Tributes to Dr.RAMESH SHASTRI (2 August 1935-30 April 2010) , poet & Lyricist, on hie Death Anniversary today. He wrote a very popular siong from Film Barsat “Hava me udata jaaye”. Rajkapoor issued an advertisement for songs of his film Barsat.(1949). Dr.Ramesh Shastri who was in Benaras showed his poetries and Raj Kappor selected ” Havame udata jaaye” for his film. For ‘ Har Har Mahadev” he wrote -Kankar kankar se puChhu shankar mera kaha He – and – Gunjan karata Bhavara ( Geeta Dutt – Avinash Vyas).
He hailed from a village Diyor from Bhavnagar state (gujrat) He was born on 2nd August 1935. He left home and went to Benaras to study Sanskrit from where he got degree of Visharad,He then came to Gujrat and studied in St.Xaviers – college (Ahemadabad) later on he became Ph.D. in Sanskrit.He served in Ayurvedic colleges at Bhavnagar,Baroda and Ahemedabad. He retired in 1990. Though he wrote such lyrics in films he was not very ambitious about film industry mainly because of his Pure religious thinking. He was invited by Raj Kapoor many times but could not think of settling down in Mumbai and ignored his invitations. His Bhajans under pen name of ‘Ramsharan’ were aired from
Radio Ceylon. He suffered cerebral Palsy and was handicapped for ten year. He died on 30th April 2010 in Amdavaad.
Courtesy : Venkata Raman G on facebook
FOLLOWING RESPONSE HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM SHRI ANAND SHASTRI, SON OF LYRICIST RAMESH SHASTRI TODAY, the 24th March 2017
There is some confusion in your information.
Dr. Shastri was from Allahabad.
He shifted to Bombay after his mother’s death.
He wrote devotional songs for almost all films before Barsaat ans was already well know in the film industry at that time.
He was qualified in Sanskrit and ayurveda but never served at any university.
He had 5 daughters and one son.
I am his son.
His youngest daughter is Narayani Shastri who is wotking in TV serials and Films like pak pak pakak and rinh.
My father passed away on 8th February 1981.