Khwaja Khurshid Anwar

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Basic Information

Date and Place of Birth : March 21, 1912, Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan
Date and Place of Death : October 30, 1984, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Khurshid Anwar in 1957
In 1957, holding President's Award (Govt. of Pakistan) for Best Story and Best Music for Intezar (1956)

Khurshid Anwar in 1979
In 1979.

He was a well-known Music Director, Writer, Producer and Director of movies in the Indian Sub-continent.

Anniversary October 30, 2003

Thanks to Irfan, I have added lots of new material on Khurshid Anwar. I have added 6 new photos of him with many film personalities of the sub-continent. Try to guess who they are! I have added 17 more songs from his films with full information. I have also included Irfan's RMIM posting about Khurshid Anwar's assistants in India. To enjoy all this wonderful and rare material, please go to

Anninversary 2003 Material

Anniversary October 30, 2004

Thanks to Irfan, I have added 3 photos and 22 more songs. To enjoy, please go to

Anninversary 2004 Material

More Songs Added

Once again, thanks to Irfan, I have added 16 more songs. Among them are two songs from an incomplete film, an original Malhar bandish composed by KA and sung by Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, a studio recording and his last recorded song. Please go to the link here

Sixteen new songs

Songs

Here is a selection of 20 songs (2 songs from each of his movies 1941-1952).

Song
Film
Singers
goTe daa haar ve mai.n gal vich paanii haa.n
Kurmai (Panjabi), 1941
Iqbal Begum, Rajkumari, G. M. Durrani
maahii ve raataa.n chaanaNiyaa.N
The first song recorded by Khurshid Anwar
Kurmai (Panjabi), 1941
Rajkumari
panaghaT pe muraliyaa baaje
Ishara, 1943
Suraiya
ishq kaa dard suhanaa hai
Ishara, 1943
Vatsala Kunthekar
aaye din pyaar ke sajanaa
Parakh, 1944
Kaushalya, Balwant Singh
letii hai.n dam ba dam balaaye.n
Parakh, 1944
Kaushalya
duniyaa hai ye pyaar kii duniyaa
Parakh, 1944
Ira Nigam
jhuum rahii baaGo.n me.n bhiigii
Yateem, 1945
Rajkumari, G. M. Durrani
kaliyo.n ko masalane aaye hai.n
Aaj Aur Kal, 1947
Nasim Akhtar
pa.De ishq me.n jaan ke ham ko laale
Aaj Aur Kal, 1947
Zeenat Begum
jhuulanaa Dalaa de more
Pagdandi, 1947
Zeenat Begum, Munnawar Sultana, Dilshad
balamaa paTavaarii ho gaye
Pagdandi, 1947
Munnawar Sultana
saiyaa.N ne u.ngalii marorii re
Parwana, 1947
Rajkumari
aajaa balamaa rain a.ndherii laage
Parwana, 1947
Suraiya
kaisii muralii bajaa_ii shaam re
Nishaana, 1950
Geeta Roy
tuu tuu tuu ghar aajaa
Nishaana, 1950
Geeta Roy
dharak dharak tere bin meraa jiyaa
Singaar, 1949
Suraiya, Asha, Chorus
dil aane ke Dha.ng niraale hai.n
Singaar, 1949
Surinder Kaur
chham chham chham rahe.n dono.n saath har dam
Neelam Pari, 1952
Geeta Dutt, Asha
ik tuu duujii mai.n tiijaa chaa.Nd
Neelam Pari, 1952
Geeta Dutt, Chorus
meraa bholaa saa balamaa
Khamosh Sipahi, 1950
Rajkumari, Lalita Deulkar
tuma juga juga jiyo, MD Pandit Amarnath
Pagdandi, 1947
Zeenat Begum
ambavaa pe gaaye koyaliyaa
Pagdandi, 1947
Zeenat Begum

Links to an article by him and others on him

PTV Tribute

Here is an audio of a programme that was telecast by PTV as a tribute to him on November 2,1984 (it was recorded on October 31,1984).
PTV Tribute Audio The sequence of clips can be found here.

His Filmography is in the following link

Copyright Khwaja Khurshid Anwar Trust
and Irfan Anwar who provided this material.
Thanks to Dr. Guri Singh for all the help.
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