The Savages which was a band I was part of was very popular in the late 60s and early 70s.  Our very first record in 1968 with HMV. Girl next Door and Pain. Composed by Hemant Rao. Asha Puthli does a small scat at the end of the track on Pain.

Hemant Rao, lead guitar and second voice : Prabhakar Mundkur : 2nd guitar and third voice, Ralph Pais : bass guitar, Bashir Shaikh : Drums on and lead vocals.


Our first LP Savages Live was cut with HMV in 1970.

Our second LP called Black Scorpio cut with Polydor had a lot of compositions by me.

A picture taken while we performed for 2 months at Trincas, Park Street, Kolkatta in 1968.

On stage with the Savages when Remo Fernandes played with us for a good two years.

he Savages being promoted in a London restaurant Dishoom in 2016

Jamming with Remo one evening in Goa in 2016