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D.N.Madhok

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Dina Nath Madhok (22 October 1902 – 9 July 1982) was a prominent lyricist of Bollywood in the 1940s to 1960s. He started his career with the 1932 film Radhey Sham. He wrote over 800 songs in his career spanning four decades and was regarded as one of the top lyricist in the 1940s earning himself the soubriquet "Mahakavi Madhok". Madhok is cited as one of the three "First Generation" of lyricists (1930s to 1950s) along with Kidar Sharma and Kavi Pradeep. Apart from writing lyrics, he wrote screenplays and directed films. He directed almost 17 films like Baghdad Ka Chor (1934), Mirza Sahiban (1939), Biwamangal (1954) and the Madhubala starrer Naata (1955). Dina Nath Madhok was born on 22 October 1902 in Gujranwala, British India (present day Pakistan in a middle-class family. His father was a first class post master. Madhok was unable to pass his B.A. exams but worked in the Indian Railways for several years. Films : As Lyricist : (Selected films) Radhey Shyam (1932) Khubsurat Bala (1933) Jwalamukhi (1936) Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag (1937) Dilfarosh (1937) Shama Parwana (1937 Zamana (1938) Nadi Kinare (1939) Aaj Ka Hindustan (1940) Diwali (1940) Musafir (1940) Pagal (1940) Prem Nagar (1940) Dhandora (1941) Pardesi (1941) Sasural (1941) Shaadi (1941) Ummeed (1941) Bhakta Surdas (1942) Jhankar (1942) Khandan (1942) Maheman (1942) Vasantsena (1942) Zamindar (1942) Zevar (1942) Bansari (1943) Bhaktaraj (1943) Ishara (1943) Kanoon (1943) Sanjog (1943) Tansen (1943) Dassi (1944) Geet (1944) Ratan (1944) Pehle Aap (1944) Shirin Farhad (1945) Insaaf (1946) Bela (1947) Parwana (1947) Lal Dupatta (1948) Nao (1948) Singaar (1949) Sunhere Din (1949) Anmol Ratan (1950) Khiladi (1950) Sabak (1950) Tarana (1951) Goonj (1952) Dard-e-Dil (1953) Bilwamangal (1954) Ehsan (1954) Oot Patang (1955) Aabroo (1956) Dhake Ki Malmal (1956) Makhee Choos (1956) Jeevan Sathi (1957) Maharani Padmini (1964) Janam Janam Ke Sathi (1965) Tasveer (1966) Samay Bada Balwan (1969) As Director : Dilfarosh aka Three Warriors (1932) Sharafi Loot aka Lure of Gold (1932) Flame of Love (1932) Khubsurat Bala (1934) Watan Parasta (1934) Master Fakir (1934) Diwani (1934) Baghdad Ka Chor (1934) Jwalamukhi (1936) Dil Ka Daku (1936) Sharafi Loot (1937) Shama Parwana (1937) Dil Farosh (1937) Sneh Lagna (1938)
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