Bio: Shankardas Kesarilal (30 August 1923 – 14 December 1966), popularly known by his pen name Shailendra, was a popular Indian Hindi lyricist. Noted for his association with the filmmaker Raj Kapoor and the composers Shankar-Jaikishan, he wrote lyrics for several successful Hindi film songs in the 1950s and the 1960s.
Born: 30 August 1923, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Died: 14 December 1966, Mumbai
Children: Shaily Shailendra, Dinesh Shailendra