• Singer, lyricist Swanand Kirkire made vice-president of Delhi Hindi Academy

    Singer, lyricist Swanand Kirkire made vice-president of Delhi Hindi Academy

    July 09, 2021 8:29 IST

    Famous Bollywood playback singer and lyricist Swanand Kirkire has been made the vice-president of Delhi Hindi Academy. Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture and Languages Manish Sisodia on Thursday chaired the first meeting of the reconstituted Governing Body of the Academy.

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    Bollywood lyricists criticise lack of credits on music streaming platforms

    July 22, 2020 22:10 IST

    Swanand Kirkire, best known for penning songs like "Bawara Mann", "Piyu Bole" and "Behti Hawaa Sa Tha Woh", shared screenshots from the album of "Dil Bechara" streaming on Spotify. The lyricist noted that while composer AR Rahman and other singers were duly credited, there was no mention of Amitabh Bhattacharya—who has penned the songs.

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