Shankardas Kesarilal (30 August 1921 – 14 December 1966), popularly known by his pen name Shailendra, was a popular Indian Hindi lyricist. He is also famous as The People’s Poet. He is noted for his association with the filmmaker Raj Kapoor and the composers Shankar-Jaikishan, he wrote lyrics for several successful Hindi film songs in the 1950s and the 1960s. Here is an album of his rare photos.

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Suman Kalyanpur, Geeta Dutt, Mohd Rafi and Shailendra during a recording.

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Shailendra with Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Shailendra with his family

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Shailendra with Raj Kapoor

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Shailendra with Lata Mangeshkar

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Pallavi Jaikishen with Mr. & Mrs. Shailendra

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Fabulous Four- Hasrat Jaipuri, Shankar, Jaikishan, Shailendra and  with Raj Kapoor

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With Family

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With Family

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Mohammed Rafi, Shailendra and Shankar (Shankar-Jaikishan)

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Shailendra, Mukesh & Raj Kapoor at the last ceremony of Shailendra

 

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