The Bollywood fraternity lost another one of its treasures this week. Veteran lyricist and songwriter Anwar Sagar died at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Sagar was aged 70 and died due to old age and other health issues. No official report has yet confirmed the reason for his death.
Taking to Twitter the Indian Performing Right Society Limited paid tribute to the veteran singer. Sagar has provided Bollywood and its fans many famous songs in the 80s and 90s. The tweet on Wednesday read, "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.”
Some of Sagar's most notable works include 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. He also wrote the title song of the 1992 Divya Bharti-starrer, Dil Ka Kya Kasoor.
Anwar Sagar last contributed to the Mehul Kumar’s 2002 release, Kitne Door Kitne Paas, starring Fardeen Khan and Amrita Arora.
Bollywood has lost many of its famous figures in the past month. Actors Irrfan Khan
and Rishi Kapoor
both lost their lives to cancerous tumors in April. Last week singer Wajid Khan also died at age 42. While Wajid did test positive for COVID 19 virus his death was a result of an underlying kidney infection.