Director K. K., released in 1960. Asif’s song ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ song ‘Jab pyar kiya to darna kya’, falls in the ears, then its grandeur is covered in front of the eyes. From plush sets to exhibitions by artists like Dilip Kumar, Prithviraj Kapoor and Madhubala, the song adds to the beauty of the song. The magic of the voice of Lata Mangeshkar still compels us to listen to this song. But if anyone goes to the credit of making this song so melodious and beautiful, it was Naushad Ali Sahab.
If Naushad Ali is said to be the master of music in Indian Hindi films, it will not be wrong. For more than 6 decades, he gave one to one great music to the Hindi film industry. He made an unprecedented contribution to the film industry. The magic of his instrument always worked on the songs of the films. There was a wonderful use of classic and folk music in his songs, which has fascinated both the old and the present generation.
Wake up music love in lucknow
From musical films like ‘Baiju Bawra’ to Naushad Ali Sahab, the best music in about 67 films including ‘Aan’, ‘Mother India’, ‘Mere Mehboob’, ‘Amar’, ‘Dulari’ made people laugh and sometimes cry. Forced. Today, that is, on the occasion of the death anniversary of Naushad Ali Saheb on May 5, we are sharing some stories related to him, about which you may have never heard and read before.
Naushad Ali was born in Lucknow. This is the city from where the love for music arouses in him. Naushad Saheb was born in a Muslim family whose views were quite conservative. His father Wahid Ali used to work as an actuary in a court. Naushad had an inclination towards music as a child. However, his father did not love this music at all. In an interview to Akashvani, Naushad Ali Sahab once recalled his days when his father strongly opposed his passion for music.
When father said – choose home or music…
He had said- “Ever since I was 10 years old, King Indra was riding on his head. However, my maestro was Baban Saheb and Laddan Saheb, learned music in Lucknow itself. After this, Ustad Yusuf Ali Saheb, who was the Sitaranwaj of Lucknow, took training from him. As soon as Thumri, Dadra Tal and Khyal reached, my attention was distracted. I started thinking that maybe I do not want all this. Don’t know what i want My heart was nowhere to be found. At first he practiced on the harmonium and then the sitar, but the heart was nowhere. “
“After that I slowly understood that I have a tendency to make composition tunes. When this matter caught on, my father was very against it. He told me – ‘You are going to the line of singers. Nobody will marry you and you will be completely taken out of the panchayat. One day it came again that he said that you decide whether you want this house or your music and music. I told him – give me your happy home and give me my music. It was in 1937 and I left home and went away. “
After 16 years, the theater in front of the sidewalk on which they slept got the honor
Naushad Ali left his father’s house and went straight to Mumbai, where neither he knew nor knew anyone. Here he spent many years on the pavement. There was also a theater in front of this pavement, where after many years of reaching Mumbai and singing papad, he was respected for his music. This award was given to Naushad Ali for his brilliant performance in his film ‘Baiju Bawra’. At that time Naushad Saheb had said- “It took me 16 years to come from that sidewalk to this side.”
This song of ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ was composed in 12 hours
During this interview, Naushal Ali Sahab also shared the anecdote related to the film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, how he ate from 6 in the evening to 6 in the morning for a song in this film. Spent in the room. He had said- During ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, Asif Sahab told us that this is a scene and you should make a song on it. The song should be such that people remember it. I said that it is in the hands of God whether such a song can be made or not.
“However, I called lyricist Shakeel Saheb at my home in Mumbai. There is a room on the terrace, where I do this work by sitting alone. It was six in the evening. I closed the door. Both sat down. He is writing something, I am tuning something. Sometimes there was something missing. Paper had become paper all over the room. Just the papers were scattered there. Neither tea, nor water, nor food, nor grain. I did not know how much time it was, nor did they know. After a long time, he breathed and then the talk was made. That song was – Pyaar kiya to darna kya When we came out after writing this song, it was six o’clock in the morning. “
Know why Naushad and Kishore did not work together
Naushad Sahab worked with one big singer of that time in his era. Then whether it is Rafi Sahab or Lata Mangeshkar. Everyone was ready to sing for Naushad Saheb. It is said that Kishore Kumar also sang a song under the direction of Naushad Saheb, but only one. This song was ‘Hello Hello Kya Hai Hai’ from the film ‘Sunhra Sansar’. This song was lent by Kishore Kumar with Asha Bhosle.
The song was well recorded, but when the film was released in 1975, the song was removed from it. Kishore Kumar asked Naushad the reason for the lack of songs sung by him in the film. Naushad Saheb said that the song was not in the films because the director of the film AS Rao did not shoot the song. Kishore Kumar found this very bad thing. This is believed to be the reason that he never worked with Naushad Ali again.
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