Shankardas Kesarilal (30 August 1921 – 14 December 1966) popularly known by his pen name Shailendra, was one of the great lyricists of Hindi film music. On the 14th of December, the Hindi Film industry celebrated the 50th death anniversary of this great personality.
Noted for his association with the filmmaker Raj Kapoor and the composers Shankar-Jaikishan, he wrote lyrics for several successful Hindi film songs in the 1950s and the 1960s.
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