Publisher: Jharna Books
Distributed by: Blue Pencil
Like him, O P Nayyar’s melodies are attractive, honest and joyous. In the staid musical world of the ‘50s, when most tunes were predictable, his effervescent melodies surprised listeners with their audacious euphoria so much so that non-dancers and non-singers were enthused to dance and sing, the energy of his music was so infectious! Although this genius had never been trained in music, his astute understanding of both his art and his audience was beyond compare,
The myth that O P Nayyar was a mere ghoda-gaadi-rhythm-composer is debunked by author Lata Jagtiani. Other melodies he created such as Zulf ki Chaaon Mein, Bekasi Had Se, Boojh Mera Kya Naao Re, Aap ke Haseen Rukh Pe, Aana Hai To Aa and Chaen Se Humko Kabhi are chronicled under different headings to corroborate he was a versatile composer beyond compare. There are also studies that include the role of his musical instrument, lyricists, singers and actors. Also, the full lyrics of over 135 of his wow songs are presented to enable plenty more Nayyarana mehfils!
Perspectives of 17 friends, singers, fans and writers, including Penaz Masani, Ashok Khosla and Ruhan Kapoor are included; from Calgary to Ambala each of them salutes the maestro O P Nayyar!