songs that I voted for that came close to the top songs in the initial rounds and in my opinion may have ended up in the final round depending on the sample of respondents who voted during the earlier rounds of this project.
This new TOP 50 list truly represents the best of Bollywood music from 1931 to 2012. So, next time a person asks you about Bollywood music, you can with confidence and a smile send him the link to this blog.
Jummaa chummaa de de, Sudesh Bhosle, Kavita Krishnamurti, Hum, Dj farokh, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Anand Bakshi
Suraj hua maddham, Sonu Nigam, Kabhie Kushi Kabhie Gham, Jatin – Lalit, Aadesh Shrivastav, Sandesh Shandilya, Sameer, Anil Pandey
Ruk ja ai dil diivaane, puuchhuunto main zaraa, Udit Narayan, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Jatin – Lalit, Anand Bakshi
Tauba Tumhare, Alka Yagnik, Chalte Chalte, Jatin Lalit, Javed Akthar
Masakali, Mohit Chauhan, Delhi – 6, A.R. Rahman, Prasoon Joshi
Pani pani re, Lata Mangeshkar, Maachis, Vishal Bharwaj, Gulzar
Jahan Dal dal par sone ki chidiya, Mohammad Rafi, Sikandar-E-Azam, Hansraj Behl, Rajinder Krishan
Har ghadi badal rahi hai roop zindagi, Sonu Nigam, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Javed Akhtar
Ruk jana nahin tu kahin har ke, Kishore Kumar, Imtihan, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Majrooh Sultanpuri
Ho pardesia, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mr Natwarlal, Rajesh Roshan, Anand Bakshi
Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Lata Mangeshkar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Pt. Narendra Sharma
Chand sifarish, Fanaa, Shaan, Kailash Kher, Jatin Lalit, Prasoon Joshi
This blog post officially brings the project to find the top 24 Hindi Film Songs of All time to an end. Please share your comments in the space below this blog post and thanks for allowing me this privilege of doing this project!