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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:37 pm 

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As activity has gone down starting 2018, many Passing Away news may not have been posted in the year 2018. Not sure if this thread will revive activity to 2006-2017 levels in the coming years ??.
On the positive note, this thread has got included most of the "Indian Film Personality Passes Away" news between Years 2006-2017.

There are also a few other threads of "pre-2006" Passing Away postings

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:23 pm 

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rana wrote: commits~suicide

Mayuri commits suicide

June 16, 2005 14:46 IST

A 22-year-old Tamil actress, Mayuri, committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Chennai, police announced today.

The incident, which happened yesterday, occurred when her family members were not at home.

A note, found in the room where she committed suicide, said "I have lost faith in life" and was addressed to her brother, said the police.

Mayuri has acted in films like Kumbakonam Gopalu, Manmadan, 7G Rainbow Colony and Whistle. She has also acted in some Malayalam and Kannada films.


Even though I don't have knowledge of Tamil film industry, Mayuri name seems to be that of a popular actress.

Any further insight??

Other "Passes Away Threads:
(2004, 2005)

(Ustad Bismillah Khan)

(Parveen Babi)

(Bhanumati Ramakrishna)

(Ramanand Sagar)

(Subodh Mukherjee)

(Sunil Dutt)

(Filmmaker Ismail Merchant)

(Subodh Mukherjee)

(Amrish Puri)


(Yash Johar)

(Vijay Annand)


(Tun Tun (Uma Devi))

(H S Rawail - Mere Mehboob fame)

Let's hope, someone can list all the Names and the Years from the above links and others, as time permits.

Here are some posts copied over
Screen has provided this summary of the Hindi Film Personalities that passed away in 2004. ... nt_id=9774

As screen web page of this article may not be avail later on, I'm pasting it here:


Posted online: Friday, January 28, 2005 at 0000 hours IST

The year 2004 lost some very prominent personalities of the Hindi film industry.
Screen pays tribute to a few of them ...

Homi Wadia
Homi Wadia, the last living founder of the Film Producers Guild of India, died in Mumbai on December 10. He was 94. Wadia was one of the founders of the Film Producers Guild way back in 1954.

B Nagi Reddy
Dadasaheb Phalke award winner B Nagi Reddy died in Chennai at the age of 92. Right from his first Telugu film Shavukaruin the early ’50s, Reddy’s films like Pathala Bhairavi, Pellichesi Choodu, Maya Bazaar, Missiamma, Kalyanam Pannipaar, Gundamma Katha, Manithan Maravillai, Enga Veettu Pillai, Ram Aur Shyam, Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani and Shriman Shrimati always carried a social message for the audience. Majority of his films were mythologicals and social pictures. His Julie (also remade in Hindi), directed by Sethumadhvan, was a big hit in the South. He took over Vauhini Studios in Chennai and revamped it as Vijaya-Vahuni Studios. He also set up the Vijaya Gardens which was once the hot spot of filmmakers. Vijaya Hospitals, owned by Reddy, gives free treatment to the needy.In the 50’s, he launched Chandamama, the children’s magazine that was published in 18 languages including English.

Reddy held the post of the president twice in the Film Federation of India and was four times president of the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce . Due to ill health, he quit production.

Mb Samant
MB Samant, the oldest partner of Bombay Publicity Services, died on October 13 at the age of 91. He had distributed and produced several Marathi films under the banner of Navchitra Films. He was also President of Cine Advertisers Association.

Ms Subbulakshmi
Renowned Carnatic singer, MS Subbulakshmi, passed away on December 11 following cardiac arrest. She was 88. Born as Kunjamma in the temple city of Madurai in 1916, Subbulakshmi, or MS as she was popularly known, had acted in a few Tamil films when young. Her first film, Sevasadanam was released in 1938, followed by Shakunthalai, Savithri and Meera. She was the first woman to be awarded the ‘Sangitha Kalanidhi’. She also received the ‘Bharat Ratna’, India’s highest civilian award, in 1996.

