Chandan Sa Badan(Cover)

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A song from Saraswathi Chandra(1968), that needs no introduction. I have tried to follow Lata M’s version,so very beautifully emoted by her. Am very fond of this song for its lyrics, the emotions conveyed and the simple orchestration. Songs from the olden days are always a challenge to cover since the original stays so alive in the listeners mind.

Please do leave your feedback on my take of this lovely song.

PS: Saroj, thankyou for helping me with the track.



Saroj Nair said

one of my favourite songs
very beautiful rendition Radhika
i think you have sung it in your own style
valare nannayi paadi :)


Satheesh Kumar nair said

lovely, lovely lovely,….scaling a monumental melody with a masterly touch…


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Rakesh Baro Pro user said

Hi Radhika,

I love the song , both the versions…Lataji and Mukeshji….you have done a great job…loved it….



Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said

Very good attempt at one of the best songs of Lata ji… You have sung with the righht expressions and feel… Loved it a lot… Just felt a few of the harkats could be more perfect….like at the “chitvan” at the end of every stanza , the harkat at " panchi ki tarah KHO jaoon mein, jo ho teri BAHON Ka etc.,

But thesea re not major flaws when compared to the overall performance…

Keep it up

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Dinesh Mehta said

Nice confident voice. Enjoyed it a lot.

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Harshan Nambiar (away for a month india vacation) Pro user said

Radhika….very nice attempt of this classic…loved your singing. Some of the words were not audible clearly….you can improve on that….liked this laid-back rendition….you have sung this in your style….liked it.
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― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said


I like this song a lot, although have not heard the Lataji version too many times. Loved your version – sounded very pleasing and especially liked your voice in this song. The track was a let down but you can perhaps raise your vocal volume up to improve clarity.



Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Lovely pick, perfect and pleasant listen for the evening, Radhika. Liked your take at it, so pleasant. My nitpick if you don’t mind would be a bit more open-throated throw but you really sound like Ashaji. :-)
Agree with NVKji that one special varied harkat at Chanchal Chitvan would be nice –
its P P m S .N S
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- Nelson Mandela


Latha Ganti Pro user said

I couldn’t sit back and just listen!!I had to say something :)

So lovely rendition Radhika ! Loved it So much !


S.ayyappan Nair said

Dear, good old song—very well sung by you.
Jagwaalon ko achha hee lagega. Gaathi raho.
Muskuraathi raho. S.Ayyappan Nair.


Radhika Nair (away) said

>Saroj, thanks very much for the support and encouragement you always give me. Thanks for the fav too.
>Satheesh, glad to see you liked this. Thank you for the fav too
>LK, Thanks
>Rakesh, good to have your views on this and glad you liked my take
>NVK Sir! Thank you so much for the detailed feedback and the pointers. And i agree with you on those spots.
>Thanks Rahul, true that my time here has come down considerably. Hopefully things will get better in some time. Thankyou for the comment and the fav. Will get to your uploads.
>Dineshji, welcome to my page and thankyou
>Thanks Harshan, based on Kumar’s feedback, i have reduced the backing track vol and increased mine. Hopefully clarity might be slightly better with this version
>Kumar, thanks again and then again :-). You were right about the vol issue
>Hey Sudha, thankyou for the detailed feedback and the notation too. Wasnt thinking notes at all :-). Will refine that portion if am to sing this somewhere again. Thanks again
>Thankyou Paras, happpy to have your views.
>Latha! so nice to see your comment :-), thanks for the fav too
>Ach, Hindi il marupadi parayunnilla – imposition kitiyaalo :-P – thankyou and glad you liked


Srividya Kasturi said

Nice singing, Radhika! Felt like listening to Asha ji’s version:)
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Srini S said

Good feel radhika.Nice singing too.Keep it up.


Thinkal govind kumar Pro user said

Great choice of this haunting song well-rendered with lots feel in your melodious voice !
Your constant practice in Hindustani Music has already started giving great results !
Real professional & awesome rendition which I just LOVED & FAVOURITED !
Standing ovation !
Really proud of you !
GOD Bless !
Loving Best Wishes,
Thinkal Govind Kumar.


