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Ahmad Nawab or officially Dato' Dr. Ahmad Khan Nawab Khan is a renowned Malaysian composer who already written over 2000 songs ever since his involvement in the music industry. He was born on April 6 1933 at 6am in the morning of Aidiladha, Transfer Road, Penang.

Music career

His involvement in music industry started as early as in the 1950s and then joined forces with the Orkestra RTM for 17 years and received numerous awards. His ability to write any musical genre had given him the privileges to work with many Malay music legends such as P.Ramlee, Saloma, Sudirman, Salamiah Hassan, Andre Goh and M.Sani. 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.

Signature Identity

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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