|Biographical detail : ||One of Pakistan’s most iconic musicians
In his music career spanning 60 years Nisar Bazmi produced a number of instant hits and was responsible for the success of many star singers – Ahmed Rushdi’s “Kuchh loag rooth kar bhi”, Noor Jehan’s “Abhi dhoond hi rahi thi”, Runa Laila’s “Dil dhadke”, Mehdi Hasan’s “Ranjish hi sahi” and others.
In Pakistan, Bazmi started his career with “Aisa bhi hota hai”. His national songs were popular as his film numbers. Pakistan television played a great role in popularising “Yeh watan tumhara hai”, “Khayal rakhna”, “Hum zinda qaum hain” and “Aae rooh-i-Quaid”.
Born Syed Nisar Ahmed in Bombay into a religious family, he changed his last name to Bazmi to embark on a film music career in India. His first film, “Jumna Par”, was released in 1946 and established him as a first-rate composer. He composed songs for more than 40 films in India, 28 of which were released before he migrated to his new homeland.
Nisar Bazmi passed away after a long illness in Karachi.