Nisar Bazmi

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Nisar Bazmi (composer)
Music director Nisar Bazmi in 1965.jpg
Background information
Birth name Syed Nisar Ahmed
Born (1924-12-01)1 December 1924
Khandesh, Naseerabad, Mumbai, India
Origin Pakistan
Died 22 March 2007(2007-03-22) (aged 83)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Genres Contemporary instrumental
Occupation(s) Composer & music director of films
Years active 1944–2007

Nisar Bazmi (Urdu: نثار بزمی ; 1 December 1924 – 22 March 2007) was a composer and music director of Indian and Pakistan film industry.[1] Nisar Bazmi remained one of the most famous musicians of South Asia. He also introduced new singers like Alamgir. The duo of composers Laxmikant-Pyarelal were his assistants in India before the independence of Pakistan in 1947.[2] However, he is primarily remembered for his compositions in the voice of playback singer Ahmed Rushdi.

Early life and career[edit]

Syed Nisar Ahmed, was the son of Syyed Qudrat Ali. He was born in 1924 in Jalgaon in Khandesh area of Maharashtra state, India. He did not belong to an artistic family. Hence he possessed no prior musical background. Prominent Indian musician of Bombay, Khan Saheb Aman Ali Khan was convinced by Nisar Bazmi's musical interest and taught him music. Equipped with artistic know-how, young Nisar Bazmi, who was just 13 at the time, quickly mastered the various ragas, the musical instruments. In 1939, the "All India Radio" hired him as an artist. In 1944, he composed some songs for a drama, "Nadir Shah Durrani", which was broadcast from the Bombay Radio Station.

Bazmi composed music for film "Jamana Paar", which was released in 1946. At this time he also changed his name to Nisar Bazmi. He composed the music for forty films. Twenty eight films were released during his stay in India. The rest of the movies were released in India after he emigrated to Pakistan. His first song in Pakistan was "Mohabbat mei tere" (singers, Ahmed Rushdi, Noor Jahan) for the 1964 film "Aisa bhi hota hai". He also composed many songs for Runa Laila, Ahmed Rushdi, Mehdi Hassan, Faisal Nadeem, Khursheed Nurali (Sheerazi), and Saleem Shahzaad. He had trained many of the modern composers. His closest student/assistant was Badar uz Zaman, the famous classical singer and composer, who remained associated with him for 18 years. Nisar Bazmi received many Nigar Awards for his achievements. Bazmi died on 22 March 2007 in Karachi.

Music and super-hit film songs of Nisar Bazmi[edit]

Film Song Singers Song Lyrics By Film and year
"Mohabbat Mei Tere Sar Ki Qasam" Ahmed Rushdi, Noor Jehan Masroor Anwar film Aisa Bhi Hota Hai (1965)
"Ho Tamanna Aur Kya Jaan-E-Tamanna Aap Hain" Noor Jehan Masroor Anwar film Aisa Bhi Hota Hai (1965)
"Meri Tupp Tupp Tupkay Raal Badami Halwa Layyo" Ahmed Rushdi, Irene Parveen Fazal Ahmad Karim Fazli film Aisa Bhi Hota Hai (1965)
"Aisey Bhi Hain Meharban" Ahmed Rushdi Masroor Anwar film Jaisy Jantey Nahi (1968)
"Mosam Haseen Hai Lakin Tum Sa" Ahmed Rushdi, Mala Masroor Anwar film Jaisy Jantey Nahi (1968)
"Ranjish Hi Sahi" Mehdi Hassan Ahmed Faraz film Mohabbat
"Mohay Aaii Na Jag Say Laaj,Mein Itna Zor Say Naachi Aaj,Ke Ghunghroo Toot Gaey" Mala Qateel Shifai film Naz (1969)
"Ik Sitam Aur Meri Jaan Abhi Jaan Baqi Hai" Mehdi Hassan Masroor Anwar film Saiqa (1968)
"Mere Dil Ki Mehfil Saja Deney Waley" Ahmed Rushdi, Noor Jehan Masroor Anwar film Andaleeb (1968)
"Lag Rahi Hai Mujhey Aaj Sari Fiza Ajnabi" Ahmed Rushdi Masroor Anwar Anjuman
"Hoey Hoey Dil Dharkay,Mein Tum Say Yeh Kaisay Kahuun,Kehti Hai Meri Nazar Shukria"[3] Runa Laila Masroor Anwar Anjuman
"Ik Husn Ki Devi Se Mujhe Pyar Hoa Tha" Mehdi Hassan Shevan Rizvi film Meri Zindagi He Naghma
" Katay Na Kuttay Re Ratya Saiyan Intizar Me" Runa Laila Saif-ud-Din Saif film Umrao Jan Ada
  • "Mohabbat Mei Tere Sar Ki Qasam Aisa Bhi Hoa Hai" was his first big hit song in Pakistan[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Nisar Bazmi Biography on Pakistan Film Magazine website, Retrieved 16 December 2015
  2. ^ [2], A Tribute to Nisar Bazmi, Retrieved 17 October 2015
  3. ^ [3], Soundtrack of film Anjuman (1970) on IMDb website, Retrieved 16 December 2015
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483326/soundtrack?ref_=tt_trv_snd, Soundtracks of film Aisa Bhi Hota Hai (1965) on IMDb website, Retrieved 30 October 2015

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