Veteran lyricist Anwar Sagar took his last breath on Wednesday afternoon in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. He was 70 years old and was suffering from age-related ailments.
Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) tweeted on Wednesday: “Veteran lyricist and IPRS member Anwar Sagar has passed away. Known for writing songs like ‘Vaadaa Raha Sanam’, he also penned lyrics for iconic movies like #Vijaypath & #Yaraana. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family in this difficult time. May his soul #RIP.
Anwar Sagar penned several beautiful songs for Bollywood films in the 80s and 90s. His notable work includes “Waada Raha Sanam” in Abbas-Mustan’s 1992 release, “Khiladi”, starring Akshay Kumar, and “Yeh dua hai mere rab se” in the 1992 release, “Sapne Saajan Ke”.
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He also recorded a song as a playback singer in the 1994 hit “Main Khiladi Tu Anari”, starring Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. His last work was in Mehul Kumar’s 2002 release, “Kitne Door Kitne Paas”, starring Fardeen Khan and Amrita Arora.