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Mohammad Aziz

Mohammad Aziz

  • Birth Date: 04 Jul 1956
  • Birth Place: Kolkata

Artist Information

Singing was taboo in the house of one pious, God-fearing family in Kidderpore (Khizirpur), Calcutta, till Mohammed Aziz, the great grandson of Shah Aman Ali, came along. At first, they frowned as he remained glued to the radio for hours, mesmerised by the voice of the late Mohammed Rafi. As if this was not enough, he himself began to sing. Now an element of scepticism crept into the general attitude of disapproval. There was only one way he could win their hearts -by proving himself in his chosen career, by reaching a high level of proficiency. Mohammed 'Munna' Aziz did both. It took him 15 long years, though.

Like all Calcuttans, Munna was very fond of football. His two brothers too shared his love for the sport. Even at school, he used to sing film songs on stage and bag prizes. Partly on account of economic factors, partly because of his love of singing, he dropped out of college after F Y B Com to become a live performer. He sang in hotels and bars (Aziz is a strict teetotaller and never touches anything in liquor-serving hotels), on stage and in Id gatherings, before heading for Bombay.

Besides Mohammed Rafi, Aziz also drew some inspiration from his senior stage singers in Calcutta. He even had a stint with Ustad Ameer Ahmed Khan, an exponent of the Kirana gharana. He was deeply influenced by Mohammed Rafi the then Gazal Maestro. Listening attentively to hundreds of Rafi Sahab's songs,he found that each one of them was a chapter in the theories of film singing.People started praising him as a replacement for Rafi but Aziz felt heavily indebted to Mohammed Rafi.

1976 was the most eventful year in his career, before 1984, that is. For one, he got a reluctant Salil Chowdhury to conduct an orchestra to back him in the Film Stars Nite held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, Singing songs like, 'Ham kaale hain to' ('Gumnaam') and 'Mere paeron me ghunghroo' ('Sunghursh'), he proved that Salilda's fears were unwarranted. Then, in Gaya, Bihar, he got an opportunity to sing before Naushad, who had come to receive the S D Burman memorial award. For this occasion, Aziz chose the all-time Naushad masterpiece, 'Too Ganga kee mauj'. Aziz was dumbstruck when, earlier that year, Naushad recalled having heard him at that programme 10 years ago. Little did the great composer know then that the young man on the stage was in a 'double-tremble' state - the extremely chilly weather was coupled with the awe-inspiring prospect of singing a Naushad song in front of Naushad!

Stage-singing in Calcutta (or any other place in India, for that matter) had limited scope. After nearly 10 years of shows upon shows, Aziz wanted a break - and a higher goal. He decided to quit before he got utterly bored with the prospect of late nights and no original songs to sing. He did not want to let the audience get fed-up . At the same time, like any young hopeful,he wanted to make it big. There were few who encouraged.

With no contacts and no resources, Aziz arrived in Bombay in March 1982. He missed no opportunity to meet music directors and film makers. He struggled along and very nearly lost hope. Mukul Dutt, the veteran songwriter and director of Bengali and Hindi films, happened to be in the audience at the Durga Pooja programme in a Bandra park (October 1983). He was destined to play the good Samaritan. He introduced Aziz to composers Sapan-Jagmohan. Suitably impressed, they recorded him for the film 'Amber'-'Kab tak doolhe'.

Most Popular songs sung by Mohammad Aziz
   
Tu Na Ja Mere Badshah Khuda Gawah Play Add to current playlist
Sanam Mere Sanam Hum Play Add to current playlist
E Watan Tere Liye Karma Play Add to current playlist
Ameeron Ki Shaam Naam Play Add to current playlist
Rab Ko Yaad Karoon Khuda Gawah Play Add to current playlist
Ek Raja Hai Ek Rani Ek Rishta Play Add to current playlist
Aur Kya Zindagani Hai Ek Rishta Play Add to current playlist
Tu Mujhe Kabool Khuda Gawah Play Add to current playlist
Main Teri Mohabbat Mein (part-i) Tridev Play Add to current playlist
Tu Kal Chala Jayega Naam Play Add to current playlist
Tune Pyar Ki Been Bajai Aayee Milan Ki Raat Play Add to current playlist
Deewana Mujhe Kar Gaya Khuda Gawah Play Add to current playlist
Kaghaz Kalam Davaat La Hum Play Add to current playlist
Teri Han Ka Teri Na Ka Barsaat Ki Raat Play Add to current playlist
E Sanam Tere Liye Karma Play Add to current playlist
My Name Is Lakhan Ram Lakhan Play Add to current playlist
Pyar Se Bhi Ziada Tujhe Ilaaka Play Add to current playlist
Main Aisee Cheez Nahin Khuda Gawah Play Add to current playlist
Kitne Dinon Ke Baad Hai Aayee Aayee Milan Ki Raat Play Add to current playlist
Kasam Se Kasam Se Aayee Milan Ki Raat Play Add to current playlist
Tu Na Ja Mere Badshah 1 Khuda Gawah Play Add to current playlist
Hum Khush Huve Ek Rishta Play Add to current playlist
Ek Andhera Lakh Sitare Aakhir Kyon? Play Add to current playlist
Mere Do Anmol Ratan - Part I Ram Lakhan Play Add to current playlist
Chaukhat Pe Tumhari Hum Aankhen Play Add to current playlist
Main Hoon Hero Ram Lakhan Play Add to current playlist
Tera Bemar Mera Dil Chaalbaaz Play Add to current playlist
Yeh Ladki Nahin Hai Bade Ghar Ki Beti Play Add to current playlist
Anguli Mein Angoothi Raam Avtar Play Add to current playlist
Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai Rakhwala Play Add to current playlist
Maine Tujhse Pyar Kiya Hai Suryaa Play Add to current playlist
Main Ne Dil Ka Hukam Sun Liya Barsaat Ki Raat Play Add to current playlist
Marne Ke Dar Se Jurm Play Add to current playlist
Wada Karke Sajan Nahin Aya Barsaat Ki Raat Play Add to current playlist
Lo Jaa Raha Hai Koi Aulad Play Add to current playlist
Samdhi Teri Ghodi Bade Ghar Ki Beti Play Add to current playlist
Main Aurat Tu Aadmi Honeymoon Play Add to current playlist
Pahle Ankh Ladh Gayee Raiszaada Play Add to current playlist
Teri Payal Baji Jahan Bade Ghar Ki Beti Play Add to current playlist
Na Na Karte Raam Avtar Play Add to current playlist
Aankhon Mein Kaajal Ustaad Play Add to current playlist
Dil Kahin Kho Gaya Kasam Vardi Kee Play Add to current playlist
Maa Ke Darbar Mein Raiszaada Play Add to current playlist
Bade Kaam Ka Bandar Aankhen Play Add to current playlist
Meet Mere Mere Ye Geet Hain Tere Liye Pratiksha Play Add to current playlist
Aa Chup Jayen Sanam Barsaat Ki Raat Play Add to current playlist
Dhol Bhaje Mitti Play Add to current playlist
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Uff Yeh Kya Hua Karmyoddha Play Add to current playlist
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