|Birth name||Shakat Ali hashmi|
|Born||11 July 1923|
|Died||14 January 1981 (aged 57)|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, music director|
Nashad (11 July 1923 – 14 January 1981) was a composer and music director of Indian and Pakistan film industry. He composed music for Hindi films in 1940s and 1950s, credited under the names Nashad or Shaukat Haidari and then migrated to Pakistan in 1964.
Early life and career
Nashad was born Shaukat Ali in Delhi, British India, in 1923. He received his early academic education in a local high school in Delhi. He learned to play flute. He moved to Bombay in early '40s. He made his music debut under the name Shaukat Dehelvi in 1947 action film 'Dildaar'. Director: Shiv Raj, Lyrics: C.M. Muneer, Cast: Sagina, Yashonat, Dev Radha and Deepak. He put his name as Shaukat Husain to compose for the 1948 film 'Jeenay do'. Banner: J. Hind Chitra, Director: A. F. Keka and Majeed, Cast: Monica Devi, Pana Laal, Haresh, Ratan Piya, Laila Gupta and Shanta Kanwar. He put his name as Shaukat Ali to compose for the 1948 film ‘Payal’
In 1948, he also composed songs for film ‘Tutay taray’ as Shaukat Dehelvi. Released under the banner of Sheikh Mukhtar’s film production unit called ‘Omar Khayyam films’, Director: Haresh, Cast: Shamim Banu and Moti Lal. In this film, he composed Bahadur Shah Zafar’s ghazal ‘Na kisi ki Aankh ka noor hoon’. In 1949, He composed music for actor-director Yaqoob’s movie, ‘Aiye’. Cast: Yaqoob and Sulochna Chatterji. In 1949, Nashad put his name as Shaukat Husain Haideri and composed songs for film ‘Dada’. Director: Haresh, released under the banner of ‘Omar Khayyam films’, Cast: Sheikh Mukhtar, Begum Para, Munawwar Sultana, Shyam, Murad, Mukri, and Gullu. It was released in Jubilee cinema, Karachi. In 1953, film director, Nakshab Jarachavi, changed Shaukat Ali's name to Nashad. This name accompanied him for the rest of his life. The story behind the name change has been written in the book "Naushad: Zarra Jo Aaftaab Bana (Penguin). The director approached NAUSHAD ALI for composing the music for his film. When Naushad Ali refused, the pissed-off director played this trick: He changed Shaukat Ali's name to NASHAD to make it sound like NAUSHAD. Nashad composed for his 1953 movie ‘Naghma’, Cast: Nadira and Ashok Kumar.
His other films are: ‘Chaar Chand', cast: Shyama and Suresh. Music, Nashad. 'Darwaza', director: Shahid Lateef, husband of writer Ismat Chughtai, cast: Shyama and Chandra Shehkar. He introduced singer Suman Kalyanpur for the first time in this film. ‘Subse Bada Rupaiya’, director: P. L. Santoshi, cast: Shashi Kala and Sundar, music: Nashad and O. P. Nayyar. ‘Shehzada’ (1955), director: Mohan Sinha, cast: Sheela Ramani and Ajit, music: Nashad and S. Mohinder. ‘Jawab’.
‘Baaradari, director: K. Amarnath, lyrics: Kumar Barabanki, cast: Gita Bali, Ajit, Chandrashekhar and Pran. This film had some hit songs ‘Bhula nahin dena ji bhula nahin dena, zamaana kharaab hai, bhula nahin dena’ by Shamshad Begum, and also ‘Tasveer banata hoon tasveer nahin banti’ by Talat Mehmood. Nashad himself sang a song in this film.
‘Awara shehzadi’, Director, Pyarelal, cast: Meena Shori and Diljeet, music: Nashad and Jimmi.
‘Jallad’, cast: Veena, Munawwar Sultana and Nasir Khan.
‘Bada Bhai', cast: Kamini Kaushal and Ajit.
‘Mehfil’, cast: Rehana and Diljeet.
‘Hathkari,’ cast: Shakila and Moti Lal.
‘Zindagi ya tufaan’ cast: Nutan and Pradeep Kumar.
‘Zara bachh ke’ cast: Nanda and Suresh.
‘Qatil’ cast: Chitra and Prem Nath.
‘Flight to Assam’, cast: Shakila and Ranjan.
‘Pyar ki dastaan’, cast: Anita Guha and Suresh Kumar.
‘Roop lekha’ cast: Wajeeh Chaudhari and Mahipal.
‘Maya mahal’ cast: Helen and Mahipal.
Nashad’s last film in India as a music composer was the 1962 film ‘Flying man’.
He migrated to Pakistan and debuted in Pakistan as a composer in the 1964 film ‘Maikhana', director: Nakhshab Jarachavi, scriptwriter: Agha Nasir.
Nashad worked with Master Ghulam Haider, Nisar Bazmi, Naushad etc. Nashad went on to produce romantic duets like 'Masoom sa chehra hai hum jis kay hain deewane,'. Singers, Ahmed Rushdi- Runa Laila. Director Qamar Zaidi's 1967 film 'Rishta hai pyar ka.' Below are more examples: ‘Zakhm-e-dil chupa ke royein ge, tujh ko aazma kay royein ge.’ Singer, Naseem Begum, the film 'Rishta hai pyar ka.' ‘Bari meherbani, bari hai inayat.' Singer, Masood Rana, the film 'Rishta hai pyar ka.' ‘Lay Aaye phir kahan per qismat hamay kahan say.' Singer, Noor Jehan, director Qamar Zaidi's 1969 film 'Saalgirah.’
Lazzat-e-souz-e-jigar pooch lay parwane se.' Duet, Ahmed Rushdi - Irene Perveen. 'Tere wade se meri zindagi saji.' Duet, Ahmed Rushdi - Irene Perveen. Below are two examples: ‘Gori ke sar pe saj ke, sehray ke phool kahenge.’ Singer, Ahmed Rushdi. Director Iqbal Yusuf’s 1969 film ‘Tum mile pyar mila.’ The tragic duet ‘Aap ko bhool jaayein hum itne to bewafa naheen.’ Singers, Mehdi Hasan - Noor Jehan, the film ‘Tum mile pyar mila.’
He married an Indian woman. He has eight sons and seven daughters. His son, Wajid Ali Nashad, is a music composer in Pakistan. His son Shahid Ali Nashad is a composer. Akbar Ali Nashad is also a composer and arranger. His another son, Imran Ali Nashad is a singer. Arshad Ali Nashad moved to the United State. Ahmad Ali Nashad is a cricketer. Ajmal Ali Nashad is supervisor. Singer Ameer Ali (Choorian Film Fame) also son of Shaukat Ali Nashad. He is a singer.Now he is not. He performed lot of live shows on stage. He has one son (Darood Abbas)and two daughters (Hayaa and Jaza). Now Ameer Ali Nashad made his own Audio Studio. His song is Karan Mein Nazara Jadu Ohdi Tasweer Da (film Choorian).
Nashad died in January 1981 at 57 years of age.
- Zindagi Ya Toofan(1958)
- Ek Raat(1972)
- Tum Mile Pyar Mila(1969)
- Chand Suraj(1970)
- Rim Jhim
- "Nashad". Anisshakur.tripod.com. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
Chapter on Nashad in Pankaj Rag authored Dhunon ki Yatra-Hindi Filmon ke Sangeetkar 1931–2005