Monday, May 20, 2013
Foto: Datuk Dr. Ahmad Nawab
Ahmad Nawab (born April 6, 1933 in Penang, Malaysia) or officially Dato' Dr. Ahmad Khan Nawab Khan is a Malaysian composer. He has written over 2000 songs and has worked with artists including P.Ramlee, Saloma, Sudirman Arshad, Salamiah Hassan, Andre Goh and M.Sani.
He became involved in the industry in the 1950s and then joined forces with the Orkestra RTM for 17 years and received numerous awards.
Among the most notable awards is the Merak Kayangan Award [Best Song], the Bintang Malam (1980).
The highest appreciation given by the Malaysian music industry to the senior composer is the Seniman Negara Award of 2006, on November 20, 2006. The award was granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail during the Anugerah Seni Negara event in 2006, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism Malaysia or KeKKWa (acronym in Bahasa Melayu).
He also received a RM60,000 cash prize and was appointed to become the official delegate of KeKKWa in national and international forums and seminars.
Dato' Ahmad Nawab is generally known for his signature sunglasses and white suit and usually he will perform a saxophone solo.
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