Bollywood’s famous lyricist Anand Bakshi, who made people crazy with his evergreen songs, ruled his heart for nearly 4 decades. Film lyricist Anand Bakshi died in 2002 at the age of 72. Today is the death anniversary of Anand Bakshi Saheb.
According to media reports, Anand Bakshi’s father was working as a bank manager in Rawalpindi. As a teenager, Anand joined the army as a telephone operator, but his desire to enter Bombay and cinema kept him connected to it. When the partition took place, the Bakshi family settled in India as refugees. When nothing happened in Mayanagari, Anand Bakshi rejoined the army and continued to work there for some time.
After working for 3 years in the army, he decided that the purpose of his life was not to shoot a gun, but to write a song. In his film career, Bakshi wrote over 4000 songs. He had the opportunity to write the song for the first time in 1957 but success stole from him. In 1963, actor and director Raj Kapoor gave him a chance to write the lyrics for his film ‘Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna’. After that success never left Anand Bakshi.
Films like ‘Aradhana’, Prem Amar Prem ‘and ang kati kite’ became the early milestones of Anand Bakshi’s career, with Rajesh Khanna becoming the first superstar of Indian cinema. Anand Bakshi has worked with several generations of filmmakers. His biggest feature was that the vocals of his songs kept changing over time.