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Javed Akhtar turns 71: 5 top songs penned by the Bollywood legend

New Delhi: Renowned scriptwriter & lyricists Javed Akhtar has turned 71 today. The legendary artist has been an integral part of the Indian cinema.Javed Akhtar has carved a niche for himself through sheer hard work
India TV Entertainment Desk January 17, 2016 19:19 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

New Delhi: Renowned scriptwriter & lyricists Javed Akhtar has turned 71 today. The legendary artist has been an integral part of the Indian cinema.

Javed Akhtar has carved a niche for himself through sheer hard work and dedication.

Lyrical maestro has penned some amazing numbers. He has so far received as many as 14 Filmfare Awards - seven times for Best Script, and seven times for Best Lyrics. He has won the National Award five times. In 2013, he received the Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu, India's second highest literary honour, for his poetry collection ‘Lava'.  

Javed Akhtar is married to actress Shabana Azmi and has two kids from his first wife Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar.

On the 71st birthday of the legend, here we bring to you five of the best songs written by Javed Akhtar:

1. Ek Din Aap Yu Humko from Yess Boss

2. Ek Sathi Aur Bhi Tha from LOC Kargil

3. Do Pal Ruka Khwabon Ka Carvaan from Veer Zaara

4. Hume Jabse Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai from Border

5. Jag Soona Soona Laage from Om Shaanti Om