A famous Hindi Film Sangeetkaar as he was , born on 16 th Nov.,
1917 at Kamraini village in Gopalganj District. His full name was Chitragupta Srivastava.
He was from a well-to-do Kayastha family. He took primary education in his native village.
After passing Matriculation he joined Patna University
and passed M.A. in Economics.
Inspired by his elder brother Jag Mohan Azad he took formal training in Classical Music.
During the service as lecturer in Patna University,
he pratised regorously from the notation
of Bhatkhande College of Lucknow.Lastly he left for Mumbai to join Cine world.
His first independently composed music was in Hindi film " Lady Robinhood" in 1946.
Music composed in Hindi Films :
1946- Superhit Hero; Toofan Queen;
1947- Jadui Ratan; Shake Hands; State Queen;
1948- 11 O'clock; Mala the Mighty; Tigress ; Jai Hind;
1949- Delhi Express; Joker; Shoukin; Bhakta Pundalik;
1950- Circus Wale; Veer Babhrubahan; Hamara Ghar; Joridar;
1951- Hamari Shan;
1952- Bhakta Puran; Sindbad the sailer;
1955- Shiv Bhakta;
1956- Insaaf; Jai Shree; Jindagi ke Mela;
1957- Neelmani; Bhabhi; Sakshi Gopal; Chaalbaz;
1958- Balyogi Upmanyu; Tisri Gali; Son of Sikanarabad;
1959- Barkha;Madam XYZ ;
1960- Gambler; Patang; Police Detective;
1961- Aplam Chaplam; Aankh Michouni;Bara Admi; Opera House;Zabak; Matwale Noujawan;
Suhag Sindur; Hum Matwale;Tel Malish Boot Polish;
1962- Mein Shadi ke liye Chala; Kingkong;Burma Road; Rocket Girl;
1963- Mummy Daddy; Kabuli Khan; Ghar Basake Dekho; Ek Raj;
1964- Samson; Band Master; Mein Bhi Larki Hun; MahaBharat;
Baagi; Ganga Ki Lahre; Bank Robbery;
1965- Unche Log; Aakashdip; Aadhi Raat ke Baad;
1966- Afsaana; Biradari; Toofan Mein Pyar Kahan?
1968- Vasana; Aulad;
1969- Ganga Ki lehre; Pyar ka sapna;
1971- Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaon; Prem Ki Ganga; Saaj Aur Sanam; Sansar;
1975- Balak Aur Janwar; Angare;
1976- Sikka; Toofan Aur Bijli;
1977- Jagriti Mahima;
1978- Doo Shikari; Aladin & the Wonderful Lamp;
1980- Shiv Shakti;
1981- Jwala Dahej ki;
1988- Insaf ki Manzil;
1989- Shiv Ganga;
1962- Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Charaibo;
1965- Ganga; Bhouji;
1971- Balam Pardeshi;
1981- Dharti Maiya;
1983- Hamar Bhouji;
1984- Ganga Kinare Mora Gaon;
1985- Saiya Magan Pahalwani Mein; Ghar Dwar;Piya ke Ghar;
1986- Ghar Grihasthi;