Shankar was basically from Punjab, but his initial years were spent in Hyderabad. His full name was Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi, and he was an accomplished tabla player and dancer when he came to Mumbai. Later he assisted Husnlal Bhagatram in composing music and took up music and stage performance assignments at Prithvi theatre. His proficiency in music and dedication was highly appreciated by his peers and seniors alike.
Jaikishan, Cheap Breitling Replica whose full name was Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal, was from a royal musician’s family of Gujarat. He was initially trained in classical music by his mother. He achieved proficiency in playing the harmonium. Later he came to Mumbai and pursued his musical interests apart from working in a factory to meet his basic needs.
Shankar and Jaikishan dressed as pathans at prithivi theatre (Courtesy: Abhayji)