‘Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye’ Lyricist Yogesh Gaur Passes Away At 77, Lata Mangeshkar Pays Tribute

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Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur, who wrote the lyrics of the classic song ‘Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye’, passed away at the age of 77.


New Delhi: Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur, who penned lyrics for evergreen songs like ‘Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye’ and ‘Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli’ for the film ‘Anand’, passed away on Friday (May 29). He was 77. Yogesh passed away at his house in Mumbai’s Goregaon. He managed to leave an ever lasting impact on the industry with his songs.Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar mourned Yogesh’s death on Twitter and offered her condolences. Paying a heartfelt tribute to him, the ‘Lag Ja Gale’ singer wrote, “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 (( I just came to know about demise of Yogesh, who wrote soulful songs. I am sad to know about his death. I have sung the songs written by him. He was a calm person. I pay my respect him.)”

Actor and producer Nikhil Dwivedi tweeted, “#YOGESH Gems one after the other..  Pedestrian so often finds more resonance with the Pop Culture that we end up ignoring class or don’t recognise it the way it should have been.. #SongWriter #RareGenius #LostLegend.” He shared the classic song ‘Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye’ from Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Anand’ on Twitter.

“You were one of a kind #YOGESH .. We could never give you your rightful due but each one of your gems will live Forever & Ever. You were my absolute favorite. You #Legend,” the ‘Veere Di Wedding’ producer wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Yogesh Gaur, who was fondly known as Yogesh in the industry, passed away due to age-related illness. He was suffering from diabetes since quite some time. The lyricist underwent kidney operation a few years back.

‘Kahin Door..’ remains the most popular song in Yogesh’s career. He has also penned lyrics for films like ‘Baaton Baaton Mein’, ‘Rajnigandha’ and ‘Chhoti Si Baat’. His notable songs include ‘Rimjhim Gire Saawan’ and ‘Kai Baar Yunhi Dekha Hai’.

Yogesh Gaur born on March 19, 1943 in Lucknow. He also worked as a writer in television serials.

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