MUMBAI: Veteran music director Omkar Prasad Nayyar passed away of a cardiac arrest on 28 January in Mumbai. He was 81 years old and celebrated his birthday less than a fortnight ago on 16 January.
Nayyar has given to the industry songs like ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Tumsa Nahin Dekha,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Aap Yuhin Agar Hamse Milte RahenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Jhumka Gira ReÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Pukarta Chala Hoon MeinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢, amongst others.
While he faded from the industry scene in the 1970s, he did make a comeback in the 1990s with Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor starrer Andaz Apna Apna.
Some of his other popular songs include ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Mera Nam Chin Chin Choo,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Aei Dil Hai Muskil Jeena Yahan,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya JeeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Babuji Dhire Chalna.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh condoled NayyarÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s death saying, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHe was a creative and innovative musical genius who endeared himself to many generations.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â