Playback singer Kishore Kumar’s last song along with rare posters, costumes, props etc from various yesteryear films, is up for sales at an upcoming auction here. The song is said to have been recorded just three days before his demise and not yet released.

While Kishore Kumar’s fans may get an opportunity to purchase rights of the rare song, film buffs could also bid for memorabilia ranging from the private family collection of Bollywood legend Shammi Kapoor to the eminent film producer Suresh Jindal and many others at Osian’s Cinefan Auction.

The film memorabilia artifacts and artworks for the July 31 auction, sourced from many private collections is set to be one of the highlights at 12th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival to be held here from July 27 to August 5.

The turquoise ring set in silver and worn by actor Farooque Sheikh in Muzaffar Ali’s “Umrao Jaan”, the cricket bat signed by Aamir Khan and the team from “Lagaan”, a posters of “Nayak” by Satyajit Ray, “The Great Gambler” as well as black and white images from Dev Anand’s album also find a place in the sale.

“I hope this auction inspires our collectors and the film fraternity to value its cinematic heritage more effectively,” says Mr Neville Tuli, the Founder Chairman of Osian’s.

Special highlights include a focus on Shammi Kapoor. His famous scarf from “Junglee” (1961), the sweater from “Andaz” (1971), the shehnai from his last film appearance in “Rockstar” (2011) and one of his favourite personal Mont Blanc fountain pens will bring back nostalgia and memories of the great entertainer, according to the auction house.

(This article was published on July 5, 2012)
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