Nirupa Roy
Kokila Kishorechandra Balsara, popularly known as Nirupa Roy, passed away in October at her Napean Sea Road residence in Mumbai. She was 83 and had acted in over 200 films in the past five decades.

Starting out as goddesses in mythological films in the ’40s, she moved to playing queen in costume dramas like Rani Roopmati and Samrat Chandragupta in the ’50s. Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zameen marked a milestone in her career.

Nirupa Roy began playing the screen mother as Dev Anand’s mother in Munimji. She also played mother to Dharmendra, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and others.

Suraiya, the reclusive singer-actress, passed away on January 31, 2004.

‘Tu mera chand mein teri chandni ...’, in the earthy voice of Suraiya, created a rage and captured the enigma and romance of the age. It was one of the many songs that earned her the sobriquet of the ‘singing star’ and hard-core admirers from Dev Anand to Dharmendra.

A contemporary of Noorjehan, the Lahore-born Suraiya was a talent-spotted by composer Naushad. After doing films as a child artiste, she did programmes on radio with Raj Kapoor. Hearing her rich voice on the radio, the composer asked her to sing for Sharda (1942). The song was ‘Panchi ja pichhe raha hai bachpan mera ...’. She later lent her voice for films like Station Master, Kanoon and Sanjog. She went on to make her debut as an actor-singer with Hamari Baat (1943). This was followed by Phool, Samrat, Chandragupta, Anmol Ghadi, Dard, Dillagi, Kajal, Badi Bahen, Rustam Aur Sohrab, Pyar Ki Jeet and Mirza Ghalib

Gulshan Rai
Leading financier, distributor and film producer Gulshan Rai Sachdev passed away in Mumbai on October 10 following a prolonged illness. He was 82.

Rai started out as a financier for small films in the ’50s and then branched out to produce films in partnership with KA Abbas and Manmohan Sabir. He launched his own company, Trimurti Films. His most successful film was Johnny Mera Naam, directed by Vijay Anand. He then made three films with Yash Chopra as his director: Deewar, Trishul and Joshilaay. He launched his son Rajiv Rai as the director who made films like Yudh, Tridev, Vishwatma, Mohra and Asambhav. Gulshan Rai was one of the most respected industry figures and chaired several film associations succesfully.

Jayashree Shantaram
Jayashree Shantaram, wife of filmmaker-actor V Shantaram passed away of cardiac arrest at the age of 82 in October. She played the leading lady in films like Shakuntala and Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani.

Survived by producer-distributor-exhibitor-director son Kiran Shantaram and two daughters, one-time actress Rajashree and Tejashree, Jayashree was last seen in the Marathi film Zunj.

Pramod Chakravarty
Pramod Chakravarty, the man behind Pramod Films, died in Mumbai following a heart attack on December 7 at the age of 75.

Pramod left his home in Bangladesh for Mumbai where he worked in a canteen before finding a job as a typist in Films Division. He later joined Guru Dutt as assistant, wrote the script for 12’O Clock that was produced by GP Sippy with Dev Anand and eventually launched his own banner. He produced a string of jubilees like Ziddi, Love In Tokyo, Tum Sa Achcha Kaun Hai, Jugnu, Naya Zamana, Jyoti, Barood, Teen Murti, Mamta (an Indo-Bangla production), Deedar and Patita. He also directed films for other filmmakers like Warrant, Dream Girl and Nastik and worked with all the top stars and leading music directors. He was an active member of all the films associations and one of the five partners of Natraj Studios that was sold recently.

Yash Johar
Yash Johar passed away on June 26 after battling ill health for a long time. He is survived by wife and film director son Karan Johar.

Johar began his career in the film industry in 1952 in Sunil Dutt’s production house Ajanta Arts. He was associated with films like Mujhe Jeene Do and Yeh Raaste Hai Pyaar Ke. He helped filmmaker Dev Anand handle the production of his film Guide and continued working with Navketan Films and handled production of films like Jewel Thief, Prem Pujari and Hare Rama Hare Krishna. He went on to set up his own production house. His films are known for their exotic locales and lavish sets as well as rich family values. Some of the films he produced under the banner of Dharma Productions were Dostana, Muqaddar Ka Faisla, Agneepath, Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kal Ho Na Ho.

