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Sunday, 8 March 2020

Sahir Ludhianvi - The Magician of Words


True to his name "Sahir" which means a magician, he proved to be a magician of words. He painted fascinating images in songs and ghazals, Spellbinding his listeners and readers for decades. For about thirty years, he remained associated with the Hindi film industry. He composed hundreds of songs for Hindi/Urdu films. Most of his songs became hugely popular and are even today sung and hummed by people of all generations. 
 Sahir made his debut as a lyricist with the film "Azadi Ki Raah Par" in 1948. but got fame only associating with S D Burman. Two films, released in 1951, had songs that sky-rocketed in popularity and are hummed even today. First was "Thandi Hawaiian Lehraa Ke Aayen" from Naujawan. The second was a landmark film, marking the directorial debut of Guru Dutt - Baazi. Both films, coincidentally, had music by S. D. Burman.
S.D. Burman and Sahir Ludhianvi went on to compose music for 18 movies, Some of the well-known films are characteristic of Burman-Ludhianvi team: Devdas, Jeevan Jyoti, Jaal, Society, Armaan and Taxi Driver.
The last film Sahir made with Burman was Pyaasa. In PyaasaGuru Dutt played a poet named Vijay. After Pyaasa, Sahir and Burman went separate ways due to artistic and contractual differences.
Sahir Ludhianvi has written about 700 songs for 30 music composers in his 32 years career as lyrics writer ( 1921 to 1980 )
Sahir won a Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for Taj Mahal (1963). He won a second Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for his work on Kabhie Kabhie (1976) and he was awarded the Padma Shri in 1971.

Sahir was considered a *romantic*: personal romance and the resultant disillusionment, followed by universal romance and the resultant frustration with *the way it is*. He never minced the words, did not sublimate emotions. He expressed thoughts clearly and directly.
.During the last years of his life, Sahir suffered from alcoholism and underwent a radical personality alteration marked by moodiness and despair. Sahir Ludhianvi passed away at the age of 59 (25 October 1980) from a heart attack. A bungalow named Parchaiyaan in Andheri, Mumbai became Sahir’s abode from the 1970s till his last days.
List of Films with S D Burman

S. D. BurmanAngaarey1954
S. D. BurmanArmaan1953
S. D. BurmanBaabla1953
S. D. BurmanBaazi1951
S. D. BurmanDevdas1955
S. D. BurmanFuntoosh1956
S. D. BurmanHouse No. 441955
S. D. BurmanJaal1952
S. D. BurmanJeevan Jyoti1953
S. D. BurmanLal Kunwar1952
S. D. BurmanMunimji1955
S. D. BurmanNaujawaan1951
S. D. BurmanPyaasa1957
S. D. BurmanRadha Krishna1954
S. D. BurmanSazaa1951
S. D. BurmanShahenshah1953
S. D. BurmanSociety1955
S. D. BurmanTaxi Driver1954

Songs with N Dutta
N. DuttaBaalo (Punjabi)1951
N. DuttaBhai Bahen1959
N. DuttaChandi Ki Deewar1964
N. DuttaChandrakanta1956
N. DuttaChehre Pe Chehra1981
N. DuttaDharamputra1961
N. DuttaDhool Ka Phool1959
N. DuttaDidi1959
N. DuttaDilli Ka Dada1962
N. DuttaKala Samundar1962
N. DuttaLighthouse1958
N. DuttaMarine Drive1955
N. DuttaMilaap1955
N. DuttaNaach Ghar1959
N. DuttaNaya Raasta1970
N. DuttaPicnicUNR
N. DuttaSachche Moti1962
N. DuttaSachche Moti1962
N. DuttaSadhanaa1958

Songs with Ravi
RaviAadmi Aur Insaan1969
RaviAaj Aur Kal1963
RaviAankhen1968
RaviAmaanat1975
RaviBahu Beti1965
RaviChingaari1989
RaviDhundh1973
RaviDo Kaliyan1968
RaviEk Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka1975
RaviGanga Tera Pani Amrit1971
RaviGumraah1963
RaviHumraaz1967
RaviKaajal1965
RaviMehmaan1974
RaviNeelkamal1968
RaviPaisa Yaa Pyaar1969
RaviPyaar Ka Bandhan1963
RaviSamaaj Ko Badal Dalo1970
RaviWaqt1965
Songs with Khayyam
KhaiyyamChambal Ki Kasam1979
KhaiyyamKaafirUNR
KhaiyyamKabhi Kabhi1976
KhaiyyamPhir Subah Hogi1958
KhaiyyamPyaasi DharatiUNR
KhaiyyamShagun1964
KhaiyyamTrishul1978

