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Description: Vijay Malla inherited singing from his mother who possessed a very sweet and melodious voice. He used to sing old movie songs at age five. He won a number of prizes and always stood first in cultural programs sponsored by schools, colleges, All India Radio (A.I.R.) and TV Station (Doordarshan Kendra) at Srinagar, Kashmir, India. He learnt classical vocal music from Prem Sangeet Niketan, Kashmir at age 10.

Vijay Malla's talent was appreciated by Ustad Rahat Ali Khan who would teach him some ghazals on his visit to Kashmir. He also learnt classical vocal under the guidance of Pt. Brijkrishen Shair. His ghazal training was given to him by a famous Ghazal singer of Kashmir, Pt. Vishnupuran Dhar.

Vijay Malla started singing very frequently on Radio and Television - his songs became instant hits that are popular even after 25 years. He has performed in almost whole of India, as he has been honored by the academic institute of music and fine arts to be the playback singer of various musical operas in Hyderabad, Mysore, Madras, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Kanyakumari and Delhi. He has been frequently booked by various A.I.R. and Doordarshan Kendras as an active Ghazal singer in sham-e-ghazal. He has sung many items on stages with reputed Ghazal singers such as Anwar, Peenaz Masani, Manhar, Anup Jalota, Pankaj Udhas, Ahmad Hussain, Mohd. Hussain, Ravinder Jain,to name a few. He has also staged many items in Kalyanji-Anandji's and Ravinder Jain's Nights in Bombay. He was signed as artiste of Music India Ltd (MIL) - a Polydoor Gramaphone Company, and has participated in Khazana 87 and 88. MIL has also launched his cassette titled Justaju (Search) which has received good commendation.
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dlangoo
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Join Date: 02.05.2004
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Vijayee Bhavaa !!!
One of the best singers we have with us today. Due to scattering of our community we couldn't have the best of Vijay Mallah with us today. Artiste community in particular has suffered a lot due to the mass exodus in 1989.

We miss the soothing Ghazals of Malla ji and all who had to give the world of Kashmiri music a lot.
22.06.2004 16:02 Offline dlangoo dlangoo at yahoo.co.uk