Srimathy (not active ) Rajagopalan said

Radhika …. very nice pick…. Great singing…Really enjoyed. Wish u all the best.
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Rajesh Nair said

one of my favs (and u know why)
well done

RN (Sr)


Ramesh Tadi Pro user said

Radhika… lovely pick and very nice sweet and expressive rendition… keep them comming.
Ramesh Tadi


Kala Vijay Pro user said

my favourite too.Radhika i loved your expressions.great singing of this classic.

(by any chance if i missed out any of your uploads and not commented,pl feel free to scribble me.)
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Radhika Nair (away) said

>Thanks a lot, Vidya
>Srini, ages since i saw you here ! thanks for the feedback and the fav.
>TGKC – am short of words to thank you for your support through good and bad times :-). So happy and blessed to see your feedback. Thank you for the fav too
>Srimathy, glad that you liked this. Thankyou
>Cheta, thanks for the on/offline feedback. Yeah, high time you put up one of yours!
>Ramesh, thankyou very much
>Thankyou Kala, happy you liked this


Srini S said

Hereafter regular ma.


Hema Shamal Pro user said

Very nice song,also have studied this wonderful Gujrati novel ‘Saraswatichandra’ during school days,by Shri Gowardhanram Tripathi.

Radhikaji- first time in your space and first time listening to you, you have sung this song beautifully and your voice also is beautiful and sweet.Enjoyed all the way through.God Bless.


Radhakrishnan Nair said

Nice rendition Radhika. Liked it very much.


Arati H said

One of my favourite numbers….very nice to hear it in your voice….soothing voice and good singing! :)


Harry Jassal (inactive) said

Very Well done Radhika with a lovely expressive tone. Not paying attention to the technicalities, I enjoyed listening to this one !

Have a listen to Rafi Sharddhanjli


Vinod Kumar (trying to catch up) Pro user said

Lovely singing Radhika….good feel and expression……got a lovely voice….enjoyed it thoroughly….God bless……


Radhika Nair (away) said

Hema – welcome to my space and thankyou for your feedback and the fav.
RK, Arati, Harry & Vinod – good to have your feedback. Thankyou


Loknath Mishra said

Radhika ji,
very sweet clasical song & ur rendition is super…all harkats r perfect…
i always tries this in mukesh jis voice & feels very difficult…but u make it very easily .
like a lot…


Nanduz Nanduz said

Hi…Radhika…. super choice of a song… one of my top favs in hindi songs… and in my fav ragas too… very nice rendition… liked the nascal voice used and the layam overall especially in the 2nd charanam very much… overall a very good work… it may sound easy to sing this when you hear… but singing in the track is not that all easy particularly to fall in the right rhytmic groove,… well done… kp it up…. !!!!
Music is divine…Music is universal….Music is serene….Music is the Truth….!


Uthra said

Rads: Not familiar with this song. Liked your version. Wish the track was better. Loved your voice in this one esp high pitch portions. Keep singing!


Radhika Nair (away) said

>Loknath, Thanks a lot.
>Aniyetta , so good to see you here and thankyou for the feedback too. Glad that you liked.
>Uthra, thank you. Looking forward to hearing you again!


Dev Dasan said

Dear Radhika,

Good song selection. Well sung. Keep singing.



Vishnu Mohan ( busy mode) said

VEry nice singing chechi just loved ur performance :D



Madhukar Mehta said

Radhika ji, An all time classic…… you have sung with a lot of feelings and the rendition is quite enjoyable. Thanks for this upload…. L+F
Chookar Mere Man Ko


Meera Manohar said

Your voice sounded very pleasing in this Radhika! Enjoyed the cover a lot….



Adwait Ranade Pro user said

Loved your take, Radhika. The ktrack wasn’t up to the mark but you made it up with nice singing in your own voice and style. Keep it up!
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom. Music is nothing if audience is deaf – Walter Lippmann


3akir said

chetta padunna polundu….
very nostalgic…


Radhika Nair (away) said

Dev, Vishnu, Madhukar, Meera & Adwait – very sorry for the late ackno. Thankyou very much for your time and feedback.

Zakir – so good to see you here. Told Chetan about your comment :-)


Jose George said

Sorry being late :(

beautiful cover Radhika. excellent choice of song. you sung it in the apt expression yet in your style. thanks to present us such a nice classic :)

regards – Jose
Pls tune to my latest uploads


Shaji Panicker said

one of my fav songs—-very niceeeeeee


Dr dhaval Bhavsar said

nicely sung….like it

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