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Biography of Anand Bakshi:-

Early days:-

Anand Bakshi was born in Rawalpindi, now in Pakistan, in 1930. His ancestors were from Kurree, near Rawalpindi, and had origins in Kashmir. His mother, Sumitra, died 1940, when he was 20. Bakshi's family migrated to India (Lucknow) on 2 October 1947, in the aftermath of the partition, when he was 27 years old.Before he established himself as a lyrics writer for Hindi film songs, he served for 2 years in the Royal Indian Navy, (Karachi) and after partition he served 6 years in the Indian Army, based at Jabalpur, with The Corps of Signals, and later with the E.M.E., Infantry.While in the Army, The Corps of Signals, he wrote an "Aim in Life" for himself. – “Every one in this world, rich or poor should have a definite aim in life. A man without any fixed purpose in life is like a ship without rudder, at the mercy of the winds, powerless to control its course. So a person having no aim in life has nothing by which to guide his actions, or regulate his conduct. I, the undersigned, Anand Prakash Bakshi (AZAD.), intend to study music. For it is my aim in life to become an artist. And to achieve this, I must join films, radio, or theatre, and become a singer, songs composer, music director, director.


After writing for several movies over many years, he made his real breakthrough in 1967 with the movie Milan (starring Sunil Dutt). With this, he had the opportunity to write for star music composers in Indian cinema. He established himself as a versatile lyricist with the song Dum Maro Dum in the movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1972). After this, he wrote memorable lyrics in many movies including Bobby and Amar Prem (1971), [[Jeena Ki Raah] Jitender], [[Meera Gao Mera Desh] Dharmendra], Aye Din Bahar Ke, Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke, [Seeta Aur Geeta] Hema Malini], Sholay (1975), Dharam Veer, Sharabi, Kalicharan, Vishvanath, [[Pyar Jhukta Nahin] Mithun Chakravorty], Nagina, Mr. India, Hum(1991), Mohra (1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Heer-Ranjha, Taal (1998), Mohabbatein (2000), Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) and Yaadein (2001).


Bakshi received 40 Filmfare Award nominations, and won four Filmfare awards as best lyricist


Late in his life, he suffered from heart and lung disease as a consequence of lifelong smoking. In 2001, he caught a bacterial infection at Nanavati hospital, during a minor heart surgery. He finally died of multiple organ failure on 30 March 2002, 8:00PM (IST) at Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital, at the age of 82[citation needed]. The last released movie with lyrics by Anand Bakshi was Mehbooba (2008).

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