With increasing work pressure, Shankar and Jaikishan started giving music independently. Lyricist Shailendra (for the next few years until his untimely death) mostly worked with Shankar and lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri with Jaikishan.
Jaikishan was then a married man and started composing music from his home whereas Shankar was working from their music studio. However, there was give-and-take in a great way, and collaboration continued.
Shankar handing over a hundred rupee note to singer Lata Mangeshkar as a token of appreciation after recording a song
Jaikishan with lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri, actor Saira Banu and singer Mohd. Rafi