The ‘Sardar’ of Sangeet got crushed in the fight between Lata and Sahir! Wife’s jewelry had to be sold even after talent, today son star and…
Mumbai. In the 40s, when Bollywood was taking its shape, a minor boy accidentally reached a famous tabaif brothel in Mumbai. Started finding the melody of life in the meeting of harmonium and rhythm playing here. After a few years, this boy who came from Punjab started living in the same room with Bollywood veteran actor and filmmaker Guru Dutt. The boy’s name was Sardar Malik. This same Sardar Malik went ahead and became the music director of Bollywood.
But even before the glow of this star of music was shattered, the flame was extinguished in the quarrel between the two giants. However, later this seed of music gave such fruits to Bollywood which changed the face of Bollywood music. Anu Malik, the son of Sardar Malik raised many flags in the music world and ruled the music world for a long time.
Not only the son, Armaan Malik, the grandson of Sardar Malik, went 2 steps ahead of his father and grandfather and made a name for himself in the international music industry. Today we introduce you to such a great personality of music whose hard work got the fruits of his next generations and his own life was spent in intense struggle. Sardar Malik had to sell his wife’s jewelry several times to survive in Mumbai.
Mastery in dance before music
Born on 13 January 1930 in Kapurthala, Punjab, Sardar Malik did his schooling from Uttarakhand. During his studies here, Sardar Malik took dance training from Uday Shankar India Cultural Center in Almora. Sardar Malik achieved mastery in folk dances like Kathakali, Bharatanatyam and Manipuri. Along with dance, Sardar Malik received music training from Ustad Allauddin Khan. After this, in the 40s, he came to Mumbai with the dream of earning a name in the film world.
From Mukesh to Mohammad Rafi were fans of Sardar’s music. (Photo courtesy-Instagram)
Sardar Malik, who composed more than 600 songs in his career, was Guru Dutt’s roommate in Mumbai. In search of his place in Mumbai, Sardar kept going around the studios and his hard work paid off. Sardar got a chance to choreograph the 1945 film Chalis Crore Nanabai Bhatt. Meanwhile, film director Ramesh Sehgal recognized Sardar Malik’s musical talent and offered him to compose music for the 1947 film Renuka. The music of this film was well received and offers kept coming. Sardar Malik gave music in many films like Chor Bazar, Abe Hayat, Mera Ghar Mere Bachche, Sargana Pick Pocket Satshree Akal and Nigahen. Out of which the music of films like Sargana, Abe Hayat, Pick Pocket and International Gorilla was a huge hit.
Career destroyed in the quarrel of 2 giants
From Mukesh to Mohammad Rafi were fans of Sardar’s music. But Sardar Malik’s talent got destroyed in the anger and arrogance of 2 veteran stars. Not only this, Sardar himself gave a break to one of the stars in whose fight Sardar’s career got drowned. In fact, Sardar Malik had composed the music in the film Khed and in this film Sahir Ludhianvi had spread the magic of his pen for the first time. Although this film could not be released. After a few years, there was a lot of tension between Sahir and Lata Mangeshkar regarding the wages. Sahir used to charge Re 1 more than Lata Mangeshkar for his songs.
Not only this, Sardar himself gave a break to one of the stars in whose fight Sardar’s career got drowned. (Photo courtesy-Instagram)
Meanwhile, Sahir wrote songs in a film and Lata Mangeshkar was giving voice to these songs. The songs were composed by Sardar Malik. When the recording of the song was being done in the studio, Lata Mangeshkar was getting stuck many times in the line of a song. After which Lata Mangeshkar asked Sahir to change this line. But Sahir refused, after which there was tension between the two. Lata Mangeshkar left the studio. Along with this, Lata Mangeshkar also got angry with Sardar Malik because he did not support Lata. Later Sardar Malik stopped getting work and the doors of the studio started closing. Sardar could not get the job even after several attempts. Similarly, the talent of a talented musician was destroyed due to the anger and arrogance of two stars.
, Sardar got a chance to choreograph the 1945 film Chalis Crore Nanabai Bhatt. (Photo courtesy-Instagram)
Sowed such seeds that changed the face of Bollywood
Sardar Malik struggled all his life but even his close friends did not support him in bad times. But fate had planned something else for Sardar Ke Malik. Sardar Malik had 3 sons after his marriage. The names of the three sons are Anu Malik, Abu Malik and Dabboo Malik. Sardar Malik gave music training to his sons from childhood and Anu Malik grew up to become a big star in the world of music.
Anu Malik ruled Bollywood for almost 2 decades and composed more than 500 hit songs. Apart from Anu Malik, Dabboo Malik also tried his hand in acting first and later became a music composer. But Sardar’s struggle bore fruit when his grandson and Dabboo Malik’s son Armaan Malik became a star in the world of singing in just 20 years. Armaan Malik is counted among the hit singers not only in India but all over the world. Armaan Malik is very popular among the youth and gives credit for his success to his grandfather.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 25, 2023, 15:50 IST