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Birthday special: 9 unforgettable lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar

Updated on: 17 January,2023 01:40 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Javed Akhtar turns 78 on January 17. On his birthday today we look back at some of the evergreen lyrics written by the poet:

Birthday special: 9 unforgettable lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar is a well-known India poet, lyricist and screenwriter. He rose to fame in the duo Salim-Javed and got his breakthrough as a screenwriter with the 1973 film 'Zanjeer' starring Amitabh Bachchan. Later,  he went on to gain recognition as a lyricist and even won 5 National Awards for Best Lyricist. 

Songs form the core of the Indian cinema and is the one distinguishing factor of Indian movies. Over the years, Javed Akhtar has penned some of the most memorable lyrics which we cannot forget in the near future. On his birthday today we look back at some of the evergreen lyrics written by the poet:

'Har Ghadi' from 'Kal Ho Na Ho'

'Chaahe jo tumhe poore dil se 
Milta hai woh mushkil se 
Aisa jo koi kahi hai 
Bas wohi sabse haseen hai'

'Tanhayee' from 'Dil Chahta Hai' 

'Dil Ke raaste mein kaisi
Thokar maine khaayi hai 
Toote khwaab saare, 
Ek maaayushi hai chhayi
Har khushi so gayi , 
Zindagi kho gayi 
Tumke jo pyaar kiya maine to
Saza main paayi'

'Tum Ho Toh' from 'Rock On'

'Tum ho toh gaata hai dil
Tum nahi to geet kahan
tum tho toh hai sab haasil 
tum nahi n toh kya hai yahan'

'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' from '1942: A Love Story'

'Ek Ladki ko dekha to aisa laga 
Jaise khilta gulaab 
Jaise shaayar ka khwaab 
Jaise ujli kiran 
Jaise van mein hiran 
Jaise chaandni raat 
Jaise naghme ki baat 
Jaise mandir mein ho ek jalta diya'

Also Read: Satish Kaushik reveals how Javed Akhtar would praise Anees Bazmee's scripts

'Ghar Se Niklate' from 'Papa Kehte Hain'

'Ghar se nikalte hi, 
kuch door chalte hi
Raaste main hai uska ghar
Kal subha dekha toh, baal banati vo 
Khidki main aayi nazar'

'Main koi aisa geet gaun' from 'Yes Boss'

'Main koi aisa geet gaun ki
Aarzoo jagaunn
Tumko bulaun
Ye palkhe bichaun
Kadam tum jahan jahan rakho
Zameen ko aasman banaun
Sitaro se sajaun agar tum kaho'

'Sandese Aate Hai' from 'Border'

'Sandese aate hain, hamein tadpaate hain
Jo chitthi aati hai woh poochhe jaati hai
Ke ghar kab aaoge, ke ghar kab aaoge
Likho kab aaoge
Ke tum bin yeh ghar soona soona hai'

'Tumko paaya' from 'Om Shanti Om'

'Tumko paya hai to jaise khoya hoon
Kehna chaahun bhi to tumse kya kahun
Kisi zabaan mein bhi woh lafz hi nahin
Ke jinmein tum ho kya tumhein bata sakoon'

'Lakshya Toh' from 'Lakshya'

'Roke Tujhko Aandhiyaan
Ya Zameen Aur Aasmaan
Paayega Jo Lakshya Hai Tera
Lakshya Toh
Har Haal Mein Paana Hai'

Also Read: Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar find the right words

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