The inimitable and original comedian, Mehmood, passed away in the month of July in the United States at the age of 72. Suffering from ill-health for several years, the actor had gone to Pennsylvania for treatment. He died in his sleep.

Born in 1932 in Mumbai, he had acted in more than 300 films, including hits such as Padosan which he had also produced and Sasural. Blending humour with sensitivity, Mehmood created his own style in Hindi cinema.

Son of Mumtaz Ali, a junior dancer and an extra in the Hindi film industry, Mehmood began his career as a child artiste in the 1943 film Kismet, starring Ashok Kumar. After struggling with small roles in films like Do Bigha Zameen, Chandi Sona, Sansar, Nadaan and Mr X in Bombay, he got his big break with Parwarish (1958), where he was cast as the friend of Raj Kapoor.

Mehmood directed a few films like Kunwara Baap, Sabse Bada Rupaiyya, Janta Hawaldar and Dushman Duniya Ka.

Vijay Anand
Actor-director Vijay Anand, popularly known as Goldie, passed away on February 23 after a massive heart attack.

Youngest of the Anand siblings, Goldie followed in the footsteps of his elder brothers, Chetan Anand and Dev Anand and entered the film industry. Between 1957 and ’82, he directed several movies that went on to become classics including Nau Do Gyarah, Kala Bazaar, Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, Guide, Jewel Thief, Teezsri Manzil, Blackmail, Chhupa Rustum and Ram Balram.

Goldie also faced the camera as an actor in Kora Kagaz, Agra Road, Kala Bazar, Haqueeqat, Tere Mere Sapne and Chor Chor. Guide remains amongst Vijay’s most successful films and he was all of 24 when he directed it in 1965. Starring his brother, Dev Anand, it won several awards. Vijay Anand was Chairman of the Censor Board a few years ago. His last directorial venture was Jaana Na Dil Se Door.

Laxmikant Berde
Leading Marathi actor Laxmikant Berde died in Mumbai on December 16 after a kidney failure. Aged 50, the actor was undergoing dialysis. He is survived by his actress-wife Priya, eight-year-old son Abhinay and four-year-old daughter Swanandi. Laxmikant had made his acting debut in the Marathi film Lek Chalali Sasarla and was a renowned artiste in the Hindi and Marathi stage and film industry. With a career that spanned two decades, Berde is known for several Marathi blockbusters like Ashi Hi Banva Banvi, Thar Tharaat, Balacha Baap Brahmachari, Mazha Chakula, Ek Hota Vidushak, Dhoom Dhadaaka, Hamaal De Dhamaal, to name of few. Some of his Hindi films are Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aap Ke Hain Kaun, Saajan and Gentleman. The last Hindi film he shot for before he fell ill was Dharma Ramani’s Mahia-Call of Love.

Adding 2005 toll here.

Laxmikant Berde
Sunil Dutt
Amrish Puri
Harmesh Malhotra (Nagina fame)
Mahipal (Mahua fame)
Pran Lal Mehta
Pramod Chakrovorthy
Ramanand Sagar
Parveen Babi
Subodh Mukherjee
Ismaile Merchant


NADIRA passes away.

Actress Nadira is no more

February 09, 2006 09:58 IST
Last Updated: February 09, 2006 15:25 IST

Famous actress of yesteryears Nadira died after prolonged illness at a hospital in Mumbai early Thursday morning. She was 73.

Nadira was admitted to Bhatia hospital on January 2 after a paralytic stroke. She was also suffering from other complications and had been in coma, doctors said.

Nadira was staying all alone in a flat in south Mumbai.
Nadira made her foray in the film industry in the 1950s with the film Aan. She also appeared in Shree 420, Dil Apna Preet Parayee and Julie.
She made her foray into Bollywood in the 1950s -- when women were expected to look demure and do only 'positive' roles -- and gave new meaning and depth to the character of the 'bad girl', playing the confident, often sensuous young woman who was not afraid to get what she wanted.

