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Sahir Ludhianvi (1921–1980)

A colossus among film lyricists, Sahir Ludhianvi was slightly different from his contemporaries. A man unable to praise Khuda (God), Husn (beauty) and/or Jaam (wine), his pen was at its best pouring out bitter but sensitive lyrics over the declining values of society, the senselessness of war and politics, and the domination of materialism over ... See full bio »

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 1990 Agneepath (playback singer: "Raat Bhi Hai Kuch Bheegi Bheegi" - uncredited)
 1982 Deedar-E-Yaar (lyricist)
 1982 Lakshmi (lyricist)
 1981 Dhanwan (lyricist)
 1981 Chehre Pe Chehra (lyricist)
 1980 Insaf Ka Tarazu (lyricist)
 1980 Chambal Ki Kasam (lyricist)
 1980 The Burning Train (lyricist)
 1979 Kaala Patthar (lyricist)
 1978 Nawab Sahib (lyricist)
 1978 Trishul (lyricist)
 1977 Amaanat (lyricist)
 1976/II Laila Majnu (lyricist)
 1976 Shankar Shambhu (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1976 Kabhie Kabhie (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1975 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (lyricist)
 1975 Zameer (lyricist)
 1975 Deewaar (lyricist)
 1974 36 Ghante (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1973 Mehmaan (lyricist)
 1973 Come, Embrace Me (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1973 Joshila (lyricist)
 1973 Daag: A Poem of Love (lyricist: songs)
 1973 Dhund (lyricist)
 1972 Bhai Ho To Aisa (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1972 Dastaan (lyricist)
 1971 Chingari (lyricist)
 1970 Man Ki Aankhen (lyricist)
 1970 Samaj Ko Badal Dalo (lyricist)
 1970 The New Road (lyricist)
 1969 Nannha Farishta (lyricist)
 1969 Paisa Ya Pyar (lyricist)
 1969 Aadmi Aur Insaan (lyricist)
 1968 Ankhen (lyrics - as Sahir)
 1968 Vaasna (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1968 Neel Kamal (lyricist)
 1968 Izzat (lyricist)
 1968 Do Kaliyaan (lyricist)
 1967 Bahu Begum (lyricist)
 1967 Hamraaz (lyricist)
 1965 Bahu Beti (lyricist)
 1965 Kaajal (lyricist)
 1965 Waqt (lyrics - as Sahir)
 1964 Chitralekha (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1964 Gazal (lyricist)
 1964 Bahurani (lyricist)
 1963 Dil Hi To Hai (lyricist)
 1963 Mujhe Jeene Do (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1963 Pyar Ka Bandhan (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1963 Taj Mahal (lyricist)
 1963 Aaj Aur Kal (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1961 Hum Dono (lyricist)
 1961 Dharmputra (lyricist)
 1960 Barsaat Ki Raat (lyrics)
 1960 Hum Hindustani (lyrics)
 1959 Didi (lyricist)
 1959 Four Faces of India (lyricist: songs)
 1959 Dhool Ka Phool (lyricist)
 1958 Phir Subha Hogi (lyricist - uncredited)
 1958 Sone Ki Chidiya (lyricist)
 1958 12 O'Clock (lyricist)
 1958 Sadhna (lyricist - as Sahir)
 1957 Naya Daur (lyricist)
 1957 Pyaasa (lyrics)
 1955 House No. 44 (lyricist)
 1955 Milap (lyricist)
 1955 Munimji (lyricist)
 1955 Railway Platform (lyrics)
 1955 Devdas (lyricist)
 1955 Marine Drive (lyricist)
 1954 Taxi Driver (lyricist)
 1953 Alif-Laila (lyricist)
 1953 Jeewan Jyoti (lyricist)
 1952 Jaal (lyricist)
 1951 Baazi (lyricist)
 1951 Naujawan (lyricist)
 1951 Sazaa (lyrics)
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His relationship with Amrita Pritam was so passionate, that at one time while attending a press conference Amrita wrote his name hundreds of time on a sheet of paper. The two of them would meet without saying a word; Sahir would puff away at cigarettes, and after he left Amrita would smoke the cigarette butts left by him. After his death, she said she hoped the smoke from her cigarettes would ... See more »

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