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Veteran lyricist Anwar Sagar, best known for ’90s hit track Wada Raha Sanam, passes away aged 70


Team Udayavani, Jun 4, 2020, 11:27 AM IST

Mumbai: According to Syed Ahmad, singer and a board member of the Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS), Anwar was “suffering from heart related ailments and finally died of cardiac arrest”.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Ahmad said.

Anwar wrote songs for the ’80s and ’90s films such as David Dhawan’s Yaraana, Jackie Shroff’s Sapne Saajan Ke, Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Ajay Devgn-starrer Vijaypath, among others.

His most popular creation is the romantic track – Wada Raha Sanam picturised on Akshay and Ayesha Jhulka.

“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 and Yaraana. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this difficult time. May his soul #RIP,” IPRS said in a tweet.

Ahmad said he was friends with Anwar and used to often meet him and talk about the ongoing crisis in the music industry.

“His death is definitely an irreparable loss to the film industry,” Ahmad added.

Bollywood has seen some terrible losses during the lockdown with the back-to-back deaths of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor in April.

Noted singer-composer Wajid Khan passed away on Monday at the age of 42. He had underlying kidney issues and had tested positive for COVID-19.

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur also died last month.

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