Her arched eyebrows, as she wooed Raj Kapoor in the song Mud mud ke na dekh in the classic Shree 420 (1955), will remain etched in the memories of movie lovers for a long time.

She was part of some of Hindi filmdom's most well known movies, starting off with Aan (1952) -- the movie directed by Mehboob Khan in which Nadira played the fiery Princess Rajashree -- and featuring in classics like Waris (1954), Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960), Kamal Amrohi's Pakeezah (1971), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), and Saagar (1985).

Nadira won the 1975 Best Supporting Actress Filmfare Award for her portrayal of the protagonist's mother in the film Julie.

The Shah Rukh Khan starrer Josh (2000) was her last Bollywood film.

She also featured in Ismail Merchant's English film Cotton Mary (1999) and Pooja Bhatt's Tamanna (1997).

Born in Israel as Florence Ezekiel, Nadira was a spinster and has no immediate family in India. She is survived by two brothers, one in the United States and one in Israel.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:47 pm 

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Sad, very sad. Another Top Film Personaslitry Passes Away. Hrishikesh Mukherjee:
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Filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee dead

Mumbai: Veteran filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who directed several memorable movies including Anand that launched Amitabh Bachchan on the path to superstardom, died at a hospital in Mumbai. He was 84.

Mukherjee was admitted to Leelavati Hospital in June in a critical condition following chronic renal failure, pneumonia and sepsis, hospital sources said. He had been coming to the hospital regularly for dialysis. The end came at 4:30 p.m.

His funeral is likely to be held on Monday or Tuesday after his son returns from the United States.

Mukherjee directed many a blockbuster Hindi movie, regaling the audience with the typical Hrishida touch. He won the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke award and Padma Vibhushan.

Some of his memorable films include Anand, starring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh among others, Abhimaan, featuring Amitabh and Jaya Bhaduri, Chupke Chupke, with Amitabh, Jaya and Dharmendra in the cast and Khubsoorat, starring Rekha.

Having done his apprenticeship under legendary Bimal Roy, Mukherjee started his career with Musafir in 1957 and his last work was Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate, starring Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla, released in 1998.

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very sad he is one of the best director who dircted the movies for a common man and close to the reality

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PADMINI (Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Mera Naam Joker fame):
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Actress Padmini dead

September 25, 2006 10:31 IST
Last Updated: September 25, 2006 13:18 IST

Padmini, legendary actress of yesteryear and a famous exponent
of Bharat Natyam, died of a heart attack in Chennai at 3 am
Monday morning.

The actress, who was amongst the first heroines to make it big in
the Tamil film industry, breathed her last at Apollo Hospital. She was 74.

Padmini -- who was the second of the three famous Travancore
Sisters, along with Lalitha and Ragini, who passed away earlier --
made her last public appearance at a function to felicitate Tamil
Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on September 23.

Karunanidhi, on hearing of her death said, "I do not know how Death
had the heart to swallow a beautiful and rare artiste. She was a
star among the stars."

Padmini acted in more than 250 Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu
and Kannada films since 1949.

Born in Poojappura in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on
June 12, 1932, Padmini made her debut in the Hindi film Kalpana. Her
first Tamil film was Manamagal (1950) made by the legendary
N S Krishnan.

Her memorable Tamil films include Ethirparadhadu, Meenda
Sorkam, Uttama Puthran, Theiva Peravi, Thooku Thooki,
Mannandi Mannan, Madhurai Veeran, Raani Samyukta,
Rajarajan, Rickshawkaran, Arasilankumari, Punarjanmam,
Amara Deepam, Vanjikottai Valliban, Chitti, Kuzhandaikaga,
Pesum Deivam, Erumalargal, Thillana Moganambal,
Vietnam Veedu, among others.

Padmini paired with the late Sivaji Ganesan and M G Ramachandran
in many films. She also starred with Raj Kapoor in Jis Des Mein
Ganga Behti Hai, Aashiq and Mera Naam Joker.

