Naushad Ali’s death anniversary. (File photo)
Musician Naushad Ali had said goodbye to the world on 5 May 2006. His last film is ‘Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story’ whose songs were composed in 2005.
Mumbai. The famous composer Naushad Ali, born on 26 December 1919 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, was the golden signature of Hindi cinema. With his superb classical music, he has given many heart touching songs to Bollywood. Today is the death anniversary of such a great musician. Naushad left the music world crying on 5 May 2006. Even today, the void created after his departure has not been filled. However, he did not even cross the hundreds of films. Only music was given in 67 films. Yet his popularity is such that even today music lovers rule the hearts. There are many types of stories about Naushad Ali. It is said that in Naushad’s wedding, the tune of his own songs was being played. The interesting thing is that his family members did not know that Naushad is a musician and compose songs in films. Naushad’s in-laws considered him a teller. This was a period when working in films was not considered good. That’s why Naushad’s father, who used to work as a scribe himself, had told the musician’s in-laws that he was a teller. Naushad Ali composed the songs for the first time in the 1940 film Prem Nagar. Naushad Ali also contributed to the music of Hindi cinema’s amazing film ‘Pakeeja’. After the death of Ghulam Mohammad Sahab, Naushad completed the music of that film. Baiju Bawra, Mughal-e-Azam’s popular song ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’ is still sung by people. This magnificent song is due to composer Naushad. In 1981, Naushad Ali was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The late musician Naushad Ali was interested in music since childhood. His passion for music can be gauged from the fact that in his childhood he used to work in a musical instrument shop only so that he could get a chance to play harmonium.