Sunday, January 25, 2009

Shahul Hameed still lives...

Today I was listening to Thiruda Thiruda - A.R.Rahman's 3rd movie which whenever I listen transforms me to the slogging days of 12th Standard. However, I was listening to Raasaathi en usuru ennuthilla and remembered the voice - Shahul Hameed - the unfortunate singer who died so young in a car crash near Chennai in 1998 or around that time. I was appreciating the intense song the way Shahul Hameed had song with so much passion and life - I felt sad. How unfortunate - he could have been a great singer with his high pitch and powerful voice.

However, he still lives on. 10 years down the line, a soul thought about him. Isn't that wonderful. Very few can leave a mark on the world they lived - it is easy for artists - musicians, painters, singers, dancers, actors,writers. What will people like me leave behind?

Anyway, Shahul Hameed - your voice is immortal. Thanks for the great song. 

41 comments:

  1. In this generation so many of them forget shahul hameed but his voice alives , i love shahul hammeed and he s the one of ma favourite singer .the person i dnt know who s da creator of this blog..but you done a good job.

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  2. Thank you and glad to meet a fan of Shahul Hammeed !

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  3. He is always with us!
    To say that people who have are different from others is Shahul Hameed.
    His voice is different from everyone else's and doesn't sound similar to any other singer.
    He became popular on TV in 1982. He has sang in more than 30 songs in Izhanthenral and Mezhisa shows.
    ARR background is in TV. So he got ARR's friendship. They first collaborated for religious songs (Deen Isai Malai- ARR as Dilip Kumar).
    AFTER?
    Rehman entered cinema. Shahul Hameed was not interested in cinema that much. Rehman asked him to sing in "THIRUDA THIRUDA". he sang. When Mani Rathnam heard that song, 'Raasaathi ennusiru' he praised him. After that song, he sang 'Senthamizh Nadu'. The song released and made me very popular. Then 'THIRUDA THIRUDA' released and made him more popular. Like that the song in Kizhaku Cheemai...
    Rahman has been making him sang in most of the movies he puts music

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  4. Hello Firoz,

    Thank you for the information on Shahul Hameed.

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  5. Anonymous1:26 AM

    i want to know more about sisnger shahul hameed... anyone have his pic, any story about his family or else.... mail me at azizah_leena@yahoo.com

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  6. Surely..I like that song which does not have much music except the Shahul's voice. I like his other songs like Marimazhai peyadho, Usilampatti, Senthamizh naatu..ARR gives good opportunity for singers like him..

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  7. Am also a fan of urs... Mr. Shahul Hameed.... I'd like to thank u for teachin me the knowledge of singin............ in ur absence

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  8. I love his voice too not only his song he has done wonders with AR Rahman

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  9. Anonymous1:34 AM

    There is also a sense of innocence in his singing style .. Amazing Singer !!!

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  10. SUCHITHRA4:58 PM

    Hi i am a great fan of RahmanG. his songs wit ShahulG wer really amazin. I was a child wen he was aliv. D song 'RASATHI' would remain close 2 us til our last breath. Really mis u SHAHULG.

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  11. SUCHITHRA9:46 PM

    The fact is dat most f dem of my generation dont know about SHAHULG which is really disgustin.So sme efforts hav 2 be done 2 make others know about this legendry singer. This can b done only by music lovers lik us.

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  12. I believe that Shahul Hameed is indeed a great singer, i just finished listening to "Senthamil Naatu" from Vandi Solla Chinarrasu. I would also like to take this opportunity to take my hat off to Mr. A.R. Rahman for creating such beautiful music that we still listen today no matter how long ago it was made. For example, i still listen to No Problem from Love Birds, and that movie has been out for more than a decade. So I feel that great singers like Shahul Hameed still live on through the great music of A.R. Rahman.It's a very nice thought Mr. Venkatraman :D

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  13. Anonymous9:42 PM

    shahul hameed is such a great singer with a fantastic voice.Though he is no more his songs makes a great presence of him with us.... hats off shahulG......

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  14. Missing Shahul Hameed .........Other that what i can say.........U r living in our minds.............

