I learned from rediff that O.P.Nayyar, the veteran musician of the yesteryears passed away.
The man made waves by publicly issuing a statement, that he will never feature Lata Mangeshkar in any of his songs. He was the person who really brought Asha Bhonsle into limelight.
He is best remembered for his peppy numbers from movies like Kashmir-ki-Kali and those carriage-trotting background music from Naya Daur which was his trademark.
Introduced to his music by my mom, my personal favorite O.P.Nayyar songs include ALL songs from AarPaar and Mr & Mrs. 55.