Songs with Roshan
RoshanBabar1960
RoshanBahu Begum1967
RoshanBarsaat Ki Raat1960
RoshanBheegi Raat1965
RoshanChitralekha1964
RoshanDil Hi To Hai1963
RoshanDooj Ka Chand1964
RoshanTaj Mahal1963

Songs with O P Nayyar
O. P. Nayyar12 O' Clock1958
O. P. NayyarBade Sarkaar1957
O. P. NayyarNaya Daur1957
O. P. NayyarSone Ki Chidiya1958
O. P. NayyarTumsa Nahin Dekha1957

Songs with Jaidev
JaidevHum Dono1961
JaidevJoru Ka Bhai1955
JaidevMujhe Jeene Do1963

The First Song of Sahir
Song of Azadi Ki Raah Par" 1948


Song of Naujawan 1951


Song of Baazi 1951


Song of Jaal 1952


Song of Taxi Driver 1954


Song of Naya Daur (1957)


Song of  Pyaasa (1957)


Song of  Dhool Ka Phool (1959) 


Song of Hum Dono (1961)  


Song of  Gumrah (1963)


Song of  Chitralekha (1964)


Song of Waqt (1965 film)


Song of Kabhi Kabhi (1976)





Friday, 25 October 2019

Sahir Ludhianvi - Tum Na Jane Kis Jahan Mein Kho Gaye


Sahir(March 8th, 1921- 25th Oct 1980) made his debut as a lyricist with the film "Azadi Ki Raah Par" in 1948. The film had four songs written by him. His first song was "Badal Rahie Hai Zindagi". However, it was the year 1951 that would bring him fame and recognition. That year 3 of his films released having the music of S D Burman in all of these three films,
Three of his songs that sky-rocketed in popularity and are hummed even today. First was "Thandi Hawaayen Lehraa Ke Aayi" from Naujawan. The second was from a landmark film  Baazi."Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui Taqdeer Bana Le" and the third was"Tum Na Jane Kis Jahan Mein Kho Gaye" from Sazaa.
This was followed by the chartbuster Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni Phir Kahan from Jaal(1952), Sahir took film lyrics to the heights of genuine poetry. Now his pairing with S D Burman was to create many immortal sings. Both of them worked together in 18 films. While 1957 saw the end of Sahir’s partnership with SD Burman.,
Sahir’s mastery over the Urdu language, immaculate diction, intensity of feelings and emotions and enchanting style of expression made him a lyricist of a different kind — a class apart. In Guru Dutt’s Pyasa, his songs Yeh duniya agar mil bhee jaye to kya hai, Jinhen naaz hai Hind par woh kahan hain, Jane woh kaise log thhey jinke pyar ko pyar mila won him acclaim.

After S D Burman, his pairing with O P Nayyar and Ravi also created many immortal songs. It was the songs of Naya Daur and Tumsa Nahin Dekha established the pairing with O P Nayyar and with Ravi from the 1963 film Gumrah.
Sahir did work with other composers including, RoshanKhayyam, and N Dutta, their collaboration produced the score for Milaap (1955), Chandrakanta (1956), Saadhna (1958), Dhool Ka Phool (1959). 
In 1958, Sahir wrote the lyrics for Ramesh Saigal's film Phir Subah Hogi, its music was given by Khayyam. The song Woh Subah Kabhi Toh Aayegi with its minimal background music remains popular.  Khayyam collaborated with Sahir in many films including Kabhie Kabhie and Trishul.
From about 1950 until his death( 25 October 1980), 
.Sahir Ludhianvi wrote songs for a total of 122 movies from 1948 up to his death including three unreleased movies, one Punjabi movie and two Pakistani movies. Six movies with his songs were released posthumously. The 50s and 60s were Sahir's most prolific years. He wrote songs for 84 films during these two decades.
Song of Baazi 1951



Song of Naujawan 1951



Song of Sazaa 1951



Song of Jaal 1952



Song of Taxi Driver 1954



Song of  Devdas 1955



Song of  House No 44 1955



Song of Munimjee 1955



Song of Funtoosh 1956



Song of Pyaasa 1957



Song of Naya Daur 1957



Song of Tumsa Nahin Dekha 1957



Song of Sadhana 1958



Song of Dhool Ka Phool  1959



Song of Barsaat Ki Raat  1960



Song of Hum Dono  1961



Song of Gumraah   1963



Song of Taj Mahal  1963



Song of Waqt 1965



Song of Aa Gale Lag Jaa   1973


Song of Kabhi Kabhi  1976

Friday, 8 March 2019

Sahir Ludhianvi- A Journey as lyricist through the golden era of Hindi film music


