Mohammed Zahur “Khayyam” Hashmi
Born:18 February 1927
- He is an Indian music director and background score composer whose career spanned four decades (1953–1990).
- He has won three Filmfare Awards for Best Music in 1977 for Kabhi Kabhie and 1982 for Umrao Jaan, and a lifetime achievement award in 2010 .
- He was awarded the 2007 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Creative Music, by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance and Theatre.
- He has been awarded the third-highest civilian honor, Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for 2011.
- He has always preferred to work with the poets having strong background of poetry sidelining the regular film lyricists.
- That is the reason one finds poetry playing an equal role in Khayyam’s compositions as the music or the singer.
- He prefers to give full freedom to the poets to express their views thereby making the expression of the songs more poetic and more meaningful.
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February 18, 2019