Tribute to Anand Bakshi, Bollywood’s one of the most prolific lyricists, on his 88th birth anniversary.
The name, Anand Bakshi is familiar to Hindi film lovers both young and old. His poetry has simple words, which could be understood by every mass. In a career spanning several decades, Anand Bakshi penned some of the most memorable songs that has ever been produced by the Hindi film industry.
With dreams of becoming a singer, a young man landed in Bombay to acquire a foothold in Bollywood — little did he know then that destiny had different plans for him. With over 600 films to his credit and having worked with the best people in the Hindi film industry, Anand Bakshi earned himself a reputation of a respectable man in Bollywood. All actors wanted to be part of films which had lyrics penned by the legendary Anand Bakshi. Bollywood actors from Rajesh Khanna and Jeetendra to Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, and music directors from Laxmikant Pyarelal to R D Burman loved and respected the powerhouse called Anand Bakshi.