National Film Award for Best Lyrics

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National Film Award for Best Lyrics
Type National
Category Indian Cinema
Description Best lyrics of a song for the feature film for a year
Instituted 1968
First awarded 1968
Last awarded 2013
Total awarded 35
Awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
Cash award INR50,000 (US$810)
Medal Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
Previous name(s) Lyric Writer of the Best Film Song on National Integration
First awardee(s) Kannadasan
Recent awardee(s) Na. Muthukumar

The National Film Award (Silver Lotus Award) for Best Lyrics winners:

Vairamuthu (Tamil) won the award for maximum number of times (6). Javed Akhtar (Hindi) is the only lyricist to win the award for three consecutive years (1996 to 1998).

List of recipients[edit]

Indicates a joint award for that year
List of award recipients, showing the year (award ceremony), song(s), film(s), language(s) and citation
Year Lyricist(s) Song(s) Film(s) Language(s) Citation
1968
(16th)
Kannadasan[1]  – Kuzhanthaikkaga Tamil  –
1969
(17th)
Kaifi Azmi[2] "Aandhi Aaye Ki Toofan" Saat Hindustani Hindi  –
1970
(18th)
No Award[3]
1971
(19th)
Prem Dhavan[4][5]  – Nanak Dhukhia Sab Sansar Punjabi  –
1972
(20th)
Vayalar Ramavarma[6]  – Achanum Bappayum Malayalam  –
1973
(21st)
No Award[7]
1974
(22nd)
Sri Sri[8]  – Alluri Seetharamaraju Telugu  –
1975
(23rd)
No Award[9]
1976
(24th)
No Award[10]
1977
(25th)
No Award[11]
1978
(26th)
No Award[12]
1979
(27th)
No Award[13]
1980
(28th)
No Award[14]
1981
(29th)
No Award[15]
1982
(30th)
No Award[16]
1983
(31st)
No Award[17]
1984
(32nd)
Vasant Dev[18]  – Saaransh Hindi  –
1985
(33rd)
Vairamuthu[19]  – Muthal Mariyathai Tamil
1986
(34th)
No Award[20]
1987
(35th)
Gulzar[21] "Mera Kuchh Saamaan" Ijaazat Hindi
1988
(36th)
O. N. V. Kurup[22]  – Vaishali Malayalam
1989
(37th)
Satarupa Sanyal[23]  – Chhandaneer Bengali
1990
(38th)
Gulzar[24]  – Lekin... Hindi
1991
(39th)
K. S. Narasimhaswamy[25]  – Mysore Mallige Kannada
1992
(40th)
Vairamuthu[26] "Chinna Chinna Aasai" Roja Tamil
1993
(41st)
Veturi Sundararama Murthy[27] "Raali Poye Puvva" Mathru Devo Bhava Telugu
1994
(42nd)
Vairamuthu[28]  • "Poralae Ponnuthayi"
 • "Uyirum Neeye"
 • Karuththamma
 • Pavithra
Tamil
1995
(43rd)
Amit Khanna[29] "Kuch Is Tarah" Bhairavi Hindi
1996
(44th)
Javed Akhtar[30]  – Saaz Hindi
1997
(45th)
Javed Akhtar[31]  – Border Hindi
1998
(46th)
Javed Akhtar[32] "Maati Re Maati Re" Godmother Hindi
1999
(47th)
Vairamuthu[33] "Mudhal Murai Killipparthaein" Sangamam Tamil
2000
(48th)
Yusufali Kechery[34] "Gayam Hari Nama Dhayam" Mazha Malayalam
2000
(48th)
Javed Akhtar[34] "Panchchhi Nadiyaan" Refugee Hindi
2001
(49th)
Javed Akhtar[35]  • "Ghanan Ghanan"
 • "Radha Kaise Na Jale"
Lagaan Hindi
2002
(50th)
Vairamuthu[36]  – Kannathil Muthamittal Tamil
2003
(51st)
Suddala Ashok Teja[37] "Nenu Saitham" Tagore Telugu
2004
(52nd)
P. Vijay[38] "Ovvoru Pookalume" Autograph Tamil
2005
(53rd)
Baraguru Ramachandrappa[39] "Baruthe Ve Nav Baruthe Ve" Thaayi Kannada
2006
(54th)
Swanand Kirkire[40] "Bande Me Tha Dum" Lage Raho Munna Bhai Hindi
2007
(55th)
Prasoon Joshi[41] "Maa" Taare Zameen Par Hindi
2008
(56th)
 • Anindya Chatterjee
 • Chandril Bhattacharya[42]
"Pherari Mon" Antaheen Bengali
2009
(57th)
Swanand Kirkire[43] "Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh" 3 Idiots Hindi
2010
(58th)
Vairamuthu[44] "Kallikkaattil Perandha Thaayae" Thenmerku Paruvakaatru Tamil
2011
(59th)
Amitabh Bhattacharya[45] "Agar Zindagi" I Am Hindi
2012
(60th)
Prasoon Joshi[46] "Bolo Naa" Chittagong Hindi
2013
(61st)
Na. Muthukumar[47] "Ananda Yaazhai Meettugirai" Thanga Meenkal Tamil

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "17th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
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  9. ^ "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  10. ^ National Film Awards - 1977
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  12. ^ "26th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
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  17. ^ "31st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  18. ^ "32nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "33rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "34th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
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  29. ^ "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  30. ^ "44th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  31. ^ "45th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
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  37. ^ "51st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  38. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  39. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  40. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  41. ^ "55th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  42. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  43. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  44. ^ "58th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
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  46. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  47. ^ "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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