Nazim Panipati (1920 – 18 June 1998) was a film song lyricist and a film script writer of Indian and Pakistani film Industry during the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in 1920 in Lahore. He was a brother of filmmaker Mohammad Walli (known as Walli Sahib). Nazim Panipati wrote more than two hundred songs for Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi language films. Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar recorded the first song of her career "Dil Mera Toda, Mujhe Kahin Ka Na Chora Tere Pyar Ne", music by Ghulam Haider for the film Majboor (1948 film), was also written by Nazim Panipati. This song became popular throughout India. At that time, Master Ghulam Haider had told Nazim Panipati that this unknown girl (Lata Mangeshkar) was destined to become a great singer of India after Noor Jehan.
In 1939, Nazim Panipati and his film producer/director brother Walli Sahib first persuaded Pran to become a film actor in Lahore, due to his good looks, after Walli Sahib spotted him at Lakshmi Chowk, Lahore at a Paan Shop. Pran was reluctant and disbelieving, at first, at the offer. Pran (birth name was Pran Krishan Sikand, born in Delhi in a Hindu Punjabi family) could not speak proper Punjabi language at that time because he was raised in Delhi where his father worked. Walli Sahib was offering him to act in a Punjabi film Yamla Jat (1940). So Pran"s Punjabi-language skills were polished up by Walli Sahib"s songwriter brother Nazim Panipati. Pran went on to become a big film star.
Nazim Panipati also introduced Vyjayanthimala (she was from South India, Nazim Panipati taught her Urdu language for films), Johnny Walker and Helen to the Indian Film Industry.
Career in Pakistan :
In 1953, Nazim Panipati migrated to Pakistan. Film Guddi Gudda (1956) was his first Pakistani film which was produced and directed by his brother Walli Sahib. Famous Pakistani film playback singer Saleem Raza and Nazim Panipati also had both worked together at an advertising agency in Lahore for some time. In the mid 1960s, he joined Pakistan Television Corporation and wrote songs for a musical programme named Jhankar.
Notable Films :
Nazim Panipati"s major films as a songwriter are:
Yamla Jat (1940) - actor Pran"s debut film
Dulla Bhatti (1940)
Mangti (1942) - A Punjabi language film
Shirin Farhad (1945)
Sheesh Mahal (1950)
Zamane Ki Hawa (1952)
Lakht-E-Jigar (1956)- A Pakistani film
Guddi Gudda (1956)- A Pakistani film in the Punjabi language
Aaina (1966 film)
Insaniyat (1967 film)
Notable Songs :
Aai Hai Diiwaalii Sakhi Aai Sakhi Aai Re - film Sheesh Mahal (1950) music : Vasant Desai
Dil Mera Tora, Mujhe Kahin Ka Na Chora Tere Pyar Ne - film Majboor (1948) music by Ghulam Haider
Dilli Ki Galiyon Mein- film Doli (1947) music by Ghulam Mohammad
Ham Hain Dukhiya Is Duniya mein... Koi Jaage Koi Soey - film Jag Biti (1946) music by Ghulam Haider
Merii Mitti Ki Duniya Nirali - film Sham Savera (1946) music by Amar Nath (aka Pandit Amarnath)
Suno Suno Kaise Kah Doon Bajariya Ke Beech - film Ladli (1949) music by Anil Biswas
Wo Akhiyan Mila Kar Chale Gaye - film Roomal (1949) music by Hansraj Behl
Aahen Tadap Rahi Hain, Haath Badha Ke Chand Ko - film Lakht-e-Jigar (1956) music by Ghulam Ahmed Chishti
Chanda Ki Nagri Se Aaja Ri Nindiya - a popular " lori "song from film Lakht-e-Jigar (1956) music by Ghulam Ahmed Chishti