VETERAN SOUND RECORDIST D.O. BHANSALI NO MORE | 4 May, 2020

Celebrated yesteryear sound recordist D.O. Bhansali passed away today (4th May) in Bombay. He was 95.

Dhirajlal Ochhavlal Bhansali alongwith Minoo Katrak worked at Famous Laboratory, Tardeo. They recorded the sound for almost all the music directors of the golden era of cinema. In fact, Shankar-Jaikishan insisted on recording their songs only at Famous-Tardeo with Katrak and Bhansali. D.O. Bhansali continued as the sound recordist at Famous-Tardeo for a number of years after Minoo Katrak left.

Among the films for which Bhansali recorded the songs and/or background music as sound recordist or associate sound recordist were Dekh Kabira Roya (1957), Howrah Bridge (1958), Junglee (1961), Razia Sultan (1961), Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai (1961), Hariyali Aur Rasta (1962), Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), Parasmani (1963), Himalay Ki Godmein (1965), Arzoo (1965), Gumnaam (1965), Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965), Mera Saaya (1966), Phool Aur Patthar (1966), Teesri Manzil (1966), Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (1966), Milan (1967), Jewel Thief (1967), Upkar (1967), Raat Aur Din (1967), An Evening In Paris (1967), Brahmachari (1968), Neel Kamal (1968), Saraswatichandra (1968), Mere Huzoor (1968), Aradhana (1969), Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969), Mera Naam Joker (1970), Aan Milo Sajna (1970), Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971), Haathi Mere Saathi (1971), Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee (1971), Uphaar (1971), Mere Apne (1971), Pakeezah (1972), Victoria No. 203 (1972), Shor (1972), Raja Jani (1972), Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972), Be-Imaan (1972), Chhupa Rustam (1973), Jheel Ke Us Paar (1973), Jugnu (1973), Bobby (1973), Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Kahani Kismat Ki (1973), Black Mail (1973), Chor Machaye Shor (1974), Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Prem Nagar (1974), Amir Garib (1974), Patthar Aur Payal (1974), Bidaai (1974), Roti (1974), Pratiggya (1975), Dharam Karam (1975), Mausam (1975), Sanyasi (1975), Dus Numbri (1976), Fakira (1976), Laila Majnu (1976), Chitchor (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Dharam Veer (1977), Chacha Bhatija (1977), Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), Swarg Narak (1978), Mr. Natwarlal (1979), Aasha (1980), Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980), Souten (1983), Sohni Mahiwal (1984) and Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi (1988).

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