I was born to a musical family at Thalassery, Kerala, India. “Oliyath” & “TC Maliyakkal” are the prominent muslim families at Thalassery, Kerala. My Grandfather, Late TC Ummer, who was a renowned musician at Thalassery. TC Ummer along with other musicians of his times had run a Music group called “Janatha Sangeetha Sabha” at Thalassery. TC Ummer was considered as a guru by all the other member of the group. The group consisted of renowned Malayalam music directors like AT Ummer, Kannur Rajan, Vadakara Krishnadas etc.
Though, Ma Sha Allah, I have the musical gift inherited through my family bloodline, I never did any formal education in music, nor did continue the path of my grandfather.
Today I am living as a Senior Staff Software Engineer working with IBM at Bangalore. But my love towards music never died. I am a big Mukesh Chand Mathur and Talat Mahmood Fan!… Ghazal & Hindustani Music lover too…
Personally for me Old Hindi Melodies are the best music in this world… Music Directors like Ghulam Muhammed, S.D. Burman, Naushad, C. Ramachandra, Anil Biswas, Chitragupta, Ravi, Shankar Jaikishan, Madan Mohan, Kalyanji Anandji, Roshan, Khayyam,… and all others during the golden era of Hindi Music are my favorites…
I generally feel that unfortunately Hindi Music today is moving more towards western style of Harmonic music rather than the Melodious music which is truly Indian. I just hope the olden styles will come back again… hope there will be another Mohammed Rafi, another Mukesh, another Talat Mahmood !.
Personally I believe that musicians should start composing music based on singers, like how Anil Biswasji used to create music which was purely Talat saab style, for the golden era style to come back again. Also the trend used to be creating music for the lyrics rather than writing lyrics for the music which is mostly the style nowadays…!
I want the current generation to be familiar with the wonderful melodies that exist in Indian music. I am doing my share of contribution towards keeping the olden golden melodies alive.
Please check the site below for my recent singing attempts:
A Few Own Compositions:
Tumko Hai Meri Jaan (Anniversary Gift Song to wife)
Karte Hai Tumse Muhabbat Sanam
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