What about Gulam Haidar
He was born in 1908 in Hyderabad (Sind, Pakistan). He studied dentistry and learnt music from Babu Ganeshlal. Giving up dentistry, he worked in the theatre in Calcutta as a harmonium player - first at the Alfred Theatrical Company and then the Alexandra Theatrical Company. He briefly worked with the Jenaphone recording company as composer and broke into films in Lahore with the father-son duo of Roshan Lal Shorey and Roop Kishore Shorey.
He got his big breakthrough film with DM Pancholi's Punjabi film Gul-e-Bakavali (1939) followed by Yamla Jat (1940), both starring Noor Jehan.
His biggest hit came the following year with Khazanchi (1941). The music of Khazanchi in particular the song Sawan ke Nazare Hain caused a revolution. By then Music Directors of the 1930s, who had embel ...more