Pandit Narendra Sharma

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Pandit Narendra Sharma
Pt. Narendra Sharma.jpg
Born(1913-02-28)28 February 1913
Died12 February 1989(1989-02-12) (aged 75)[1]
Occupationpoet, lyricist
Notable awardspadma bushan

Pandit Narendra Sharma (28 February 1913 – 12 February 1989) was an Indian writer, poet and lyricist in Hindi language. He also wrote some songs for Indian Hindi cinema, like the title song for Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1979),[2][3] for which he also received a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Lyricist.[citation needed]

Life and career[edit]

Pandit Narendra Sharma was born in Jahangirpur near Proposed International Airport Jewer, Greater Noida, District Gautam Buddh Nagar Uttar Pradesh in the National Capital Region. He did his undergraduate program and M.A in English Literature at Allahabad University.[citation needed]

Lata Mangeshkar the singer used to address him as her father while she was addressed as his daughter. In a documentary on Lata Mangeshkar produced and directed by Nasreen Munni Kabir for Britain's Channel 4 the singer has confessed that she learned a lot from pandithji and could negotiate many difficulties of life based on his advice.[4]

He published Abyudhay newspaper in 1934. He wrote songs for the movie, Aandhiyan.[5] He was founder of Vividh Bharati Seva of All India Radio.[citation needed]

Sharma wrote for more than hundred films and worked with almost all major music directors and singers. He was also the conceptual adviser of the popular TV Series Mahabharat, for which too he wrote songs. This was his last work, and on 12 February 1989, four months after the show went on-air, he died aged 76.


The following are the poems written by Narendra Sharma

  • Kahani Kehte Kehte
  • Paniharin
  • Rathwan
  • Swagatham



  1. ^ Land and People of Indian States and Union Territories: In 36 Volumes. Maharashtra, 2006, p. 675
  2. ^ "Celebrating World Dance Day - Times Of India". 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  3. ^ Sukumaran, Shradha (14 June 2009). "Voice of India". Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  4. ^ "YouTube". Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Memories of an uncompromising Ustad". Indian Express. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  6. ^ "aaise hai.n sukh sapan hamaare". Retrieved 31 August 2016.

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