Hari Om Sharan (26 September 1932 – 17 December 2007) was a Hindu devotional singer and lyricist. He devoted most of his career in singing devotional songs in praise of Bhagwan Ram and Hanuman. As a Bhajan singer in the 1970s he recorded albums such as Premanjali Pushpanjai, and Data Ek Ram. His bhajan namely 'Tera Ram ji Karenge Bedaa Paar', 'Maili Chadar Odhke Kaise', 'Aarti Kunj Bihari ki', 'Aisa Pyar Bahaa De Maiyya', 'Shree Radhey Govinda', 'Hanuman Chalisa', 'Govind Jai Jai Gopal Jai Jai' are very popular amongst devotees around the world. During his devotional recordings spanning over 35 years, he released over 20 Bhajan albums.
Hari Om Sharan was born in Lahore, now in Pakistan, on 26 September 1932. His family migrated to India, after the Partition of India in 1947.
He became a professional singer in 1973, singing his first album for HMV. During a trip to Guyana, he met Nandini, whom he later married, and settled down in India.
He appeared briefly in an English film, Holy Smoke! (1999), as a singer.
Singers pay tribute
In 2004, an album of Hari Om's bhajans, sung by the front runners of India's music industry, titled Hari Om – Salutation, was released. The contributors to this album included: Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Sonu Nigam, Hariharan, Anup Jalota, Shankar Mahadevan, Richa Sharma, Sadhana Sargam, Shaan, Mahalaxmi Iyer, and Sunidhi Chauhan and was created by Neil Prashad. Percussionist Sivamani provides the backdrop.
|Aisa pyar baha de maiyya||–|
|Govind jai jai Gopal jai jai||–|
|Hanuman Chalisa||Hanuman Chalisa|
|Maili Chadar Odhake||Premanjali|
|Aarti Kunj Bihari ki||–|
|Pawansut vinati barambar||–|
|Prabhu hum pe kripa karna||–|
|Rakh laaj meri Ganpati||–|
|Shyam Kaho Sai Kaho||–|
|Bhaj govinda jai gopala||Sumiran||1980|
|Durgati harini Durga||Sumiran||1980|
|Jai bhola bhandari shivhar||Sumiran||1980|
|Ram rahim ram||Sumiran||1980|
|Tere naam ka sumiran karke||Sumiran||1980|
|Vinay meri sun lijiye||–|
|Na ye tera na ye mera||–|
|Sweekaro Mere Parnaam||Premanjali|
|Sai Teri Yaad Maha||Premanjali|
|Prabhu Ham Pre Kripa Karna||Premanjali|
|Ram Sumier Ke Rahem||Premanjali|
|Jagdambike Jai Jai Jag Janani Maa|
- Daata Ek Raam
- Bhakti Vandan
- Sri Hanuman Chalisa
- Aarti Archan
- Bhajan Uphaar
- Kabir Vani
- Chalo Man Vrindavan Ki Oor
- Bhajan Deepanjali
- Kahat Kabhir Suno Bhai Sadho
- Govind Ke Gun Ga Ley (1984)
- Sai Kripa (1984)
- Sri Krishna Charit Maanas (Musical Drama – 1979)
- Gunn Gaan (1994)
- Shiv Mahima (1994)
- Ram Bhakt Hanuman (1996)
- Sampoorna Sundara Kaand (1994)
Some rare songs worth special mention are "Koi Samjhe Bhakt" (Album:Gungaan); "Masjid kardi Dwarika","Vipda Mithanewale" (Album:Sai Kripa) and "Ab na bani to phir na banegi" (Album: Govind ke gun ga ley).