If Gemini Ganesan-Savitiri
and MGR-Saroja Devi were a formidable pair in 1950s and 1960s,
the Sivaji-Padmini combination was lethal in films like
Uttamaputtharan and Thillana Moganambal. Movie watchers remember
her powerful dialogue delivery in Theiva Peravi. Padmini also gave
a stupendous performance in MGR movies like Mannadhi Mannan,
Rani Samyukta and Madurai Veeran.

The three Travancore Sisters did act together in the Tamil film
Thoothu Thooki.

Padmini, affectionately called Papi, had a style of her own and
gave memorable performances in her films.

In an interview to a local television channel, she recalled how the late
P S Veerappa, villian and actor, encouraged Vyjayantimala Bali and her
to dance with enthusiasm to the song Zillu zilluvenru zorai zakatai aithiduvena in Vanjikottai Valiban, which had Veerappa's famous
dialogue: 'Sabash sariana potti (Sabash, excellent competition)'.

During the Indo-China War in 1962, Padmini went to army camps
and entertained soldiers with her dance-drama performance. Late
Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was impressed with
her performance as a teenager.

She was a member of the Congress party and gave speeches in
many political meetings during the 1967 and 1971 Lok Sabha
and assembly elections for the party.

Padmini was showered with accolades for her performance in the Hindi
film Chanda Aur Bijli with the late Sanjeev Kumar.

Padmini's favourite directors were Raj Kapoor, V Shantaram,
Guru Dutt, Sridhar and K S Gopalakrishnan, among others.

Nicknamed Natiyaperoli (a great light of dance), she would
completely involve herself in the characters she enacted --
whether she played a dancer in Thillana Mohanambal or a middle
class Brahmin woman in Vietnam Veedu.

Her early Malayalam hits were Snehaseema, Umminithanga,
Adhyapika, Vivahitha and Kumara Sambhavam.

She ended her film career after her marriage to
Dr K T Ramachandran, and left for the US, where she started the
popular Padmini School of Fine Arts in New Jersey.

But she made a comeback after marriage with Malayalam
films Nokkethahtadoortahtu Kannumnattu and Vashthuhara, which
made her immensely popular among new generation film buffs.

A disciple of eminent choreographer Guru Gopinanth, Padmini hailed
from an illustrious family of artists. Besides her sisters Lalitha and
Ragini, her cousins Sukumari and Ambika were also popular in
South Indian film world.

Padmini is survived by a son, Prem Ramachandran, who works
with Warner Brothers, and lives in the United States.

A classical dancer, Padmini started learning dance at the age of four
and entered the film industry in 1949.

Family sources said the funeral will take when her son returns from
the US.

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Film producer N N Sippy passes away

MUMBAI: Producer NN Sippy who made many popular, memorable films passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday. He was 75.

Sippy produced films like Milli, Meri Jung, Chor Machaye Shor and launched many directors under his banner. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at Chandanwadi. He is being mourned by the entire industry.

Director Subhash Ghai said," I have lost my mentor who made me what I am today."

N.N. Sippy's Filmography

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O P Nayyar dies of heart attack
Mumbai, Jan. 28 (PTI): Legendary music director O P Nayyar, best known for classic songs like "Jhumka Gira Re" and "Pukarta Chala Hoon Mein", died of cardiac arrest at his home in Thane today. He was 81.

Rani Nakhwa, with whose kin Nayyar was living for over 10 years after being estranged from his family, said, "He was perfectly alright until 3:30 pm, when he went to the toilet and collapsed inside. He was dead before we could summon medical help."

Born on January 16, 1926 in Lahore (now in Pakistan), Omkar Prasad Nayyar got his first break as a music composer in the film "Kaneez" (1949).

Director Guru Dutt's "Aar Paar" (1954) was his first major success. This led to his successful partnership with Dutt on films like "Mr And Mrs 55" and "CID".

