Noted poet Anwar Farrukhabadi, who penned the popular film song “Hamein to loot liya mil ke husn walon ne……”,has died. He was 83.

The poet breathed his last at his native place in Nakkhas here on Wednesday.

Anwar wrote around 2,000 songs for Bollywood films and private albums. His songs have been immortalised in the voices of Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey, Pankaj Uddhas, Shankar Shambhu and Sabri brothers, among others.

Born here in 1928, the poet left for Mumbai in 1945 in search of a better future and spent about 40 years there. Some of the films for which he wrote lyrics areAl Hilal,Mere PiyaandPardesi Sajan. — PTI