Sahir(born on March 8th, 1921) made his debut as a lyricist with the film "Azadi Ki Raah Par" in 1948. The film had four songs written by him. His first song was "badal rahii hai zindagii". However, it was the year 1951 that would bring him fame and recognition. Two films, released in 1951, had songs that sky-rocketed in popularity and are hummed even today. First was "Thandi Hawaayen Lehraa Ke Aayi" from Naujawan. The second was a landmark film, marking the directorial debut of Guru Dutt - Baazi. Both films, coincidentally, had music by S. D. Burman.
This was followed by the chartbuster Yeh raat yeh chandni phir kahan for Jaal. Sahir took film lyrics to the heights of genuine poetry. The songs of Dharamputra rewrote history as the genius of B.R. Chopra and the enthusiasm of Sahir coalesced to yield timeless numbers like Main jab bhee akeli hoti hoon, Bhool sakta hai bhala kaun yeh pyari aankhein, Mere dilbar mujhse khaffa na ho.
The popularity of songs of Naujawan, Baazi, Jaal and Dharamputra fine-tuned Sahir’s working relationship with Dev Anand, S.D. Burman, Guru Dutt and B.R. Chopra to form formidable combinations that dominated the film scene for several decades. Sahir’s mastery over the Urdu language, immaculate diction, intensity of feelings and emotions and enchanting style of expression made him a lyricist of a different kind — a class apart. In Guru Dutt’s Pyasa, his songs Yeh duniya agar mil bhee jaye to kya hai, Jinhen naaz hai Hind par woh kahan hain, Jane woh kaise log thhey jinke pyar ko pyar mila won him acclaim.
But so long as Sahir and Burman were together, theirs was a matchless combination. For both of them we call out in their joint contribution from film ‘Saza’ : ‘Tum na jaane kis jahan mein kho gae’.While 1957 saw the end of Sahir’s partnership with SD, it saw the beginning of his partnership with OP Nayyar in Naya Daur and Tumsa Nahi Dekha. 
Sahir did work with other composers including RaviRoshanKhayyam and Datta Naik. Datta Naik also credited as N. Datta, a Goan, admired Sahir's poetry and their collaboration produced the score for Milaap (1955), Chandrakanta (1956), Saadhna (1958), Dhool Ka Phool (1959). 
In 1958, Sahir wrote the lyrics for Ramesh Saigal's film Phir Subah Hogi, its music was given by Khayyam. The song Woh Subah Kabhi Toh Aayegiwith its minimal background music remains popular. Khayyam collaborated with Sahir in many films including Kabhie Kabhie and Trishul.
From about 1950 until his death( 25 October 1980), Sahir collaborated with Baldev Raj Chopra (1914 - 2008), a film producer and director. Sahir's last work for Chopra was for Insaaf Ka TarazuYash Chopra, an independent director and producer, also engaged Sahir for his film Daag.
 In Yash Chopra’s Daag, he came down heavily on the feudalistic and chauvinistic attitudes of society in the song Jab bhee jee chahe nayee duniya basa lete hain log/ Ek chehre pe kayee chehrey laga lete hain log. In Zara Hind ke rehbron ko bulao yeh koochey ye galiyaan yeh manzar dikhao, he highlighted the condition of the downtrodden. In Rehne ko ghar nahin hai sara jahan hamara, he expressioned his disillusionment with Nehru’s socialism. To those who fanned the fires of hatred and communalism during Partition, he counselled sanity, saying Malik ne to insaan ko insaan banaya/ Hum ne use Hindu ya musalmaan banaya. Even his light-hearted numbers like Insaan ka nahin kahin naam-o-nishan.. Yeh hai Bombay meri jaan, were satirical.
Be it a patriotic number like Yeh desh hai veer jawano ka... or a bhajan like Alla tero naam Eshwar tero naamor a captivating qawwali like Na to karvaan ki talash hai na to hamsafar ki talash hai or a lullaby like Tere bachpan ko jawani ki dua deti hoon aur dua de ke parishaan si ho jati hoon — his songs were always suffused with a rare passion. 
For Kabhi Kabhie, Sahir wrote Kal aur aayengey naghmon ki khilti kaliyaan chunnewale/ Mujh se behtar kehnewale tum se behtar sunnewale.. Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon.. he did not foresee that his lyrics would win for him a place in the immortals of Indian cinema.
Sahir won a Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for Taj Mahal (1963). He won a second Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for his work on Kabhie Kabhie (1976). He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1971. On 8 March 2013, the ninety-second anniversary of Sahir's birth, a commemorative stamp was issued in his honour.
Song of Naujawaan 1951



