Avinash Vyas

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Avinash Vyas
Born21 July 1912
Gujarat, India
Died20 August 1984 (72years)
OccupationMusic composer, lyricist, singer
Years active1940-1981
Known forGujarati light music
AwardsPadma Shri
Gujarat State Film Award for lyrics
Gujarat State Film Award for music
Gujarat Rajya Sangeet Nrutya Academy Gaurav Puraskar

Avinash Vyas was an Indian music composer, lyricist and singer of Gujarati films[1][2] who composed music for over 190 Gujarati films.[3][4] He was a winner of Gujarat State Film award for the best lyricist and best music 25 times.[5] He was honoured by the Government of India in 1970 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[6]

Biography[edit]

Avinash Vyas was born in the Indian state of Gujarat on 21 July 1912 and had his initial music training under Ustad Allauddin Khan.[3] His career started with HMV for their Young India label where he cut his first gramophone record in 1940[5] and debuted as a film music composer in with the Gujarati film, Mahasati Ansuya[7] in 1943, partnering the renowned musician, Ustad Alla Rakha.[3] Two more films were released the next year, Krishna Bhakta Bodana and Laheri Badmash but both were not successful.[4] His first major hit came in 1948 with Gunsundari,[8] a bilingual in Gujarati and Hindi.[3]

Vyas composed music for over 1200 songs for 190 Hindi and Gujarati films during his career, his total contribution exceeding 10,000 songs including non film songs.[3] Most of the major singers of that era such as Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Suman Kalyanpur, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Talat Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Usha Mangeshkar sang his compositions in various movies.[4] He tuned the lines of several noted lyricists like Qamar Jalalabadi, Indeevar, Bharat Vyas and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan.[4] Geeta Dutt was one of his favorite singers and she sang in more Gujarati films than in Bengali films where she originally came from.[3]

Vyas received the Gujarat State annual Film awards 25 times, both for lyrics and compositions, which is reported to be a record.[5] The Gujarat Rajya Sangeet Nrutya Academy awarded him the Gaurav Puraskar[5] and the Government of India honoured him with the civilian award of Padma Shri in 1970.[6] Some of his memorable compositions were compiled and released on 29 March 2012 as a music disc under the name, Avinash Vyas - A Musical Journey.[9] He died on 20 August 1984, at the age of 72,[3][5] three years after his last film, Bhakta Gora Kumbhar was released.[4]

Notable songs[edit]

Year Song Film Lyrics Singer(s)
1949 Rakh na Ramakada[10] Mangal Fera Avinash Vyas Geeta Dutt and A. R. Ojha
1949 Ame Mumbai na rahevasi[11] Mangal Fera Avinash Vyas Geeta Roy, Chunilal Pardesi and A. R. Ojha
1950 Ritu anokhi pyar anokha[12] Har Har Mahadev Not known Zohra Ambalewali
1950 Tim tima tim taare[13] Har Har Mahadev Ramesh Shastry Mukesh and Sulochana Kadam
1952 Chamak rahe tare[14] Rajrani Damyanti Nilkanth Tiwari Madhubala Jhaveri
1953 Jane di kismat ki naav Bhagyawan Ramesh Gupta Manna Dey and chorus
1954 B.A., M. A., B. Ed.[15] Adhikaar Raja Mehdi Ali Khan Asha Bhosle and Chorus
1954 Tikadam baazi tikadam bazi[16] Adhikaar Raja Mehdi Ali Khan Kishore Kumar
1954 Sun bhi le Paravardigar dil ki itni si pukar[17] Malika-e-Aalam Noorjahan Keshav Trivedi Asha Bhosle
1954 Ek dharti hai ek hai gagan[18] Adhikar Nilkanth Tiwari Meena Kapoor
1955 Koi dukhiyaari aayi tere dwar[19] Andheri Nagri Chaupat Raja Bharat Vyas Sudha Malhotra
1955 Tere dwar khada Bhagwan[20] Waman Avtar Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep
1955 Bade bade dhoondhe pahaad[21] Jagatguru Shankaracharya Bharat Vyas Hemant Kumar
1955 Deep jal raha hai[22] Andheri Nagri Chaupat Raja Bharat Vyas Talat Mahmood
1955 Ek baar to mil lo gale[23] Andheri Nagri Chaupat Raja Bharat Vyas Talat Mahmood and Sudha Malhotra
1957 Aaj nahin to kal[24] Nagmani Kavi Pradeep Geeta Dutt
1957 Aaj nahi to kal bikharenge ye badal[25] Nagmani Kavi Pradeep Geeta Dutt
1957 Pollam poll[26] Laxmi Qamar Jalabadi Mohammad Rafi
1957 Pinjre ke panji re[27] Nagmani Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep
1957 So ja re mere laal[28] Aadhi Roti Bharat Vyas Geeta Dutt
1960 Mehndi te Vavi Malve[29] Mehndi Rang Lagyo Avinash Vyas Lata Mangeshkar
1960 Tere bangle ki babu main maina[30] Bhakt Raj Bharat Vyas Shamshad Begum
1960 Aa Mumbai chhe[31] Mehndi Rang Lagyo Chandrakant Solanki Manna Dey
1962 Ja re badal ja[32] Kailashpati Madan Bharati Lata Mangeshkar
1974 Ek patan sher ni naar padmani[33] Lakho Fulani Avinash Vyas Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle
1977 Hoon Amdavad no rikshawalo[34] Maa Baap Rui Raj Kishore Kumar

