Indian lyricist Sameer to be felicitated in Kathmandu


Kathmandu, Nov 10: The renowned Indian lyricist, Sameer Anjaan, will be feted in Kathmandu.

Lunkarandas-Ganga Devi Chaudhary National Academy for Arts and Literature and Lyricists Association of Nepal are jointly going to honour Sameer on November 18.

The sexagenarian lyricist has been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the Most Prolific Bollywood lyricist ever having composed a staggering 3,524 different songs as of 2015.

Sameer, whose official name is Shitala Pandey, has penned over 4,000 songs for over 650 films by far. He forayed into a musical career in 1983. Many of his songs, featured in Bollywood movies, are very popular among Nepali music aficionados.

Sameer's creations such as 'Pradeshi Pardeshi', 'Tum Pasa Aaye', 'Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai', 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum', 'Mujhe Nid Na Aaye', 'Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Main' among others are very popular both among Indians and Nepalis.

Academy's Chairperson Megha Chaudhary observed that it was a pleasure to honour the famed lyricist Sameer in Nepal. 

Similarly, Association's Chairperson Basanta Bityashi Thapa said that the Association aimed to encourage songwriting. Echoing Chaudhary, Thapa asserted that felicitating the world-renowned lyricist as Sameer in Nepal would be a matter of pride for the Nepali artists. (RSS)

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