Tributes to O P Nayyar, the creator of some of the most scintillating tunes in Hindi cinema, on his 95th birth anniversary today.

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Tributes to O P Nayyar, the creator of some of the most scintillating tunes in Hindi cinema, on his 95th birth anniversary today.

A composer with a distinctive style whose work was always original, O P Nayyar enthralled generations of music lovers with his lilting romantic numbers featuring a distinctive sound created by the innovative use of the piano, saxophone and rhythms.

Over 50 years and with nearly 73 films, Nayyar established himself as a master of rhythm with chart-busting songs from films like Aar Paar (1954), Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957) and Howrah Bridge (1958).

The legendary songsmith had no formal training in music, yet he composed unforgettable tunes in the 1950s and 1960s and became one of the highest paid composers of his time,

The creator of all-time evergreen hits such as “Mera Nam Chin Chin Choo,” “Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar”, “Aei Dil Hai Muskil Jeena Yahan”, “Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein”, “Deewana Hua Baadal”, “Maang Ke Saath Tumhara”, “Yeh chand so roshan chehra”, “Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana,” “Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya Jee”, “Babuji Dheere Chalna”, “Chain Se Humko Kabhi “, “Pukarta chala hoon main”, “Phir Miloge Kabhi” and “Aap Yuhin Agar Humse Milte Rahen,” passed away in 2007 leaving behind only his timeless music for us to cherish.

His melodies will always remain immortal.

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