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Noted Hindi film lyricist Dev Kohli passes away

Utkarsh Classes 26-08-2023
Noted Hindi film lyricist Dev Kohli passes away Death 2 min read

Noted Hindi film lyricist Dev Kohli passed away in Mumbai on Saturday, He was 80. Kohli is famed for his songs in over 100 films including ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya,’ ‘Baazigar,’ ‘Judwaa 2,’ ‘Musafir,’ ‘Shoot Out At Lokhandwala,’ and ‘Taxi Number 911.’ 

He has collaborated with music directors like Anu Malik, Raam Laxman, Anand Raaj Anand, Anand Milind among others.

Dev Kohli was born in  Rawalpindi, Pakistan into a Sikh family.After partition of India he migrated to India and settled in Dehradun ,Uttarakhand.

He went to  Mumbai in 1964 and his first film was  ‘Gunda’ in 1969.

His first big break came with the song ‘Geet Gaata Hoon Main’ from the 1971 movie ‘Laal Patthar.’

He wrote lyrics for several hit songs like ‘Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate,’ ‘Kabootar Ja Ja Ja,’ ‘Aaja Shaam Hone Aayee,’ ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ and ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’.

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