Raj Kamal (film music director)

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Raj Kamal (January 15, 1921 – September 1, 2005) was a well-known Indian composer. He composed classics such as the unforgettable Chashm-e-Buddoor kahan se aaye badara, kali ghodi dwar khadi, 'Sawan Ko Aane Do', Chand Jaise Mukhde pe, sung by K. J. Yesudas, Taqdeer se koi sung by Anandkumar C, and several other well-known songs.

Personal life[edit]

Composer Raj Kamal was born to Tulsidas and his wife in a village called Matoda in Rajasthan. He was named Dalpat after birth. He was the eldest of 5 children. Raj Kamal came to Bombay with his whole family; his father having been persuaded by his brother, tabla maestro Pt. Bansilal Bharati. After marriage, Raj Kamal and his wife Sagar had 6 children -- Chandra Kamal, Surya Kamal, Vinay Kamal, Hriday Kamal, Shubh Kamal, and a daughter. Raj Kamal's three elder sons are all composers and musicians in their own right. Soon after, RajKamal changed his name from Dalpat to Raj Kamal for Bollywood.

Raj Kamal died aged 84 on 1 September 2005 from Alzheimer's Disease which had severely affected his memory.

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

  • Zakhmi Haseena (2001)

As Music Director[edit]

Selected songs[edit]

Kaha se aaye badra

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