KARACHI: Nisar Bazmi, renowned composer and music director of Pakistan film industry (Lollywood) , breathed his last on March 22, 2007 here in Karachi, today it is the seventh death anniversary of him – ARY News reports.
Bazmi was born on December, 1924 in Khandesh area of Bombay (today's Mumbai), India. He did not belong to an artistic family and so had no musical background, however legendary musician of his time, Khan Saheb Aman Ali Khan was convinced looking to Bazmi's keen interest and taught him.
Nisar Bazmi, stormed by his lust for music, started learning at an age of 13 and soon mastered various musical instruments. He was hired by the 'All India Radio' in 1939 as an artist and he first composed songs for a drama in 1944, which was broadcasted on Bombay Radio Station.
Bazmi also composed music for the famous film 'Jamna Paar' released in 1946, whilst he composed music of total 40 films in India, out of which 28 were released as long as he stayed there. The rest of the movies were released in India, after he had immigrated to Pakistan.
His first song in Pakistan was "Mohabbat mei tere" (singers, Ahmed Rushdi, Noor Jahan) for the 1964 film "Aisa bhi hota hai".
Nisar Bazmi also composed music for Runa Laila and Mehdi Hassan, yet much of his fame came in return of his compositions in the voice of playback singer Ahmed Rushdi.
Bazmi with expertise in the art of music, also trained many of the modern composers, among whom Badr uz Zaman was the closest to him.
Nisar Bazmi also received many Nigar awards in recognition of his command over music composition.