India, 17th July 2020:.
In the memory of the fabled artist Anand Bakshi’s birth centenary (21st July), The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd. (IPRS) will conduct a Facebook LIVE session on 20th July, 7:00 PM. This is to honor and celebrate his work and contribution towards the music industry. The session will have Subhash Ghai (film director), Rakesh Bakshi (author and son of Anand Bakshi) & author & lyricist Vijay Akela (author who has penned the book ‘MeyShayarBadnam’ capturing the life and work of Anand Bakshi) on the panel.
The session is a part of the larger campaign ‘#CreditTheCreators’ an initiative by IPRS to celebrate the work of all artists involved in creating music. The campaign aim was to serve as a thought starter encouraging all of us toacknowledge those behind the power of words and melodies that haveshaped our moments of merriment and misery equally, forever etchingthose songs in our memories.
The LIVE session titled “Subhash Ghai reveals the secrets of Anand Bakshi in his 14 musical blockbusters” will be moderated by Vijay Akela and joined by IPRS members, students from Whistling Woods International and will also see artists’ participation from the music industry.
Anand Bakshi is always remembered as one the best Indian poet and lyricist. He is known for his famous contribution to box-office hits like Amar, Akbar and Anthony, EkDuujeKeLiye, Sholay, Amar Prem and many more. He was nominated for the Filmfare award for Best lyricist and has won 4 awards for the same.