Born on January 16, 1926, in Lahore, British India, Omkar Prasad Nayyar was an Indian musician, movie music composer, music producer, singer, and songwriter. He, at age 11, made his debut by playing the piano on All-India Radio. In 1949, he shifted to Mumbai and before long handled his first film task, composing incidental music for Krishan Kewal's Kaneez. Nayyar got his break as music executive through Dalsukh Pancholi's Aasmaan. After a progression of commercial flops, he considered stopping the film to educate, yet with Guru Dutt's 1954 motion picture Aar Paar he scored his first success, starting all-encompassing cooperation with Dutt that later included films the blockbuster C.I.D and Mr and Mrs. 55.
He considered as an exceptional amongst the many cadenced and resonant music executives of the Hindi movie industry. He earned the Filmfare Award in 1958 for Best Music Director for film
. Nayyar worked widely with vocalists
, however not with driving Bollywood female artist
. Be that as it may, Mangeshkar's tune Saari Raat Teri Yaad Satayein song from the movie Aji Bas Shukriya in 1958 utilized in the Hindi motion picture Taxi Driver in 1973, for which Nayyar was the music director. After a dispute with Mohammed Rafi, Nayyar began working with singer Mahendra Kapoor. Kapoor played out Nayyar's tune "Badal Jaaye Agar Maali, Chaman Hotaa Nahi Khaali" in film Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi. In light of a Bengali dialect work by Rabindranath Tagore, Nayyar created "Chal Akelaa, Chal Akelaa" in 1969 sung by Mukesh motion picture Sambandh.
Nayyar co-created melodies with Shamshad Begum such as "Kajra Mohabbatwala," and in 1969 after Madhubala's demise Sharmila Tagore, Vyjayanthimala, Asha Parekh, Mala Sinha, and Padmini lip-matched up a few Nayyar-Bhosle tunes. He and Asha Bhosle parted their ways in 1974. He, at that point, worked with Kavita Krishanmurthy, Dilraj Kaur, Vani Jayaram, Alka Yagnik, and Krishna Kale. Majrooh Sultanpuri and Sahir Ludhianvi composed the verses for a portion of Nayyar's prior tunes, including "Naya Daur.” He additionally worked with creating lyricists such as Ahmed Wasi, Jan Nisar Akhtar, S. H. Bihari, and Qamar Jalalabadi. He started the convention of doling out full, three-minute melodies to comedians. Om Prakash sang Nayyar's song "Churi Bane Kanta Bane" in film Jaali Note, and "Aye Dil Hai Mushkil Jeena Yahaan" sung by
in CID, "Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya Jee" in Mr. and Mrs. 55, "Bajewala" in Basant and tune "Main Bambaika Baaboo, Naam Meraa Anjaanaa" in movie Naya Daur.
Nayyar composed song "Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawaanonkaa" in 1957 highlighting
and Ajit for Naya Daur. The melody gained him the Filmfare Best Music Director Award in 1958. Amid the 1960s, he was more dynamic than later and did not form music for more youthful performing artists such as
. Apart from Hindi movies, Nayyar formed for Neerajanam in Telugu. He made a short rebound amid the 1990s with Nishchay and Mangni in 1992 and Zid in 1994. He had a noteworthy impact in taking care of Asha's vocation however Asha rarely gave credit it. She specifies S.D. Burman's name. Why OP and Asha separated away in 1974, they two never discussed it. Nayyar later conceded the disintegration of their joint effort proclaimed the tipping purpose of his vocation, and following 1994's Jai Bhavani he resigned from the film industry, although he stayed in public eye because of inconsistent TV appearances. He left the world on January 28, 2007.