Filmography[edit]

Vyas is credited with over 190 films in Gujarati and Hindi.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Taylor & Francis. p. 1993. ISBN 978-1-135-94325-7.
  2. ^ "IMDB Profile". IMDB. 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Songs of Yore". Songs of Yore. 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Planet Radio City". Planet Radio City. 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Movies and Music of India". Movies and Music of India. 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "Mahasati Ansuya". IMDB. 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "Gunsundari". IMDB. 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  9. ^ A Musical Journey With Avinash Vyas (CD). Saregama India Limited. 29 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Rakh na Ramakada". YouTube. 3 November 2008. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  11. ^ "Ame Mumbai na rahevasi". YouTube. 10 December 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  12. ^ "Ritu anokhi pyar anokha". YouTube. 11 November 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  13. ^ "Tim tima tim taare". YouTube. 11 November 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  14. ^ "Chamak rahe tare". Iflixworld. 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  15. ^ "B. A. M. A. B Ed". YouTube. 20 September 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  16. ^ "Tikadam baazi tikadam bazi". YouTube. 24 September 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  17. ^ "Sun bhi le Paravardigar dil ki itni si pukar". YouTube. 28 January 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  18. ^ "Ek dharti hai ek hai gagan". YouTube. 29 January 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  19. ^ "Koi dukhiyaari aayi tere dwar". Hindi Lyrics. 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  20. ^ "Tere dwar khada Bhagwan". YouTube. 23 August 2009. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  21. ^ "Bade bade dhoondhe pahaad". YouTube. 20 March 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  22. ^ "Deep jal raha hai". YouTube. 31 January 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  23. ^ "Ek baar to mil lo gale". Daily Motion. 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  24. ^ "Aaj nahin to kal". YouTube. 20 August 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  25. ^ "Aaj nahi to kal bikharenge ye badal". Hindi Geet Mala. 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  26. ^ "Pollam poll". Lyrics Bogoe. 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  27. ^ "Pinjre ke panji re". YouTube. 28 March 2008. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  28. ^ "So ja re mere laal". YouTube. 15 November 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  29. ^ "Mehndi te Vavi Malve". YouTube. 25 January 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  30. ^ "Tere bangle ki main maina". YouTube. 30 January 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  31. ^ "Aa Mumbai chhe". YouTube. 18 November 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  32. ^ "Ja re badal ja". Hindi Geet Mala. 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  33. ^ "Ek patan sher ni naar padmani". YouTube. 18 June 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  34. ^ "Hoon Amdavad no rikshawalo". YouTube. 9 September 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2015.

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