Chandan Mitra remembers O P Nayyar

I could have almost pinched myself to believe if I was really sitting in this cubbyhole talking to O P Nayyar, one of the biggest legends of Hindi film music. Here was the man who sent us into ecstasies with compositions like Deewana hua badal, Yeh chand sa roshan chehera, Ishaaron ishaaron mein dil lene wale, Yeh duniya usee ki zamana usee ka, Kisi na kisi se kabhi na kabhi - all from just one movie, Kashmir ki Kali.

Asked to name his favourite number from the 1000-plus that he composed in a career spanning over two decades, he insisted it was impossible to name just one. Not even his favourite Chayen se humko kabhi aap ne jeene na diya.

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