As news of his death spread, a pall of gloom descended on Bollywood, where Nayyar was regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time even though he had not been in the limelight for close to three decades.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt described Nayyar -- who was always seen in public in white attire and a hat -- as "an audacious man who was a king in his time".

"Asha Bhosle owes whatever she is to him. The distinct sensuality that was injected into Asha's singing was the contribution of this extraordinary man," Bhatt said.

Extensive use of the typical Punjabi rhythm was the main characteristic of Nayyar's music, and among his evergreen tunes were "Kahin Pe Nigahen Kanhi Pe Nishana" (CID), "Mang Ke Saath Tumhara" (Naya Daur) and "Ello Main Hari Piyan" (Aar Paar.

Nayyar worked extensively with singers Geeta Dutt, Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi but never with Lata Mangeshkar. Though he mostly composed music for north Indian films, he also did the score for some southern films, including "Neerajanam" (Telugu).

Before fading from the Bollywood scene in the early 1970s, he did the music for hits like "Naya Daur", "Ek Musafir Ek Hasina" and "Kashmir Ki Kali". He attempted a comeback in the 1990s with the film "Andaaz Apna Apna" and recently appeared in the musical TV show "Sa Re Ga Ma", on which he was accorded a standing ovation during a programme dedicated to his songs.

Actress and Censor Board chief Sharmila Tagore, who starred in "Kashmir Ki Kali", said, "We will remember him and his contributions will be there forever. His name will be there as long as there is the history of music."

Singer Manna Dey said he was saddened by Nayyar's death as no one could replace him. Actor Rajesh Khanna said "originality was the symbol" of Nayyar, whom he described as a "charismatic personality".

TV star and actress Tabassum said, "O P Nayyar's death is yet another shock for us. We were still to recover from the sorrow at the demise of (noted writer) Kamleshwarji when we heard of the death of kind-hearted Nayyar sahab."

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O P Nayyar's music sure was melodious. I'm pasting a list of films (picked from imdb) for which O P Nayyar was the Music Director. I'm highliting the ones that I remember liking the music a lot. Other films that I don't recall at the moment, sure must have melodious music too; I'll try to find and listen.

# Bollywood/Hollywood (2002) (song "Mera Naam Chin Chin Choo")
... aka Bollywood Hollywood (Canada: English title: DVD box title)

# Zid (1994)
# Nishchaiy (1992)
... aka Nishchay (India: Hindi title: video box title)

# Bin Maa Ke Bachche (1980)
... aka Motherless Children

# Heera-Moti (1979)
# Khoon Ka Badla Khoon (1978)
# Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye (1974)
# Ek Bar Mooskura Do (1972)

# 'Sambandh' (1969) Chal Akela Chal Akela and many other melodious songs
# Dil Aur Mohabbat (1968)
# Humsaya (1968)
# Kahin Din Kahin Raat (1968)
# Kismat (1968)
Kajra Mohabbat Wala
# CID 909 (1967)
# Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966)
# Do Dilon Ki Dastaan (1966)
# Sawan Ki Ghata (1966) All good songs
# Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi (1966) Huzoore Waala
... aka This Night Will Not Come Again
# Mere Sanam (1965) All good songs
... aka My Beloved (International: English title)
# Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) All good songs
# Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon (1963)
# Ek Musafir Ek Hasina (1962) All good songs
# Basant (1960)
... aka Spring (International: English title)
# Jaali Note (1960)
# Kalpana (1960)

... aka Inheritance (International: English title)

