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Hari Om Sharan

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Hari Om Sharan
Hari Om Sharan
Background information
Born(1932-09-26)26 September 1932
Lahore, Punjab, British India (present-day Punjab, Pakistan)
Died17 December 2007(2007-12-17) (aged 75)
Queens, New York City, New York, United States
GenresPlayback singing
Occupation(s)Singer and lyricist
Instrument(s)Harmonium
Years active1973–2007
LabelsHMV, T-Series, All India Radio

Hari Om Sharan (26 September 1932 – 18 December 2007) was an Indian Hindu devotional singer and lyricist. Most of his career was dedicated to singing devotional songs in praise of Sita, Rama, and Hanuman. As a Bhajan singer in the 1970s, he recorded albums such as Premanjali Pushpanjali and Daata Ek Ram. During his musical career spanning over 35 years, he released over 20 devotional albums.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Shri Hari Om Sharan was born in Lahore, now Pakistan, on 26 September 1932. His family migrated to India after the Partition of India in 1947.[2]

Recording career[edit]

He became a professional singer in 1973, singing his first album for HMV. During a trip to Guyana, he met Nandini, a Hindu Indo-Guyanese woman, whom he later married, and settled down within India.[2]

Hari Om Sharan & Murli Manohar Swarup - Pushpanjali

He appeared briefly in an English film, Holy Smoke! (1999), as a singer.[3]

Tribute from other artists[edit]

In 2004, an album of Hari Om's bhajans, sung by the front runners of India's music industry, titled Hari Om – Salutation, was released. The contributors to this album included: Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Sonu Nigam, Hariharan, Anup Jalota, Shankar Mahadevan, Richa Sharma, Sadhana Sargam, Shaan, Mahalaxmi Iyer, and Sunidhi Chauhan and was created by Neil Prashad. Percussionist Sivamani provided the backdrop.[4]

Bhajans[edit]

Bhajan Album Year
Aisa Pyar Baha De Maiya (ऐसा प्यार बहा दे मैया)
Govind Jai Jai Gopal Jai Jai (गोविन्द जय जय गोपाल जय जय)
Hanuman Chalisa (हनुमान चालीसा) Shri Hanuman Chalisa
Maili Chadhar Odh Ke Kaise (मैली चादर ओढ़ के कैसे) Premanjali
Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki (आरती कुञ्ज बिहारी की)
Pawan Sut Binti Baram Baar (पवन सुत विनती बारंबार)
Prabhu Ham Pe Kripa Karna (प्रभु हम पे कृपा करना)
Rakh Laaj Meri Ganpati (राख लाज मेरी गणपति)
Shyam Kaho Sai Kaho (श्याम कहो साई कहो)
Bhaj Govinda Jai Gopala (भज गोविंदा जय गोपाला) Sumiran 1980
Durgati Haarini Durga Ambe (दुर्गति हारिणी दुर्गा अम्बे) Sumiran 1980
Jai Bhola Bhandari Shivhar (जय भोला भण्डारी) Sumiran 1980
Ram Rahim Ram Ram (राम रहीम राम राम) Sumiran 1980
Tere Naam Ka Sumiran Karke (तेरे नाम का सुमिरन करके) Sumiran 1980
Vinay Meri Sun Lijiye Vinay (मिठास भर देंगे यह निर्गुण भजन )
Na Yeh Tere Na Yeh Mera (ना यह तेरा ना यह मेरा )
Sweekaro Mere Parnaam (स्वीकारो मेरे परनाम) Premanjali
Sain Teri Yaad Maha Sukhdai (साईं तेरी याद महा सुखदाई) Premanjali
Prabhu Ham Pe Kripa Karna (प्रभु हम पे कृपा करना) Premanjali
Ram Sumir Ke Rahem (राम सुमिर के रहम) Premanjali
Jagdambike Jai Jai (जगदम्बिके जय जय)

Discography[edit]

  • Pushpanjali (1972)
  • Premanjali (1977)
  • Sri Krishna Charit Maanas (Musical Drama – 1979)
  • Jai Jai Shri Hanuman (1979)
  • Devi Geet (1979)
  • Sumiran (1980)
  • Aaradhan (1981)
  • Prabhupada Kripa (1981)
  • Daata Ek Raam
  • Bhakti Vandan
  • Sri Hanuman Chalisa
  • Aarti Archan
  • Bhajan Uphaar
  • Kabir Vani
  • Chalo Man Vrindavan Ki Oor
  • Bhajan Deepanjali
  • Kahat Kabhir Suno Bhai Sadho
  • Govind Ke Gun Ga Ley (1984)
  • Sai Kripa (1984)
  • Gunn Gaan (1994)
  • Shiv Mahima (1994)
  • Ram Bhakt Hanuman (1996)
  • Sampoorna Sundara Kaand (1994)

Some rare songs worth special mention are "Koi Samjhe Bhakt" (Album:Gungaan); "Masjid kardi Dwarika", "Vipda Mithanewale" (Album:Sai Kripa) and "Ab na bani to phir na banegi" (Album: Govind ke gun ga ley).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albums of Hari Om Sharan". Archived from the original on 20 August 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007.
  2. ^ a b Hari Om Sharan dies in NY Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday. www.newsday.co.tt.26 December 2007, Retrieved:2008-08-02.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Hari Om Sharan filmography". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 24 February 2010.
  4. ^ Tribute album by Indian music Industry

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