Mohammed Aziz

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Background information
Birth nameSayeed Mohammed Aziz-Un-Nabi
Also known asMunna Aziz
Born(1954-07-02)2 July 1954
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Died27 November 2018(2018-11-27) (aged 64)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
GenresIndian Classical Music
Pop Music
Bhajan
Indian Music
Playback Singing
Occupation(s)Playback Singer
Years active1982–2018
Spouse(s)Rubina Aziz
Children2

Mohammed Aziz (born as Sayeed Mohammed Aziz-Un-Nabi; 2 July 1954 – 27 November 2018), also known as Munna, was a famous Indian multilingual playback singer who primarily sang for the Bollywood, Bengali and Odia films. [1] He sang about twenty thousand songs, including Sufi devotional songs and other genres in more than ten different Indian languages. [2] [3] He made his first appearance in films with a Hindi film titled Ambar (1984) and later he appeared in his first Bengali film titled Bouma (1986). His two prominent songs, including "Mard Tangewala" composed by Anu Malik were introduced in Mard .

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He had sung numerous duets in 1980s and 1990s with singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, K.S.Chithra , Sulakshana Pandit, Vijayta Pandit, Usha Mangeshkar, Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sadhana Sargam, S. Janaki, Alka Yagnik, Salma Agha, Hemlata, Sapna Mukherjee, Chandrani Mukherjee, Poornima, Sarika Kapoor, Uttara Kelkar and Alisha Chinai. Many of his songs such as "Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka", "My Name Is Lakhan", "Main Teri Mohabbat Mein", "Aap Ke Aa Jane Se", "Aajkal Yaad Kuchh" and "Dil Le Gayi Teri Bindiya" are recognized among the prominent songs he sang as a playback singer. [4] He was the most popular singer of mid 80s to early 90s. He was one of the rare singers who could sing at the 7th note (Saatwan Sur). [5]

Originally a restaurant singer, he went to Mumbai around 1984 where he was introduced to the Hindi cinema by Anu Malik. [6] The recipient of two uncertain awards for Best Playback Singer, [2] his last film was Kaafila . Prior to this, he sang for the film Karan Arjun. [7]

Early life

Mohammed Aziz was born as Sayeed Mohammed Aziz-Un-Nabi on 2 July 1954 in Calcutta (present-day Kolkata), West Bengal, India. After he went to Mumbai, he worked in Hindi film, Ambar in 1984. His first Bengali film was Bouma (1986). [6]

Career

He was involved with music during his childhood. Later he started his professional musical career with a Bengali film titled Bouma (1986). He went to Mumbai for better career opportunities in film industry where he was introduced to Bollywood's film Ambar (1984) by music director Sapan-Jagmohan; however his first prominent singing role appeared in Mard film, by music director Anu Malik. The title song "Mard Tangewala" of this film became a super hit. After the success of this song he had several hits in 1985 such as "Aate Aate Teri Yaad Aa Gayi" from Jaan Ki Baazi. Since then, he was the most sought after singer in Bollywood film industry in that decade. He worked with several famous music directors such as Naushad, Shankar–Jaikishan, O. P. Nayyar, Ravi, Khayyam, Kalyanji-Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, R. D. Burman, Bappi Lahiri, Rajesh Roshan, Usha Khanna, Anu Malik, Anand–Milind, Jatin-Lalit, Ravindra Jain, Raamlaxman, Aadesh Shrivastava, Nadeem-Shravan, Viju Shah, Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen among others. [8] He had sung nearly 250+ songs for Laxmikant Pyarelal which is the highest for any composers he has sung for. He had also sung Lord Jagannath, bhajans, private music albums and Odia film songs until he was introduced as a playback singer in Hindi language films. Besides working in films, he also participated in stage shows in India and other countries. [6]

During his career, Mohammed Aziz has sung for Bollywood's prominent actors such as Dilip Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, Hemant Birje, Chunky Pandey, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Kumar Gaurav, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Nana Patekar, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Raj Babbar, Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Sumeet Saigal, Farooq Sheikh, Jackie Shroff, Aditya Pancholi and several others. Apart from the female singers, he appeared in some duets with some male singers such as Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Suresh Wadkar, Manhar Udhas, Shailendra Singh, Nitin Mukesh, Kumar Sanu, Vinod Rathod and Sudesh Bhosle. [9]

Death

He was arriving from Kolkata to Mumbai on 27 November and he subsequently collapsed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport where he was taken to Nanavati hospital for medical treatment. [10] He died at hospital on 27 November 2018 of cardiac arrest, aged 64. [11]

