Mumbai: Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur, who penned the famous ‘Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye’ and ‘Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli” in “Anand”, passed away on Friday. He was 77.
Known by his first name in film circles, Yogesh was a prominent lyricist in ’70s Hindi cinema and gave some of his best songs in middle cinema like Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee.
Imbuded with a sense of longing and nostalgia, his lyrics have survived the test of time by staying fresh in the memory of music lovers.
Some of his evergreen hits are “Badi Sooni Sooni Hai”, “Maine Kaha Phoolon Se’ from Mukherjee’s “Mili”; “Rajinigandha Phool Tumhare”, “Kai Baar Yunhi Dekha Hai” from from “Rajinigandha” and “Na Jaane Kyon Hota Hia Yeh Zindagi Ke Saath” and the quirky “Jaaneman Jaaneman Tere Do Nayan” from “Ek Chhoti Si Baat”.
Veteran playback singer Lata Mangeshkar expressed her grief over the death of Gaur.
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