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Q 47. Naushad even spent night sleeping on footpath, finally he secured a job as......?
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Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 04 Jun '09 06:45 pm

 
  
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He moved to Bombay in the late 1930s to try his luck as a musician but had to really struggle and saw days of acute deprivation. He even had to spend nights on the footpath before he worked as a pianist in composer Mushtaq Hussain\'s orchestra. He joined music director Khemchand Prakash (whom he considers his teacher) as his assistant.
Prem Nagar (1940) was his first Independent break but he first got noticed with Sharda (1942) wherein 13-year-old Suraiya did the playback for heroine Mehtab. It was Rattan (1944) that took Naushad right to the top and enabled him to charge Rs 25,000 a film then. Ankhiyaan Milake and Sawan ke Badalon became the most popular songs of the day.
Naushad churned out hit after hit in the 1940s mainly in the films of A.R. Kardar - Shahjehan (1946), Dard (1947), Dillagi (1949), Dulari (1949) and Mehboob Khan - Anmol Ghadi (1946), Elaan (1947), Anoki Ada (1948), Andaaz (1949). Naushad was among the early composer who gave Lata Mangeshkar an opportunity to sin ...more
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As a lad, he joined a junior theatrical club and was appointed as the club\'s music maestro for their theatrical presentations. He used to watch silent films at the Royal theatre in Lucknow. Theatre owners would hire a team of musicians to play the tabla, harmonium, sitar and violin. The musicians would watch the film first, make notes, finalise the scales required. When the show began in the evening, they would sit in front of the screen and play music for the scenes. This was a great way to be entertained and learn music at the same time. It made him grasp the nuances required in composing a film\'s background music score.
Answered by Oberoi, 04 Jun '09 06:46 pm

 
  
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Before coming to Mumbai, he repaired harmoniums and composed for amateur theatricals such as the Windsor Music Entertainers.
Naushad Ali, moved to Mumbai from Lucknow in the late 1930s to try his luck as a musician. After initial struggle, he enjoyed great success in the 1940s as a music director.
He was one of the first to introduce sound mixing and the separate recording of voice and music tracks in playback singing.
Answered by bhanwar bothra, 04 Jun '09 06:47 pm

 
  
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Naushad even spent nights sleeping on footpaths before he finally secured a job as a pianist in composer Mushtaq Hussain \'s orchestra.
Answered by mohd yousuf, 05 Jun '09 12:25 pm

 
  
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Composer Khemchand Prakash took him on as his assistant, for which he remained extremely grateful and in interviews Naushad has called him his guru...more

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