Winner of Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), the Sahitya Akademi Award, and five National Film Awards, lyrical maestro Javed Akhtar needs no introduction.
Javed Akhtar, a legend, has been in the industry for almost five decades, in which he has done several memorable works (as lyricist and screenwriter). Known for writing the stories (along with Salim Khan) of blockbuster films like Sholay, Deewar, Trishul and many more. At one time, producers use to make a beeline to work with Salim-Javed, and they were superstars in their own right.
Javed Akhtar has also penned the lyrics for several songs that have went on to become classics.
Here, we take a look at some of his best songs that prove his mastery over words.
Let’s begin with songs that will resonate with the young at heart.
Here are some inspirational songs.
Here are a few melodious tracks from recent years.
And here are the evergreen classics.