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Indian lyricist

Born: March 5, 1939 (age 81 years), India

Record label: Antares Music

Children: Sankalp Anand

Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist

Albums: Kya Yahi Sach Hai

Veteran lyricist Santosh Anand recently made an appearance on the latest episode of Indian Idol 12, which also guest-starred yesteryear music composer Pyarelal, one half of the iconic Lakshmikant-Pyrarelal duo.

Since his appearance on the same, people have become curious about who is Santosh Anand and what is Santosh Anand’s age.

Those are only some of the questions that are being asked by viewers after the telecast of Indian Idol 12’s latest episode.

The episode in question saw the veteran musician make an appearance where his heartbreaking story moved the judges including Neha Kakkar.

Santosh Anand is a well-known lyricist from the 1970s and 1980s.

During his hay days, he had worked on various iconic musical outings in the industry.

As per a report on TheIndianPrint, he was married for all of ten years, during which he became a father to a baby boy named Sankalp.

Sankalp went on to become a teacher of sociology and criminology to the IAS officers in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Sankalp and his wife’s life met a tragic end after the two reportedly jumped in front of an oncoming train that was passing through the town of Kosikalan on October 15, 2014.

The two died on the spot.

As a result of the tragedy, Shailaja Anand, daughter of Santosh Anand, has taken on the role of one of his primary caretakers.

Santosh Anand has, since the tragedy, reportedly been struggling to make ends meet.

Shortly after hearing the story, one of the Indian Idol judges, Neha Kakkar gave the yesteryear lyricist a total of Rs 5 lakh in order to help him navigate through the troubled times.

On the other hand, one of the judges asked him to share some of his work with him so that he can get them released.

At one point in time, Santosh Anand was joined in by Kakkar who sang one of his songs, titled Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma from 1972 hit Shor.

Santosh Anand’s age, as of this writing, is all of 81-year-old.

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Santosh Anand was born in the town of Sikandrabad District Bulandshahr (30 km from Ghaziabad on G T Road towards Buland shahar).

He began his career in 1970 with the film Purab Aur Paschim. This film’s soundtrack was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

He wrote his favorite song “Ek Pyar Ka Naghma Hai” in 1972 film Shor.

It was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and sung by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar.

He provided lyrics for the 1974 film Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, also composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Its song included “Aur Nahin Bas Aur Nahin,” sung by Mahendra Kapoor, and the duet “Main Na Bhoolunga,” sung by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar.

Santosh obtained his first Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for that film.

He penned the songs for the film Kranti (1981), the highest-grossing Hindi film of that year.

The same year, he penned songs such as “Tera Saath Hai To” and “Megha Re Megha Re” in the film Pyaasa Sawan.

In 1982, he penned the song “Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez” under Laxmikant-Pyarelal in the film Prem Rog.

He was awarded his second and last Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for this song.

He has penned a total of 109 songs in 26 films.

Santosh Anand was born on 5 March 1940 in Sikandrabad.

In 1971 He made his debut from the filmography Poorab Aur Pashchim.

He wrote his favorite song “Ek Pyar Ka Naghma Hai” in the 1972 film Shor.

After knowing Santosh Anand’s Poor health and Financial Condition Indian Singer Neha Kakkar donates 5 lakh to him.

Santosh Anand’s age is now 81 years old in 2021.