Naushad Saab Passing Away: After Thoughts
10:33 PM 5/11/2006
That Hindi cinema's most prolific and loved music directors has passed away is not only a loss to Indian music but to the "world of music" as a whole.
No one can forget his immortal work spanning 6 decades in films like the recently revived Mughal-e-Azam, latest remake of Taj Mahal (both released in Pakistan) , Baiju Bawra, Mother India, Ganga Jamuna, Anmol Ghadi, Pakeezah, Mere Mehboob and many such movies.
His immense talent and love pf classical Indian music saw him showcase classical tunes in movies in never before seen ways. After all who can forget songs like "Mohe panghat pe nandlal ched gayo re", "jab pyar kiya to darna kya", "muhabbat ki jhooti kahani pe roye"(all 3 from Mughal-e-Azam), Madhuban mein Radhika nache re" (from Kohinoor), "Chalte Chalte Yunhi Koi Mil Gaya Tha" (Pakeezah) and "Duniya mein aaye hai toh jeena hi padega" (Mother India).
With music inspired by "ragas" Naushad Saab captured the imagination of not just Indians but also of the entire subcontinent.
After all "jab pyar kiya toh darna kya" is an alltime favourite of romantic rebels. Also superstar Rajendra Kumar starer Mere Mehboob's immaculately composed song "Mere mehboob tujhe meri muhabbat ki kasam".
Composition of great lyrics is in itself no guarantee that a song will become famous, infact if the Lyrics are the body, music is the very soul of the song.
Naushad's music rendered many a songs to become famous. Sung and hummed by one and all, heard on radio on tea stalls or on t.v. at one time, now heard in many formats on CDs, DVDs, i-pods, mobile phones this has been a long journey.
Even for generations to come people are never going to stop listening and admire the sheer genius what was Naushad.