Raj Kamal (15 January 1928 – 1 September 2005) was a well-known Indian composer. He composed classics such as the unforgettable Chashm-e-Buddoor, kahan se aaye badra, kaali ghodi dwaar khadi, Sawan Ko Aane Do, Chand Jaise Mukhde pe sung by K. J. Yesudas, Taqdeer se koi sung by Anandkumar C, and several other well-known songs. He also composed the music of B.R. Chopra's classic television show Mahabharat.

Raj Kamal
Born(1928-01-15)15 January 1928
Died1 September 2005(2005-09-01) (aged 77)
India
OccupationFilm composer & director
Years active1971 – 2005

Personal lifeEdit

Composer Raj Kamal was born to Tulsidas and his wife in a village called Mathaniya in Rajasthan. He was named Dalpat after birth, a name he would later change to Raj Kamal for Bollywood. He was the eldest of 5 children. Raj Kamal came to Bombay with his whole family; his father having been persuaded by his brother, tabla maestro Pt. Bansilal Bharati. After marriage, Raj Kamal and his wife Sagar had 6 children - Chandra Kamal, Surya Kamal, Vinay Kamal, Hriday Kamal, Shubh Kamal, and a daughter Sunita Kamal. His three elder sons are all composers and musicians in their own right. Raj Kamal died aged 77 on 1 September 2005 from Alzheimer's disease which had severely affected his memory.

CareerEdit

FilmographyEdit

As directorEdit

  • Zakhmi Haseena (2001)

DiscographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Notes
1971 Dost Aur Dushman
1972 Achha Bura
1976 Mera Salaam
1979 Sawan Ko Aane Do
1980 Jazbaat
1980 Payal Ki Jhankaar
1981 Chashme Buddoor
1982 Akhand Saubhagyavati
1983 Katha
1984 Phulwari
Kanoon Meri Mutthi Mein
Johny Ustad
1985 Aazhi (Malayalam)
Pratima Unreleased
1986 Amma
1987 7 Saal Baad
1988 Razia
1997 Ganga Maange Khoon
1998 Saaz

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Channel Notes
1986 Bahadur Shah Zafar (TV series) DD National
1988–1990 Mahabharat Playback singer also[1]
1997 Mahabharat Katha
2000–2002 Vishnu Puran Zee TV
2001–2004 Aap Beeti DD National
2002–2003 Ma Shakti (TV series)

BhajansEdit

Year Bhajan/Album Notes
1987 Jai Baba Ram Dev
1990 Vari Jaun Balaji
1993 Maiya Taar De Vol. 5 by Narendra Chanchal composed with Ved Sethi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "जानिए, महाभारत के प्रसिद्ध गीतों को किन-किन गायकों ने दी थी आवाज". Zee Hindustan. 2 June 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2021.

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