Anand Bakshi

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Anand Bakshi (21 July 1930 – 30 March 2002) was a popular Indian poet and lyricist.

Biography of Anand Bakshi

Early days

Anand Bakshi was born in Rawalpindi, now in Pakistan, on 21 July 1930. His ancestors were from Kuri, near Rawalpindi, and had origins in Kashmir. His mother, Sumitra, died when he was 5. Bakshi's family migrated to India (Lucknow) on 2 October 1947, in the aftermath of the partition, when he was 27 years old.

Before he established himself as a Lyrics writer for Hindi film songs, he served for 2 years in the Royal Indian Navy, (Karachi) and after partition he served 6 years in the Indian Army, based at Jubbalpore, with The Corps of Signals, and later with the E.M.E., Infantry.

While in the Army, The Corps of Signals, he wrote an Aim in Life for himself. –“Every one in this world, rich or poor should have a definite aim in life. A man without any fixed purpose in life is like a ship without rudder, at the mercy of the winds, powerless to control its course. So a person having no aim in life has nothing by which to guide his actions, or regulate his conduct. I, the undersigned, Anand Prakash Bakshi (AZAD.), intend to study music. For it is my aim in life to become an artist. And to achieve this, I must join films, radio, or theatre, and become a singer, songs composer, music director, director, etc.,.”


6 Mar 1943 - He left Cambridge College, (Rawalpindi)

12 Jul 1944 - He joined Royal Indian Navy (Post - Boy 1) hoping that his ship (H.M....
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