Qamar Jalalabadi

Lyricist, Producer, Writer
Born: Mar 09, 1919
Death: Jan 09, 2003
 

Qamar Jalalabadi was a poet, writer and song writer in the Hindi film industry for nearly four decades.

Born into a Punjabi family in Jalalabad Amritsar in 1919 as Om Prakash Bhandari, he took on his pen name at the advice of a travelling poet named Amar. His debut film was "Zameendar" in 1942 for which he wrote the successful song "Duniya Mein Garibon Ko" sung by Shamshad Begum.

He worked with S. D. Burman in 1946 in the film "Eight Days" where the comic song "O Babu Babu Re" became quite popular. He went on to work with music director Sardar Malik on many films. One of their hits was "Sunti Nahi Duniya" ("Renuka", 1947). However, "Howrah Bridge" (1958), with songs like "Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu" and "Aaiye Meherban", was his ticket to fame.

Qamar was also an acclaimed writer for films. Some of the films for which he wrote either the script and/or dialogues were "Munimji" (1955), "Phagun" (1958), "Maya" (1961) and "Taj Mahal" (1963).

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Most Popular Songs

Honolulu Honolulu
Album: Hong Kong
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: O.P. Nayyar
Lyricist: Qamar Jalalabadi
Genre: Jazz, Classic Pop
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Aaiye Meharban Aaiye Meharban
Album: Howrah Bridge
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: O.P. Nayyar
Lyricist: Qamar Jalalabadi
Genre: Pop, Ghazal
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Tu Hai Mera Prem Devta Tu Hai Mera Prem Devta
Album: Kalpana
Singer: Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey
Music Director: O.P. Nayyar
Lyricist: Qamar Jalalabadi
Genre: Sugam, Hindustani
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Chhun Chhun Ghunghroo Bole Chhun Chhun Ghunghroo Bole
Album: Phagun
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: O.P. Nayyar
Lyricist: Qamar Jalalabadi
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Yeh Kaisi Ajab Daastan Ho Gayi Hai Yeh Kaisi Ajab Daastan Ho Gayi Hai
Album: Rustam Sohrab
Singer: Suraiya
Music Director: Sajjad Hussain
Lyricist: Qamar Jalalabadi
Genre: Filmi
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