Shankar kept the brand name intact by retaining the name Shankar Jaikishan even after Jaikishan's death. But situation was quite different for genius Shankar then. The year 1971 saw release of maximum number of albums by Shankar Jaikishan that were mostly done by Jaikishan. But majority of them crashed at box-office, and Shankar were in terrible pressure professionally too after loosing Jaikishan.
Shankar started completing the unfinished albums signed by Jaikishan and himself. After failed albums in 1971, Shankar was not given the 60-piece orchestra for their new albums by producers citing cost reasons. The quality of music was affected in the process. Shankar too could not with the changed scenario, and many top banners including R. K. Films distanced themselves from him due to past box-office failures.
Shankar was in dilemma.
Shankar with accordion (Source: Dr. Chander Mehta)