Also known as
Film music composer
April 15, 2005, Lahore, Pakistan
Javed Sheikh, Syed Noor, Nadeem Baig, Humera Arshad, Jeet Ganguly
Ustad Ghulam Hussain Khan
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Amjad Bobby (Urdu: امجد بوبی) (1942- 2005) was an acclaimed Pakistani film music composer.
- Salma agha jab shaam ke saaye film bobby music amjad bobby
- Yaadain l Remembering Eminent Music Composer Amjad Bobby
- Early life and career
- Awards and recognition
- Worked with many film playback singers
- Special appearances as a live singer
Yaadain l Remembering Eminent Music Composer Amjad Bobby
Early life and career
He was born in Amritsar, British India in 1942. His father wanted him to be a clerk but he preferred to become a film music composer. His first film as a music director was Aik Nagina (1969) and the song "Dil nahi toe koi sheesha koi pathar hi milay" in Ahmed Rushdi's voice gained him some recognition.
"Initially, like all musicians, he achieved fame after struggling and assisted renowned musicians like A. Hameed, Nashad, Nisar Bazmi, Khwaja Khurshid Anwar and Rasheed Attre." Amjad Bobby had little success in the decade of the 1970s. His first hit song was "Kajra lagana chor do, sawan ka rukh badal jaye ga", sung by great singer Mehdi Hassan for movie Ansoo Aur Sholay. Later he composed music of movie Aik Nagina with two super hit songs "Beena tera naam" and "Tere bin raha jaye naa". The decade of the 1980s brought luck for Amjad Bobby and he gave many great film songs to film industry. Then his success continued till his death in 2005.
Amjad Bobby died of cardiac arrest on 15 April 2005 in Lahore. His death was a big loss for Pakistani film music industry because Amjad Bobby was a composer who almost singlehandedly gave film music a new direction and brought much freshness into the film music in the 1990s, when it most needed it in Pakistan.
Awards and recognition
Worked with many film playback singers
He had worked with singers from both Pakistan and India. He composed music for Ahmed Rushdi, Salma Agha, Akhlaq Ahmed, Ghulam Abbas, A Nayyar, Waris Baig, Shazia Manzoor, Humera Channa, Arshad Mehmood, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, Kavita, Jaspinder Narula.
Special appearances as a live singer
It is interesting to note that at the Nigar Awards presentation, he sang a song from his movie 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa'. The song was originally sung by Arshad Mehmood, but due to his busy schedule, he could not come so Amjad Bobby sang in his place. He also sings a song in Javed Sheikh's movie Mushkil, and he has performed this song on stage several times.