This effort (Anand Bakshi’s filmography attached at the bottom of this page) is the gratitude I owe by daddy for the values and comfort we all received from him, and the affection his fans share for him and the people who co-created his songs, the music composers, musicians, singers, directors, actors, writers…. of his films. Primarily, Daddy’s love was the shade of flowers for us.
Moreover, when daddy was around, I knew him just as my “Daddy”, not as ‘geetkar Anand Bakshi, the lyricist”; this effort of love, over 18 years has introduced me to daddy as the lyricist and gradually I became his fan too; a massive fan!
This effort of love by me is dedicated to his fans, to my daddy, to his poet (ghazals) & editor friend Bismil Saeedi (fromTonk and Delhi) who nurtured him in writing shayari, and his dear friend (Indian Western Railway ticket collector) Chhitar Mal Swaroop (of Agra & Bombay).
Thanks also to the songs’ co-creators – music composers, singers, directors, musicians, sound recordists, story writers, producers, cinematographers, actors….. it is always team work, no one is an island.
Many of these songs’ raagas (the Indian classical raagas )are mentioned in this fantastic book, available at at https://www.amazon.in/-/hi/K-L-Pandey/dp/8193434129
Filmography link dated Jan 2023:
Rakesh Anand Bakshi