Khayyam impressed with young composers, says they can do wonders

The music maestro behind music of films like ‘Kabhi Kabhie’ and ‘Umrao Jaan’, Khayyam says although the standard of music has deteriorated in Bollywood, “talented young” musicians and writers have the capability to do “wonders”.

When Khayyam got scared of `Pakeezah`!

Legendary music composer Khayyam, who turned 86 recently, recalled how he was scared while composing music for one of his biggest hits ‘Umrao Jaan’ after the super success of film ‘Pakeezah’.

President confers Padma awards

President Pratibha Patil gave away the Padma awards at a function attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Khayyam wanted to be an actor

Khayyam learnt music because actors in those days were required to sing.

Waheeda, Shashi, Khayyam gets Padma Bhushan

Veteran composer Khayyam, the man behind the soulful music in "Kabhi kabhie nere dil mein" and "Dil cheez kya hai", has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the nation`s third highest civilian award, on the eve of the Republic Day.

Malwa Sangeet Samman for Khayyam

Khayyam will be honoured with this year`s Malwa Sangeet Samman.