|Years active 1936 – 2006|
Labels Batish Records
|Name Shiv Batish|
Record label Batish Records
|Also known as Nirmal Kumar, Master Ramesh|
Born 14 December 1914 Patiala, India (1914-12-14)
Genres Indian classical and Folk music
Occupation(s) Musician, Writer, Composer, Author
Associated acts Ashwin Batish, Keshav Batish, Meena Batish
Died July 29, 2006, Santa Cruz, California, United States
Albums Ram Bhajans - Devotional Hindu Folk Songs
Similar People Sudha Malhotra, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle, Manmohan Krishna, Mohammed Rafi
Are humne unke samne mohammed rafi asha bhosle s d batish basant shammi kapoor nutan
Shiv Dayal Batish (also known as S.D. Batish, Master Ramesh, Nirmal Kumar, Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish; 14 December 1914 – 29 July 2006) was an Indian musician born in Patiala, India to a Brahmin family. He died in Santa Cruz, California, USA where he had lived since 1970.
- Are humne unke samne mohammed rafi asha bhosle s d batish basant shammi kapoor nutan
- Pandit shiv dayal batish music director author composer vocalist interview part 1
- Movie Credit as Playback Singer
- Audio CDs
Pandit shiv dayal batish music director author composer vocalist interview part 1
Shiv Dayal Batish was a composer, playback singer and music director for Hindi and Punjabi Film music. S. D. broadcast his first radio program in 1936, from the studios of All India Radio, Delhi. His songs continue to be broadcast on All India Radio and television. Pandit Batish showed mastery and deep understanding over the various vocal and instrumental styles of North Indian music. He not only sang these genres but also composed within them, creating works that have been sung by such luminaries as Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, Mohammad Rafi, Talat Mahmood and Manna Dey. He has scored music for a number of early Bollywood movies such as Betab, Bahu Beti, Toofan, Harjeet, Tipu Sultan, Ham Bhi Kuch Kam Nahin, Amar Keertan, and Zalim Tera Jawab Naheen. Some of his hit songs are: Pagadi Sambhal Jatta, Khamosh Nigahen, and Aakhen Kehe Gayi Dil Ki Baat.
Shiv Dayal Batish moved to the United Kingdom in 1964. While playing at a festival in Wales, Cardiff, he impressed Lord Fenner Brockway, who then helped him immigrate to the UK.
He recorded a number of songs for the BBC where he became a regular radio and television artist. He wrote the words, composed the music, and sang the theme song "Nai Zindagi Naya Jivan" ("New Birth, New Life") to the BBC television show Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye ("Make Yourself at Home"), a cornerstone of early South Asian programming. He had the honor of being the first musician featured when the Asian programs in Britain started back in 1965.
In early 1965, Batish played vichitra veena on the incidental music used in the Beatles' feature film Help! Batish subsequently gave dilruba lessons to Pattie Boyd, the wife of Beatles guitarist George Harrison, whose dedication to Indian classical music had helped popularise the genre in the West during the mid 1960s.
Movie Credit as Playback Singer
Bhai Jaan (1945)"Aa hosh mein aa" Barsaat Ki Raat (1960) "Na To Karvaan Ki Talash Hai" S. D. Batish, Mohammad Rafi, Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, Chorus "Yeh Hai Ishq Ishq" S. D. Batish, Mohammad Rafi, Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, Chorus Also an un-credited Assistant MD. as the MD Roshan was in hospital due to heart and he handed the job to S.D. Batish who rehearsed all the singers and taught them their parts.