By Imran Inamdar
Its a story of rural area poor boy who used to get up early in the morning to sell bakery products then goes to at 7 o clock comes back home at 11 am and works at juice shop for the whole day, at the age of nine years .
Right from the childhood he was having very keen interest in singing used give Azan in masjid and sang Bhajans at temples as well.
After a long period of hard work and struggle Now at the age of 32 Mohammed Ayaz Abdul Shaikh has become very well known voice of India, he sings for all the entertainment channels including zee ,sony etc.and performed with Sadhna Sargam ,Sonu Nigam ,Anuradhar Podwal . He is rocking the stage shows, religious celebrations, and other functions at National and International level. He frequently visit foreign countries to share the stage with Bolly wood singing maestros and music directors.
Ayaz is a sixth child of a seven children family ,their parents used to work at farms as labourers .Entire family struggled for livelihood .Ayaz has no clothes ,father had no money ,he attended the school without uniform and beaten up by his educated idiot teachers many times for not stitching uniforms.
During Independence day celebrations at school , he got an opportunity to sing a patriotic song (Aye mere watan ke logo) which impressed the chief guest Inspector of police Mr. Jadhav and he declared school uniform as prize to poor Ayaz.
This encouragement from a Hindu police officer pumped Ayaz to work on singing and learning . After completion of SSC in village govt .school he came to Solapur city for further studies . He had no source of income ,no provision of tiffin from home.He went to fruit market in the evening to collect decomposed fruits and eat to control hunger and keep himself alive.
After giving exciting singing performance at annual gathering principal of Social college Dr.K M Jamadar called him in the office, gave five hundred rupees and suggested him to go to Mumbai to make future in singing .
After a long struggle he met Ramshankar a well known personality of music world, who gave him an opportunity to sing at Orchestras and other functions. His career started kicking off .In 2009 he selected for high profile Sam Marathi Mega reality show and won .
During the above reality show , after hearing Ayaz’s sweet and melodious voice Judge renowned singer Asha bhosle praised him and commented that “you sing like Rafi Sahab, I will surely give you opportunities to show your fantastic singing talent.”
Ayaz had recently got an invitation from Indian cultural society and Bazme Usmania,Jeddah ,Saudi Arab to sing patriotic song at live concert, Recently . Event received a big success thousand of Indians attended the function and praised his mind blowing performance .
Mumbai based singer and a Music director is originally hail from Mandrup a small village of Solapur Dist. (Maharashtra) . During his conversation he thanked Allah for granting him success. He further thanked bollywood music director Ram Shankar personalities of Drama and music field Sahir Nadaf, Raja Bagban ,Hakim sheikh and Azam sheikh and Anwar Hotgi for supporting and extended helping hand .
He informed that apart from his profession, I sing in the charity shows without charging a single penny as part to service humanity and the nation.
Sahir Nadaf a popular musician of Maharashtra Drama field Commented on Ayaz that , he has natural talent of singing and emphatic consistency. He represents himself at stage very nicely. He further said, there are so many good artists but very few get success like Ayaz who suffered a lot and follow the goal the constantly.