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Madan Mohan (I) (1924–1975)

Madan Mohan was one of the most respected Hindi film composers. He was also one of the most overlooked - in a career spanning 25 years, he composed music for only over around 100 films, out of which only 25 became box-office hits. This was due to his extremely fastidious nature and the number of tunes he composed for his films that were never used.... See full bio »

Born:

in Baghdad, Iraq

Died:

(age 51)

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Known For

Veer-Zaara
Veer-Zaara Composer
(2004)
Bawarchi
Bawarchi Composer
(1972)
Woh Kaun Thi?
Woh Kaun Thi? Composer
(1964)
Mera Saaya
Mera Saaya Composer
(1966)

Filmography

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 2004 Veer-Zaara (as The Late Madan Mohan)
 1982 Sultana Daku
 1980 Chaal Baaz
 1979 Laila Majnu
 1978 Jalan
 1977 Saheb Bahadur
 1975 Mausam
 1974 Chowkidar
 1974 Asliyat
 1973 Dil Ki Rahen
 1973 Hanste Zakhm
 1973 Prabhat
 1972 Koshish
 1972 Bawarchi
 1971 Parwana
 1970 Maharaja
 1970 Heer Raanjha
 1970 Dastak
 1969 Chirag
 1967 Naunihal
 1966 Ladka Ladki
 1966 Mera Saaya
 1965 Naya Kanoon
 1965 Neela Aakash
 1965 Rishte Naahte
 1965 Dak Ghar
 1964 Gazal (music)
 1964 Haqeeqat
 1964 Jahan Ara
 1964 Sharabi
 1964 Suhagan
 1964 Woh Kaun Thi?
 1963 Akeli Mat Jaiyo (music)
 1962 Anpadh
 1962 Man-Mauji
 1961 Sanjog (music)
 1960 Bahaana
 1959 Jagir
 1959 Mohar
 1959 Bank Manager
 1958/I Aakhri Dao
 1958 Adalat
 1958 Chandan
 1958 Jailor (music)
 1958 Khazanchi
 1958 Khota Paisa
 1958 Night Club
 1957 Chhote Babu
 1957 Sheroo
 1957 Samundar
 1956 Bhai-Bhai
 1956 Ek Shola (music)
 1956 Mem Sahib (music)
 1956 Pocket Maar
 1956 Fifty Fifty
 1955 Railway Platform (music)
 1953 Baghi
 1953 Dhoon
 1952 Ashiana
 1952 Khubsurat
 1951 Adaa
 1951 Madhosh
 1951 Shabistan
 1950 The Eyes
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

The Late Madan Mohan | late shri Madan Mohan
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Personal Quote:

When The Eyes (1950) was being produced, everyone discouraged us - the studio staff, even the technicians working in the film. I approached Lata Mangeshkar to sing for me. I don't know the full details, but I believe some people went to her and said that I was no good as a music director and she should not sing for me. I failed to persuade her to accede to my request. Later, she sung my ... See more »

Trivia:

Madan inherited his love and talent of music from his mother, Bhagwanti Devi, who was a poet and great admirer of music. Her father, Hakim Yograj, was a famous doctor in Chakwal (a town in the Jhelum district of Pakistani Punjab) who was also a music connoisseur. See more »

Trademark:

His favourite form of poetry was the Persian "ghazal," and so his music is modelled in the style and form of the ghazals, earning him the title of the ghazal king. See more »

Nickname:

The Ghazal King

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