Chitragupta (composer)

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Chitragupta Shrivastava (16 November 1917 – 14 January 1991), better known as Chitragupta, was an Indian film music director of the 1950s and 1960s in Hindi cinema.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Chitragupta composed music for 150 films spanning from 1946 to 1998. Popular amongst them were Zabak, Bhaabhi, Oonche Log, Insaaf Ki Manzil and Kali Topi Lal Rumaal (famous for the song "Laagi Chhoote Na" sung by Mohammed Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar). He became a household name after the 1962 release of Main Chup Rahungi starring Meena Kumari and Sunil Dutt. This film became a "super-hit" at the box office and Songs like “Chand Jaane Kahan Kho Gaya” and "Koi Bata De Dil hai kahan" became popular.[3]

Also the song "Machlati hui hawa ye " sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar from "Ganga Ki Lahrein" is a hit. He made Kishore Kumar sing the classical song "Payalwaali dekh na" and the popular song "Agar sun le koi nagma "

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Sawreji, a village located in Saran district in the Indian state of Bihar (now in Gopalganj district).[4] He was a postgraduate in two subjects and was very much interested in studies. His sons Anand-Milind are also noted Bollywood music directors.[5] They worked as assistant music directors with their father for eight years.He was the most literate person in film industry at that time. He was double MA degree holder - MA in Economics & Journalism. He was working as a Lecturer at Patna before pursuing his career as a Music composer. his sons Anand-Millind formed a leading composer duo for Hindi films in 1980s and 1990s.

Filmography[edit]

