Music of golden era could end violence, hatred: Ameen Sayani

Indo Asian News Service
26 December 2012

Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) Yesteryear's radio anchor Ameen Sayani, who became famous for presenting the Binaca Geetmala from 1952 to 1994, believes the music of his era could infuse love in people, eliminating violence and hatred in today's world.

"What is happening today? Why anger, fights, hatred, rape, why? If the music of the golden period, which was in such simple language that everyone could understand it, if that music was still alive today and grew, I am confident that these fights and anger would not happen," the 80-year-old said here Tuesday at the Mohd. Rafi award ceremony.

"It would have infused love and we all would live in harmony, respect others and live our lives peacefully," he added.

Sayani and the late composer Naushad Ali were honoured here at the event held to commemorate late singer Rafi's 88th birth anniversary.

The music of golden era touched hearts, feels Sayani.

"It is important that that kind of music stayed alive. It started changing in the 80s, some weird kind of a music started. I wouldn't say that the music started deteriorating, as youngsters liked it. But like Naushad said, the music of that era touched your hearts, today's music only touches your body," Sayani said.

What to read next

Join DD Perks® Today!

Get a free beverage at Dunkin' Donuts when you enroll!

How much can you actually save by refinancing?

Rates now at 3.11% APR 5/1 ARM- $250K for $972/mo. LendingTree's simple online tool to help determine how much you could be saving by refinancing.

Veterans Can Get Great Rates With A Refinance

You could save big by reducing your rate with a VA home refinance. Compare quotes and take advantage of your benefits!

A Winner Every 10 Minutes

Rally your team for battle! You could win an Overwatch® Bundle from Taco Bell before it's released

Resort-style amenities in Loudoun County

Enjoy privacy in a new, secluded cul-de-sac home while taking in breathtaking views. Community includes trails, gym and huge pool. From the low $600s.

Walden University- Doctor of Nursing Practice

Earn your degree online through Walden's CCNE-accredited nursing program and make a difference in your patients' lives. Request free info today!