Lyricist Prem Dhawan, famed to have written the lyrics and composed songs for Shaheed (1965), expired this day in 2001. Prem Dhawan would have been 95 today. He was not only a lyricist but also a music composer and a dance choreographer. He had also acted in some movies. He was conferred upon the Padma Shri in 1970. 1971 saw him bagging the Best Lyrics National Film Award.
Bollywood and Prem Dhawan: I have selected some songs; whose lyrics he has penned.
Yeh parda hata do… Ek Phool Do Mali (1969)
Seene mein sulagte hain armaan… Tarana (1951)
Jab liya hath mein hath… Vachan (1955)
Teki main jhooth boliyan… Jagte Raho (1956)
Teri duniya se door chale hoke majboor… Zabak (1961)
O mera rang de basanti chola… Shaheed (1965)