Vijay Malla inherited
singing from his mother who possessed a very sweet and melodious voice.
He used to sing old movie songs at age five. He won a number of prizes
and always stood first in cultural programs sponsored by schools, colleges,
All India Radio (A.I.R.) and TV Station (Doordarshan Kendra) at Srinagar,
Kashmir, India. He learnt classical vocal music from Prem Sangeet Niketan,
Kashmir at age 10.
Vijay Malla's talent was appreciated by
Ustad Rahat Ali Khan who would teach him some ghazals on his visit to Kashmir.
He also learnt classical vocal under the guidance of Pt. Brijkrishen Shair.
His ghazal training was given to him by a famous Ghazal singer of Kashmir,
Pt. Vishnupuran Dhar.
Vijay Malla started singing very frequently
on Radio and Television - his songs became instant hits that are popular
even after 25 years. He has performed in almost whole of India, as he has
been honored by the academic institute of music and fine arts to be the
playback singer of various musical operas in Hyderabad, Mysore, Madras,
Bangalore, Trivandrum, Kanyakumari and Delhi. He has been frequently booked
by various A.I.R. and Doordarshan Kendras as an active Ghazal singer in sham-e-ghazal. He has sung many items on
stage with reputed Ghazal singers
such as Anwar, Peenaz Masani, Manhar, Anup Jalota, Pankaj Udhas, Ahmad Hussain,
Mohd. Hussain, Ravinder Jain, to name a few. He has also staged
many items in Kalyanji-Anandji's and Ravinder Jain's Nights in Bombay.
He was signed as an artiste of Music India Ltd (MIL) - a Polydoor Gramaphone
Company, and has participated in Khazana 87 and 88. MIL has also
launched his cassette titled Justaju (Search) which has received
Vijay Malla breathed his last on
Wednesday, May 9, 2012. He will be missed by his fans all
over the world.