Naushad Ali (often only Naushad; Hindi: नौशाद अली Nauśād Alī; born December 25, 1919 in Lucknow; † 5 May 2006 Mumbai, Maharashtra ) was one of the leading film music composers of Indian Bollywood cinema.
Naushad came in the late 1930s from Lucknow to Mumbai to work as a musician. In the 1940s, began his rise to successful music composers.
Naushad brought the playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi to film the music business. His professional training in Hindustani music enabled him to incorporate adaptations Hindustani ragas in his compositions. Among his biggest hits include the scores for Mughal -e -Azam, Mother India and Baiju Bawra, for which he received a Filmfare Award.
Naushad was awarded in 1981 for his outstanding contribution to the Indian film with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.