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Saturday, 30 July 2011

H . R.Jothipala

This is not a Torana Property. this is ITN Property...torana kumara kothalawala is record and publish un authorised copyrights...This is example..???He disable to Jothi Videos in Youtube.....???
Hettiarachchige Reginald Jothipala (February 12, 1936 – July 7, 1987) was a prolific playback singer in the Sinhala cinema. His voice, style and songs are a blessing to the numerous listeners, who are musically inclined and could make a quote that none of those duplicated voices match the golden voice of this gifted singer.Jothipala rendered his voice to all classes of actors ranging from Eddie Jayamanne, Ananda Jayaratne, Gamini Fonseka, Vijaya Kumaratunga, Sanath Gunathilaka, Ravindra Randeniya and several others of young generation Actors in Sri Lanka.
Jothipala was born the first child of a middle-class family from Southern Sri Lanka. He attended St. Lawrence College in Maradana and St. John’s College in Dematagoda. Jothipala would visit tea kiosks during this period to hear music as his family didn't own a radio.

Jothipala made his debut as a playback singer on Cyril P. Abeyratne's Surathalee singing, "Siriyame Sara," in 1956. Prior to this he had recorded a song for the late Sirisena Wimalaweera's Podi Putha. This song didn't make the final cut, as the Indian film composer on the film didn't consider Jothipala's voice good enough.

Jothi has said that he contemplated taking his life when he went with his friends to watch Podi Putha and found out that his song was not included. Later when Surathalee producer Jabir A. Cader wanted to hear one of his songs to consider him for the film, Deathless Jothipala almost passed on the offer as he did not possess enough money to cut a record. He was helped out by veteran musician Stanley Omar who financed him for the sum of 35 rupees – a large amount at the time. Deathless Jothipala's song on the film, "Siriyame Sara," still remains popular in Sri Lanka. He sang the popular number under the direction of T.R. Papa at Wahini Studio in India.

Jothipala has worked with many reputed directors of Sri Lanka. In the early stages of his prolific career,Deathless Jothipala got the chance to work with prolific film maker, Lester James Peries on the movie Sandeshaya. Jothipala sang the song "Puruthugeesikara" for the film, which was composed by the legendary Sunil Santha and written by veteran lyricist Arisen Ahubudu.

Jothipala was the undisputed choice in films that were made in the late sixties and through the seventies, the period during which he also began to act. Though Jothi was criticized for singing to the tunes of popular Hindi songs he also sang under the batons of Pandit W. D. Amaradeva, P.V. Nandasiri, Premasiri Khemadasa, Sarath Dassanayake and Milton Mallawarachchi.
He sang in hundreds of films including popular hits like Kasthuri Suwanda, Thushara, Sweeep Ticket, Hitha Honda Minihek, Kawuda Raja, Hondata Hondai, Wasana, Sangeetha and others. The award-winning singer also played some memorable roles in films including Ethulweema Thahanam, Sulalitha Sobani, Sujeewa, Sukiri Kella, Abirahasa, Bonikka, Shanthi and his own production Sumithuro'and "Obai Mamai".

In the music scene, no musical show was complete without Jothi in the seventies and eighties. Jothipala died in the first week of July in to Gamudawa live show...

Mohidin Beg

Baig was born in India and moved to Sri Lanka in 1932. Baig recorded his first song 'Karuna Muhude Namu Gileela' as a duet with K. K. Rajaluckshmi in 1934. He debuted as a playback singer in 1947 on the second Sri Lankan film Ashokamala.
Baig achieved fame singing songs like "Buddhang Saranang," "Maya," "Girihel Mudune," "Adara Nadiya Gala," "Pem Mal Mala," "Wella Simbina Rella," "Anna Sudo," "Thaniwai Upanne," and "Loke Sihinayak Wageya." In 1956 S.W.R.D. Bandaranayake gave him a "distinguished citizenship." Baig's popularity led to appearances at distinguished events like the first Independence Day Ceremony and the 1974 Non-Aligned Summit.
Baig won the Kalashoori Award in 1983 and 1987.
Mohideen Baig (1919–1991) was a popular Sri Lankan musician. He was a Muslim who moved to Sri Lanka from Salem in Tamil Nadu, India.Beg's son, Ishak is also a singer but not that popular in Srilanka like his father was. Baig has dueted with H. R. Jothipala, G.S.B. Rani Perera, Latha Walpola, Sujatha Attanayake and Jamuna Rani among others. He was also the only Sri Lankan to duet with Lata Mangeshkar.
Even though he was not a Buddhist, Baig sang a lot of Buddhist related songs. Because of his nature to support other cultures, he was one of the most influential multicultural/"multi-religious" figures in the Sri Lankan art history.

Mohideen Baig and Rukmani Devi sinhala old songs Re Mastered
"Sudata Sudey Siriya Diley" --Unmathu Vishwasaya, (1952)

Mohideen Baig and Rukmani Devi sinhala old songs Re Mastered
Perakadoru Bena (1955)

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