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 Homage to Film maker Lyricist Saawan Kumar Tak

( 9 Aug.1936- 25 Aug.2022 )


To day we lost another stalwart film maker cum lyricist Saawan Kumar Tak. He was a good friend who always obliged the requests made. One such instance I can quote .In 1994, his multi starrer with Sridevi and Salman Khan was ready for release .Being the president of the then Freelance Film Journalists Combine, members and cinephiles had requested me if a preview of the film can be arranged. When I approached Saawanji, he accepted my request and had arranged the preview at Novelty mini. He had the penchant to introduce new faces,  most famous being thespian Sanjeev Kumar in his debut film “Naunihaal” in 1967.He was the first lover of late thespian Meena Kumari whose last film " Gomti Ke Kinare" was produced and directed by him. In one interview he had revealed that he used to take blood of Meena Kumari in his palm which she used to throw due to her Cirrhosis of lever. She also said to have sold her bungalow to finance his film “Gomti ke Kinare” .

His mega box office hit films were " Sanam Bewafa", " Sajan bina Suhagan" "Sautan" and “Soten Ki Beti” . He mimed the then show man Subhash Ghai when he was making “Khalnayak” by making his own film “Khalinayika”.

As lyricist his most famous songs were " Shayad Meri Shaadi Ka Khayal" and " Zindgi Pyar Ga Geet Hai " and “Barkha Rani Zara Jam Ke Baras”


Saawanji we will all miss you. Om Shanti !


Written by: 

Mohan Siroya

Published on: 

25 Aug.2022


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