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Avinash Vyas

Born: 21 July 1912

Died: 20 August 1984

  • He was an Indian music composer, lyricist, and singer of Gujarati films who composed music for over 190 Gujarati films.
  • He was a winner of the Gujarat State Film award for the best lyricist and best music 25 times.
  • He was honoured by the Government of India in 1970 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.
  • His career started with HMV for their Young India label where he cut his first gramophone record in 1940 and debuted as a film music composer in with the Gujarati film, Mahasati Ansuya in 1943, partnering the renowned musician, Ustad Alla Rakha.
  • Two more films were released the next year, Krishna Bhakta Bodana and Laheri Badmash but both were not successful.
  • His first major hit came in 1948 with Gunsundari, a bilingual in Gujarati and Hindi.
  • The Gujarat Rajya Sangeet Nrutya Academy awarded him the Gaurav Puraskar.

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