As far as I could remember, songs have always been a part of our lives whether it is the soft hymn of a lullaby or agonising beat of a heartbreak song. If the tune is the body of a song, then the lyrics are its soul. And who writes more soulful lyrics than Javed Akhtar.
Talking about the undisputed Knight of words, Javed Akhtar is a nationally acclaimed lyricist, poet, screenwriter, songwriter, and a charmer of hearts. On his 72nd birthday today, let’s recall some of the most heart-melting lyrics written by Javed Akhtar.
Ek Ladki ko Dekha: 1942 A Love Story
In Lamho Ke Daaman Mein: Jodha Akhbar
Do Pal Ruka: Veer Zara
Kal Ho Na Ho: Kal Ho Na Ho
Tumhi Dekho Na: Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
Tumko Paya Hai toh Jaise Khoya Hun: Om Shanti Om
Tum Ho Toh: Rock On
Yeh Jo Desh Hai Tera: Swades
Jane Kyu Log Pyaar Karte Hain: Dil Chahta Hai
Tumko Dekha Toh Yeh Khayal Aaya
A very happy birthday to you, Wordsmith!