Saawan Kumar Tak

Saawan Kumar Tak (9 August 1936 – 25 August 2022)[1] was an Indian film director, producer, and lyricist. He directed many Hindi films, including successful films like Saajan Bina Suhagan, Souten, Souten Ki Beti, Sanam Bewafa, Bewaffa Se Waffa. He is credited with giving break to actors such as Sanjeev Kumar and Mehmood Junior.[2] His most famous directorial venture was Rajesh Khanna starrer Souten, which was the first Indian film to be shot in Mauritius and was a platinum jubilee hit.

Saawan Kumar Tak
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Saawan Kumar Tak in 2017
Born(1936-08-09)9 August 1936
Died25 August 2022(2022-08-25) (aged 86)
Years active1967–2006

Saawan Kumar began his career as the producer of the 1967 Sanjeev Kumar starrer film Naunihal. He was the one who gave the name Sanjeev to actor Haribhai Jariwala. The film received the Presidential mention at the National Awards.[2] His directorial debut was with the film Gomti Ke Kinare (1972), which was Meena Kumari's last film, and released posthumously.[3] He was also a prolific lyricist and has written songs for most of his produced and directed films. Apart from this, he has written the lyrics of songs for movies produced and directed by other film-makers. Among these are "Sabak", the 1973 movie starring Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam and featuring the popular song "Barkha Rani Zara Jamke Barso". He penned some songs from the film Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and all the songs from the 2004 film Dev.[2][4] He has also written lyrics of some very popular songs of his own movies such as "Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai" Souten, "Hum Bhool Gaye" Souten Ki Beti, "Yeh Dil Bewafa Se Wafa" Bewaffa Se Waffa all sung by Lata Mangeshkar. He was married to music director Usha Khanna.


as Director


  1. ^ "Filmmaker Sawan Kumar Tak passes away, Salman Khan offers condolences". The Indian Express. 25 August 2022. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Anuj Kumar (17 May 2012). "My first break: Saawan Kumar Tak". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Director Saawan Kumar Tak dies at 86". ThePrint. PTI. 25 August 2022. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Partial list of songs penned by Saawan Kumar". Retrieved 2 October 2012.

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