Naveen Kumar (musician)
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Naveen Kumar is an Indian flautist who has accompanied many film music directors and composers on popular Bollywood tracks. Naveen has also directed music for Gospel recordings.
|Birth name||P.M.K. Naveen Kumar|
|Labels||Folktronic (Sony Music Independent)|
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Naveen has played for leading Indian film music composers such as A.R. Rahman, S. Thaman, Ilayaraja, Pritam, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sajid-Wajid and Salim Sulaiman. He has performed with musicians such as Sivamani, Louiz Banks, Mandolin Srinivas, and John McLaughlin. Eventually, Naveen moved to Mumbai to get chances to work with other composers in India. He has featured vocals in film songs by M.M. Keeravani and Deva, among others. Songs include "Kaadhal Sadugudu" in Mani Ratnam's Alaipaayuthey, and "Salam Gulamu" in Deva's Hello.
Naveen has received great attention for the instrumental orchestral piece, "Bombay Theme", which AR Rahman composed and arranged for the film Bombay in 1995. Other popular songs that feature his flute interludes are Zara Zara (Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein) and the Kal Ho Na Ho title track. He also performed with A.R. Rahman and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Southbank Centre in London on 7 April 2010.
|2015||Silence Is Bliss||Sony Music|
|2011||Melodies of Love||Sony Music|
|2010||Café Fluid||Sony Music|
|2009||Celebration 2010 (with Jyothi Kumar)||P.M.K. Naveen Kumar|
|2006||Never Say Goodbye||Sony Music|
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- Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna - Never Say Good Bye - Official Title Instrumental Music in HBR Sound. Dir. Pchero123. YouTube.com. YouTube, 21 Oct. 2011. Web. 30 July 2012. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR3L4iC1Two>.
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