Legendary Indian composer Naushad dies

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One of Sub continent’s legendary music composers, Naushad Ali expired at the age of 86. The death was caused by a heart attack at a Mumbai hospital today.

Since he started his career in the 1930s, Naushad has been responsible of composing music for some of the greatest Bollywood movies that include Mughal-e-Azam, Pakeezah, Mother India and the recently released Taj Mahal.

He is also said to have introduced Lata Mangeshkar by providing her her first break. Lata paid her tributes to the legend as follows:

“With his death, a generation of music composers has ended. The phase of Indian classical music that existed in our films has ended.”

To know more about Naushad’s life & work, visit this webpage.

2 Comments so far

  1. Quizman (unregistered) on May 7th, 2006 @ 1:09 am

    Correction. He did not introduce Lata.


  2. Max (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 1:33 am

    who gives a f…



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