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Naushad Ali (December 25, 1919 - May 5, 2006) was an Indiaan musician. He was one of the foremost music directors (composers) for Bollywood films. December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Satyameva Jayate Sanskrit: सत्यमेव जयते (Truth Alone Triumphs) Anthem: Jana Gana Mana Capital New Delhi Largest city Mumbai (Bombay) Official language(s) Hindi, English, and 21 other languages Government President Prime Minister Federal republic APJ Abdul Kalam Manmohan Singh Independence  - Declared  - Republic From the United Kingdom 1947-08-15 1950-01... Typical Bollywood movie poster—Devdas (2002) Bollywood (Hindi: बॉलीवुड) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ...


Naushad was raised in Lucknow, a Punjabi city with a long tradition as a center of refined North Indian culture. He studied classic Hindustani music there, under such teachers as Ustad Ghurbat Ali, Ustad Yusuf Ali, and Ustad Babban Saheb. Lucknow (Hindi: लखनऊ; Urdu: لکھنو Lakhnau) is the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. ...


He moved to Bombay, now Mumbai, in the late 1930s to try his luck as a musician. After initial rebuffs, he got a job as a musician in a studio orchestra. He scored his first film in 1940, and by 1942 was recognized as a composer who could give a film that extra edge that might make the difference between a flop and a hit. From 1942 until the late 1960s, he was one of the top music directors in the Bollywood film business. This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


He was known for his deft adaptation of the classical musical tradition for filmi uses. In some films, such as Baiju Bawra, all his songs were composed in traditional raga modes. He was also able to work with Western instruments, Western-style orchestras, and adapt Western musical idioms. Raga (rāg /राग (Hindi), raga (Anglicised from rāgaḥ/रागः (Sanskrit)) or rāgam /ராகம் (Tamil)) are the melodic modes used in Indian classical music. ...


He is fondly remembered for his scores to such movies as:

Lyricists with whom he worked: Genera Calamus Calospatha Ceratolobus Daemonorops Eremospatha Eugeissonia Korthalsia Laccosperma Metroxylon Myrialepis Oncocalamus Pigafetta Plectocomia Plectomiopsis Raphia Zalacca Zalacella Rattan (from the Malay rotan), is the name for the roughly six hundred species of palms in the tribe Calameae, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australasia. ... This article or section should be merged with Shah Jahen—preferably maintaining this as the main entry. ... Baabul is a 2005 Bollywood movie, directed by Ravi Chopra. ... Mughal-e-Azam is an Indian romance film, a product of the Bollywood movie industry. ... Mother India DVD cover Mother India is a 1957 Bollywood movie directed by Mehboob Khan, nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1957. ...

As Western music changed and filmi music changed with it, Naushad came to be considered old-fashioned. Composers who could pen rock and roll and disco-inflected music were increasingly popular. Naushad was esteemed as a master, but in demand only for historical movies where an old-fashioned, traditional score was considered an asset. Shakeel Badayuni is a veteran Hindi song/lyric writer. ... Asrar ul Hasan Khan (Majroohs real name) was born in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh in India in 1919. ... Filmi is Indian popular music as written and performed for Indian cinema. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Disco is a genre of music that originated in discothèques. ...


In 1981, Naushad was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. In 2004, a colorized version of the classic Mughal-e-Azam was released, with re-recorded music. Naushad was a guest of honor at the premiere [1]. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is an annual award given by the Indian government for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. ... A cinema hall in Delhi The Indian film industry is the largest in the world (1200 movies were released in the year 2002)[citation needed]. India also features the cheapest cost of tickets in the world (the average ticket cost only 20 US cents), and the biggest movie studio in...


His last music composition was for the movie Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story, directed by Akhbar Khan, which released in 2005. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Much of his music is available on CD.


He passed away on May 5, 2006, in Mumbai. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mumbai (Hindi/Marathi: मुंबई) (pronounced ), formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the state of Maharashtra, and the most populous city of India, with an estimated population of about 13 million (as of 2006)[1]. Mumbai is located on Salsette Island, off the west coast of Maharashtra. ...


External links

  • Biography at upperstall.com
  • Internet movie database (IMDb) entry for Naushad

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Naushad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (373 words)
Naushad was raised in Lucknow, a Punjabi city with a long tradition as a center of refined North Indian culture.
Naushad was esteemed as a master, but in demand only for historical movies where an old-fashioned, traditional score was considered an asset.
Naushad was a guest of honor at the premiere [1].
Tribute to our President Mr. NAUSHAD ALI (1309 words)
Naushad Ali is the undisputed doyen in the field of film music today born on 25th December 1919 in the erstwhile princely state of Awadh now known as Lukhnow; He showed no interest in formal schooling, and after high school, he left formal education in quest of music -the focus of his life.
Naushad has been greatly responsible in tuning the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, and it is no coincidence that his tunes occupy the upper part of Lata's long list in terms of popularity and artistry.
Naushad has created and established a culture through a unique combination of folk and classical music on one hand and Hindustani and western music on the other.
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