Veteran lyricist Yogesh passes away


He was one of Bollywood’s most appreciated song writers, responsible for songs such as Zindagi Kaise Yeh Paheli and Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye in ‘Anand’ (1971), and the world sadly got the news that Yogesh breathed his last on Friday.

Better known to many of the industry’s musicians, Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter to express, “I am saddened to hear this. I have sung songs penned by Yogesh ji. He was a calm and sweet-natured man. I pay my humble tributes to him.”

Later she posted her song Na Jane Kyon Hota Hai from the film ‘Choti Si Baat’ (1976).

Javed Akhtar also took to the social media site and stated, “Deeply sad to know that an exceptional lyricist Yogesh ji has passed away He wrote a number of great songs like kahin door jab din dhal jaye or zindagi kaisi hai paheli or kaee baar yun bhi dekha hai yeh jo man ki seema rekha hai. Strangely the world did not give him his due.”

The late lyricist got his first big break with writing six songs for ‘Sakhi Robin’ (1962), and worked with some of the biggest musicians India had to offer at the time. sends out deepest condolences to all those close to Yogeshji.

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