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National Film Best Lyrics

The country’s oldest and prominent National Awards were first established in the year 1954. Since 1973, the award ceremonies are administrated by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals. The National Film Awards are considered as the most prominent and oldest film award ceremony in India. Each year a panel is appointed by the government to select the winning entry. All the National Film Awards are held in New Delhi and the President of India presents awards to the winners for the year. The awards are presented to honor the films that are directed across India which features Indian art and culture. The ‘Best Lyrics’ award is one of the sub-categories of Silver Lotus Award and was first introduced in 1969. The inaugural award was bagged by the lyricist Kannadasan for the Tamil film ‘Kuzhanthaikkaga’. Kannadasan was one of the greatest poets and lyricist who contributed around 5000 lyrics besides 6000 poems and 232 books in Tamil language. 

The Winners For Silver Lotus Best Lyrics Award Are:

Year
Lyricist
Film
Language
2009
Anindya Chatterjee & Chandril Bhattacharya
Antaheen
Bengali
2008
Prasoon Joshi
Taare Zameen Par
Hindi
2007
Swanand Kirkire
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Hindi
2006
Barguru Ramchandrappa
Thaayi
Kannada
2005
Pa. Vijay
Autograph
Tamil
2004
Suddala Ashok Teja
Tagore
Telugu
2003
Vairamuthu
Kannathil Muthamittal
Tamil
2002
Javed Akhtar
Lagaan
Hindi
2001
Yusuf Ali Kechery
Mazha
Malayalam
2001
Javed Akhtar
Refugee
Hindi
2000
Vairamuthu
Sangamam
Tamil
1999
Javed Akhtar
Godmother
Hindi
1998
Javed Akhtar
Border
Hindi
1997
Javed Akhtar
Saaz
Hindi
1996
Amit Khanna
Bhairavi
Hindi
1995
Vairamuthu
Karuththamma & Pavithra
Tamil
1994
Veturi Sundara Ramamurthy
Mathru Devo Bhava
Telugu
1993
Vairamuthu
Roja
Tamil
1992
K. S. Narasimha Swamy
Mysoora Mallige
Kannada
1991
Gulzar
Lekin
Hindi
1990
Satarupa Sanyal
Chandaneer
Bengali
1989
O. N. V. Kurup
Vaishali
Malayalam
1988
Gulzar
Ijaazat
Hindi
1986
Vairamuthu
Muthal Mariyathai
Tamil
1985
Vasant Dev
Saaransh
Hindi
1981
Satyajit Ray
Hirak Rajar Deshe
Bengali
1975
Sri Sri
Alluri Seetharamaraju
Telugu
1973
Vayalar Ramavarma
Achanum Bappayum
Malayalam
1972
Prem Bhavan
Nanak Dukhia Sab Sansar
Punjabi
1970
Kaifi Azmi
Saat Hindustani
Hindi
1969
Kannadasan
Kuzhanthaikkaga
Tamil

  
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