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  15. I hav always wondered as 2 how god can do such gr8 injustice 2 ppl like SHAHUL HAMEED,his voice is incomparable 2 any one,i can nvr sleep without listenin 2 his 'RASATHI SONG' 4m thiruda thiruda,i cant explain d feelin of d song thr his amazing voice.... his voice wil alway live in our hearts.... so happy to hav had such a gr8 singer who was once wit us long long time ago i really appreciate d person wholeheartedly 4 creatin d blog even after his absence of more than 10 yrs... SHAHUL sir ur voice wil nvr fade n i pray 4 his soul2 rest in peace n 4 hs family's terrible loss...long live his voice....

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  16. As if he wud have been alive, he wud have also got an Oscar, and lots of awesome songs which we have missed from his voice, any how he is RIP.

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  17. Anonymous12:10 PM

    I always listen to the great song "RASATHI" sung by the greatest artist with his unique voice.
    whenever i listen that particular song i turn off the lights and tears roll down thinking that the mesmerizer is no more.
    He was a gift to the music lovers.
    Thank you Mr.Venkatraman for remembering him.

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  18. prakash9:50 AM

    cha wt a classical voice v missed him so sad

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  19. never forget such a good voice.

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  20. I really thought he wont come here after when i hear the news . But then i remember he is still living in lot of his fan's heart.

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  21. i like the song edhuku pondatti...... very much. u dont have death till all urs songs were forgotten by peoples. because they dont forgot u ..sir

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  22. Anonymous1:18 AM

    I still remember him for Pettai Rap.

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  23. Anonymous11:56 PM

    I always wanted to know what happened to him.. had heard he died but dint know how.. i'm another fan of his voice... RIP Shahul.. u will always be remembered

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  24. Anonymous7:25 AM

    He had such a unique voice..Raasathi....from thiruda thiruda is one of his master piece.Thanks for writting this blog on him.

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  25. Anonymous8:06 PM

    Hats off to ShahulG.

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  26. Anonymous4:41 PM

    we miss u shahul hameed ji..

    Yunus

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  27. When i was in school days Shahul admired me through his Ultimate Voice which i still remember thiruda thiruda song Rasathi n usalmapathi even 2day i listen his song default track for me is rasathi n one of the best is that peculiar voice

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  28. Mourice8:21 PM

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs750.ash1/164098_491563273814_268172318814_5996412_6178787_n.jpg

    Click this link or copy paste it in address bar to view this photo.
    Shahul Hameed is the one who stands on the right of Rahman.

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  29. Thank you Mourice - that is a rare photo you have shared with us.

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  30. Anonymous9:55 PM

    Thank u sir(venkatraman)for remembering my best singer.No singers can equalize him. Shahul is best singer.

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  31. i googled shahul hameed... as i listened to RAASAATHI! a tear jus rolled wen i stumbled on this blog! the creator of this blog! salute u... "What will people like me leave behind?" this is the realism i find lackin in any blog i read... shahul hameed, we not only miss u... u wil cherish u for as long as ppl remain humane enough to shed a tear listening to a song! if ther is a heaven... u wil should in peace! thank u once again!

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  32. He is my Uncle and is so unfortunate that he passed away at a young age. I coudnt remember the accident cos i was very young. No matter what, he will always be remembered

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    1. Anonymous7:04 PM

      such a wonderfull person in this world..miss u shahul ji..u r uncle always in our hearts:(:(

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  33. Really sorry for you Mothi. You are lucky to have Shahulji as your Uncle. Just look at the comments people have put here - so many people love him - he will always be in our hearts.

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  34. As you mentioned, he lives on my speakers everyday!

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  35. Anonymous6:17 AM

    indeed my infinite gratitude 2 all the bloggers to commemmorate the gentle and noble shahulji,an unparallell soul left us soon behind wit his swt voice..bcoz almighty god wants him and his pure voice in the heaven...

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  36. Anonymous1:45 AM

    My beloved Shahul-G assalam alaikum varh..., its hard to replace ur unique voice,i like u very much...

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  37. He is still living in our hearts its 2013 now. RIP Shahul jii...

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  38. andha kazhuthu thaemalaiyum kaadhoara machchaththaiyum paarppadheppoa
    andha kolusu manichchiruppum komari ilanjirippum kaetpadheppoa
    karuvaelangaattukkulla karichchaankuruvi onnu
    sudhimaarikkaththudhammaa thonayaththaan kaanoaminnu....

    Miss u lot Shahul Sir

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  39. Anonymous3:10 PM

    Yes i am also his fan. I miss his voice

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  40. Recently heard rasathi song in super singer I downloaded it and heard what a composition and voice...he live forever with this song...

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