Naqsh Lyallpuri

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Lyallpuri in 2014

Jaswant Rai Sharma, (24 February 1927 – 22 January 2017) popularly known by his pen name Naqsh Lyallpuri, was an Indian ghazal and Bollywood song writer. He was born in Lyallpur (now called Faisalabad), British India.[1] Lyallpuri worked with many Bollywood music directors including Madan Mohan, Khayyam, Jaidev, Naushad, and Ravindra Jain. He had close association with director B. R. Ishara from their first movie Chetna in 1970.

Lyallpuri was known for his work in Chetna, Gharonda, Dard, Kala Suraj, Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story, and Yatra.

Lyallpuri died at his home in Mumbai, India on 22 January 2017 from complications of a hip fracture, aged 89.[2]

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  1. "Naqsh Lyallpuri: A playlist of his top songs". Hindustan Times. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  2. "Naqsh Lyallpuri, Urdu poet and lyricist of Ulfat me zamane ki, dies at 89". Hindustan Times. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.