Song of Sazaa 1951



Song of Baazi 1951


Song of Jaal 1951



Song of Devdas 1955



Song of Munimji  1955



Song of Pyaasa 1957



Song of Naya Daur 1957



Song of Sone Ki Chidiya 1958



Song of Sadhanaa 1958



Song of Dhool Ka Phool 1959


Song of Barsaat Ki Raat 1960



Song of Hum Dono1961



Song of Taj Mahal 1963


Song of Gumraah 1963



Song of Kabhi Kabhi 1976






Thursday, 15 November 2018

Baazi- The Film that was a trendsetter and gave Bollywood many Legends


There are some films which are iconic, Navketan's Baazi released in 1951 is also such film which gave the Hindi Film Industry many legends. The film is notable for two reasons: first, being the directorial debut of Guru Dutt and second, it was the film which inspired many urban crime thrillers in the fifties. This was the second film of Dev Anand's production house Navketan Films, and as per a commitment was given by Dev Anand to Guru Dutt in their days of struggle, the movie was directed by Guru Dutt.

The movie begins with hands being shown gambling, just in case if we viewers missed the point. A look at the credits makes you feel that the ‘who is who’ of the remaining years of the 50s are represented there. First of all this film gave us the Star Dev Anand who in the years to come to become the Style Icon of Bollywood. The second person to become Legendary Director of Bollywood was Guru Dutt.the third legend in making was S D Burman the great composer of Golden Era of Bollywood. Next legendary personality was Kalpna Kartik who later married Dev Anand made her debut with this film.
Kalpana Kartik in Baazi


S D Burman


 Balraj Sahni, who had just returned after a stint with the BBC was entrusted with the story, screenplay and dialogues. Zohra Sehgal was brought in to choreograph the dance sequences. A young poet named Sahir Ludhianvi was given a chance to pen lyrics for the songs who later became a Legendary Lyricist and poet. 
Sahir

Raj Khosla served as an assistant director who became a legendary Director. A bus conductor who Sahni had seen entertaining passengers was called in for a cameo, to play a drunkard, and while the film credits him by his real name Badruddin, after Baazi, the world knew him as Johnny Walker.

The other Legendary personalities were the Cinematographers V Ratra and his assistant V K Murthy who gave memorable cinematography of all Guru Dutt’s films, (including PyaasaSahib Bibi aur Ghulamand Kagaz ke Phool) has earned Murthy a place in the history of Hindi cinema. He was awarded a ‘lifetime achievement award’ by the Indian International Film Academy in 2008. This came as belated recognition by the Bombay film industry for the contribution made to its evolution by technicians such as V.K. Murthy.  
V K Murthy

 In his autobiography Romancing with Life, Devsaab reminisces: “Baazi gave me an image that stayed in the minds of people, and made a genuine star out of me. For the first time, I felt and saw what stardom was in terms of adulation and fan following. I became a phenomenon after the release of Baazi.”
Songs of Baazi 1951













Thursday, 5 July 2018

Sahir and S D Burman - Ek Aur Ek Gyarah


S D Burman started his musical journey of Bollywood in 1946,got fame from 1947 film Do Bhai.Sahir Ludhinavi made his debut with four songs performed in the film Azadi Ki Raah Par (1949).  The very first film in which they were teamed became a musical hit. The film was Baazi. If you recall those memorable numbers of Geeta Dutt picturized on Geeta Bali, you will just wonder how Sahir could accomplish that much in his very first film.The combination of Sahir and S D Burman after that gave one immortal song after another.In this Blog I talk about their combined creations and thus pay tribute to both. 


