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Last Updated 20.08.2019 | 5:54 PM IST



Veteran lyricist Gulshan Bawra passes away

Veteran lyricist Gulshan Bawra, best known for his songs such as ‘Mere Desh Ki Dharti’ (Upkaar), ‘Yaari Hai Imaan’ (Zanjeer) etc, passed away at his residence on Friday (Aug 7) morning. He was 72 years old and died because of a heart attack. Originally known as Gulshan Mehta till he was rechristened Gulshan Bawra by a prominent distributor, this veteran lyricist came to India from Pakistan the during partition days. Bawra has penned many hit songs such as ‘Agar Tum Na Hote’, ‘Dukki Pe Dukki Ho Ya Satte Pe Satta’ etc. in his career spanning 42 years. His last hit was the song ‘Le Pappiyaan Jhappiyaan Pale Hum’ from the Ajay Devgan– Tabu starrer Haqeeqat which released in 1995. Apart from writing the lyrics of Bollywood songs, Gulshan Bawra also acted in a few films such as Upkaar, Zanjeer and Indrajeet. Bollywood Hungama offers its condolences to his family members and prays that his soul rests in peace.

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