Amjad Bobby

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Amjad Bobby (composer)
Native name امجد بوبی
Birth name Amjad Hussain[1]
Also known as Amjad Bobby
Born 1942[1]
Amritsar, Punjab, British India
Died 15-Apr-2005[2]
Lahore, Pakistan
Occupation(s) Film composer
Years active 1969–2005[1]

Amjad Bobby (Urdu: امجد بوبی‎) (1942- 2005) was an acclaimed Pakistani film music composer.[2][1]

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in Amritsar, British India in 1942. His father wanted him to be a clerk but he preferred to become a film music composer. His first film as a music director was Aik Nagina (1969) and the song "Dil nahi toe koi sheesha koi pathar hi milay" in Ahmed Rushdi's voice gained him some recognition.[1]

"Initially, like all musicians, he achieved fame after struggling and assisted renowned musicians like A. Hameed, Nashad, Nisar Bazmi, Khwaja Khurshid Anwar and Rasheed Attre."[1] Amjad Bobby had little success in the decade of the 1970s. His first hit song was "Kajra lagana chor do, sawan ka rukh badal jaye ga", sung by great singer Mehdi Hassan for movie Ansoo Aur Sholay. Later he composed music of movie Aik Nagina with two super hit songs "Beena tera naam" and "Tere bin raha jaye naa". The decade of the 1980s brought luck for Amjad Bobby and he gave many great film songs to film industry. Then his success continued till his death in 2005.[1]


Death[edit]

Amjad Bobby died of cardiac arrest on 15 April 2005 in Lahore.[2] His death was a big loss for Pakistani film music industry because Amjad Bobby was a composer who almost singlehandedly gave film music a new direction and brought much freshness into the film music in the 1990s, when it most needed it in Pakistan.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Worked with many film playback singers[edit]

He had worked with singers from both Pakistan and India. He composed music for Ahmed Rushdi, Salma Agha, Akhlaq Ahmed, Ghulam Abbas, A Nayyar, Waris Baig, Shazia Manzoor, Humera Channa, Arshad Mehmood, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, Kavita, Jaspinder Narula.[4][5]

Special appearances as a live singer[edit]

It is interesting to note that at the Nigar Awards presentation, he sang a song from his movie 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa'. The song was originally sung by Arshad Mehmood, but due to his busy schedule, he could not come so Amjad Bobby sang in his place. He also sings a song in Javed Sheikh's movie Mushkil, and he has performed this song on stage several times.

Filmography as music composer[edit]

Year Film
2008 Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay[5]
2008 Kabhi Pyar Na Karna
2005 Koi Tujh Sa Kahan[5]
2003 Laaj
2002 Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa[5]
2000 Tere Pyar Mein
2000 Ghar Kab Aao Gay
2000 Mujhe Jeene Do
1999 Inteha
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naan
1998 Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jae
1998 Karz
1997 Muhabbat Hai Kya Cheez
1997 Chupke Chupke
1997 Deewarein
1997 Yes Boss
1997 Deewane Tere Pyar Ke
1996 Ghunghat
1997 Sangam
1996 Chief Sahib[1]
1995 Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
1995 Dharkan
1994 Khoobsoorat Jahan
1994 Mushkil[6]
1993 Qasam
1989 Barood Ki Chaon
1985 Aag Ka Samandar
1985 Benazir Qurbani
1984 Bobby
1984 Lazawal
Nagina
1978 Baraat
Meri Bhabhi
1976 Raja Jani

His super-hit film songs[edit]

Song name Film Year
Dil Nahin Tau Koi Sheesha Aik Nagina 1969
Lehra k Pee Gaye Raja Jani 1976
Kajra lagana chor do Ansoo Aur Sholay
Beena Tera Naam Naqsh-e-Qadam 1970s
Tere bin raha jaye na Naqsh-e-Qadam
Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna 1983
Mera Piar Bhi Tu Lazawal 1984
Mil gai Mil gai Mujhko Piyar Ki woh Manzil Aik Nagina
Aap Apni Misal Hota hae Lazawal 1984
Ik Bar Milo Humse Tau Bobby 1984
Jabse Tu Zindagi Me Aya Nadia 1985
Mushkil Hae Bada Mushkil Hae Mushkil 1994
Dil Ho Gaya Hae Tera Diwana Mushkil 1994
Khoobsoorat Jehan Khoobsorat Jahan
Aa Piar Dil me Jaga Sangam 1996
Surmai Badlon Kay Peechhe Sangam 1996
Dekha Jo Tera Chehra Ghunghat 1996
Choodian Chanakti Haen Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman 1996
Haseenon se Nazneeno se Chief Sahib 1996
Ik Karz Muhabbat hae gin gin k Karz 1998
Deewane Tere Piar K Deewane Tere Pyar Ke 1997
Dil k Badle Dil Ghar Kab Aao Gay 2000
Hath se hath kia gaia Tere Pyar Mein 2000
Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa 2002
Falak Se Sitara Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa 2002
Man Chali re ai Laaj 2003
Koi Tujh Sa Kahan Koi Tujh Sa Kahan 2005

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i [1], Profile of music composer Amjad Bobby on cineplot.com website, Retrieved 8 April 2017
  2. ^ a b c [2], 'Amjad Bobby's 8th death anniversary today', Profile of Amjad Bobby on The Nation newspaper, Published 15 April 2013, Retrieved 8 April 2017
  3. ^ [3], Amjad Bobby's Best Music Director 'Nigar Award' in film 'Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna' (1983), Retrieved 8 April 2017
  4. ^ [4], Amjad Bobby's work with many film playback singers, Retrieved 8 April 2017
  5. ^ a b c d [5], Profile of Amjad Bobby and film review of 'Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay' (2008) on The Nation newspaper, Published 11 August 2008, Retrieved 8 April 2017
  6. ^ [6], Amjad Bobby's composed song on BBC Music website, Retrieved 8 April 2017

External links[edit]

  • [7], Filmography of composer Amjad Bobby on IMDb website
  • [8], Filmography of composer Amjad Bobby on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website
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