These lyrics from songs by Javed Akhtar proves that he’s a magician when it comes to writing lyrics!

You wanna take a long walk early in the morning or just look at the moon while your favourite song is playing in the background, Javed Akhtar’s lyrics are perfect for it all! At the age of 78, he’s still the best lyricist Bollywood could ever ask for. His pen has his own mind and the songs he writes never disappoint us. Javed Akhtar has given the world countless blockbuster hits with lyrics that continue to inspire people even today over the course of his nearly five-decade career.

Talk about the soulful lyrics of Iktara from Wake up Sid to the timeless romantic lyrics of In Lamhon Ke Damaan Meinfrom Jodha Akbar; we lose words when we talk about such a legend! And let’s not forget how hopeful Shaam from Aisha sounds which is also one of his biggest hits. On his birthday, we take a trip down the memory lane with some of his best lyrics that moved us over the years.

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Check out these lyrics written by this genius!

Shaam – Aisha

“Shaam bhi koi jaise hai nadi, Lehar lehar jaise beh rahi hai
Koi ankahi, koi ansuni
Baat dheemi-dheemi keh rahi hai, Kahin na kahin
Jaagi hui hai koi aarzoo, Kahin na kahin

Dil Dhadakne Do – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Kab tak giney, hum dhadkane
Dil jaise dhadke dhadakne do
Kyun hai koi aag dabi, Shola jo bhadke bhadakne do
Humse dil ne kahin jo baatein aao maan le”

Kal Ho Naa Ho – Kal Ho Na Ho

“Har ghadi badal raha hai roop zindagi
Chaav hai kahhi hai dhoop zidnagi
Har pal yahan jee bhar jiyo, 
Jo hai sama, kal ho na ho”

Iktara – Wake Up Sid

Kyun dikhaye sapne tu sote jaagte
Jo barsein sapne boond boond
Nainon ko moond moond
Jo barsein sapne boond boond
Nainon ko moond moond”

Yun Hi Chala Chal – Swades

Yun Hi Chala Chal Raahi
Yun Hi Chala Chal Raahi
Kitni Hasin Hai Yeh Duniya
Bhool Saare JHumele,
Dekh Phoolon Ke Mele
Badi Rangeen Hai Yeh Duniya” 

Tumhi Dekho Na – Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

“Tumhi Dekho Na Yeh Kya Ho Gaya
Tumhara Hoon Main Aur Tum Meri
Main Hairaan Hoon Tumhen Kya Kahu
Ke Din Mein Hui Kaisi Chaandani
Jaagi Jaagi Si Hai Phir Bhi Khwaabon Mein Hai
Khoyi Khoyi Zindagi” 

Do Pal – Veer Zara

“Do pal ruka, Khwaabon ka karwan
Aur phir chal diye, Tum kahan hum kahan
Do pal ki thi, Yeh dilon ki dastaan
Aur phir chal diye, Tum kahan hum kahan”

Main Agar Kahoon – Om Shaanti Om

“Tumko paya hai toh jaise khoya hoon
Kehna chahoon bhi toh tumse kya kahoon
Tumko paya hai toh jaise khoya hoon
Kehna chahoon bhi toh tumse kya kahoon
Kisi zabaan mein bhi, Woh labz hi nahi”

Which lyrics resonates with you the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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