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Shahryar in Bollywood: Top 6 gems from the maestro’s treasure of evergreen songs

Bollywood lyricist Shahryar, who shot to fame for penning ghazals in Bollywood classics like Umrao Jaan, Gaman and Anjuman, passed away in 2012 after a protracted illness at 76. Monday marks the fifth death anniversary of the celebrated lyricist.

bollywood Updated: Feb 13, 2017 14:21 IST
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Born as Akhlaq Mohammad Khan in 1936, Shahryar went on to become one of the most sought-after Urdu poets of his times.
Born as Akhlaq Mohammad Khan in 1936, Shahryar went on to become one of the most sought-after Urdu poets of his times.

Monday marks the fifth death anniversary of celebrated lyricist Shahryar.

Born as Akhlaq Mohammad Khan in 1936, the lyricist went on to become one of the most sought-after Urdu poets of his times. Khan drew national fame as a lyricist for the words he penned in films like Gaman, Umrao Jaan and Anjuman.

The celebrated lyricist passed away in 2012 after a protracted illness at 76.

Shahryar was honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1987 for Khwab Ka Dar Band Hai. In 2008, he won the Jnanpith award.

HT brings to you a playlist of some of his popular numbers:

Seene Me Jalan

Film: Gaman (1978)
Singer: Suresh Wadekar

Justajoo Jiski Thi

Film: Umrao Jaan (1981)
Singer: Asha Bhosle

Dil Cheez Kya Hai

Film: Umrao Jaan (1981)
Singer: Asha Bhosle

Jab Bhi Milti Hai Mujhe Ajnabi Lagti Kyu Hai

Film: Umrao Jaan (1981)
Singer: Asha Bhosle

Ye Kya Jagah Hai Dosto

Film: Umrao Jaan (1981)
Singer: Asha Bhosle

Zindagi Jab Bhi Teri Bazm Mein

Film: Umrao Jaan (1981)
Singer: Asha Bhosle

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