Naushad (Radio Days, Music Mogul, June 3) was a musical genius. His compositions had a Indian feel about them. He preferred classical Hindustani music. With a limited number of Indian musical instruments at his disposal, he could create masterpieces that are cherished even today. His magnum opus was Mughal-e-Azam. He used Lata’s voice to the fullest extent possible. Rafi also gave his best under his musical baton. Such music directors are born but rarely.
K Venkataraman, Delhi
There was an error in RM Patwardhan’s article on music maestro Naushad. The music director of film Baradari was Nashad, not Naushad. Nashad later on migrated to Pakistan. Patwardhan may well do some research and do a piece on Nashad as well. Some HMV cassettes too credit the music of Baradari to Naushad instead of Nashad. The lyricist of Baradari was Khumar Barabankvi.
Rajendra Chopra, Faridabad