MUMBAI: Amitabh Bachchan released lyricist Sameer’s biography on 28 October in
The biography is titled Sameer ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ A Way With Words and is authored by Derek Bose. A three-hour musical programme showcasing Sameer’s repertoire in various genres of film music was presented on the occasion. Playback artistes and Sa Re Ga Ma winners, such as Bela Shende and Abhijeet Ghoshal rendered songs on stage.
A double CD pack of hit songs portraying the versatility and lyrical range of Sameer’s work was also released on the occasion. Over the past 25 years, Sameer has penned the lyrics of record 500-plus films, besides songs for scores of non-film albums. The only lyricist ahead of Sameer is the late Anand Bakshi, who wrote for 622 films during his tenure of 45 years.