What happened to Mr.Amin Sayani? He was famous throughout S.E.Asia for his compering of Binaca Geet Mala in the '50s &'60s over Radio Ceylon. Why are we not able to get anchors like him nowadays? I think Mr.Anu Kapoor is the best among the present lot.
You can see him on www.youtube.com/watch?v=n60BafhN1VI
The Binaca Geet Mala, presented by the inimitable Ameen Sayani, was India's most famous music programme. First broadcast by Radio Ceylon in the 1950s, the Binaca Geet Mala ranked popular Bollywood film songs according to sales in select shops in select cities. Although it merely provided a rough indication of the popularity of a song, many stil considered the chart to be very prestigious. Below we list the most popular songs in each year according to the Binaca Geet Mala.
The Binanca Geet Mala ran from 1953 - 1993.
Year Song Singers & Music Directors Film
1993 Choli Ke Peeche Ila Arun & Alka Yagnik, Laxmikant-Pyarelal Khalnayak
1992 Maine Pyar Tumhi Se Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik, Nadeem-Shravan Phool Aur Kaante
1991 Dekha Hai Pehli Baar S.P. Balasubramaniam & Alka Yagnik, Nadeem-Shravan Saajan
1990 Gori Hai Kalaiya ...more