# Do Ustad (1959)
# 12 O'Clock (1958)
# Howrah Bridge (1958)

# Kabhi Andhera Kabhi Ujala (1958)
# Mujrim (1958)
... aka Criminal (International: English title)
# Phagun (1958) Many good songs
# Raagini (1958)
# Sone Ki Chidiya (1958)
# Johnny Walker (1957)
# Mai Baap (1957)
# Naya Daur (1957)
All good songs
... aka The New Age
# Qaidi (1957)
# Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957) Many good songs
# Ustad (1957)
... aka The Conman
# Chhoo Mantar (1956)
... aka Chhoo Mantar (India: Hindi title: alternative transliteration)
# C.I.D. (1956) All good songs
# Dhake Ki Malmal (1956)
... aka Fine Silk
# Ham Sab Chor Hain (1956) Many good songs
... aka Hum Sab Chor Hain (India: Hindi title: alternative transliteration)
# Mr. Lambu (1956)
# Naya Andaz (1956)
... aka The New Style
# Baap Re Baap (1955)
# Miss Coca Cola (1955)
# Mr. & Mrs. '55 (1955) Many good songs
# Musafirkhana (1955)
... aka Musafir Khana (India: Hindi title: alternative transliteration)
# Aar-Paar (1954) Many good songs
... aka Across the Heart (International: English title: informal title)
... aka From One Side to the Other
# Mangu (1954)
# Baaz (1953) Many good songs
... aka The Hawk
# Aasmaan (1952)
... aka Aasman (India: Hindi title: alternative transliteration)
... aka Heaven (India: English title: informal literal title)

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The male singer in most of the POPULAR songs is Mohd Rafi, which had O. P. Nayyar's music with following exceptions:

Ek Bar Mooskura Do (1972) - beautiful songs by Kishore & Mukesh

Chehre Se Zara Aanchal - Mukesh, Asha Bhosle
Ek Baar Muskura Do - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
Kitne Atal The Tere Iraade (duet) - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
Kitne Atal The Tere Iraade (male) - Kishore Kumar
Roop Tera Aisa Darpan - Kishore Kumar
Savere Ka Suraj - Kishore Kumar
Yeh Dil Lekar Nazraana - Mukesh, Asha Bhosle
Zamane Ki Aankhon Ne Dekha Hai Yaaron - Mohd Rafi

Sambandh (1969) - Chal Akela Chal Akela, a nice song by Mukesh

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"Nayyar had lined up great plans in the last few weeks before he died" - Jackie Shroff
By R.Manishaa, Bollywood Trade News Network

The late O.P. Nayyar, who was going through an
identity crisis in the last few years of his life, had lined up some
grandiose plans in the last few weeks of his life, one of them being
a massive show in London that was to take place in June. The show
had been coordinated by actor Jackie Shroff who regularly kept in
touch with the music director and inquired about his well-being.
"I was introduced to him by my businessman friend, Ajay Savla,
a few years ago. He treated Ajay like his grandson and the two of
us would meet at least once a week over dinner. Nayyar had only a
month ago given his nod for a show to be held in London, which we
had tried to co-ordinate through my show organizer friend in London.
It is sad that he left us before that," Jackie recalls.

Both Savla and Jackie recall that the show was a dream project
for Nayyar. "He would have been happy to see his Asian fans
endorsing his music there. He was eagerly looking forward to it,"
he says. Moreover, he had also had a long telephonic conversation
with Salman Khan, who was rehearsing for a show to be held later
this month. "Salman had a lot of respect for him and spoke to him
for a long time despite the fact that his show organizers were waiting
for him. He and his family adored Nayyar-saab and his music. In fact,
I and Jackie had lined up a meeting between him and Salman that was
to take place at the end of this week," Savla recalls.

Savla who had known Nayyar as his uncle's friend was among the
two people, with whom he shared the joys and sorrows of his life,
besides his adopted daughter Rani Nakhwa. According to Savla, it
was Rani who adopted him as a fatherly figure and got him to shift in
her house with her family. "Nayyar saab was staying as a paying guest
at Thane and Rani used to run a telephone booth in Thane, from where
he would make calls to producers. She requested him to move into
their house and they were kind enough to even give him a separate
room. They treated him like a king in their small home, looking after
his needs, tastes, likes and dislikes. He had become more than a
family member to them and was staying with them since the
last 12 years," he reveals.

