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Mumbai, May 5: Noted music composer Naushad Ali died of old age in Mumbai on Friday, family sources said. He was 86.

Naushad, a Dadasaheb Phalke award winner, had not been keeping well for quite some time in the recent past, they said.

Born on December 25, 1919, Naushad came to Mumbai in the 1930s from Lucknow and became one of the most successful music directors of the Hindi film industry in the next two decades.

Prominent films for which he had composed music include Baiju Bawra, Mother India and Mughal-e-Azam, all of which had achieved phenomenal commercial success.

Naushad had been undergoing treatment at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, where he was admitted on April 20 after complaining of uneasiness, they said.

  

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