Famous for his work as a lyricist in songs such as, “Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye”, “Zindagi…Kaisi Hai Paheli”, renowned lyricist Yogesh Gaur passed away On the evening of 29th May. Yogesh Gaur was 77 years of age.
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, while paying homage to veteran bollywood lyricist tweeted, “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.”
In her another tweet, she posted a picture with a caption saying, “2018 mein humne Deenanath Puraskar se Yogesh ji ko sammanit kiya tha.”
Lyricist and writer Yogesh Gaur breathe his breath on 29th May. Mr. Yogesh was born in 1943, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Lyricist Yogesh Gaur had come to Bombay in search of work to be a poet and lyricist in the year 1962. Little did he knew that one day he would become a famous songwriter working with big actors.
A career-spanning for over 6 decades, Yogesh Gaur had an illustrious career. His first work was way back in the year 1962 in Sakhi Hoon as a lyricist in which he wrote 6 songs. Yogesh Gaur’s last work came in the year 2017 when he served as a lyricist for a movie, “Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain” starring Sanjay Mishra. In his last movie, Yogesh wrote 2 songs.
Some Famous Lyrics By Yogesh Gaur
- Kai Baar Yuheen Dekha hai in Rajnigandha, 1974
- Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye and Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli in Anand, 1971
- Tum Ho Mere Dil Ki Dhadkan in Manzil, 1979
- Koi Roko Na in Priyatama, 1977
- Janam Janam Tumko Sanam Chaha Teri Kasam and Tere Bin Kahin Jiyara Lage Na in Chor Aur Chaand, 1993
- Jaaneman Jaaneman and Na Jaane Kyun in Chhoti Si Baat
- Badi Sooni Sooni hai in Mili, 1975
Some of Yogesh’s best lyrics came in the movies directed by Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. In an interview with The Indian Express, Yogesh said, “Jo dekhta tha, jo jeeta tha, wohi likha hai”. Yogesh Gaur is survived by his son and his daughter-in-law.
According to National Herald India, Yogesh was unwell for a long time. He stayed with his disciple in Nala Sopara, the outskirts of Mumbai.