Savla adds that both he and Jackie were saddened by
the indifference of the industry towards Nayyar, a fact which
he occasionally mentioned, when he met them. "He often looked
desolate and felt that some of his best friends and admirers, did not
even bother to call on him," Jackie reveals. Also, there was a point
of time, according to Ajay Savla, when he had to forego his lavish
style and come to terms with a simple and modest living when
the payments due to him did not come. "At one point of time, he was
the highest paid music director in the industry. Also, he was the only
music director who commanded the entire royalty for his music and
made it conditional that he would not split it with anyone. Ironically,
the same companies who flourished on his music backed out of
paying their royalty due to him by claiming that they were going
through losses. Even the people whom he had loaned money in
the industry," Savla reveals. The biggest irony according to him was
the fact that despite being one of the topmost music directors in
the industry in his heydays, there was not a single Bollywood
celebrity from the industry at his funeral. "There was only Anu Kapoor
who made it a point to pay his respects, besides a few
non-film acquaintances. More disappointing was the presence of a
leading politician who used the opportunity to establish his presence in
the media and simply ignored his adopted daughter."

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Actor Vijay Arora passes away
Actor Vijay Arora, best known for his performance in the film Yaadon Ki Baraat passed away at his residence today, his family said.

The 62-year-old actor had been suffering from an intestinal ailment for the past few months and passed away due to complications arising out of it, they said.

Arora has acted in over 50 films, but lingers in public memory for his performance in the 1973 hit Yaadon Ki Baraat featuring music by R D Burman in which he starred alongside actress Zeenat Aman.

A 1971 acting graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India, Arora featured in many television serials as well, notably in the Ramanand Sagar production of Ramayana where he portrayed the character of Meghnath.

In 2001, he was seen in two serials, Lakeerein and Talaash.

Arora is survived by his wife and a son.

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Anita Guha:
Jai Santoshi Maa actress dies of heart attack
By IndiaFM News Bureau, June 20, 2007 - 11:55 IST

Anita Guha, who became famous after playing the lead role in the 1975 blockbuster, Jai Santoshi Maa/ passed away last night following a cardiac arrest. She was in her 70’s. Guha was suffering with bad health since a while and was also hospitalised.

Guha had come down to Mumbai to take part in a beauty pageant and landed up with film assignments. She did a number of films in her career, but it was her portrayal of Sita in Sampoorna Ramayan in 1961 that made her famous. This success was followed by Jai Santoshi Maa (1975) which was one of the biggest hits of that era. Anita also starred in Sanjog (1961) and multi-starrer Nagin (1976).

Guha was good friends with veteran actresses, Mala Sinha and Helen.

As I remember froms 60s-70s, Anita Guha appeared in lots of religious films. lists only 30 films to her credit but I'm sure there are countless more.

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Breaking news!
By Moviebuzz | Tuesday, 26 June , 2007, 10:45

Noted cameraman turned director, Jeeva (43) died of a massive heart attack in Russia where he was shooting for his latest film Dhaam Dhoom.

Jeeva, a noted cameraman had turned director with 12 B and later did films like Ullam Ketkume and the recent Unnale Unnale, which is one of the hits of 2007. Jeeva was currently busy with the final schedule of his latest film Dhaam Dhoom, when the inevitable happened.

Jeeva has cranked the camera for about 40 films and done some noted films like Kushi and Indian including a few Hindi films with Priyadarshan. He has also done umpteen ad films and has introduced actors like Shaam, Arya, Asin, Pooja, Vinay, Tanisha (in Tamil) and now he was introducing Kangana Ranaut with Dhaam Dhoom.

Says Maddy who called up to confirm the news: “It’s shocking that we lost a great talent like Jeeva. I have no words and is still in a state of shock”. Said Asin: “I can’t believe this news. He is one of the nicest human beings that I have come across”.

After the formalities are over, the body will be brought back to Chennai in a day or two. Jeeva is survived by his wife Aneez, who is a noted dress designer and two daughters.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:34 pm 

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OMG! I saw his interview with Madan in Vijay TV few weeks back, he was talking about his movie shooting in Russia etc. He was saying that Unnalae Unnalae is a common thing in any one's life and infact in his own life. Very young and makes different movies than the usual "masala" movie. Very sad to hear this news.

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