Friday, 30 March 2018



- Manoj Kulkarni

Today is death anniversary of Poet and Lyricist of popular Indian cinema..Aanand Bakshi!
Poet & Lyricist..Aanand Bakshi!

He came in film industry to make a name in writing & singing too, but became successful lyricist only! Started writing songs with the film 'Bhala Aadmi' (1958)..He got success with film 'Mehendi lagi mere hath' (1962).
Shashi Kapoor-Nanda..'Jab Jab Phool Khile'.

He became famous with his lyrics in film 'Jab Jab Phool Khile' (1965) for which Mohammed Rafi sung his romantic lines " Ek tha gul aur ek thi bulbul.." which on screen performed by Shashi Kapoor!
Anand Bakshi with music directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

He first time sung "Baaghon mein bahaar aayi.." for film 'Mome ki Gudiya" (1972)..that was with Lata Mangeshkar & in the music of Laxmikant-Pyarelal for whom he wrote many songs! After that he sung for four films in which his starting voice in song "Aaja teri yaad aayi.." ('Charas'/1976) became popular!
Kajol-Shahrukh Khan in 'DDLJ'.

There are lot of his memorable songs which are from films like..'Aaradhana', 'Amar Prem', 'Jeene ki Raah', 'Bobby', 'Sholay' to recent hit 'DDLJ' & 'Mohabbatein'!

Homage to Bakshi sahab!!

- Manoj Kulkarni 
['Chitrasrushti', Pune]

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