|Born||21 July 1912|
|Died||20 August 1984(aged 72)|
|Occupation(s)||Music composer, lyricist, singer|
|Known for||Gujarati light music|
Gujarat State Film Award for lyrics
Gujarat State Film Award for music
Gujarat Rajya Sangeet Nrutya Academy Gaurav Puraskar
Avinash Vyas was an Indian music composer, lyricist and singer of Gujarati films who composed music for over 190 Gujarati films. He was a winner of Gujarat State Film award for the best lyricist and best music 25 times. He was honoured by the Government of India in 1970 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.
Avinash Vyas was born in the Indian state of Gujarat on 21 July 1912 and had his initial music training under Ustad Allauddin Khan. His career started with HMV for their Young India label where he cut his first gramophone record in 1940 and debuted as a film music composer in with the Gujarati film, Mahasati Ansuya in 1943, partnering the renowned musician, Ustad Alla Rakha. Two more films were released the next year, Krishna Bhakta Bodana and Laheri Badmash but both were not successful. His first major hit came in 1948 with Gunsundari, a bilingual in Gujarati and Hindi.
Vyas composed music for over 1200 songs for 190 Hindi and Gujarati films during his career, his total contribution exceeding 10,000 songs including non film songs. Most of the major singers of that era such as Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Suman Kalyanpur, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Talat Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Usha Mangeshkar sang his compositions in various movies. He tuned the lines of several noted lyricists like Qamar Jalalabadi, Indeevar, Bharat Vyas and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. Geeta Dutt was one of his favorite singers and she sang in more Gujarati films than in Bengali films where she originally came from.
Vyas received the Gujarat State annual Film awards 25 times, both for lyrics and compositions, which is reported to be a record. The Gujarat Rajya Sangeet Nrutya Academy awarded him the Gaurav Puraskar and the Government of India honoured him with the civilian award of Padma Shri in 1970. Some of his memorable compositions were compiled and released on 29 March 2012 as a music disc under the name, Avinash Vyas - A Musical Journey. He died on 20 August 1984, at the age of 72, three years after his last film, Bhakta Gora Kumbhar was released.
|1949||Rakh na Ramakada||Mangal Fera||Avinash Vyas||Geeta Dutt and A. R. Ojha|
|1949||Ame Mumbai na rahevasi||Mangal Fera||Avinash Vyas||Geeta Roy, Chunilal Pardesi and A. R. Ojha|
|1950||Ritu anokhi pyar anokha||Har Har Mahadev||Not known||Zohra Ambalewali|
|1950||Tim tima tim taare||Har Har Mahadev||Ramesh Shastry||Mukesh and Sulochana Kadam|
|1952||Chamak rahe tare||Rajrani Damyanti||Nilkanth Tiwari||Madhubala Jhaveri|
|1953||Jane di kismat ki naav||Bhagyawan||Ramesh Gupta||Manna Dey and chorus|
|1954||B.A., M. A., B. Ed.||Adhikaar||Raja Mehdi Ali Khan||Asha Bhosle and Chorus|
|1954||Tikadam baazi tikadam bazi||Adhikaar||Raja Mehdi Ali Khan||Kishore Kumar|
|1954||Sun bhi le Paravardigar dil ki itni si pukar||Malika-e-Aalam Noorjahan||Keshav Trivedi||Asha Bhosle|
|1954||Ek dharti hai ek hai gagan||Adhikar||Nilkanth Tiwari||Meena Kapoor|
|1955||Koi dukhiyaari aayi tere dwar||Andheri Nagri Chaupat Raja||Bharat Vyas||Sudha Malhotra|
|1955||Tere dwar khada Bhagwan||Waman Avtar||Kavi Pradeep||Kavi Pradeep|
|1955||Bade bade dhoondhe pahaad||Jagatguru Shankaracharya||Bharat Vyas||Hemant Kumar|
|1955||Deep jal raha hai||Andheri Nagri Chaupat Raja||Bharat Vyas||Talat Mahmood|
|1955||Ek baar to mil lo gale||Andheri Nagri Chaupat Raja||Bharat Vyas||Talat Mahmood and Sudha Malhotra|
|1957||Aaj nahin to kal||Nagmani||Kavi Pradeep||Geeta Dutt|
|1957||Aaj nahi to kal bikharenge ye badal||Nagmani||Kavi Pradeep||Geeta Dutt|
|1957||Pollam poll||Laxmi||Qamar Jalabadi||Mohammad Rafi|
|1957||Pinjre ke panji re||Nagmani||Kavi Pradeep||Kavi Pradeep|
|1957||So ja re mere laal||Aadhi Roti||Bharat Vyas||Geeta Dutt|
|1960||Mehndi te Vavi Malve||Mehndi Rang Lagyo||Avinash Vyas||Lata Mangeshkar|
|1960||Tere bangle ki babu main maina||Bhakt Raj||Bharat Vyas||Shamshad Begum|
|1960||Aa Mumbai chhe||Mehndi Rang Lagyo||Chandrakant Solanki||Manna Dey|
|1962||Ja re badal ja||Kailashpati||Madan Bharati||Lata Mangeshkar|
|1974||Ek patan sher ni naar padmani||Lakho Fulani||Avinash Vyas||Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle|
|1977||Hoon Amdavad no rikshawalo||Maa Baap||Rui Raj||Kishore Kumar|
Vyas is credited with over 190 films in Gujarati and Hindi.