Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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(Late) Kan Motihar


Name (Late) Kan Motihar
Date of Birth : Old Sukkur,  Sind  (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 12-12-1924
Academic Attainments          : Matric
Permanent Residential
Address
: R-595, New Rajinder Nagar,
New Delhi – 110 060
Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-11-2573 8629

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

He started singing and music composing career in 1942 and continued till he breathed his last in 1997. His major composing are :
i)    Sindhi Musical Ballets, which were presented by  Rani  Karna and later by  Anila  Sunder:
       1)    ‘Suhni-Mehar’  
       2)    ‘Moomal  Rano’
       3)    ‘Umar Maruee’
ii)   He released :
       1)    12 Sindhi cassettes & 4 Hindi Ghazal cassettes. A few popular were: ‘Shah’ ‘Sachal’ & ‘Sami’ Kalams (Trinity of Sindhi Poets).
       2)    Marriage & Festival Songs.
       3)    Pure Sindhi Geets.
       4)    Meera & Kabir Bhajans.
iii)  He composed and directed music for following  Sindhi Films:
       1)    ‘Ammi Ya Mammi’ (Both Mean Mother Former Indian Later English Style).
       2)    ‘Aukha Pandh Pyar Ja’ (Difficult Terrain of Love).
       3)    ‘Ker Kanhinjo’ (Whose Whom).
       4)    ‘Joi Jo Chamcho’ (Henpeck Husband).

As a Music Director, he recorded songs with popular singers, like : Aasha Bhosale, Usha Mangeshkar, Anuradha Paudwal, Suresh Wadkar, Mahindra Kapur, Sushma Sreshta and almost all Sindhi singers, including Prof. Ram Panjwani,  Ghansham Vaswani, Bhagwanti Navani and Dewan Motihar.

Recognition By Way of Awards/ Honours :
During his lifetime, he received several Awards/ Honours.  We are however unable to trace the record except the following:
‘Best Music Director’ Award 1994  (At Mumbai by Anu Malik, a popular Music Director).


Additional Information :

i)    Kan was a versatile and talented artiste.  Surprisingly, he never went to any School/ Institution to learn music.  He learnt it by listening & observing.
ii)   He used to visit Sindhi schools to impart  training of music amongst the students.
iii)  He was popular & much sought after artiste, particularly at Sindhi concerts / functions.

       He expired in 1997.

Finale :

One of the most devoted and dedicated singers & composers, Kan took pride in training up & coming talented Sindhi singers.  Specialised in composing lyrics based on folk & modern Sindhi surs, Kan never considered material wealth & comfort as important.  For him music was a prayer.

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