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Thursday, 25 May, 2000, 07:35 GMT 08:35 UK
Hindi film songwriter dies

The well-known Hindi film lyricist and Urdu poet, Majrooh Sultanpuri, has died in the western Indian city of Bombay.

He was 78.

Mr Sultanpuri had been suffering from a lung disease.

He won acclaim with his very first film "Shahjehan" and went on to write song lyrics for nearly three hundred and fifty films. He was especially known for his romantic numbers. Mr Sultanpuri was one of the founders of the progressive writers' movement.

In 1993 he was honoured with Indian cinema's highest accolade, the Dada Saheb Phalke award.

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