Film score, Film music contributor
1907 – 1950
Who was Khemchand Prakash?
Khemchand Prakash was a music composer in Hindi film industry. Born in Sujangarh, Rajasthan he got his first training of music and dance from his father who was a dhrupad singer and a Kathak dancer in the royal court. In his teens, he joined Bikaner Royal court as a singer performer and later moved to the royal court of Nepal. But the destiny landed him in Kolkata and he joined New Theaters in Kolkata as an assistant of Timir Baran. He was assistant of Timir Baran in Devdas. He made his debut in 1939 with the Supreme Pictures Meri Aankhein and was soon signed up by Ranjit Film Studio. He had few peers in 1940s, the best decade for Indian film music. Lata Mangeshkar had fruitful association with him when she started making a name.
Khemchand's brother, Basant Prakash, was also a film composer.
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