After Baazi(1951) released Naujawaan (1951), with music by S.D. Burman, The song from that film ‘Thandi hawaein lehra kea yen’ has become an all-time great breezy number. Just see the depth in each word: ‘Thandi hawaen lehra ke ayen rut hai jawan, tum ko yahan, kaise bulayen… In the same year another song from Sazaa  was a super duper hit.The pair never looked back after 1951
 Some of the Burman-Sahir creations have become masterpieces of all time – unbeaten, unmatchable. You cannot forget those classics from Jaal (Sunja dil ki dastan), ‘Taxi Driver’ (Jayen to jayen kahan),’Munimjee(Jeevan je safar mein rahi,), Funtoosh (Dukhi man mere sun mera kehna) House Number 44 (Teri duniya mein jeene se to behtar hai ke mar jayen).
In 1955 released Bimal Roy's Devdas.The most popular song was of course Sahir’s Lata-rendered hit, ‘Jise tu qabool kar le vo ada kahan se laaoon, tere dil ko jo lubhae vo sada kahan se laaoon’ Lines such as, ‘Jo murad ban kar aye vo dua kahan se laaoon’. There was another dancing number, ‘Ab aagey teri marzi ho more saiyan bedardi aage teri marzi’. The public swung in ecstasy when these songs came to which Vyjantimala added the magic of her dancing talents.
Both of them worked together in 18 films and gave many musical gems but their climax reached with Guru Dutt's Pyaasa
Just consider the romantic duet, ‘Hum aap ki ankhon mein is dil ko chhipalen to..’ The variation in the tune and the pause on ‘to’ was fantastic. Without that music the lyrics might have sounded flat. Of course Geeta and Rafi also played a magnificent role in making the songs a success.Then there was that solo from Geeta, ‘Jaane kya tu ne kahi, jaane kya mai ne kahi, baat kuch ban hi gai’. How can one remain unaffected by these melodies ? And then just recall that romantic pang:, ‘Aj sajan mohe ang laga lo janam safal ho jaae, Hriday ki peerra deh ki agni sab sheetal ho jae’ How meaningful are the lines. Fantastically true. And when Geeta sings, ‘Prem sudha..more sanwariya.ya.y.a.ya sanwariya’ya’ya prem sudha itni barsa do jag jal-thal ho jae’. From where could Sahir get that fluency in Hindi to churn out such a beautiful romantic cry coming from the heart of a beloved ?
The real gems from the same film are Jaane vo kaise log thhe jin ke pyaar ko pyaar mila,Hum ne to jab kaliyan maangi katon ka haar mila…’and Ye mehlon ye takhton yeh tajon ki duniya, ye insaan ke dushman rivajon ki duniya, ye duniya agar mil bhi jaae to kya hai..’And in the end he raises his voice to say,Jala do ise phoonk daalo yeh duniya, mere saamne se hata lo ye duniya, Tumhari hai tum hi sambalo ye duniya,Ye duniya agar mil bhi jae to kya hai…’

Pyaasa was the last film both worked together.Both entered into a controversy with the poet saying the songs became hits because of the lyrics while the musical wizard claimed that his tunes had achieved wonders. It was on this issue that they parted company—never to work with each other again.It was a loss to music lovers that no more Gems would be available by this combination.
Song from Baazi 1951


Song from Naujawaan1951



Song from Sazaa 1951



Song from Jaal 1952



Song from Taxi Driver 1954



Song from Munimji (1955) 



Song from House No. 44 (1955) 



Song from Devdas (1955)



Song from Funtoosh (1956) 



Song from Pyaasa (1957)



Song from Pyaasa (1957)

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Sahir Ludhianvi – The People’s Poet,


Sahir Ludhianvi who was born on March 8th, 1921 got fame and recognition in 1951 with the release of two films Naujawan and Baazi. The song  "Thandi hawaayen lehraa ke aayen" from Naujawan made him instantly popular among people.He  had a long and successful career as a lyricist and worked with most music directors in the 50s and 60s including RoshanMadan MohanKhaiyyamRavi, S. D. Burman  and N. Dutta
In this blog I have selected few of my most favorite songs of Sahir
Song from Naujawan 1951


Song from Baazi 1951


Song from Pyaasa 1957


Song from Hum Dono 1961


Song from Taxi Driver 1954


Song from Devdas 1955


Song from Sone Ki Chidiya 1958


Song from Phir Subah Hogi 1958


Song from Funtoosh 1956


Song from House No 44 (1955)

Song from Taj Mahal 1963


Song from Sadhna 1959


Song from Didi 1959




Song from Jaal 1952


Song from Shagun 1964


Song from Kabhie Kabhie 1976

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Remembering Sahir Ludhianvi on his 36th Death Anniversary


