Happy Birthday Pyarelal Ramprasad (Laxmikant – Pyarelal duo)

The duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal have made enormous number of music compositions for the Indian film industry. They were then introduced to eminant composers. The duo worked under the guidance of many music directors and later started making music independently. They composed music for about 653 Hindi movies from 1963 to 1998, working for almost all notable filmmakers including Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, B.R. Chopra, Shakti Samanta, Manmohan Desai, Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Manoj Kumar. They both have also worked with some legendary singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mohd. Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Suresh Wadkar, Alka Yagnik, Kavitha Krishnamurthy and many more

Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (born 3 September 1940) was the son of a renowned trumpeter Pandit Ramprasad Sharma (popularly known as Babaji), who taught him the basics of music. He started learning violin at the age of 8 and practised it 8 to 12 hours daily. He learnt to play violin from a Goan musician named Anthony Gonsalves. The song “My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves” from the movie Amar Akbar Anthony is regarded as a tribute to Mr. Gonsalves