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Shailendra’s 50th Death Anniversary {December 14, 2016}

Remembering Shailendra …
It was 50 years ago on this date that the great lyricist bid adieu to the world, at the age of 43.
An untimely departure. One imagines at least a few hundred more memorable songs would have been created had he lived longer.

A salute to the master whose songs will live forever and continue to inspire!

Also see:

You can read lyrics of over 500 songs of Shailendra at
{ | | Songs of Shailendra – Listing}

Listen to Shailendra’s songs here:
Theme/Title Songs for Films:: A Compilation of Theme/Title Songs
A Compilation of 30 Songs:: Part 1 Part 2

Rare Gems
Aagosh (1953) Baaghi Sipahi (1958) Bhai Saheb (1954) Deep Jalta Rahe (1959) Kismet Ka Khel (1956) Madhu (1959)

Songs from the films:
Aagosh (1953) Aah (1953) Aas (1953) Aas Ka Panchhi (1961) Aashiq (1962) Ab Dilli Door Nahin (1957) Amaanat (1955)

Amrapali (1966) Anari (1959) Anarkali (1953) Anuradha (1960) Apne Huye Paraye (1964) Asli Naqli (1962)

Baaghi Sipahi (1958) Badal (1951) Bandini (1963) Barsaat (1949) Basant Bahar (1955) Begana (1963) Begunah (1957)

Bhai Saheb (1954) Boot Polish (1954) Boy Friend (1961) Brahmachari (1968) Buzdil (1951)

Chori Chori (1955)

Daag (1952) Deep Jalta Rahe (1959) Detective (1958) Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960) Dil Ek Mandir (1963) Dil Tera Diwana (1962) Diwana (1967)

Do Bigha Zameen (1954) Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein (1964)

Gaban (1966) Guide (1965) Gumnaam (1965)

Halaku (1956) Half Ticket (1962) Hamrahi (1962) Hare Kaanch Ki Choodiyan (1967) Hariyali Aur Rasta (1962)

Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960) Junglee (1961)

Kahin Aur Chal (1968) Kala Bazar (1960) Kali Ghata (1951) Kanhaiya (1959) Kathputli (1957) Kismet Ka Khel (1956)

Love Marriage (1959)

Madhu (1959) Madhumati (1958) Main Nashe Mein Hoon (1959) Mayurpankh (1954) Meri Surat Teri Ankhen (1963)

Nagina (1951) Nau Bahar (1952) Naukri (1954) New Delhi (1956)

Parakh (1960) Patita (1953) Poonam (1952) Poonam Ki Raat (1965) Professor (1962)

Raat Aur Din (1967) Raj Hath (1956) Raj Kumar (1964) Rungoli (1962)

Sangam (1964) Sasural (1961) Seema (1955) Shree 420 (1955)

Teesri Kasam (1966)

Ujala (1959) Usne Kaha Tha (1960)

Yahudi (1958)


One thought on “Shailendra’s 50th Death Anniversary {December 14, 2016}

  1. Dear Amarendra,

    It is already 50 years ?! Given that his lyrics are ageless and found relevant in just about any situation in today’s world, it simply does not seem that he has not been with us for half a century.

    I recently read a review of a book on Lincoln’s writing style, and this is also appropriate to Shailendra: “his writing has the naturalness of ordinary speech, but none of the windiness. He wrote for the ear, it seems pretty clear, as well as the eye.”

    As always, thanks for this website. Like Shailendra’s songs, it is priceless; a source of unending joy in listening to the music and wisdom in so many of the lyrics.

    Warm regards,


    Posted by Robin Bhat | December 29, 2016, 03:33

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