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Khayyam selected for Lata Mangeshkar Award

music Updated: Aug 03, 2007 20:32 IST
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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

Kabhi Kabhi

. 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

Umrao Jaan

by Muzaffar Ali.

Hazar Rahen


Thodi Si Bewafai


Aaja re o mere dilbar Aaja




Dikahyi Diye

from Bazaar are some of his notable songs.

Khayyam also created music for Kamal Amrohi-directed

Razia Sultan

in which Lata sang

Aye dil-e-nadan