Lyricist Yogesh Gaur passes away at 77; Lata Mangeshkar pays tribute


Indian writer and lyricist Yogesh Gaur, commonly credited as Yogesh, passed away today at the age of 77. Yogesh wrote the lyrics of hit songs Kahin duur jab din dhal jaye and Zindagi kaisi hai paheli that defined the superhit film Anand (1971). He worked with many prominent names including Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee.

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar paid tribute to the lyricist on Twitter. She wrote, “Mujhe abhi pata chala ki dil ko chunewale geet likhnewale kavi Yogesh ji ka aaj swargwas hua. Ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.Yogesh ji ke likhe kai geet maine gaaye. Yogesh ji bahut shaant aur madhur swabhav ke insan the. Main unko vinamra shraddhanjali arpan karti hun. (I just got to know about the death of Yogesh Ji who wrote many heartwarming songs. I have sung many songs written by him. He was a very calm and composed man. I pay my respects to him).”

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Yogesh’s last big release was Bewafa Sanam (1995).