Discography

Year(s)SongsFilm(s)Composer(s)
1984Kab Talak Dulhe, Teri Rah Mein Ek DeepakAmbar (1984)Sapan Jagmohan
1985Mard Tangewala, Tambu Mein Bamboo Mard Anu Malik
1986Mehboob Se Hamare Love 86 Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986Ek Ladki Jiska Naam Aag Aur Shola Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Saari Raat Jagaye Zulm Ko Jala Doonga Nadeem-Shravan
1988Dil Ki Dhadkan Kya Kahe Veerana Bappi Lahiri
1988Awaaz Hamari Isi Waadi MeinShoorveer Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Main Tera Ho Gaya Biwi Ho To Aisi Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1989Main Teri Mohabbat Me Tridev Kalyanji-Anandji, Viju Shah
1989Tera Bimar Mera Dil ChaalBaaz Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990Ek Doosre Se Khafa Hona Nahin Pati Patni Aur Tawaif Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990Tu Hi Meri Prem Kahani Pathar Ke Insan Bappi Lahiri
1991Yeh Jeevan Jitni Bar Mile Banjaran Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991Chup Chap Tu Kyu Khadi Hai Narsimha Laxmikant-Pyarelal
1991Main Aaj Bolta Hoon Do Matwale Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991Pyar Ki Duniya TuKanoon Ki Zanjeer Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991Aap Ke Dil KoKanoon Ki Zanjeer Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992Tu Mujhe Kabool-Mohd Aziz Khuda Gawah Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992Rab Ko Yaad Karoon Khuda Gawah Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992Apni Aankhon Ke Sitaaron Mei Police Aur Mujrim Bappi Lahiri
1992Mere Mehboob Tujhe Police Aur Mujrim Bappi Lahiri
1992Aadmi Zindagi Aur Ye Aatma Vishwatma Viju Shah
1993Bahut jatate ho chah humse Aadmi Khilona Hai Nadeem-Shravan
1993Mujhko Peena Hai Phool Aur Angaar Anu Malik
1997Kabhi khushyun kiMarityudata Anand–Milind
1998Maine Dil Ka Hukam SunBarsaat Ki Raat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
2001Aur kya Zindagani hai Ek Rishtaa

