Beautiful words of ‘Jeena Isi ka Naam hai’ penned by the renowned lyricist Shailendra is what remains within our hearts even today. The hit-maker lyricist has given a number of great songs which are popular even today.
The songs ‘Awara Hoon’ and ‘Mera Joota Hai Japani’ are the most recognizable Hindi songs of all time, all over the world.
Anyone would have at least have heard one song of the talented lyricist. The reason behind his success was his easy to understand, catchy lyrics.
Shailendra was noted for his association with the filmmaker Raj Kapoor and the music composers Shankar-Jaikishan. In the 1950s and 1960s, he wrote lyrics for several successful Hindi film songs.
He had a successful 17 years career where he wrote about 900 songs and worked the most with Shankar- Jaikishan in over 400 songs. It was followed by Salil Chowdhary, S.D. Burman and Roshan, though he also collaborated with veterans like Anil Biswas and youngsters like R.D. Burman.
On the 96th birth anniversary of Shailendra, here’s looking at 5 popular songs penned by the renowned lyricist of Bollywood:
- Ye Mera Diwanapan Hai
- Jeena Yaha Marna Yahan
- Kisi Ki Muskurhatoon pe
- Awaara Hoon
- Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua