Dads of the world are known to have some really cool and unique traits. For example, their famous dad jokes – those silly, punny jokes that they love to crack. Even if we roll our eyes, deep down, we secretly enjoy them because they’re so goofy and fun! Then there are those moments when dads suddenly become master chefs and proudly claim they can cook better than moms. It’s pretty awesome when they take over the kitchen and surprise us with yummy dishes. Who knew dads had hidden culinary talents? And remember that time when you told your dad how delicious the mangoes he bought were? Well, be prepared for a fruity surprise!  You might wake up the next day to find the fridge overflowing with mangoes. Dads have this magical way of giving us more of what we love.


But one of the coolest things about our Indian dads is their love for retro Bollywood songs. Picture this: you wake up for school, and there’s your dad chilling on the patio or balcony, reading the newspaper, and humming along to old classics by Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey. When you think about it you’d realise those were actually the priceless moments when our fathers introduced us to the magical world of old Bollywood music! They would play these timeless songs and tell us that one day, we would truly understand the profound lyrics and the values embedded within them. They believed that these songs held philosophies that could guide us through life.


As we listened to the melodies of legends like Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, and Lata Mangeshkar, our dads would patiently explain the meanings behind the lyrics. They would share stories of love, friendship, and resilience depicted in these songs, urging us to pay attention to the messages they conveyed.


In their eyes, these songs were not just about entertainment; they were treasures of wisdom. They encouraged us to delve deeper into the words and melodies, to grasp the life lessons hidden within. Through these songs, our fathers aimed to instil timeless values like compassion, honesty, and perseverance in our hearts.


They believed that as we grew older and faced the challenges of life, we would naturally start applying these values in our own lives. The songs acted as a compass, guiding us through the ups and downs, and reminding us of the significance of integrity, empathy, and resilience.


Our fathers hoped that by immersing ourselves in the beauty of these songs, we would not only appreciate the artistic brilliance of the music but also learn from the experiences shared within the lyrics. They believed that the emotional depth and profound insights captured in these melodies had the power to shape our character and provide us with a moral compass.


As we journey through life, we begin to understand the profound wisdom our fathers shared with us through those old Bollywood songs. We find ourselves recalling the lessons in moments of joy and hardship, drawing strength from the melodies that have become an integral part of our lives.


Let’s have a look at a few of the ‘Dad approved – Fathers Day Songs ’ that teaches us the philosophy of life!

Ruk jaana nahi 

Ruk jaanaa nahiin tuu kahiin haar ke

Kaanton pe chalake milenge saaye bahaar ke

Ruk jaanaa nahiin tuu kahiin haar ke

Kaanton pe chalake milenge saaye bahaar ke

O raahii, o raahii…


Kishore Kumar’s, Ruk Jaana Nahin is a classic ‘pick me up’ song that always manages to hit the right cord. This famous song is from the movie called ‘Imtihaan’ (1974). If your dad ever made you sit through this song then he wanted to motivate you to never ever give up no matter what. This song talks about how this world is a tough place to reside in, there are tons of hardships and difficulties but we have to ensure that we have our head and heart in the right place. It also talks about how victory can be easily achieved by enduring pain. So all in all this song will pick you up and encourage you to not give up and move on with your tasks. 



Duniya Mein Rehna Hai Toh

Ek din tere mere

Khawab honge poore

Aisi koi baat kar

Chal o jamoore

Rah jaayen sab dil

Thaam kar o pyaare

Haath jod sab ko

Salaam karo pyaare

Ae duniya mein rahana

Hai to kaam karo pyaare


If your dad made you listen to this song, or if you heard him sing this song a lot, he wanted you to know that he expects you to become an independent individual. This song talks about how this world has now turned into a complex place to live in and in order to survive you will have to work hard every single day. In the melodious voice of Kishore Da, this song encourages us to prepare ourselves to work hard enough and face challenges easily. It talks about how everything in this world comes for a price, so you need to really go out there and prove yourself to earn the bread. It’s a really inspiring song that would pick you up on a day when you feel extremely lazy or lethargic. 


Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana

Maut aani hai, aayegi ik din

Jaan jaani hai, jaayegi ik din

Aisi baaton se kya ghabraana

Yahaan kal kya ho kisne jaana


Rajesh Khanna is one of the few actors who had tons of ‘philosophical songs” picturised on him. Most of the fathers of India are huge Rajesh Khanna fans, and in case you witnessed your dad making you sing this song along with him, just know that he wants you to relax and enjoy life to its fullest. Zindagi ek safar hai suhana, which simply translates to life being a beautiful journey, but most importantly it’s important to know that we are completely unaware as to what will happen tomorrow, we have zero control over how the future is going to turn out and that is why we should live every moment to the fullest. Death is inevitable, there is absolutely no sense in worrying about this when you are alive right now.


We are sure by now you are reminiscing the times when you first heard these songs and the times you spent with your dad. Want to relive those moments? Saregama Carvaan has got you covered in that case. This Father’s Day get a Saregama Carvaan Premium for your dad. Infused with 5000 evergreen songs this device is exactly what will get your otherwise stern dad to shed a drop of tears. So what are you waiting for, reimburse your dad for the dozens of excessive mangoes that he bought over the years by getting him a Carvaan today!