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Music composer Anil Biswas passes away

May 31, 2003 12:25 IST

Music composer Anil Biswas, who introduced playback singers Mukesh and Talat Mehmood and the concept of orchestra to the Indian celluloid world, passed away in New Delhi on Saturday morning.

He was 89 and is survived by two sons and a daughter. The cremation would take place on Sunday, his daughter, Shikha Vohra, told PTI.

The unforgettable music composed by Biswas for 'Dil jalta hein to jalne de' sung by Mukesh for Pehli Nazar in 1945 propped the latter as a singer. Mukesh went on to dominate playback singing for many decades to come.

It was Biswas again who gave a chance to Talat Mehmood in the film Arzoo in 1949 to sing 'Yeh dil mujhe aisi jagah le chal jahan koi na ho'.

Born in 1914 in a nondescript village Barisal in the then East Bengal, Biswas became a freedom fighter at a young age,
but his artistic talents drew him to Kolkata and he got associated with the famous Bengali poet Qazi Nurul Hasan and the Rang Mahal Theatre.

He went to Mumbai in 1934 to begin his career as a music composer with the wealth of experience he had amassed during his theatre days in Kolkata.

He did not have to wait much. He composed music for Dharam Ki Devi just a year after his arrival in Mumbai. There was no looking back for him after that.


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Sub: A Legend......

I'm very sad to hear the news.....He was one of the few greats in the Indian Movie Industry, alongwith Khemchand Prakash, RC Boral etc. Some ...

Posted by Ajay

Sub: Correction!

I know one Nurul Hassan was the Governor of West Bengal. I do not know any famous Bengali poet with identical name. Since you have ...

Posted by Jayendra N Bandyopadhyay

Sub: Bidding adeu Anilda - Das Vidaniya

Alvida Anilda, you will be always remembered through your music and musical history you have left behind like other legendaries. I pay my tribute by ...

Posted by Ashok Parekh

Sub: Seene mein sulagate hain armaan....

The Legend, The Kohinoor of Indian Films.... Anilda was an immensely talented musician... Its the end of a great journey ....What else to say.... 'Seene ...

Posted by Atul

Sub: The end of a Legend!

Its truly a shock. A legend is no more. I just saw him a couple of months ago on T.V. in Sa Re Ga Ma ...

Posted by Swapnil Mistry



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