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Birthday special: All time favourite songs from Sonu Nigam

India's beloved 'Modern Rafi' turns 45 today.

One of India’s most beloved playback singers — a live performer, host and actor, — Sonu Nigam has been giving people a reason to smile and cry listening to his soulful renditions for years. He has not only sung in Hindi and Kannada films, but in several other Indian languages.

Being one of the highest paid Indian singers he is often regarded as the “Modern Rafi”, and is now also considered as one of the most versatile singers of the Hindi film industry.

His songs like Sandese aate hai, and Abhi Mujhme Kahin always melt out hearts, with his effortless voice gliding up and down scales. Sonu gave life to emotions of a homesick soldier waiting desperately to meet his family, of a dying man accepting his loss in life, of a man realising the meaning of life despite hundreds of reasons to give up on life, and several couples falling in love

Today, the owner of this soulful voice turns 45 (July 30), and on this happy occasion let us take a look at some of his best songs — the songs which touched people’s souls — and made him everyone’s favourite:

Sandese Aate Hai, Border

Yeh Dil Deewana, Pardes

Kal Ho Na Ho title track 

Saathiya title track

Tanhayee

Dil Dooba, Khaakhee

Sooraj Hua Maddham, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

Mere Haath Mein, Fanaa

Ab Mujhe Raat Din, Deewana (album)

Main Agar Kahoon, Om Shanti Om

Sau Dard

Abhi Mujhme Kahin, Agneepath

If you think, we’ve missed out some feel free to share your inputs below.

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