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Biography of Majrooh Sultanpuri

Sunday, June 3, 2012
Biography of Majrooh Sultanpuri
Jun 3rd 2012, 10:40


Majrooh Sultanpuri born on 1st October 1919 in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India and left us on 25 May, 2000.His birth name was Asrar Hussain Khan.He was one of bussiest lyricist in 1950

about Majrooh Sultanpuri and his journy

Majrooh took education in Urdu, Arabic and Persian. He also had taken training in Unani system of medicine (Hikmat) from Unami College, Lucknow. He practiced as doctor (Hakim) for a year. But the doctor was more inclined towards Urdu poetry than anything else. He was shagird (student) of Jigar Moradabadi. He became a part of Progressive Writers Movement (PWM) along with Jigar Moradabadi, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Moin Hasan Jasbi. His writings against the British high handedness in India took him to jail for the imprisonment of two years along with some other members of the PWM association.

Majrooh got his break as lyricist with the film Shahjehan in 1946. With his very first film he gave the hit number ‘Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya’, which was picturised on the superstar of the time K.L.Saigal. He got his real break with the film Andaaz in 1949. Since then Majrooh Sultanpuri never stopped and worked till his death.

Majrooh Sultanpuri worked with almost every top music director of the time like Madan Mohan, Laxmikant-Pyarelalji, Naushad, O. P. Nayyar, Roshan and Anil Biswas, But he found a great chemistry with S.D. and R.D. BurmanMajrooh Sultanpuri. With R. D. Burman he gave many hit numbers in films like Teesri Manzil (1966), Yaadon ki Baraat (1973) and Hum Kissi se Kum Nahin (1977).

Majrooh was member of the group including three other lyricists Sahir Ludhianvi, Shailendra and Shakeel Badayuni. They introduced the ghazal poetry into films. Majrooh career was guided by mentor music director Naushad. Naushad taught him the nuances of film songs. Naushad told him that a film song should be simple even if filled with meaning. It should match with the given situation, the character’s background and intellectual level, and even it should go along with the tune as well. Although he made some changes in his poetry to suit to film songs, he never dropped down to vulgarity with his lyrics
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