Khurshid Anwar is a well-known Music Director, Writer,
Producer and Director of movies in the Indian Sub-continent.
He made his debut as a music director in A. R. Kardar's
Punjabi venture "Kudmai" (1941). His first Hindi film
was "Ishara"(1943]. The film gained much popularity
from its songs which included "Panghat pe muraliya baje"
by Suraiya, "Shabnam kyon neer bahaye" by Gauhar Sultana,
and "Dil deke dagha nahin dena" by Vatsala Kumathekar.
Some of his other Hindi films were Parakh (1944, with
Saraswati Devi), Yateem (1945, with K. Dutta), Aaj Aur
Kal (1947), Pagdandi(1947), and Parwaana (1947) which
was the last movie in which K. L. Saigal acted, and
for which he got the Best Music Director’s award for
the year, For "Singaar" (1949) he got the Clare Award
for Best Music Director. His later films "Nishaana "(1950)
and "Neelam Pari" (1952) added new feathers to his cap.
Geeta ji first sang five solo songs for the film Nishana
(1950). "Kaisi murali bajayi shayam ne" is a lovely
song with vintage flavor. The melody "Woh rooth gaye
dil toot gaya" is said to have inspired a famous song
in the year 1951. Tu tu ghar aaja is a song that is a must listen for her fans. Seene ki dhadkan tez hui is also quite delightful.This movie had a fifth song, Ab Bhool Ja which was not released on the records. Khwaja sahab's son Khwaja Irfan Anwar informs us that ecause Khurshid Anwar realized that some violinist gave violin pieces of this song to Husnlal Bhagatram who made that their signature pieces. Although Khurshid Anwar borrowed those pieces from his earlier song of film Singhar( ae bholne wale tujhe ye kon bataaey).Khurshid Anwar must have been pretty
pleased with the results of these as he used her voice in his next movie.