Shuklas : Musical Maestro :O.P.Nayyar Omkar Prasad Nayyar
Posted 11 May 2006 - 02:34 PM
O. P. Nayyar
O. P. Nayyar was born Omkar Prasad Nayyar in Lahore in 1926. He was an Indian music director known for his peppy numbers. He started his film music with the background score for 1949 film Kaneez, followed by the music for 1952 film Aasman. Guru Dutt's Aar Paar in 1954 was his first success, which lead to a succesful partnership with Guru Dutt in Mr and Mrs 55 as well as C.I.D. He worked extensively with Geeta Dutt, Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi.He is renown for the fact that he never worked with Lata Mangeshkar. This despite Lata being the top singer during the time OP made music. He helped the careers of Geeta Dutt and Asha Bhosle by focussing on them instead of Lata.
Some of his popular Hindi musicals are :
Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Kashmir Ki Kali, Mere Sanam, Ek Musafir Ek Haseena.
Famous songs of O P Nayyar
Song Film Singer
Babuji dheere chalna Aar Paar Geeta Dutt
Thandi hawa kaali ghata Mr and Mrs 55 Geeta Dutt
Yeh hai Bambai meri jaan CID Rafi-Geeta
Maang ke saath tumhara Naya Daur Rafi-Asha
Yun toh humne Tumse Nahi Dekha Rafi
Mera naam chin chin choo Howrah Bridge Geeta
Ek pardesi mera dil Phagun Rafi-Asha
Bahut shukriya Ek Musafir Ek Hasina Rafi-Asha
Humdum mere Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon Rafi-Asha
Isharon isharon mein Kashmir Ki Kali Rafi-Asha
Jaaiye aap kahan jaayenge Mere Sanam Asha
Chayen se hamko kabhie Pran Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaaye Asha
Source-Internet & WKPD
Posted 06 August 2006 - 12:31 PM
A composition which has O.P.Nayyar stamped all over it!
Posted 22 August 2006 - 03:11 AM
Kitne Atal Thay Tere Irade (Tu Hamari Thi) - the duet by Asha & Kishore
This version from my solo cassette is an extended version at 5:23 with a nice introduction, 128 kbps, sharing this here because the CD has a clipped version at about 3:21. (There is also a solo version of course by KK).
Hope you folks enjoy.
Posted 30 January 2007 - 04:03 PM
Sultan of rhythm O P Nayyar dead
MUMBAI: His songs transformed Bollywood's destiny. He reigned the Hindi filmdom with style and pizzazz. Renowned music director Omkar Prasad Nayyar passed away in suburban Thane on Sunday, leaving behind a legend called O P Nayyar.
The maverick, fabulously talented composer, who celebrated his 81st birthday on January 16, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday morning. He was cremated at Thane.
In the fiercely-competitive, box-office driven world of Hindi cinema, Nayyar stood alone—and aloof. He had no godfathers, no ace banners.
Naya Daur was a feather in B R Chopra's cap. But, the veteran producer-director never repeated Nayyar even once. Ditto with Abdul Ras-hid Kardar and Shakti Samantha.
"I would never stand up when a producer or a distributor came to the recording studio. I would never let the financier or distributor whet my composition,"Nayyar once told this correspondent in a long-winding interview spread over a few weeks in the 1980s. "But, Lord Krishna knows that I am tremendously satisfied with my work. I am happy that I lived and worked on my own terms and conditions. This is my Punjabiyat."
Nayyar loved Punjab—especially Lahore, his birth place. In the 1990s, Sultan Arshad Khan, music connoisseur and general manager of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), tried to goad Nayyar into visiting Lahore as PIA's special guest. The maestro, however, turned down the proposal, saying, "Old memories will kill me."
Memories of K L Saigal ("Saigalsaab brings a lump in my throat even today,"he would say). Memories of Nisbet Road, Macloid Road, the Gramophone recording studio and the AIR station—places which young Omkar would frequent as a lad in quest of a song.
"Nayyar was a young boy when I first saw him at the Gramophone Company's studio in Lahore. He would come there on a bicycle. The seniors would ask him to run the errands—he would bring us ice-cream or soda or some such,"well-known playback singer Shamshad Begum said recently, while recalling her Lahore days.
Dalsukh Pancholi, the doyen of Lahore film industry, gave Nayyar his first break in Bollywood in 1952. Aasman was followed by Baaz and Chham Chaamachham—all super flops, though.
However, distributor K K Kapoor assuaged a distraught Nayyar and introduced him to Guru Dutt who was busy planning Aar Paar. Guru Dutt was a tad skeptical of the lanky, 20-something music director. However, his wife, Geeta, strongly stood by Nayyar. The rest, as they say, is history.
Aar Paar, CID and Mr & Mrs 55 form the endearing Guru-Geeta-Nayyar trilogy with lilting songs such as Kahin pe nighaahein, kahin pe nishana, Boojh mera kya gaaon re, Yeh lo main hari piya and that ultimate Mumbai anthem: Yeh hai Bombay meri jaan. Shamshad Begum and Geeta Dutt brought out the sensuality in his songs with elan. Mera naam chin chin choo from Howrah Bridge turned Nayyar into the undisputed sultan of rhythm. The clip-clop ‘ghoda-gaadi' beat, which he borrowed from New Theatres' Raichand Boral, earned him a special niche in Bollywood.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:24 AM
Featuring: Sharmila Tagore
Lyric: S.H. Bihari
Music: O.P. Nayyar
Film: YEH RAAT PHIR NA AAYEGI (1966)
Video Mastering: Dr. Nag Rao
O.P. NAYYAR'S YEH RAAT PHIR NA AAYEGI: "Yahi Woh Jagah Hai.."