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Vasant Desai (1912-1975) was a Indian film music composer, most remembered for his score in V. Shantaram film, like Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1953), Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955), Vijay Bhatt's Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959) and Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Guddi (1971).

He born in 1912 into a wealthy family in Sonwad village, Savantwadi state, ruled by the Bhonsale clan, and grew up in Kudal area, also in Konkan belt, Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra in western India.


He was with the famous Prabhat Film Company since it started making talkies. He acted, sang, and sometimes composed songs in Prabhat's films like Dharmatma and Sant Dnyaneshwar. After learning the craft of music composition, he stuck solely to it since 1940s.

He scored music for a majority of V. Shantaram's films when the latter broke away from Prabhat to form his own film studio. Their relations soured in late 1950s after which Vasantrao Desai never worked for his former mentor again.

He memorable songs are, Hindi Filmi Devotional song, Ae Malik Tere Bande Ham Do Aankhen Barah Haath, 1957. and launched play back singer, Vani Jairam with the song, Bole re papihara in Guddi (1971).

Partial Filmography

Amar Bhoopali (Marathi)
Shyamachi Aai (Marathi)
Molkarin (Marathi)
Dev Deenaghari Dhavala (Marathi Drama)
Do Phool(1958)
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955)
Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1953)
Toofan Aur Deeya (1956)
Gunj Uthi Shehnai (1959)
Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946) [4]
Achanak (1973 film)


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