Today is the death anniversary of the legend writer, director, and film producer Mohammad Nasir Hussain Khan is popularly known as â€˜Nasir Hussainâ€™. He had a remarkable career in Bollywood for over decades. Also, he is credited as the major trendsetter of Hindi Cinema and is ‘Chachajaan’ Aamir Khan.
He ruled Hindi cinema for a very long time because of the â€˜Bollywood Masala Genreâ€™ that he produced and directed during the 1970s-1980s. He debuted with â€˜Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hainâ€™ in 1961 as a producer which starred Dev Anand and Asha Parekh in the lead. He wrote a handful of stories for Bollywood like Chandni Raat (1949), Shabnam (1949), Shart (1954) and the list goes on.
He got recognition by writing the historic character of â€˜Anarkaliâ€™ and a few comedy movies like â€˜Munim Jiâ€™ in 1955, â€˜Paying Guestâ€™ in 1957. During â€˜Munim Jiâ€™ he fell in love with the assistant choreographer of the film named â€˜Margaret Francina Lewisâ€™ which she then changed to â€˜Ayesha Khanâ€™ and got married to him. They have two children named Mansoor Khan and Nuzhat Khan.
In 1957 he wrote & directed â€˜Tumsa Nahi Dekhaâ€™ which starred â€˜Shammi Kapoorâ€™ in the lead and got him fame as an established director as well. â€˜Yaadon Ki Baaratâ€™ has been depicted as the first masala film of Hindi cinema which was directed by Nasir. He had a good equation with R D Burman also and has worked together for more than 19 years and gave some memorable hits like â€œO Haseena Zulfowaliâ€�, â€œO Mere Sona Reâ€�, â€œAaja Aaja Main Hu Pyaar Teraâ€� and many more. Hussain received a special Filmfare award in 1966 for his contribution to Hindi Cinema. And on his death anniversary today, Aamir Khan who is his nephew posted a heartwarming picture which has Nasir and Shammi Kapoor in it and wrote:
â€œRemembering my uncle, Nasir Husain, Chachajaan for me, my guru. Today is his death anniversary. It’s been 17 years since we lost him.â€�
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