Chitragupta Shrivastava was born on 16th November, 1917 in Chapra, Bihar and is better known by his first name alone. He is a music director by profession of the 1960s. He had a double MA, in Economics & in Journalism. He worked as a lecturer in Patna before he ran away to Bombay to pursue a career as a composer in films.
He assisted S. N. Tripathi for some time before he got an independent opportunity with Ramnik Vaidya in 1946. He succeeded after a struggle in 1952 with the Rafi-Shamshad duet; Adaa Se Jhoomate Hue (Sindbad the Sailor) hit the music charts and was a hit.
S. D. Burman recommended him to Meiyappan of AVM studios, and he started with a film Shiv Bhakt in 1955. Bhabhi, Barkha, Main Chup Rahoongi and Main bhi ladki hoon were the other notable ventures ...» read full biography