Sahir Ludhianvi

The pen name of Abdul Hayee (8 March 1921 – 25 October 1980) who is popularly known as Sahir. Sahir was a poet and film lyricist who wrote in the Hindi and Urdu languages. His work influenced Indian cinema, in particular Bollywood film. Sahir won a Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for Taj Mahal (1963). He won a second Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for his work on Kabhie Kabhie (1976) and he was awarded the Padma Shri in 1971. On 8 March 2013, the ninety-second anniversary of Sahir’s birth, a commemorative stamp was issued in his honour.

Here is a collection of some of his rare pictures.

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Music director Ravi, Usha Mangeshkar, Lata Mangeshkar & Sahir Ludhianvi

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Mohammed Rafi, Sahir Ludhianvi & Khayyam.

Sahir Ludhianvi- A Biopic Documentary

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Mahendra Kapoor, Yash Chopra, Music Director N.Dutta and Sahir Ludhianvi during the song recording session of the film ‘Dharmputra’ (1961).

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Sahir Ludhianvi with Jaan Nisar Akhtar (left) and Mohinder Singh Randhawa ICS one of the architects of post-1947 East Punjab.

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Sahir Ludhianvi with Bharat Bhushan

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Sahir Ludhianvi with filmmaker Yash Chopra & music director Ravi Sharma

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Sahir’s admission form.

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Sahir Ludhianvi (seconfd from right) sharing a joyful moment with his friends – from left: Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Bhalla and Samman Gupta.

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Yash Chopra, Mahendra Kapoor, Sahir Ludhianvi and music director N.Dutta at the rehearsal of the song “Bhool Sakta Hai Bhala Kaun” from ‘Dharmputra’ – 1961

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Roshan, Sahir, Rafi & Omi(from Sonik Omi)

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Sahir Ludhianvi with Anand Bakshi

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Madan Mohan & Sahir Ludhianvi

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Sahir with B.R. Chopra (standing).

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Sahir with Yash Chopra

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Mohd Rafi with Sahir Ludhianvi, Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Madan Mohan, Minoo Karthik.

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Sahir with Amrita Pritam

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