Qamar Jalalabadi

Profession: Poet, lyricist


Wife/Spouse of Qamar Jalalabadi

Leelawati Jalalabadi

Information about Qamar Jalalabadi

Attracted by the promise of a career in the film industry, Qamar Jalalabadi came to Pune in the early 1940s  It was the general trend in those days for writers to name themselves after the towns they hailed from  Qamar Jalalabadi was an Indian poet and lyricist of songs for Hindi movies  Did Qamar Jalalabadi smoke?: Not Known  He also gave him the penname of Qamar which means moon, and Jalalabadi was added for his native town  Did Qamar Jalalabadi drink alcohol?: Not Known  He was born as Om Prakash Bhandari in a Punjabi family on 9 March 1917 in the Jalalabad town near Amritsar, Punjab, India  he embarked on his journalistic career journey by writing for Lahore-based newspapers like Daily Milap, Daily Pratap, Nirala, Star Sahakar.  Place of Death- Mumbai  Right from the age of seven, he started writing poetry in Urdu  Date of Death- 9 Jan 2003  He composed the title track of the popular television serial Vikram aur Betaal.  he wrote lyrics for his first film Zamindar which was a Pancholi Pictures production and the songs of this film were very well received  Jalalabadi relocated to Bombay, and worked there as a lyricist for nearly 4 decades  He worked with many popular composers including Sachin Dev Burman and Sardar Malik. 


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