Legendry music director Firoze Nizami’s 45th death anniversary today
He was the brother of a Pakistani cricketer Nazar Mohammad and writer Siraj Nizami
45th death anniversary of legendry music director Firoze Nizami today. He was died on november 15, 1975 in Lahore. Firoze Nizami was born on 10 November 1910 in Lahore. He was received his education from Government Islamia College, and later graduated from government college.
He also studied Sufism and Metaphysics. He was the brother of a Pakistani cricketer Nazar Mohammad and writer Siraj Nizami. He was married to an Indian-born woman Ghulam Fatima. Feroze Nizami was originally working as a singer at a state-owned radio station at Lahore and was later transferred to the All India Radio and eventually at Delhi and later in Lucknow until he went to Bombay in search of career opportunities in bollywood. While working at the radio station, he had the opportunity to work with such people as Saadat Hasan Manto, Krishan Chander and music director Khawaja Khurshid Anwar.
He originally started his career in 1943 with film Vishwas, in which he worked with Chhelalal, Indian music director. He then composed music in 1946 for film Naik Parveen, a flop film of that time, but some of its compositions were good. Teri Zaat Pak He Ae Khuda was the super hit Hamd. Later in 1947, Noor Jehan and her husband Shaukat Hussain Rizvi’s production company Shaukat Art Productions (SAP) in Mumbai recruited him to score the music for SAP’s first film Jugnu, a music blockbuster film of 1940s.
After the partition, he migrated to Lahore and started working as a music director in Pakistani film industry with his first film Hamri Basti (1949), a flopped film. However, four years later, Noor Jehan produced the Punjabi film, Chann Vey, his compositions for the film were praised in the Indian subcontinent also. In 1952, he scored music for film Dupatta, the only high-grossed Pakistani film of the 1950s.
He worked for only 26 film. In addition to composing music, he also wrote books on art and music, including English language books entitled ABC of Music and History and Development of Music, the only writings on the subject that were first written after the country became a sovereign state. In the later years, he wrote more books on the subject such as Ramooz e Moseeqi and Israr e Moseeqi. A book he wrote on spiritualism was Sarchashma e Hayat, comprising his autobiography.
Feroze Nizami was died on 15 November 1975 in Lahore. His death anniversary is observed by the Pakistanis every year, particularly in Lahore.
Before Partition Nizami being considered an ustad in Bombay. “People such as Lata Mangaihskar, Muhammd Rafi, Dilip Kumar and other industry bigwigs would call him ustad. They all had a lot of love and respect for him.”
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