Hari Om Sharan

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Hari Om Sharan
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Hari Om Sharan
Background information
Born (1932-09-26)26 September 1932
Lahore
Died 17 December 2007(2007-12-17) (aged 75)
Queens, NY
Genres Playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer and lyricist
Years active 1973–2007
Labels HMV, T-Series, All India Radio

Hari Om Sharan (26 September 1932 – 17 December 2007) was a Hindu devotional singer and lyricist. He devoted most of his career in singing devotional songs in praise of Bhagwan Ram and Hanuman. As a Bhajan singer in the 1970s he recorded albums such as Premanjali Pushpanjai, and Data Ek Ram. His bhajan namely 'Tera Ram ji Karenge Bedaa Paar', 'Maili Chadar Odhke Kaise', 'Aarti Kunj Bihari ki', 'Aisa Pyar Bahaa De Maiyya', 'Shree Radhey Govinda', 'Hanuman Chalisa', 'Govind Jai Jai Gopal Jai Jai' are very popular amongst devotees around the world. During his devotional recordings spanning over 35 years, he released over 20 Bhajan albums.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Hari Om Sharan was born in Lahore, now in 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, whom he later married, and settled down in India.[2]

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

Singers pay tribute[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 provides the backdrop.[4]

Notable Bhajans[edit]

Bhajan Album Year
Aisa pyar baha de maiyya
Govind jai jai Gopal jai jai
Hanuman Chalisa Hanuman Chalisa
Maili Chadar Odhake Premanjali
Aarti Kunj Bihari ki
Pawansut vinati barambar
Prabhu hum pe kripa karna
Rakh laaj meri Ganpati
Shyam Kaho Sai Kaho
Bhaj govinda jai gopala Sumiran 1980
Durgati harini Durga Sumiran 1980
Jai bhola bhandari shivhar Sumiran 1980
Ram rahim ram Sumiran 1980
Tere naam ka sumiran karke Sumiran 1980
Vinay meri sun lijiye
Na ye tera na ye mera
Sweekaro Mere Parnaam Premanjali
Sai Teri Yaad Maha Premanjali
Prabhu Ham Pre Kripa Karna Premanjali
Ram Sumier Ke Rahem Premanjali
Jagdambike Jai Jai Jag Janani Maa

Discography[edit]

  • Daata Ek Raam
  • Bhakti Vandan
  • Sri Hanuman Chalisa
  • Premanjali
  • Pushpanjali
  • 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)
  • Sri Krishna Charit Maanas (Musical Drama – 1979)
  • 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).

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