Noted music director Khayyam has been selected for Maharashtra government's Lata Mangeshkar Award for 2007. The award carries Rs one lakh, citation and a memento and would be presented to 80-year old Khayyam at Delhi in September, Cultural Affairs Minister Ashok Chavan told reporters here.
The award is presented by the state government on Lata Mangeshkar's birthday to those having excelled in music and singing.
From Dilip Kumar starrer
in 1953, Khayyam has given music to scores of films in his five decade-old music career.
In the 1970s, Khayyam teamed up with Sahir Ludhyanvi to compose music in Yash Chopra-directed
. The songs were super hits and showed Khayyam's versatility.
Khayyam gave music to the late 70s and early 80s was from
Trishul, Thodi Si Bewafaai, Bazaar
and, of course, the memorable
by Muzaffar Ali.
Thodi Si Bewafai
Aaja re o mere dilbar Aaja
from Bazaar are some of his notable songs.
Khayyam also created music for Kamal Amrohi-directed
in which Lata sang