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Majrooh Sultanpuri

Majrooh Sultanpuri (actually Asrar Hasan Khan; Hindi: मजरुह सुलतानपुरी, Majruh Sultānpurī, also मजरूह सुलतानपुरी, Majrūh Sultānpurī; * October 1, 1919 in Sultanpur[1], Uttar Pradesh; † May 24, 2000 in Mumbai, Maharashtra)[2] was an Indian Urdu poet. He was best known for his lyrics for more than 300 Hindi films.

Life

Majrooh Sultanpuri is the son of a police officer and grew up in Lucknow, where he learned Urdu and Arabic. He studied Persian in Aligarh. Then he moved to Bombay. His first poems are written in Ghazal form and were influenced by the style of Jigar Muradabadi; Members of the Progressive Writers ’Association criticized this form for its“ feudal decadence ”. Sultanpuri did not share this view, but modernized the poetic form of the Ghazal. His attitude of not just cutting off tradition but developing it further was also represented by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, among others.

In order to use the wide spread of the medium and not least to earn money, many poets of the time worked for the Indian film industry from time to time. Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote his first texts for A. R. Kadars Shahjehan (1946), which is also Kundan Lal Saigal's famous song Jab dil hi toot gaya contained. In the 1950s, Majrooh Sultanpuri with Sahir Ludhianvi, Shakeel Badayuni and Shailendra was one of the most important songwriters in Hindi / Urdu films in India. He wrote songs for Shammi Kapoor, worked for the Filmistan company and for several films by Dev Anand and Guru Dutt, as well as regularly in productions by Nasir Hussain. He often worked with composers Naushad, Madan Mohan, Roshan, Omkar Prasad Nayyar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Sachin Dev Burman and Rahul Dev Burman.

In his 50-year career, which lasted until the late 1990s, he wrote the lyrics for numerous hits such as Uthaye ja unke sitam (out Andaz), Chhod do aanchal zamana kya kahega (out Paying guest), Jalte Hain Jiske Liye (out Sujata), Well Tum Hume Jaano (out Baat Ek Raat Ki), Aye dil mujhe aisee jagah le cha (out Aarzoo), Diwana mujhsa nahin (out Teesri Manzil), Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko (out Yaadon Ki Baraat) and Papa kehte hai bada naam karega (out Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak).

Majrooh Sultanpuri was the first songwriter to receive a Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994.

Awards

  • other:
    • Film Writers Association Award
    • Film Journalist Award
    • Uttar Pradesh Hindi-Urdu Sahitya Award
    • All India Journalist Award
    • Iqbal Samman of the Government of Madhya Pradesh

Filmography (selection)

  • 1946: Shahjehan
  • 1948: Aag
  • 1949: Andaz
  • 1950: Hanste Aansoo
  • 1953: Daera
  • 1953: Footpath
  • 1954: Chandni Chowk
  • 1954: Aar couple
  • 1954: Waris
  • 1955: Garam Coat
  • 1955: Mr. & Mrs. ’55
  • 1955: Miss Coca Cola
  • 1956: C.I.D.
  • 1957: Lal Batti
  • 1957: Tumsa Nahin Dekha
  • 1957: Paying Guest
  • 1957: Nau Do Gyaarah
  • 1958: Sone Ki Chidiya
  • 1958: Police
  • 1958: Lajwanti
  • 1958: Kala Pani
  • 1958: Dilli Ka Thug
  • 1958: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi
  • 1958: 12 O'Clock
  • 1958: Solva Hall
  • 1959: Dil Deke Dekho
  • 1959: Sujata
  • 1959: Kali Topi Lal Roomal
  • 1960: Bambai Ka Babu
  • 1961: Jhumroo
  • 1962: China Town
  • 1962: Baat Ek Raat Ki
  • 1962: Bhigi Raat
  • 1962: Aarti
  • 1962: Gyarah Hazaar Ladkiyan
  • 1962: King Kong
  • 1963: Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon
  • 1964: Dosti
  • 1965: Aarzoo
  • 1965: Mere Sanam
  • 1965: Mohabbat Isko Kahte Hai
  • 1965: Oonche Log
  • 1966: Teesri Manzil
  • 1967: Jewel Thief
  • 1968: Mere Hamdam Mere Dost
  • 1970: Dastak
  • 1971: Buddha Mil Gaya
  • 1971: Pakeezah
  • 1971: Caravan
  • 1971: Bikhare Moti
  • 1973: Yaadon Ki Baarat
  • 1973: Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara
  • 1973: Anamika
  • 1973: Abhimaan
  • 1974: Phir Kab Milogi
  • 1975: Kala Sona
  • 1975: Kehte Grove Mujhko Raja
  • 1976: Bhumika
  • 1977: Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin
  • 1977: Kali Raat
  • 1984: Manzil Manzil
  • 1988: Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
  • 1992: Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
  • 1993: Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
  • 1994: Andaz Apna Apna
  • 1995: Akele Hum Akele Tum
  • 1996: Ghatak
  • 1997: Dil Ke Jhroke Main

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Nizamabad is also given as the place of birth [1]
  2. ↑ for the life data see: http://www.rrtd.nic.in/WHO'S%20WHO-%20MAJROOH%20%20SULTANPURI.html

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