O. P. Nayyar

Omkar Prasad Nayyar (January 16, 1926 – January 28, 2007) was a famous Indian film music director and composer born in Lahore, in modern day Pakistan. He was particularly acclaimed for his peppy numbers.
O. P. Nayyar ( “Opee” ) started his film music with the background score for the film Kaneez (1949), followed by Aasman (1952). Guru Dutt’s Aar Paar (1954) was his first success, which led to a successful partnership with Guru Dutt in Mr. & Mrs. ’55 as well as in C.I.D. which was a runaway musical hit 1956.This was followed up by Tumsa Nahin Dekha in 1958. With the practised ease of a maestro, Opee went on to notch up greater distinction in Phir wohi dil laya hoon… and in Mere Sanam, which featured his big evergreen hits, “…banda parwar, thamlo jigar…”, in the former film and ….jaayiye aap kahan jaayenge…. and ….pukarata chala hoon main…. in the latter. Months later his “Kashmir Ki Kali” once again became a super musical hit.

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