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Happy Birthday Javed Akhtar: 5 soulful songs of the legend that will stay with us forever

To mark the special occasion, we have listed some of the most beautiful songs penned by the Bollywood legend Javed Akhtar.

Written by: Tripti Karki , New Delhi [ Updated: January 17, 2018 12:10 IST ]
Happy birthday Javed Akhtar
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Javed Akhtar is indeed a legend, with six Filmfare Awards as a lyricist alone and three National Awards too, his words have been relevant and have found resonance across the ages, whether it's a peppy rock number for Rock On or a soulful ballad in Veer-Zaara. The renowned scriptwriter and lyricist has turned a year older today and, in order to mark the special occasion, we have listed out some of the most amazing songs penned by the Bollywood legend Javed Akhtar.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha - 1942: A Love Story

Javed Akhtar defied the norms with this romantic number. It is devoid of a chorus and runs like an endless loop of beautiful melodies.

Silsila 

Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha’s onscreen romance was immortalised by the memorable songs written by Javed Akhtar.

Iktara - Wake Up Sid

This is the song that you want to sing to yourself while enjoying a seaside view.

Sandese Aate Hai-Border 

‘Sandese Aate Hai’ is a patriotic song from the legendary movie ‘Border’. Written by Javed Akhtar, composed by Anu Malik and sung by Roop Kumar Rathod and Sonu Nigam.

Ek Do Teen- Tehzaab

Madhuri Dixit’s Ek Do Teen was her ticket to superstardom. No one else could have penned a song like this but Javed Akthar.

Having started his career as a dialogue writer on films like Yakeen (1969) and then being a part of the story department at Sippy Films, Javed Akhtar has come a long way. We wish you a very happy birthday Javed sa’ab!

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