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Naushad (I) (1919–2006)

Regarded as a pioneer of Indian music, Naushad Ali was one of the one of the first and foremost composers in the history of Bollywood. Since 1937, he was composing music for films that, along with his music, formed the very foundation and core of Bollywood. He is also known for introducing the legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi to... See full bio »

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Gunga Jumna Composer
Baiju Bawra Composer
Mere Mehboob Composer
Uran Khatola Composer


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 1995 Guddu
 1988 Dhwani
 1988 Akbar the Great (TV Series)
 1986 Love and God
 1984 Paan khaye Saiyan Hamaar (music by)
 1982 Dharam Kanta
 1977 Aaina
 1974 My Friend
 1972 Tangewala
 1970 Ganwaar
 1968 Aadmi
 1968 Saathi (music)
 1968 Sunghursh
 1967 Palki
 1967 Ram Aur Shyam
 1964 Leader
 1963 Mere Mehboob
 1962 Son of India
 1961 Gunga Jumna
 1960 Kohinoor
 1960 Mughal-E-Azam
 1959 Zara Bachke
 1958 Sohni Mahiwal
 1957 Mother India
 1955 Bara-Dari (as Nashad)
 1955 Shahzada
 1955 Uran Khatola
 1954 Amar
 1954 Darwaza
 1954 Shabab
 1953 Char Chand
 1952 Baiju Bawra
 1952 Deewana
 1952 Aan
 1951 Deedar (music)
 1951 Jadoo
 1950 Babul (music)
 1950 Dastan
 1949 Andaz
 1949 Chandni Raat
 1949 Dillagi
 1949 Dulari
 1948 Anokhi Ada (music)
 1948 Mela
 1947 Dard
 1947 Elan
 1947 Naatak
 1946 Anmol Ghadi (music)
 1946 Keemat
 1946 Shahjehan
 1945 Sanyasi
 1944 Geet
 1944 Jeevan
 1944 Pehle Aap
 1944 Ratan
 1943 Kanoon
 1943 Namaste
 1943 Sanjog
 1942 Nai Duniya
 1942 Sharda
 1941 Darshan
 1941 Mala
 1940 Prem Nagar
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Naushad Ali | Nashad

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In my 62 years in the film industry, I composed music for 66 films. These days, you come across people who have done the music 200 films in two years. What I'm saying is that, we used to agonise over every tune and phrase in music, spend sleepless nights over a song, and work on it until it was perfected. And I am still looking for that perfection. See more »


Composer Khemchand Prakash took him on as his assistant, for which he remained extremely grateful and in interviews Naushad has called him his guru. See more »


The Mughal-E-Azam of Music

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