Sahir, like his name, was a "magician" of words. He painted fascinating images in songs and ghazals, Spellbinding his listeners and readers for decades. For about thirty years, he remained associated with the Hindi film industry. He composed hundreds of songs for Hindi/Urdu films. Most of his songs became hugely popular and are even today sung and hummed by people of all generations. 
Sahir Ludhianvi was born on March 8th, 1921 in Karimpura locality in Ludhiana, Punjab. His real name was Abdul Hayee (alternate spellings Haie or Hayi).  He was born in a wealthy family of zamindars. 
Sahir made his debut as a lyricist with the film "Azadi Ki Raah Par" in 1948. The film had four songs written by him. His first song was "badal rahii hai zindagii". However, it was the year 1951 that would bring him fame and recognition. Two films, released in 1951, had songs that sky-rocketed in popularity and are hummed even today. First was "Thandi hawaayen lehraa ke aayen" from Naujawan. The second was a landmark film, marking the directorial debut of Guru Dutt - Baazi. Both films, coincidentally, had music by S. D. Burman.
 After Baazi Sahir was then considered part of Guru Dutt's team
S.D. Burman and Sahir Ludhianvi went on to compose music for 18 movies,Some of the well-known films are characteristic of Burman-Ludhianvi team: Devdas, Jeevan Jyoti, Jaal, Society, Armaan and Taxi Driver.
The last film Sahir made with Burman was Pyaasa. In PyaasaGuru Dutt played a poet named Vijay. After Pyaasa, Sahir and Burman went separate ways due to artistic and contractual differences.
Sahir did work with other composers including RaviRoshanKhayyam and Datta Naik. Naik, a Goan, admired Sahir's poetry and their collaboration produced the score forMilaap (1955). Sahir also worked with music director Laxmikant-Pyarelal in the films like "Man Ki Aankhe", "Izzat", "Dustan" and Yash Chopra's "Daag" all have fabulous songs. From about 1950 until his death, Sahir collaborated with Baldev Raj Chopra (1914 - 2008), a film producer and director. Sahir's last work for Chopra was for Insaaf Ka Tarazu.Yash Chopra, an independent director and producer, also engaged Sahir.

Sahir ludhianvi has written about 700 songs for 30 music composers in his 32 years career as lyrics writer ( 1921 to 1980 )
Sahir won a Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for Taj Mahal (1963). He won a second Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for his work on Kabhie Kabhie (1976) and he was awarded the Padma Shri in 1971
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Sahir was considered a *romantic*: personal romance and the resultant disillusionment, followed by universal romance and the resultant frustration with *the way it is*. He never minced the words, did not sublimate emotions. He expressed thoughts clearly and directly.

A bachelor to the end, Sahir Ludhianvi fell in love with writer Amrita Pritam and singer Sudha Malhotra, relationships that never fructified in the conventional sense and left him sad. Ironically, the two ladies' fathers wouldn't accept Sahir, an atheist, because of his perceived religion. 
During the last years of his life, Sahir suffered from alcoholism and underwent a radical personality alteration marked by moodiness and despair. Sahir Ludhianvi passed away at the age of 59 (25 October 1980) from heart attack. A bungalow named Parchaiyaan in Andheri, Mumbai became Sahir’s abode from 1970s till his last days.
A TRIBUTE TO SAHIR

Tum Na Jane Kis Jahan Mein Kho Gaye

Song from Sazaa 1951

Thandi hawaayen lehraa ke aayen

Song from Naujawan 1951

 Ye Raat, Ye Chaandani Phir Kahaan, Sun Jaa Dil Ki Dastan

Song from Jaal 1952

Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui Takdeer

Song from Baazi 1951

 Jayen To Jayen Kahan, Samjhega Kaun Yaha 

Song from Taxi Driver1954

Jaane Vo Kaise Log The Jinake Pyaar Ko Pyaar Milaa

Song from Pyasa 1957

Aurat Ne Janam Diyaa Mardon Ko,

Song from Aurat 1958



Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhoolegi Who Barsaat Ki

Song from Barsaat Ki Raat1960


 Abhi Na Jaao Chhodkar, Ke Dil Abhi Bhara Nahin

Song from Hum Dono1961

Chalo Ek Bar Phir Se, Ajnabi Ban Jaye Ham Dono
Song from Gumrah1963

Jo Wada Kiya Wo Nibhana Padega
Song from Tajmahal 1963

Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai




Main Pal Do Pal Kaa Shaayar Hun
Song from Kabhie Kabhie 1976