  • Fighting Hero (1946)
  • Toofan Queen (1946)
  • Lady Robinhood (1946)
  • Jadui Ratan (1947)
  • Shake Hand (1947)
  • Stunt Queen (1947)
  • Mala The Mighty (1948)
  • Jai Hind (1948)
  • 11 O'Clock (1948)
  • Tigress (1948)
  • Joker (1949)
  • Bhakt Pundalik (1949)
  • Shaukeen (1949)
  • Delhi Express (1949)
  • Jodidaar (1950)
  • Circuswaale (1950)
  • Veer Babruvahan (1950)
  • Hamaara Ghar (1950)
  • Hamaari Shaan (1951)
  • Jeevan Taara (1951)
  • Sindbad The Sailor (1952)
  • Bhakt Puraan (1952)
  • Tarang (1952)
  • Naag Panchami (1953)
  • Naya Raasta (1953)
  • Manchala (1953)
  • Miss Mala (1954)
  • Sultanat (1954)
  • Tulsidas (1954)
  • Alibaba Aur Chaalis Chor (1954)
  • Toote Khilone(1954)
  • Navratri (1955)
  • Shiv Bhakt (1955)
  • Sati Madalasa (1955)
  • Raj Kanya (1955)
  • Raj Darbaar (1955)
  • Shree Ganesh Vivaah (1955)
  • Shrikrishna Bhakti (1955)
  • Mahasati Savitri (1955)
  • Kismat (1956)
  • Basre Ki Hoor (1956)
  • Basant Panchami (1956)
  • Zindagi Ke Mele (1956)
  • Jai Shree (1956)
  • Insaaf (1956)
  • Captain Kishore (1957)
  • Talwar Ki Dhani (1957)
  • Neel Mani (1957)
  • Bhaabhi (1957)
  • Laxmi Pooja (1957)
  • Pawanputra Hanuman (1957)
  • Sakshi Gopal (1957)
  • Taxi Stand (1958)
  • Daughter Of Sindbad (1958)
  • Chaalbaaz (1958)
  • Balyogi Upamanyu (1958)
  • Maya Bazaar (1958)
  • Teesri Gali (1958)
  • Raj Singhasan (1958)
  • Zimbo (1958)
  • Kangan" (1959)
  • Madam X Y Z (1959)
  • Daaka (1959)
  • Commander (1959)
  • Naya Sansaar (1959)
  • Kaali Topi Laal Rumaal (1959)
  • Kal Hamaara Hain (1959)
  • Guest House (1959)
  • Baazigar (1961)
  • Barkha (1959)
  • Chand Mere Aaja (1960)
  • Maa Baap (1960)
  • Baraat (1960)
  • Gambler (1960)
  • Patang (1960)
  • Naache Naagin Baaje Been (1960)
  • Police Detective (1960)
  • Zimbo Comes To Town (1960)
  • Tel Maalish Boot Polish (1961)
  • Bade Ghar Ki Bahu (1961)
  • Bada Aadmi (1961)
  • Aplam Chaplam (1962)
  • Zabak (1961)
  • Ramu Dada (1961)
  • Suhaag Sindoor (1961)
  • Rocket Girl (1962)
  • King Kong (1962)
  • Main Chup Rahoongi (1962)
  • Shaadi (1962)
  • Bezubaan (1962)
  • Band Master (1963)
  • Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962) (Bhojpuri Film)
  • Main Shaadi Karne Chala (1963)
  • Hum Matwaale Naujawan (1962)
  • Burma Road (1962)
  • Ghar Basaake Dekho (1963)
  • Laagi Naahi Chhute Ram (1963)
  • Mummy Daddy (1963)
  • Opera House (1963)
  • Kabuli Khan (1963)
  • Aankh Michouli (1963)
  • Ek Raaz (1963)
  • Baaghi (1964)
  • Ganga Ki Lahren (1964)
  • Samson (1964)
  • Mera Qasoor Kya Hain? (1964)
  • Main Bhi Ladki Hoon (1964)
  • Akaash Deep (1965)
  • Saat Samundar Paar (1965)
  • Oonche Log (1965)
  • Mahabharat (1965)
  • Aadhi Raat Ke Baad (1965)
  • Afsaana (1966)
  • Biradari (1966)
  • Toofan Mein Pyaar Kahan (1966)
  • Vaasna (1967)
  • Aulaad (1968)
  • Maa (1968)
  • Pyar Ka Sapna (1969)
  • Nai Zindagi (1969)
  • Bank Robbery (1969)
  • Pardesi (1970)
  • Sansaar (1971)
  • Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaon (1971)
  • Hamaara Adhikaar (1971)
  • Prem Ki Ganga (1971)
  • Saaz Aur Sanam (1972)
  • Dost (1974) (Background Music)
  • Intezaar (1973)
  • Shikwa (1974)
  • Balak Aur Janwar (1975)
  • Rangeen Duniya (1975)
  • Angaarey (1976)
  • Sikka (1976)
  • Jai Mahalaxmi Maa (1976)
  • Toofan Aur Bijlee (1976)
  • Gayatri Mahima (1977)
  • Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp (1978)
  • The Adventures of Aladdin (1979)
  • Do Shikaari (1978)
  • Shiv Shakti (1980)
  • Jwala Dahej Ki (1982)
  • Film Hi Film (1983)
  • Ganga Kinare Mora Gaon (1984)
  • Sant Ravidas Ki Amar Kahani (1984)
  • Bhaiya Dooj 1984
  • Ghar Dwaar (1985)
  • Piya Ke Gaon (1985)
  • Insaaf Ki Manzil (1988)
  • Chandaal (1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranade, Ashok Damodar (2006). Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries. Promilla & Company Publishers. p. 250. ISBN 978-81-85002-69-9.
  2. ^ Gulzar; Nihalani, Govind; Chatterjee, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. pp. 97–. ISBN 978-81-7991-066-5.
  3. ^ "Chitragupt - Singer, Music Director | MySwar". myswar.in. Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  4. ^ Tripathi, Ashish. "Composers - Chitragupt". Down Melody Lane. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  5. ^ Morcom, Anna (1 January 2007). Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 28–. ISBN 978-0-7546-5198-7.

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