Despite lack of musical training, Suraiya was one of the greatest singing stars of the forties and fifties. Suraiya commanded great respect and popularity during her career with musical hits like: Mirza Ghalib, Dastaan, Sharda.
For forty years (1952-92) this tireless photo-journalist captured the most celebrated faces of Bollywood through his lens. As a man too he was respected, adored and admired by all. (photo of Meena Kumari by Kumtakar)
A quiet unassuming giant amongst the pioneers of Indian cinematography, Mathur saab is best known for this mastery in K. Asif’s magnum opus, Mughal-e-Azam.
Considered amongst the top league of directors of the current generation, Verma’s name is today legion as a trendsetter of dark, disturbing tales of the underbelly of society. (a scene from ‘Satya’, one of his movies)