Sunday, January 28, 2007

Legendary Music Director of Bollywood Passes away

Famous music director of Bollywood O.P. Nayyar is not more today. This benevolent figure of Bollywood died today after got a heart attack. He was the king of Bollywood in the 1050’s and 1060’s. He first came into lime light through the movie "Mr and Mrs 55" and "CID." This respected music director made may popular songs including Aar Paar, Naya Daur, Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Kashmir Ki Kali, Mere Sanam, Ek Musafir Ek Haseena. Regarding this sad news Reuters reported:

Nayyar, 81, was famous for the use of Punjabi rhythms in his music and is credited with making stars of several leading singers, including Asha Bhosle, Press Trust of India said.

Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt described Nayyar as "an audacious man who was a king in his time."

Nayyar, who always dressed in white and was never seen without his distinctive black felt hat, was born in Lahore in what is now Pakistan in 1926.

He got his first break in 1949 when he was appointed music director on "Kaneez" (Junior), but recognition came with 1950s movies like "Mr and Mrs 55" and "CID."

This is a great loss of Indian music. India has lost a great musician. This legend will be remembered with his works among the people.