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Rahul Dev Burman
RAHUL DEV BURMAN (Bengali pronunciation: ; 27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) was an Indian film score composer, who is considered one of the seminal music directors of the Indian film industry . Nicknamed PANCHAM, he was the only son of the composer Sachin Dev Burman . From the 1960s to the 1990s, Burman composed musical scores for 331 films. He was mainly active in the Hindi film industry as a composer, and also provided vocals for a few of compositions. Burman did major work with Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle
(his wife) and Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
, and scored many of the songs that made these singers famous. He also scored many songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
. He served as an influence to the next generation of Indian music directors, and his songs continue to be popular in India
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Salil Chowdhury
SALIL CHOWDHURY (Bengali : সলিল চৌধুরী; 'Solil Choudhuri' in phonetic Wiki-Bengali; 19 November 1922 – 5 September 1995) was an Indian music composer, who mainly composed for Bengali , Hindi
Hindi
and Malayalam
Malayalam
films . He was also a poet and a playwright. He is affectionately called Salilda by his admirers. His musical ability was widely recognised and acknowledged in the Indian film industry. He was an accomplished composer and arranger who was proficient in several musical instruments, including flute , the piano, and the esraj . He was also widely acclaimed and admired for his inspirational and original poetry in Bengali
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Harmonica
The HARMONICA, also known as a FRENCH HARP or MOUTH ORGAN , is a free reed wind instrument used worldwide in many musical genres, notably in blues , American folk music , classical music , jazz , country , and rock and roll . There are many types of harmonica, including diatonic, chromatic, tremolo, octave, orchestral, and bass versions. A harmonica is played by using the mouth (lips and tongue) to direct air into or out of one or more holes along a mouthpiece. Behind each hole is a chamber containing at least one reed . A harmonica reed is a flat elongated spring typically made of brass , stainless steel , or bronze , which is secured at one end over a slot that serves as an airway. When the free end is made to vibrate by the player's air, it alternately blocks and unblocks the airway to produce sound. Reeds are pre-tuned to individual pitches. Tuning may involve changing a reeds length, the weight near its free end, or the stiffness near its fixed end
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Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi
CHALTI KA NAAM GAADI (English: That which moves is a car) is a 1958 Indian comedy film . The film featured Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
, his two brothers Anoop Kumar and Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
, and Madhubala
Madhubala
. Kishore Kumar sang many of the songs in the film, along with Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle
. The music was composed by SD Burman , and the lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri . The success of the film led the brothers to act in another comedy titled Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi (That which grows is a beard) to rhyme with the name of this film
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Kaagaz Ke Phool
KAAGAZ KE PHOOL (Kāgaz kē Phūl, Translation : "Paper Flowers") is a 1959 Hindi
Hindi
film produced and directed by Guru Dutt , who also played the lead role in the film.The film is regarded as the first Indian film in CinemaScope
CinemaScope
and is the last film made in Guru Dutt 's direction. The film was a box office disaster in its time but was later resurrected as a world cinema cult classic in the 1980s. The film's music was composed by S. D. Burman
S. D. Burman
and the lyrics were written by Kaifi Azmi
Kaifi Azmi
, giving hits like "Waqt ne Kiya Kya Haseen Situm", sung by Geeta Dutt
Geeta Dutt
. Many consider this film to be much ahead of it's time. In the 2002 Sight so she is unable to help him, as he is too far gone for redemption
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Tabla
The TABLA is a South Asian membranophone percussion instrument (similar to bongos ), consisting of a pair of drums, used in traditional, classical, popular and folk music. It has been a particularly important instrument in Hindustani classical music
Hindustani classical music
since the 18th century, and remains in use in India
India
, Pakistan
Pakistan
, Nepal
Nepal
, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
, and Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
. The name tabla likely comes from tabl, the Persian and Arabic word for drum. However, the ultimate origin of the musical instrument is contested by scholars, some tracing it to West Asia , others tracing it to the evolution of indigenous musical instruments of the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent

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Nasir Hussain
NASIR HUSSAIN (16 November 1926 – 13 March 2002) was an Indian film producer, director and screenwriter. Akshay Manwani wrote a book on Hussain's cinema titled Music, Masti, Modernity: The Cinema of Nasir Husain CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Early career * 1.2 Own production * 1.3 Late career * 2 Associations * 3 Awards and nominations * 4 Filmography * 5 References * 6 External links CAREEREARLY CAREERHussain first worked with A.R. Kardar when he joined Filmistan as a writer in 1948. The famous films he wrote for Filmistan include Anarkali (1953), Munimji (1955), and Paying Guest (1957). Filmistan was the breakaway studio from Bombay Talkies
Bombay Talkies
; it used mid-budget formula productions and sold on star value and music. Sashadhar Mukherjee was a part of the breakaway team, and he gave Hussain Tumsa Nahin Dekha to direct
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Guru Dutt
VASANTH KUMAR SHIVASHANKAR PADUKONE (9 July 1925 – 10 October 1964), better known as GURU DUTT, was an Indian film director , producer and actor . He made 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa , Kaagaz Ke Phool , Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Chaudhvin Ka Chand . In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool are now included among the greatest films of all time , both by Time magazine\'s "All-TIME" 100 best movies and by the Sight especially in Germany, France and Japan
