Writer, film lyricist Maya Govind dies

Writer and musician Maya Govind, who started to noticeable quality with the charming sentiment puzzle, ‘Nainon mein darpan hai’ (film: Aarop, 1974) and proceeded to turn into the most well known female lyricist of her time in Hindi movies, died following a respiratory failure at her Mumbai home on Thursday. She was 82 and ailing for quite a while. “She had a blood coagulation in her mind which made a great deal of other medical problems,” her child Ajay told PTI.

A couple of exemptions to the side, songwriting in Hindi movies was basically a male occupation before the 1970s. Yet, Maya Govind not just conquered the predispositions and torqued out space for herself yet in addition built a vocation that extended to almost forty years.

Her best work fit tastefully engaging and suggestive verse with a film’s situational needs suitably reflected in melodies, for example, ‘Kajre ki baati ansuan ke tel mein’ (film: Sawan Ko Aane Do, 1979), ‘Chaar noise ki zindagi hai’ (film: Ek Baar Kaho, 1980), Stomach muscle chiraagon ka koi kaam nahi (film: Baawri, 1982), ‘Teri meri prem kahani’ (film: Pighalta Aasman, 1985) and ‘Chanda dekhe chanda’ (film: Jhoothi, 1986). These tunes were not chartbusters, but rather they keep on enchanting knowing music darlings even today.

Brought into the world in Lucknow, Govind showed Hindi, music, and history in Bal Vidya Mandir. She additionally composed verse and was very well known in kavi sammelans where she dazzled entertainer Bharat Bhushan. During the 1960s, Bhushan’s sibling, maker R Chandra, marked her for three movies: ‘Megh Malhar’, ‘Baap Bete’, and ‘Mushaira’. “We even recorded two mujras for ‘Mushaira’ which were formed by Khayyam,” she told this correspondent in a 2018 telephone interview. Tragically with the destruction of R Chandra, these movies were generally not made.

In 1972 she came to Bombay subsequent to getting a call from Ramanand Sagar requesting that she compose melodies for Jalte Badan (1973). The film died in the cinematic world however ‘Wada bhool na jaana’, a Lata-Rafi two part harmony formed by Laxmikant Pyarelal, turned into a wireless transmissions number one. In a get-together coordinated by Sagar, Govind likewise met Master Dutt’s sibling, Atma Slam, who marked her for ‘Aarop’, which also didn’t succeed however brought about maybe the best melody of her vocation. In 1975, the amusing ‘Karale saaf karale’ sung by Mehmood and Usha Mangeshkar (film: Qaid, arranger: Nitin-Mangesh) completed 28th in Binaca Geetmala’s yearly program.

The 80s and 90s were a fertile period for her. Maya Govind worked with most top music chiefs, eminently RD Burman (Rang Birangi), Khayyam (Baawri), Kalyanji Anandji (Pighalta Aasman, Kalyug aur Ramayan), Bappi Lahiri (Dalaal), Anu Malik (Yaarana, Fundamental Khiladi Tu Anadi) and Jaidev (Trikon Ka Chautha Kon). A few well known tracks wrote by her during this period were ‘Chadh gaya upar re’ (film: Dalal), ‘Simple piya ghar aaya o Smash ji’ (Yaarana) and the title track of ‘Fundamental Khiladi Tu Anari’.

Maya Govind, who had hitched exchange and screenplay author Slam Govind, additionally composed verses for TV serials, for example, ‘Draupadi’ and ‘Kismat’. Her books incorporate ‘Neeli Jheel Ki Darpan Mein’ and ‘Maya Raag’. Fans can watch her recount sonnets in old recordings posted on YouTube.

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