Veteran lyricist Gulshan Bawra, best known for his songs such as 'Mere Desh Ki Dharti' (Upkaar), 'Yaari Hai Imaan' (Zanjeer) etc, passed away at his residence on Friday (Aug 7) morning. He was 72 years old and died because of a heart attack.
Originally known as Gulshan Mehta till he was rechristened Gulshan Bawra by a prominent distributor, this veteran lyricist came to India from Pakistan the during partition days.
Bawra has penned many hit songs such as 'Agar Tum Na Hote', 'Dukki Pe Dukki Ho Ya Satte Pe Satta' etc. in his career spanning 42 years. His last hit was the song 'Le Pappiyaan Jhappiyaan Pale H