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Prem Dhawan

Occupation  Lyricist, composer
Died  May 7, 2001, Mumbai
Role  Lyricist
Name  Prem Dhawan
Known for  Bollywood music

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Born  13 June 1923Ambala, Haryana, India
Movies  Aadhi Raat Ke Baad, Goonj Uthi Shehnai
Albums  Guru Manio Granth (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Awards  National Film Award for Best Lyrics
Similar People  Anil Biswas, Ravi, Nanabhai Bhatt, Kumar Sanu, Balraj Sahni

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Prem Dhawan (1923–2001) was an Indian lyricist, music composer, choreographer, and actor of Bollywood known for his patriotic songs, especially for the lyrics and compositions for the 1965 Manoj Kumar starrer, Shaheed. He was a winner of the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in 1971 and was honoured by the Government of India in 1970 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.

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Biography

Prem Dhawan was born on 13 July 1923 at Ambala in the present day Haryana state of India to a Jail Superintendent working for the British government. He did his college studies in Lahore during which period he was involved with the activities of the Communist party of India. He started his career in Lahore in 1946 as Assistant of Composer Khwaja Khurshid Anwar in Khwaja Ahmad Abbas's film Aaj Aur Kal. He later moved to Mumbai to join the Indian People's Theatre Association. His association with the Indian People's Theatre Association helped him to learn classical music under the renowned classical musician, Ravi Shankar. In 1946, he debuted as a lyricist with the movie, Dharti Ke Lal, the first of the several till his last film, the Hindi version of Apoorva Sagodharargal, in 1989. In between, he wrote lyrics for a string of films such as Aaram, Tarana, Aasman, Shola Aur Shabnam, Kabuliwala, Ek Phool Do Mali and Purab Aur Pachhim. He also composed music for several films like Shaheed which was reported to have enhanced the status of Dhawan and the lead actor of the film, Manoj Kumar. The film featured some of the hits of the time in Ae Watan Ae Watan and Mera Rang De Basanti Chola.

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Dhawan, apart from his career as a lyricist and composer, acted two films, Lajawab (1950) and Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959). He also worked as a choreographer for seven films, though not with much success. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1970. He won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in 1971 for the film, Nanak Dukhiya Sub Sansar. His career faded towards the Eighties and did not have any notable contribution except for the 1989 dubbed movie, Apoorva Sagodharargal. He died on 7 May 2001, at the age of 78, following a cardiac arrest.

References

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