Nadeem-Shravan

2001Hum Khush Hue Ek Rishtaa Nadeem-Shravan

Duets with Kavita Krishnamurthy

Year(s)Song(s)Film(s)Composer(s)
1984Mere Mehboob Tujhe Zakhmi Sher Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986Dekha Jo Tujhko Aag Aur Shola Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986Kya Jodi Hai Aisa Pyaar Kahan Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986Shrafat Ali Ko Amrit Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986Munne Ki Amma Dosti Dushmani Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986Jhatke Pe Jhatke Dosti Dushmani Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986Saat Baras Ka Dulha Dosti Dushmani Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986Aye Watan Tere Liye Karma Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986Pyar Ki Had Se Love 86 Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1986Mehboob Se Hamare Love 86 Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987Na Zulm Na Zalim Ka Hukumat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987Es Afsar Ka Baja Hukumat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987Dil Mein Lagi HaiBe Lagaam R. D. Burman
1987O Be-WafaBe Lagaam R. D. Burman
1987Khai Ke Mainpuri TambakuDilruba TangewaliAnwar-Usman
1987Aankhon Aankhon Mein Parivaar Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987Chalo Chalo Door Kahin Sindoor Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987Tere Mere Beech Mein Watan Ke Rakhwale Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1987Jab Pyar Kiya Ikrar Kiya Watan Ke Rakhwale Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Garibon Ka Kafan Apna Kabhi Dost Garibon Ka Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Teri Meri Pyar Bhari Baton Khatron Ke Khiladi Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Jaise Ek Chand Ka Tukda Inteqam Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Ho Ho Chhal ChhalJanam Janam Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Koi Patta Bhi HilaJanam Janam Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Badon Ka Hai Farmaana Mar Mitenge Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Chithi Aaye Gayee BabuMera MuqaddarKamalkant
1988Log Jahan Par Pyaar Ka Mandir Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Tina Ke Mina Pyaar Mohabbat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Awaaz Hamari Isi Waadi MeinShoorveer Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1988Toota Hua Mandir HoonKudrat Ka Faisla (Sadhana) Bappi Lahiri
1989Main Teri Mohabbat Main Tridev Kalyanji-Anandji, Viju Shah
1989Swarg Se Pyara Hai Lashkar Nadeem-Shravan
1989Mere Do Anmol Ratan Ram Lakhan Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1989Jaise Jaise DinShikanja Bappi Lahiri
1989Teri Nashili Aankhon SeWohi Bhayaanak RaatSurinder Kohli
1990Iska Naam Jawani Hai Hum Se Na Takrana Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990Sun O Mere Humjoli Hum Se Na Takrana Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990Behna O Behna Aaj Ka Arjun Bappi Lahiri
1990Dil Laga KeGhar Ho to Aisa Bappi Lahiri
1990Oye Balle BalleLootera SultanBajju
1990Main Pyasa HoonMaa Kasam Badla Loonga Sonik Omi
1990Ye Zameen DekhaQayamat Ki Raat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990Haath Mein Mehndi Shandaar Bappi Lahiri
1990Kuchh Gana Bajana Ho Jaye Sher Dil Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990Pyar Ki Duniya TuSindoor Ki Awaaz Rajesh Roshan
1990Jalte Badan Ki AagSwarg Se Pyara Ghar Hamara Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1990Kitna Pyara HaiSwarg Se Pyara Ghar Hamara Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991Tere Mere Pyar Ki Banjaran Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991Main Aaj Bolta Hoon Do Matwale Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991Aap Ke Dil KoKanoon Ki Zanjeer Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991Main Khat LikhtaPyar Bhara KhatKrishandu Das
1991Behnen Hansti Hain to (Happy) Pyar Ka Devta Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1991Jo Main Chhup Jaoon Sapnon Ka Mandir Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992Dil Naache Dil JhoomeCaptain PrabhakarIllaiyaraaja
1992Aankhon Mein Basa Loon To Geet Bappi Lahiri
1992Yeh Ped Hai Peeple KaHeer Ranjha Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992Main Aurat Tu Aadmi Honeymoon Anand–Milind
1992Deewaron Pe Likha HaiKamsinMahesh-Kishore
1992Tera Naam Tera NaamKamsinMahesh-Kishore
1992Tu Mujhe Kabool Khuda Gawah Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992Rab Ko Yaad Karoon Khuda Gawah Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992Main Aisee Cheez Nahin Khuda Gawah Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992Chhan Chhan Baje GhungrooKundan Bappi Lahiri
1992Tu Akeli Hai Lamba SafarMain Hoon SherniAnand-Laxman
1992Tu Meri DiwaniMast Kalander Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1992Sar Pe Topi Kali Sone Ki Lanka Anand–Milind
1992Dil Pe Qayamat Dhaye Tyagi Bappi Lahiri
1992Tu Bhi Tu I Love You Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi Rajesh Roshan
1993Bewafa HumkoBadi Behan Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1993Mujhe Jeene Nahin DetiBomb Blast Bappi Lahiri
1994Raat Muradowali Beta Ho To Aisa Ravindra Jain
1994Teri Bhi MarziMere Meharban Bappi Lahiri
1995Teri Majbooriyan Fauji Vishal Bhardwaj
1995Sawan Ke Badlo Ki Niyat Paappi Devataa Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1995Jaise Jaise Din GuzregaZulm Ka Jawab Bappi Lahiri
1996Dheere Dheere Angaara Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
1996Koi Mangta DilDurjanSapan-Jagmohan
1996Deewana Pan Hain Yeh Maahir Bappi Lahiri
1996Pyar Mein Kabhi KabhiTera Naam Mera Naam Kuldeep Singh
1997Maine Tujhe Chaaha Daadagiri Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
1997Tin Tina Tin Mahaanta Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1997Tapka Re Tapka 2 Mahaanta Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1998Maine Dil Ka Hukum Sun LiyaBarsaat Ki Raat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1998Teri Haan Ka Teri Na KaBarsaat Ki Raat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1998Wada Karke Sajan Nahi AayaBarsaat Ki Raat Laxmikant–Pyarelal
1998Yehi to Pyar HaiDo Hazar Ek Anand Raj Anand
1998Jammu Ki Jawani Kashmir KiHind Ki Beti Sonik Omi
1998Haseenayein Zulfon Ka Phanda BichayeinMain Phir AaongiSameer Shyam
1998Aaj Kisi Ki Jeet Hui Hai Mard Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
1999Chamak Challo Tu NaachTune Mera Dil le Liyaa (Pinjra)Mahesh-Kishore
2000Durga Hai Meri Maa Mela Anu Malik
2001Dhol Bajhe Mitti Ali-Ghani

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