You will recognize the stars, and the singer, even the composers, no doubt… but yeh lyricist kaun hai, pehchana?
Shaily Shailendra, that’s lyricist Shailendra ji’s son, also referred by his siblings as Buntoo Bhaiyaa. Fond memories linger on for those who knew him personally. But for Hindi music fans he will live through his most famous song Jeena Yahaan, Marna Yahaan, from Mera Naam Joker. Of course, Kal Aaj aur Kal had followed thereafter… all of their deep connection with the Kapoor khandaan. A few others too, over the years.
This one though is for Dil, Daulat, Duniya (1972), for Rajesh Khanna the superstar at the time along with Sadhana who had also seen her heydays, and who remains a much-loved star to this day.
Kishore da sings for Shankar-Jaikishan, and Shaily Shailendra’s lyrics.