Jaidev Verma was born in 1919 and brought up in Ludhiana,India. He ran away to Bombay to become a film star at the age of 15 in 1933.He acted in as many as eight films as a child star in Wadia Film Company.At young age,Prof Barkat Rai made him learn music and later when he went to Bombay,he learnt music from Krishnarao Jaokar and Janardan Jaokar. Due to his father's blindness, he had to leave his film career and return back to Ludhiana to take over the responsibility of his family on his young shoulders. Jaidev took the responsiblity of his sister Dev Kumari after his father passed away. He later got her married to Sat-Paul Verma.
He left for Lucknow in 1943 to study under the guidance of music maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. In 1951, Ali Akbar Khan took Jaidev as his ...» read full biography