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Ali Akbar Khan
ALI AKBAR KHAN (14 April 1922–18 June 2009) was a Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana , known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod . Trained as a classical musician and instrumentalist by his father, Allauddin Khan
Allauddin Khan
, Khan also composed several classical ragas and film scores . He established a music school in Calcutta
Calcutta
in 1956, and the Ali Akbar College of Music in 1967, which moved with him to the USA and is now based in San Rafael , California, with a branch in Basel
Basel
, Switzerland. Khan was instrumental in popularizing Indian classical music
Indian classical music
in the West, both as a performer and as a teacher. He first came to America in 1955 on the invitation of violinist Yehudi Menuhin
Yehudi Menuhin
and later settled in California
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Sarod
The SAROD (or SARODE) (सरोद) is a stringed instrument of India
India
, used mainly in Indian classical music
Indian classical music
. Along with the sitar , it is among the most popular and prominent instruments in Hindustani classical music . The sarod is known for a deep, weighty, introspective sound, in contrast with the sweet, overtone-rich texture of the sitar, with sympathetic strings that give it a resonant, reverberant quality. It is a fretless instrument able to produce the continuous slides between notes known as meend (glissandi ), which are important in Indian music
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Tere Ghar Ke Samne
TERE GHAR KE SAMNE (English: In Front of Your House) is a classic 1963 Hindi film . Released on Tuesday, 1 January 1963, it was a major hit in India, taking the sixth spot in highest grossing films of the year. The film, produced by Dev Anand
Dev Anand
and written and directed by his brother Vijay Anand , is the duo's fourth collaboration after the hits Nau Do Gyarah (1957), Kala Bazar (1960) and Hum Dono (1961). Vijay Anand would later go on to direct the hits Guide (1965), Teesri Manzil (1966), and Johny Mera Naam
Johny Mera Naam
(1970). The film stars Dev Anand
Dev Anand
, Nutan
Nutan
, Rajindernath and Om Prakash in lead roles. The film's music is by S. D. Burman
S. D. Burman
, while the lyrics have been penned by Hasrat Jaipuri
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Ziddi (1964 Film)
ZIDDI (English: Stubborn) was a 1964 Hindi film
Hindi film
directed by Pramod Chakravorty , starring Joy Mukherjee
Joy Mukherjee
and Asha Parekh
Asha Parekh
. The film has music by S. D. Burman
S. D. Burman
and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri , creating hits like "Raat Ka Samaa". It went on to become the fourth highest grossing film at the Indian Box Office of the year. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Soundtrack * 4 References * 5 External links PLOTOn the lookout for employment, Ashok ( Joy Mukherjee
Joy Mukherjee
) sees the photographs of beautiful Asha ( Asha Parekh
Asha Parekh
), and decides to accept employment as the estate's Manager. His expectations are short-lived as Asha turns out to be a rich, spoiled, conceited bratty young lady. To complicate matters further, Seema (Nazima), Asha's sister is attracted to Ashok
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Shamshad Begum
SHAMSHAD BEGUM (Śamśād Bēgam; 14 April 1919 – 23 April 2013) was an Indian singer who was one of the first playback singers in the Hindi film industry
Hindi film industry
. She had a distinctive voice and was a versatile artist, singing over 6,000 songs in Hindi and Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil and Punjabi languages and of them 1287 songs were Hindi film songs. She worked with maestros including Naushad Ali , S. D. Burman , C. Ramchandra and O. P. Nayyar . Her songs from the 1940s to the early 1970s remain popular and continue to be remixed
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Mehmood Ali
MEHMOOD ALI (29 September 1932 – 23 July 2004), popularly known simply as MEHMOOD, was an Indian actor, singer, director and producer best known for playing comic roles in Hindi
Hindi
films. During his career of more than four decades, he worked in over 300 Hindi
Hindi
films. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Early career * 2.2 Later career * 3 Death * 4 Legacy * 5 Partial filmography * 6 Awards * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links * 10 Further reading * 11 External links EARLY LIFEMehmood was one of eight children born to Latifunnisa and film and stage actor-cum-dancer Mumtaz Ali
Mumtaz Ali
, who was a huge star of the 40's and 50's cinema, in Mumbai
Mumbai
, India. Mehmood had an elder sister and six younger siblings. His sister, Minoo Mumtaz , was also a successful dancer and character actress in Bollywood movies
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Cameo Appearance
A CAMEO ROLE or CAMEO APPEARANCE (/ˈkæmioʊ/ ; often shortened to just CAMEO) is a brief appearance or voice part of a known person in a work of the performing arts , typically unnamed or appearing as themselves. These roles are generally small, many of them non-speaking ones, and are commonly either appearances in a work in which they hold some special significance (such as actors from an original movie appearing in its remake), or renowned people making uncredited appearances. Short appearances by celebrities , film directors , politicians , athletes , or musicians are common. A crew member of the movie or show playing a minor role can be referred to as a cameo as well, such as Alfred Hitchcock 's frequently performed cameos
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Geeta Dutt
GEETA DUTT (born GEETā GHOSH ROY CHOWDHURI; 23 November 1930 – 20 July 1972 ) was a prominent Indian singer, born in Faridpur before the Partition of India
Partition of India
. She found particular prominence as a playback singer in Hindi
Hindi
cinema. She also sang many modern Bengali songs, both in film and non-film genre. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Death * 5 Notable songs * 6 Government recognition * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFEGeeta Ghosh Roy Chowdhuri was one of 10 children born to a wealthy Zamindar
Zamindar
family in a village named Idilpur, presently under Gosairhat Upzilla of Shariatpur District, Bangladesh, formerly under Faridpur district in Bengal , British India
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