Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has been honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on Thursday in Mumbai. On the special event, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter to congratulate Javed Akhtar. “Namaskar.Kal Hridaynath ke janamdin par Javed Sahab ko Hridaynath Puraskar se sammanit kiya gaya”, Lata Mangeshkar tweeted.
Namaskar.Kal Hridaynath ke janamdin par Javed Sahab ko Hridaynath Puraskar se sammanit kiya gaya. pic.twitter.com/oYmftmBDmZ— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) October 27, 2017
The event marked the 28th anniversary of Hridayesh Arts and the 80th birthday of veteran music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar. Javed Akhtar said that receiving the award was one of his highest honours as it comes from the Mangeshkar family.
“I had taken my first award for ‘Zanjeer’ in this very hall. But all those awards are on one side—and I’ve received many—but this one is the most special. To get an award from Mangeshkar family is unbelievable, you can’t think of India’s music without them,” he said.Akhtar, 72, recalled how Lata Mangeshkar played a pivotal role in his journey as a lyricist.
“Yash Chopra sahab came to my house and said he was making ‘Silsila’ and I should write the songs... I refused, saying I write poetry only for myself and script writing is enough. But he insisted and made me write the lyrics.
(With PTI Inputs)
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