Prem Dhawan

Music Director, Lyricist, Actor
Born: Jun 13, 1923
Death: May 07, 2001
 

Prem Dhawan was a lyricist, music director and choreographer in the Hindi film industry. Born in Ambala, he learnt classical music from Pandit Ravi Shankar whom he met in Mumbai while he was with the Indian People’s Theatre Association.

As a lyricist, he debuted with "Dharti Ke Lal" (1946) and went on to write song lyrics till the 1980s. Some of the notable films he worked for, as lyricist, are "Aaram" (1951), "Tarana" (1951), "Aasman" (1952), "Taangewali" (1955), "Shola Aur Shabnam" (1961), "Kabuliwala" (1961), "Ek Phool Do Mali" (1969) and "Purab Aur Pachhim" (1970). With songs like "Aye Mere Pyaare Watan" ("Kabuliwala", 1961) and "Chodo Kal Ki Baatein" ("Hum Hindustani", 1961), Prem Dhawan came to be associated with patriotic songs.

It was around the mid 1960s that his association with Manoj Kumar started. With "Shaheed" (1965), both started a new phase of their careers - Manoj Kumar, as the patriotic hero and Prem Dhawan as the music director/lyricist. The fim "Shaheed" and its songs, specially "Ae Watan Ae Watan" and "Mera Rang De Basanti Chola" were very successful and paved the way for many more collaborations between the two.

Prem Dhawan continued to compose songs and write lyrics till 1981, but did not see much success in the last few years of his career.

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    Individual Awards:
  • 1970 - Government Of India - Padma Shri

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Is Bewafa Jahan Mein Wafa Dhoondhte Rahe Is Bewafa Jahan Mein Wafa Dhoondhte Rahe
  • Album: Aasman
    Singer: C.H. Atma
    Music Director: O.P. Nayyar
    Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
    Genre: Ghazal
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    Seene Mein Sulagte Hain Armaan Seene Mein Sulagte Hain Armaan
  • Album: Tarana
    Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mahmood
    Music Director: Anil Biswas
    Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
    Genre: Filmi, Ghazal
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    Haye Jiya Roye Roye Haye Jiya Roye Roye
  • Album: Milan
    Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
    Music Director: Hansraj Behl
    Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
    Genre: Sugam
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    Aayi Bahaar Jiya Dole Mora Aayi Bahaar Jiya Dole Mora
  • Album: Arzoo
    Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
    Music Director: Anil Biswas
    Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
    Genre: Sugam, Filmi, Hindi Folk
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    Ae Mere Pyare Watan Ae Mere Pyare Watan
  • Album: Kabuliwala
    Singer: Manna Dey
    Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
    Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
    Genre: Filmi
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